Meet our student ambassadors

When applying for a master’s program, nothing is more valuable than hearing from someone who is in the thick of it. Student ambassadors are current Finance graduate students. They are great resources for answers to your questions about life in Iowa City and the student experience at Tippie. 

To connect with a student ambassador, you can either email the ambassador you would like to speak with at their email address listed below, or you can email Tippie Graduate Programs at tippie-grad-programs@uiowa.edu.

Master of Finance Ambassadors

Michael Carr

Michael Carr 
michael-carr-1@uiowa.edu  

Michael is a second year Master of Finance student who began the degree by taking graduate classes in the Undergraduate to Graduate program. Michael is originally from Bettendorf, Iowa and earned his BBA in Finance and Economics at Iowa. In the program, he is focused on an investment track and is an analyst for the Henry Fund portfolio. Michael plans to begin full-time work over the summer.

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins
olivia-hawkins-1@uiowa.edu

Olivia is a joint Master of Business Analytics and Master of Finance student from central Iowa. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree in computer science and statistics, as well as two years of experience as a full-stack software engineer. She knows the struggles of juggling classwork and moving to a new city during a pandemic, and is eager to help students thrive in the program and in Iowa City.

Maxwell Hedges

Max Hedges
maxwell-hedges@uiowa.edu  

Max is a joint Finance and Business analytics student in the Tippie College of Business. Originally from Frisco, Texas, he has an undergraduate degree in history with a minor in economics from West Virginia University. Following graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in hockey analytics or analytics with an organization/company that can offer a global experience, such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. In his free time, Max enjoys learning about American history (specifically Ulysses S. Grant) and coaching hockey. Over the summer, Max will be working as a Data Analyst intern for ResMed.

Andrew Kehl

Andrew Kehl
andrew-kehl@uiowa.edu

Andrew is a Master of Finance student at the Tipple College of Business from Dubuque, IA. In 2020, he completed a joint degree program, receiving a Masters of International Affairs and an undergraduate degree in International Studies from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. In his free time, Andrew enjoys sports, the outdoors, and reading.  After graduation, Andrew hopes to pursue a career in public service as a policy analyst. Andrew plans to work for Elite Casino Resorts over the summer.

Deanna Kwon

Deanna Kwon
dahye-kwon@uiowa.edu  

Deanna is a joint degree MS student in Business Analytics and Finance at the Tippie College of Business. She received her Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2018. She is originally from South Korea and Japan but became a U.S. citizen in 2018. She can speak English, Korean, and Japanese. Outside of class, Deanna enjoys playing video games, traveling, cooking, and discovering new outdoor activities around Iowa. She is happy to answer any kind of questions you may have, whether it be about school or anything more general like life in Iowa City. She can also support you based on her experiences both as a past international student and a current US Citizen. Deanna plans on staying in Iowa City over the summer and will be available to support incoming students.

Austin Martin

Austin Martin
austin-martin-1@uiowa.edu     

Austin is a Master of Finance student. He obtained his BBA in Finance from The Tippie College of Business. He is originally from Altoona, IA, and currently plays baseball for the University of Iowa. He plans to graduate with his Master of Finance degree in December of 2021.

Willow Miller

Willow Miller 
willow-miller@uiowa.edu  

Willow is a Master of Finance student at the Tippie College of Business. In 2020, she received her undergraduate degree from The University of Iowa in English, with honors, and a minor in Mathematics. After graduation she is moving to Chicago to work for William Blair & Company as an Equity Research Associate.

Yasmine Nosair

Yasmine Nosair
yasmine-nosair@uiowa.edu

Yasmine is a First year Master of Finance student in the Tippie College of Business. She completed her undergraduate degree in finance at Cairo University from 2014-2018. Originally from Cairo, Egypt, she came to the U.S. for the first time in August 2020 on a Fulbright Scholarship to start her courses in the master’s program. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. and an academic career post-graduation. She is currently in her second semester and a part of the Henry Fund. She enjoys reading, long walks, exercising, and gaming, as well as hanging out with friends. Over the summer, Yasmine will be working on equity research as a Summer Associate intern at SWIB in Madison, Wisconsin.