MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Areas of Interest: Fixed Income Derivative Trading and Structuring, Asset Management, Fixed Income Research
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2012
Kate Seabaugh graduated in three years from the University of Connecticut, where she earned a B.S. magna cum laude in Finance. Kate was a member of UConn’s women’s volleyball team on a full athletic scholarship, where she was a major contributor and helped the Huskies to reach the Big East Tournament all three years. At UConn, Kate was also selected to the Finance Department’s Student Managed Fund, where she worked with nine other undergraduates to manage a $1,000,000 equities portfolio using value investing techniques.
During Summer 2011, Kate worked as a Securities Sales and Trading Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Company where she rotated through Equity Structured Products, Interest Rate Trading, and Credit Index Trading. During her internship, Kate developed and presented various trade ideas based on macroeconomic market views and her knowledge of volatility products.
Kate joined the Financial Engineering program at Cornell because of her desire to delve deeper into derivatives pricing and trading techniques. Upon graduation, she hopes to leverage her competitive nature, financial and quantitative skills, and team based experiences to successfully launch a challenging career in Fixed Income Trading, Asset Management, or Structuring.
Last year, Kate worked as a part-time assistant coach for the Cornell volleyball team, as well as a spinning instructor through Cornell Recreation. Below is a link to her coaching profile.