Carnegie Mellon University

Yi Shi

Yi (Shirley) Shi

Class of 2022


Yi (Shirley) Shi graduated Cum Laude from University of California – Los Angeles in 2018, with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Minor in Accounting. During her undergraduate studies, she was fascinated with solving problems through mathematical and statistical models. She also developed her interest in accounting, which requires meticulous numerical analysis. To enhance her practical skills of solving real-life challenges, Shirley worked at PwC Los Angeles office as an auditor in the Asset and Wealth Management industry. This two-year work experience further enhanced her abilities of solving financial problems, communicating and following up with the market. She also leveraged her math and programming background to design workflows and bots to expedite the audit process, reducing the budget for the team. Shirley joined the MSCF program in order to advance her quantitative skills and looks forward to contributing her skills to the financial market efficiently and comprehensively.