“I love working with data and turning numbers into narratives,” Paige Hinchey ’21 said. The economics and French double major will be doing just that as she embarks on her post-graduate journey to the University of Chicago, where she’ll work as an investment operations analyst in the Office of Investments.
Hinchey’s new role will involve using the data management and visualization skills she gained at Hamilton to assist with the university’s new and ongoing investments. She cites the creative perspective and analytical skills that she refined in her economics classes as keys to her preparation for this new professional chapter.
“My Financial Economics course with Professor Javier Pereira gave an in-depth introduction to computational finance and financial econometrics,” she said. “Paired with my Economics of Higher Education elective with Professor Stephen Wu that applies economic concepts to current issues in higher education, these courses built a strong foundation of finance theory and statistical analysis that will allow me to think critically in my role as an investment analyst at a prestigious university.”
Majors: Economics and French
Hometown: Harvey, La.
High School: Isidore Newman School
Hinchey looks forward to working in a collaborative environment to foster her professional development and is excited to support the university’s civic engagement efforts. Eventually, she hopes to pursue an M.B.A. to further leverage the investment management insights and experiences gained through her new role.
A firm believer in networking, Hinchey offers the following advice to students interested in the financial analysis field: “Research, network, stand out. Finding points of contact through the robust alumni network with whom you can ask questions and gain insight from is critical.”