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Celebrating the Class of 2020

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Justin Clifford

BA in Data Science with a concentration in Economics and Business; BA in Economics; Minor in International Relations; Cluster in Philosophy


Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Capstone Project: Validating the Lake Ontario Pre-project Outlet Hydraulic Relationship with Gabe Ramirez, Owen Isley, Zhaoxiong (Jackson) Ding

Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in Economics

Research: The Purchasing Power Parity Puzzle in the Context of Inefficient Shipping Markets (Economics), completed in Spring 2020 and supervised by Prof. Michael Rizzo.

Internship(s): 1. Equity Research Summer Associate at Stephens Inc. in Little Rock, AR (Summer of 2019); 2. Data Analytics Intern at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA (Summer of 2018)

Other Highlights: Business Manager and Player for Club Baseball, Business Manager for the Undergraduate Finance and Economics Council, Analyst Director for the Meliora Finance and Investment Group, Chabad, Hillel

Future Plans: Industry: Private Markets Consulting Analyst at IHS Markit in New York, NY

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-clifford-726863133/

Memory of Rochester: Not a specific memory, but staying up all night working on DSC and CSC projects the night before they are due!

Message to Family and Friends: I am the luckiest guy in the world when it comes to friends and family. As I had not written a single line of code in my life before I came to UR, I also owe a big thanks to my professors for helping me build my data science acumen.