2016-2017 Alumni

Executive Board

HangHang Hang

Hang is a senior majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Mathematical Finance. She is interested in applying data analytics to finance and has determined to pursue a master degree in financial engineering. In the past summer, she interned at the risk management department of Yongan Futures Company. She likes traveling because it inspires her to see the world from different perspectives.

SerenaSerena Cheng
Senior VP

Serena is a junior majoring in Economics/Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematical Finance. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in a field related to statistics or computer science in hopes of becoming a quant. She has a math research position this semester that uses C++ to analyze the dynamic social network system. In the fall she will be part of a research project with the geography department, employing C# to build up a program for map processing.

Venessa Scott
VP of Internal Affairs

Venessa is a junior majoring in Sociology, minoring in Statistics, Mathematical Finance, and Spanish. She became interested in statistics and computer science through high school courses and joined ASC in order to gain more experience with statistical programs. She plans on working on the quantitative side of sociological study or becoming an actuary someday. Venessa has done faculty-led research using SPSS at USC since her freshman year. She is also involved with The Roots Foundation, National Residence Hall Honorary, and Habitat for Humanity.

image.pngChelsea Lee
VP of Events

Chelsea is a sophomore majoring in Applied and Computational Mathematics and minoring in Public Health. Her interests include epidemiology and biostatistics. Outside of ASC, she is a student researcher at the Children’s Data Network and a Math Coordinator for Teach for Los Angeles.

img_4373Gavin Michaels
VP of Membership

Gavin is a sophomore at the University of California studying Industrial Systems Engineering and Computer Science. His interests include the influence on advanced data analysis in sports and politics. He has worked in Dornsife’s SPEC Lab, focusing on Arctic power projections, since Spring 2016.

Ching (Claire) ChenClaire Chen
VP of External Affairs

Claire is a junior student majoring in Economics/Mathematics. Meanwhile, she was enrolled in General Assembly Data Science part-time program to develop skills in machine learning, statistical methods, Python, and data visualization techniques. She is an adventurer who took a gap year before college to explore different cultures and real-world issues such as climate change, elementary education…etc. In the past two years, she has worked for tech startups, financial services firm and written a column for a magazine. She is passionate about addressing problems with analytical approaches, challenging herself by stepping out of her comfort zone and providing distinct perspectives to inspire others.

15193449_1159251234161231_1249332404564218049_n (1)Grace Xu
VP of Public Relations

Grace is a freshman majoring in Business Administration and double minoring in Applied Analytics and Statistics. She is particularly interested in business analytics. She is a research assistant in the Security and Political Economy Laboratory on campus and has interned as a data analyst at a large digital media company.

only formal pic i have (1)Andrew Valsamaki

Andrew followed up his undergraduate career with a Masters in Accounting at the Leventhal School of Accounting. After the program, he joined Moss Adams LLP in their audit practice. He is currently pursuing his CPA and CFA. While at USC, Andrew was also the President of the Business Technology Networking Group, organized USC’s first App Development and USC’s first Data Analytics Competition. He earned his Bachelor’s in Economics and Mathematics with a minor in Business Finance. Andrew continues to be involved with ASC and other organizations around campus.