Lauren Valdivia graduated from the MS Program in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. She graduated from the Penn State University Schreyer Honors College in 2014 with a dual degree in Mathematics and Finance. During her undergraduate studies, she interned with PNC Bank in the Asset Backed Securities Summer Analyst program.
For her undergraduate honors thesis, she conducted a comparison of numerical methods for pricing American put options. She is interested in continuing to learn about complex financial and pricing models and using her mathematical skills in real-world financial applications.