• BELLA CRUZ

  • Industry: Investment banking

    HOME: CALIFORNIA

    YEAR: 2023

    MAJOR: Applied economics and management & Information Science

     

    PROFESSIONAL

    While going into a career in Investment Banking, Bella's experiences have covered a variety of industries. During her Freshman year, she worked on an advisory panel for Facebook Messenger where she aided in consumer research and strategic development for a new marketing campaign. Over the summer leading into her Sophomore year, Bella worked as the CFO of a news startup and as a summer intern at a nonprofit dedicated to providing meals to low income communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. This summer, Bella conducted marine conservation research in East Africa. She will be working as an Investment Banking analyst in Morgan Stanley's New York office next summer.
     

    CORNELL

    Besides being a member of AKPsi, Bella is a part of Cornell Financial Analysts (co-VP of Development) and Cornell Alpha Fund. She is also a teaching assistant for AEM 2200 (Business Management and Organizations) and AEM 2600 (Managerial Economics). In addition to this, Bella is a peer mentor with DysonConnects and a volunteer with the American Red Cross club.

     

    PERSONAL

    In her free time, Bella likes to read, listen to music/see music performances (pre-Covid), hangout with friends, travel, and spend time in nature. Being from California, she spends a lot of time hiking and pursuing her interest in marine biology. She is a certified scuba diver and tries to go diving as frequently as possible.