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Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia, United States
April 22, 2018

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• Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Applications, Stata, R, Python, MATLAB

• Languages: Fluent in Swahili and Gujarati

• Interests: Mountain climbing (Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro), Tennis, Football (fan of Arsenal Football Club) MOHAMED ABBAS ROSHANALI

Phone: 267-***-**** Email : 9260 Stony Crest Circle, Richmond, VA 23235 EDUCATION

The College of Arts and Science of the University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics, Minor in Statistics Cumulative GPA: 3.80/4.00

Honors: summa cum laude, Dean’s List 2014-2016

Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 2012 - May 2016

Relevant Coursework: Modern Data Mining, Econometrics, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Statistical Inference, Mathematical Statistics, Probability Theory, Business Computer Languages London School of Economics and Political Science London, UK Study Abroad Program Sept. 2014 - June 2015

Relevant Coursework: Real Analysis, Differential Equations, International Economics First-class Honors


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Research Associate

• Compared online wage postings on Glassdoor across sector and Metropolitan Statistical Area to overall wages reported on census data sources to assess their representativeness

• Developed an Earned Income Tax Credit model for single mothers in MATLAB to assess the capacity of this tax credit to insure against potential future wage and demographic shocks

• Refereed an article for the Fed’s Economic Quarterly Journal that highlighted the limitations of the Unemployment Rate and discussed the Non-Employment Index as an alternative measure

• Wrote R-code that automated the process of obtaining daily updates on various National Economic Indicators

Towers Watson, Defined Benefits Consulting Intern

• Conducted and verified transfer value calculations for deferred, retired and deceased members belonging to a wide range of pension schemes

• Analyzed competitor Defined Contribution schemes for clients moving from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution Schemes

• Calculated early retirement quotations for members based on their pension splits and annuities

• Carried out valuations of pension schemes for clients to understand their financial position Tanzania Student Achievement Organization, Student Support Trainer

• Trained students preparing for SAT subject tests in Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics

• Worked with students to develop their ideas for university essays and personal statements

• Created a filing system that enhanced efficiency in locating relevant student information for college applications

Richmond, VA

July 2016 - Present

London, UK

June 2015 - Aug. 2015



June 2014 - Aug. 2014


Penn Society for International Development, Training Team Member

• Actively researched current global development issues and presented them at general body meetings on a weekly basis

• Ensured a diversification of the speakers and the methods which were used to conduct weekly meetings

UIBS Trading Challenge, Researcher

• Created a collaborative team strategy that ensured effective communication between team members

• Examined trends in the movement of stock prices and combined these findings with fundamental analyses to help make trading decisions Sept. 2013 - May 2016

Nov. 2014


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