Financial Analyst Program

Meet the Analysts

 

 

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      Hazel Nguyen

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      Faculty Advisor

    • About me

      Hazel Nguyen joined faculty of Southwestern University in 2014. Dr. Nguyen teaches in the areas of Foundations of Business, Entrepreneurship, Investments and Financial Statement Analysis. Her academic interests are executive incentives and firm behaviors. She received her undergraduate degree in engineering from Hochiminh City University of Technology in Vietnam, her MBA and MS in Information Systems from Boston University and her Ph.D. in finance from University of Arkansas.

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      Emma Cooper

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      Portfolio Manager

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      Emma is a senior from Yoakum, Texas. She will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business, and a minor in music. She joined the FAP in the Spring of 2018 and assumed the role as Annual Report Editor. For the 2019-2020 school year, she lead the group as Portfolio Manager. While at Southwestern, she interned in various places, including in Washington, D.C.; held multiple jobs on and off-campus; and strived to be involved in multiple other on-campus activities, a few of which include Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the University Committee on Discipline, intramural sports, and SIRA yoga classes.

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      Connor Barloon

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      Economist

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      Connor is a senior from Houston, TX who joined the Financial Analyst Program in the Spring of 2019. He will be graduating in Spring 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and minor in Economics. He is the economist for the financial analyst program and  has served as treasurer for both the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Big Event Club (a club focused on attracting students to volunteer in the local Georgetown, TX community). He interned in London at BLANK over the Fall of 2018. His focus was on recruiting in the financial services sector. Most recently, Connor interned at Ryan LLC in Houston, TX in the summer of 2019. He focused on minimizing tax burdens of corporations all over America.

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      Jon Buchanan

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      Market Technician

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      Jonathan Buchanan is a senior at Southwestern University and lives in Georgetown with his wife, Alyssa. He will be graduating in May of 2020, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business. He earned a position in the Financial Analysis Program in the Spring of 2019 and assumed the role as Market Technician. He currently works as a legal assistant at a local law firm and will be attending law school in the fall of 2020. Prior to attending Southwestern, he served in the Marine Corps as an Infantry Assaultman. His hobbies include woodworking, automotive mechanics, kayaking, and hiking with his wife and dog.

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      Michael Dame

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      Trader

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      Michael Dame is a senior from Sugar Land, TX. He will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and a minor in Political Science. He joined the program in Spring of 2019 and assumed the role of Trader. Michael has had two different internships over the past year including being a financial advising intern at 49 Financial. Michael also worked in the sales and marketing department for First American Financial over the summer. He is also a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where he served as the New Member Educator for the fall of 2019. His goal is to become a financial analyst or advisor upon graduation.

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      Byron Dowdell

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      Accountant

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      Byron Dowdell is a senior from Houston, TX. He will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics and a minor in Data Science. He joined the program in Spring of 2019 and assumed the role of Accountant. As the Accountant for the program, Byron spent the last year working as a Property Tax Consultant intern at Ryan Financial. He worked with the Commercial and Complex property tax team with over $500 million in assets under management. In addition, during his time at Southwestern he was a member of the Economics Club and a Captain of the Baseball team. Byron’s goals include graduating Phi Beta Kappa,and joining a wealth management firm as an analyst. 

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      Hannah Freeman

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      Statistician

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      Hannah is a senior from Cypress, Texas. She will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Financial Economics. She joined the FAP in the Spring of 2018 and assumed the role of Public Relations. During her second year, she worked as Statistician and participated in the Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference Stock Rec Competition with two other FAP members. She has dedicated much of her time to Zeta Tau Alpha Lambda Chapter, holding the offices of Philanthropy Chair, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary. She has held the position of Vice Chair and Chair of Student Foundation and holds membership in the SU Chorale. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in Actuarial Science.

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      Andrea Hern

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      Public Relations

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      Andrea is a senior from League City, Texas. She will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Communication Studies. She joined the FAP in the Spring of 2019 and assumed the role of Public Relations. During her time at Southwestern, Andrea has been a captain of the Varsity Softball team, the Philanthropy Chair, Vice President of Programming and President of the Lambda chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Her career experiences include multiple marketing internships. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in marketing analytics.

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      Philip Moffatt

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      Annual Report Editor

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      Philip Moffatt is a senior from Waco, TX. He will be graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Economics and Business and a minor in Data Science. He joined the program in Spring of 2019 and assumed the role of Annual Report Editor. Philip spent the last year working as a wealth advisor intern at Morgan Stanley. He worked under a private wealth management team with $4B in AUM and an institutional consulting team with $304B in consulting AUM. He was also president of the BIG Event philanthropy organization for two years and served as treasurer of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Philip serves on the Student Philanthropy Council and is college Young life leader at Southwestern. His career goals are to be advisor or analyst on a private wealth management team.

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      Zane Warren

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      Webmaster

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      Zane is a junior from Sugar Land, Texas, who will be graduating in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics and a minor in History.  He joined the FAP in the spring of 2018 and assumed the role of Webmaster.  During his time at Southwestern, Zane has been on the men’s golf team.  This past summer, Zane spent time in both property management and project leasing, as an intern at LandPark Advisors.  After graduation, Zane plans to pursue a career in Commercial Real Estate.

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      Chance Winters

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      Secretary

    • About me

      Chance Winters is a Junior from Houston, Texas. He will be graduating in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Business, and a minor in Health Studies. He joined the program in Spring of 2019 and assumed the role of the Secretary. He has had the opportunity to pursue his love of medicine by attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine for an internship on behalf of the Joint-Admission Medical Program. He is active within cancer research, specifically in the mechanisms and deregulation of various tight junction genes in endometrial cancer. He will be a co-author on scientific research that will be published and presented in 2020. He is also the president of the Delta Alpha chapter of Beta, Beta, Beta, a biology honor society at Southwestern University. Chance aspires to become a family medicine physician and pursue his MD, and potentially an MBA, at TTUHSC School of Medicine. His goals include graduating cum laude and being able to practice medicine in an underserved community in Texas.

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