Israel is a second-year graduate student pursuing dual degrees in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management and Applied Statistics. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Financial Mathematics from theUniversity of Michigan and joined the Quant master’s program in Fall 2018. Israel has programming experience in C++, Python, Matlab, and R. He has a strong interest in developing trading strategies using statistical and machine learning models. He interned as a compensation consultant for a boutique firm, Meridian Compensation Partners LLC, and researched relationships between executive incentive plan designs and company performance. During the summer of 2019, Israel completed an internship with PNC in Pittsburgh, where he worked in market risk management.
In addition to his curricular and professional achievements, Israel has also taken on significant leadership roles in the Quant Program. In addition to leading the weekly Michigan Quant Lab workshops since Winter 2019, he also served to as instructor for the 2019 Quant Orientation Bootcamp.