Jamie Li | Mathematical Economics & Molecular Biology
From: Harbin, China. Raised in Toronto and San Diego, and currently living in San Francisco
Pomona Days: Class of 2015 | Mathematical Economics and Molecular Biology Double Major, Mathematics Minor
Current Employment: Investment Associate at Silver Lake Partners
- Investment Banking Analyst, Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey
- Summer Financial Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Jones/Zafari Group)
- Summer Research Analyst at The Brattle Group
- Summer Research Assistant at UCSD Nanoengineering Department (Zhang Lab)
I was originally on the pre-med track but decided to do a couple internships and explore the world of finance. Found it an enjoyable experience and decided to pursue banking which then led to private equity. I’m happy to connect with anyone looking for career advice (investment banking, private equity, venture capital, or consulting), or with interests in finance, consumer technology, food, or cycling.
As for advice, don’t expect to know what you want to do right out of college, your career is an exploratory journey, but you should still take steps to prepare. Enjoy your time at Pomona and learn for learning’s sake, you won’t be able to do that once you start working. Take advantage of the variety of courses available and broaden your interests. Finally, find a balance between studying and building relationships – your friends from Pomona trump any one course you may take.