LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xudan-zhao-0727
University: : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current City: : Urbana

Xudan (Sherry) Zhao is a Valuation Intern for KW Commercial 889-9898 with Russell Bernstein, CBI. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Financial Mathematics (STEM program) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign also with Graduate Concentration in Accounting.

To explore the meaning of financial services, Xudan has interned as a financial planner in an insurance company, an auditor in PwC and a financial advisor in Guotai Jun’an Securities. After all these attempts, she clearly targets at the financial service industry and also found her enthusiasm and patience in analytics and valuation, where she would insist on practicing.

Xudan (Sherry) founded an early childhood science education start-up company with her schoolmates in her undergraduate university. She wants to accumulate more experience and makes contributions to that start-up team during her own career development.  

During her graduate study, Xudan will continue to exert on financial modeling, portfolio management, and programming projects. She wants to develop better skills to be more reliable and accurate on financial decisions based on huge financial data.

She speaks fluent Mandarin and can hold basic conversations in Korean. She is always delighted to learn new languages, meeting new people and understand new cultures.