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    Ventsislav Stamenov

    PhD. Candidate in Accounting
    Ventsi Stamenov, CFA is a Ph.D. student in the Leventhal School of Accounting. His research is focused on disclosure, textual analysis and analysts. Ventsi is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a Masters in International Business at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria and a Masters in Business Administration at the Walton College of Business. Prior to entering the PhD program, Ventsi worked as a portfolio manager for a family wealth management office and University Endowment. Ventsi also has ample teaching experience, having served as a finance instructor and undergraduate thesis advisor at the University of Arkansas.

    Isamar Troncoso Cortez

    Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing
    Isamar is a Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing, specializing in quantitative research. Her research focuses on digital platforms, and combines econometrics methods for causal inference with machine learning methods for unstructured data and prediction.

    Mindy Truong

    Ph.D. Candidate in Management and Organization
    Mindy is a Ph.D. student at the USC Marshall School of Business studying organizational behavior. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychology. Her research interests include social class, intergroup relations, and the psychology of networking. More specifically, she is interested in how people’s backgrounds, beliefs, and identities influence their organizational experiences and outcomes.

    Andrea Villafuerte

    Ph.D. Student in Management and Organization

    Patrick Vossler

    Ph.D. Candidate in Data Sciences and Operations

    Enlan Wang

    Ph.D. Student in Management and Organization
    Enlan is a Ph.D student in the Department of Management and Organization.

    Vivian Wong

    Ph.D. Candidate in Finance and Business Economics
    Prior to joining FBE, Vivian worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. There, she monitored developments in the U.S. Treasury primary market in support of open market operations and conducted research on international capital flows.

    Her research focuses on the effects of financial regulation on bank behavior. In current work, she analyzes the shift in banks' balance sheets towards higher cash holdings after the 2008 Financial Crisis and the role of capital and liquidity rules.

    Daniel Wu

    Ph.D. Student in Finance & Business Economics