Melat Assefa

Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance ’21

Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Previous Education

BS in Finance, Minor in Business Information Systems, Eastern Connecticut State University

Why did you choose Daniels?

I chose Daniels because of the small class size and strong curriculum within the MS Applied Quantitative Finance. Additionally, the great networking opportunities to meet professionals and different student organizations and extracurricular activities really interested me during the admissions process.

Pre-grad school experience

During my undergraduate program, I interned at the Office of the Secretary of the State in Connecticut.

Post-grad school goal

After graduate school, my goal is to pass the CFA exams and become a consultant.


I enjoy painting, cooking and photography.