GSM Finance Association
Enhancing the value of the GSM student experience by enriching student’s financial education.
The Finance Association provides a framework for incorporating finance topics into the GSM, networking with alumni and coordinating extracurricular events.
About our Club
The Finance Association is dedicated to extending the GSM finance curriculum beyond the classroom. By partnering with faculty, student organizations, outside experts and institutions, we are fortunate to have regular events on current finance topics. We also provide networking opportunities with current students and graduates by holding student trainings and a Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Meet Our Board
The Finance Association is run by four student officers: President, Vice Presidents, and Director of Finance.
Jianan Zhao is a Full-time MBA student, class of 2019, with a concentration in finance. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Beijing University of International Business and Economics. He held the membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Before attending UC Davis, he worked in several international energy groups and Deloitte China. He is a finance professional with three years corporate finance experience and one-year investor relations experience. He has accumulated much international energy M&A experience that includes the acquisition of a solar power project in Greek and four hydropower stations in Brazil. He specializes in financial reporting of private and public companies.
Jiayi Zuo MBA 19 is pursuing a concentration in finance. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Before attending UC Davis, she provided professional financial services performing auditing and underwriting in a leading accounting firm and a security company. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and traveling.
Shuqiao (Rachel) Xu
Shuqiao (Rachel) Xu is a 2019 MBA candidate focused on finance. After earning a B.A. in Information Management from Wuhan University in China, she spent two years doing risk management in the banking industry. This summer, she interns at Plug and Play, a global VC firm based in Silicon Valley. She is also a member of Argentine Tango Club at UC Davis and enjoys dancing outside of work.
Director of Finance
Yuanlun Yin MPAc 19 has a concentration in financial reporting and internal audit. He earned his B.S. in Economics in China right before coming to the Graduate School of Management. He has experience in internal audit with various industries. He interned as an internal auditor in both the manufacturing and entertainment industries. He played an important role in improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. He enjoys driving and cooking. He is also a big fan of college football.