RESUME 

 ABOUT ME 

Height: 6'3"   |   Eye Color: Brown   |   Hair Color: Black

My passion lies in being a scholar, athlete, and traveller all at once. Whether in the hinterlands of China or on the pool deck, I connect with others by trying new things, taking risks, and asking questions. I am primarily interested in the intersection between tech and  investment banking. To this end, I am currently seeking internship opportunities and would be more than happy to get in touch. You can reach me at my email: luciusgao2001@uchicago.edu

 EDUCATION 

University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Economics spec. Data Science

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science spec. Data Science

Cumulative GPA: 3.57/4.00

Chicago, IL

Expected June 2023

Relevant Coursework: Theory of Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Math Foundations for Machine Learning, Introduction to Human Computer Interaction,  Introduction to Computer Science I/II,  Introduction to Computer Systems, Elements of Economic Analysis I-II-III, Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences, Linear Algebra, Statistical Models and Methods, Calculus II/III,

Fort Collins High School

High School Diploma

Fort Collins, CO

Graduated May 2019

Ranked 6th of 411, GPA: 4.12/4.00

SAT: 1560/1600

ACT: 34/36

 EXPERIENCE 

Zhongjin Technology Services Group Co. Ltd. 

Investment Analyst

Hong Kong SAR

June 2021 - September 2021

  • Supported the execution of a $70M (HKD) M&A deal by creating a pitchbook and modelling post-merger financial and operational synergies

  • Performed in-depth financial and operational due diligence on client companies; analyzed market trends, competition, and potential strategic partners using information obtained from multiple data sources

  • Interacted directly with client’s corporate development team to determine modeling assumptions

University of Maryland - NASA Joint ESS Interdisciplinary Center

Summer Data Analyst

College Park, MD

July 2020 - November 2020

  • Conducted economic and statistical analysis utilizing machine learning and data-visualization to link USDA total factor productivity records and climate data

  • Interpreted existing empirical data sets to develop performance metrics for real-time as well as post-hoc use

  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team with primary focus in quantifying national economic consequences of climate variation

Colorado State University Weed Science Lab

Pesticide Resistance Analyst

Fort Collins, CO

April 2018-September 2019

  • Examined pesticide data to identify and clearly communicate key usage trends and factors affecting pesticide efficacy in the Midwest

  • Collaborated alongside an interdisciplinary team to investigate resistance mechanisms and control methods of common weeds

  • Created clear and concise visual representations of data through collection, evaluation, and synthetization of statistical data

Colorado State University College of Sociology

Department of Sociology Intern

Fort Collins, CO

January 2016-March 2018

  • Brainstormed unique factors contributing to economic and environmental issues in eastern China with a team of graduate students

  • Provided recommendations to local governments to incorporate environmental education in local schools

  • Engaged in scientific research and strategic planning for addressing severe watershed pollution, grassland degradation, and environmental health threats in the Gansu Province of China

LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES 

Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity—Beta Epsilon Chapter

Brother, Member of Finance Committee

Chicago, IL

January 2021-Present

  • Attended weekly committee meetings to collaborate with other members on fundraising efforts for the fraternity’s events

  • Oversaw the development of the UNITY Finance curriculum, giving brothers a chance to learn about the fundamentals of financial services and markets.

University of Chicago Varsity Swim Team

Chicago, IL

Team Member

October 2019-Present

  • Balance 18 hours weekly practice schedule with a full academic course load

  • Generate revenue for the varsity swim team budget working as a swim instructor for the University of Chicago Swim School

  • Participate in monthly leadership meetings to develop team goals and a vision for the future with teammates and coaches

Fort Collins Area Swim Team

Fort Collins, CO

Team Captain/Coach/Mentor

September 2011-September 2019

  • Cultivated an attitude of hard work and dedication alongside a team of the 30 fastest club swimmers in Colorado

  • Coached young swimmers in groups of 10 to improve technique and deepen their passion for the sport

  • Mentored a team of inexperienced high school swimmers to achieve their athletic goals

  • Led a team of 40 high school swimmers to the program's highest state ranking in history by goal setting and accountability

Fort Collins High School National Honor Society

Fort Collins, CO

Treasurer/Tutor/Board Member

August 2018-May 2019

  • Fundraised over $1000 to provide the necessary funds for city-wide events for major holidays

  • Tutored motivated students from all levels of high school math up to Calculus III

  • Oversaw groups of different sizes at every event to ensure each event ran smoothly and according to plan

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Organizations: Alpha Kappa Psi - Beta Epsilon, Student Athletic Advisory Committee

Computer Skills: Experienced in C, Python, MATLAB, HTML; Proficient in Microsoft Office

Language Skills: Fluent in Mandarin

Interests: stand-up comedy, journaling, budget cooking, cliff diving, hip-hop, yoga/mediation

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