June Huang

June Huang

2018

June received her bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Booth, June worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan's Energy group and at CODE Advisors, focusing on technology and media startups. In her spare time, June enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing with her two cats.

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June Huang
Kalash Jain

Kalash Jain

2018

Kalash received his bachelor's degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Chicago in 2017. Prior to joining Booth, he spent a year working in an empirical corporate finance group within Citigroup's investment bank. During his free time, he enjoys watching movies, playing board games, and finding new vegan bakeries.

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Kalash Jain
Sinja Sussek

Sinja Sussek

2018

Sinja Sussek earned her bachelor’s degree in international business management and a Master of Science in business research and analytics from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. She joined the PhD program in accounting at Chicago Booth in 2018.

Outside of academics, Sinja has professional experience in the consulting, banking and insurance industry.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing rugby, baking, and spending time with her family and dogs.

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Sinja Sussek
Roope Keloharju

Roope Keloharju

2019

Roope earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and his master’s degree in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions from the London School of Economics. Prior to starting the PhD program at Chicago Booth, he worked in management consulting as a summer intern at PwC and BCG in London and Helsinki respectively as well as helped a non-profit expand their operations into Finland.

Outside of academia, Roope enjoys training parkour and mixed martial arts, hiking in nature, urban exploration, and occasionally making videos of memorable moments and his training progression.

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Roope Keloharju
Maria Khrakovsky

Maria Khrakovsky

2019

Maria Khrakovsky received her bachelor's degrees in accounting and French, as well as a master's degree in accounting, from The Ohio State University. Afterwards, she worked as a Postgraduate Technical Assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Prior to joining the PhD program at Chicago Booth, Maria worked for EY where she was a member of the Financial Accounting Advisory Services group, specializing in helping clients with accounting standard implementation (including Revenue Recognition and Leases).

In her spare time, she enjoys singing, traveling, and exploring Chicago's thriving restaurant scene.

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Maria Khrakovsky
Fabien Nagel

Fabian Nagel

2019

Fabian earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim in 2017 and an M.Sc. in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the PhD program in accounting, Fabian was as a Research Professional at Chicago Booth.

During his free time, he enjoys skiing, bouldering, and playing tennis.

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Fabian Nagel
Hristiana Vidinova

Hristiana Vidinova

2019

Hristiana earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Sofia University and master’s degree specializing in economics from the University of Chicago. Her prior experience includes working as a macroeconomist at the Ministry of Finance Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting and later at Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria). She also worked as an analytics consultant at Experian where she specialized in credit risk, stress testing and IFRS9.

In her spare time, Hristiana is passionate about dancesport, painting, hiking, skiing and many other activities.

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Hristiana Vidinova
Jingyu Zhang

Jingyu Zhang

2020

Jingyu earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Computer Science from Wuhan University, a master’s degree in Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. She was a Research Professional at Chicago Booth prior to joining the PhD program in accounting. Outside of academia, she worked for Allianz Global Investors and Bank of China (Hong Kong).

In her spare time, Jingyu enjoys playing the piano, hiking and origami art.

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Jingyu Zhang
Jewel Evans

Jewel Evans

2021

Jewel earned her bachelor’s degree in Managerial Sciences from Georgia State University and her master’s degree in Accounting from Wake Forest University. Before joining the PhD program at Booth, Jewel worked as a CPA for over six years in the US and Sweden, most of which was with the Big 4 within audit and accounting advisory.

In her spare time, Jewel enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and rum tasting.

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Jewel Evans
Ginha Kim

Ginha Kim

2021

Ginha received a bachelor's degree in Economics and Mathematics from New York University and a master's degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the PhD program, she worked as a research professional at Chicago Booth.

In her spare time, Ginha enjoys cooking, playing golf, and wine tasting.

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Ginha Kim
Andrew McKinley

Andrew McKinley

2021

Andrew earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 2013 and is pursuing his Juris Doctor at Stanford Law School concurrent with his studies at Chicago Booth.

Before law school, Andrew spent several years working on proprietary and hedge fund trading desks. He was also a Research Scholar at New York University School of Law, where he contributed to various research projects in law and economics.

Most recently, Andrew interned as a summer associate at Fenwick & West LLP, where he worked in startups, M&A, and cryptocurrencies.

In his leisure time, Andrew enjoys hiking, surfing, and basketball.

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Andrew McKinley