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Summary

Penn's most decorated undergraduate teaching assistant, with two teaching awards for Math 114 (Spring 2017 and Fall 2017). Also an advanced undergraduate with graduate coursework in mathematics, economics, and statistics. Dedicated student with an ability to handle heavy courses - 40 classes completed in 6 semesters, including 8 classes (~29 hrs/week) per semester during Junior year.

Bio

Hi! My name is Ivan Li (Pennintouch shows my legal name: Yilun), and I am currently a Senior pursuing an uncoordinated dual degree + double major between the College of Arts and Sciences (Mathematics, Economics) an Wharton (Statistics) at the University of Pennsylvania (so slightly more work than a triple major). I graduated from Brookings High School in Brookings, SD, but now call Dallas, TX my home. My hobbies include basketball, listening to music (Abel is lyfe), and clarinet.

I currently do research for Penn Wharton Budget Model and will TA Math 114 - Calculus II at UPenn for Fall 2018. I was a Business Analyst Intern for Capital One during the summer of 2017.

As for my hobbies, I listen to a ton of hiphop and R&B.

I follow the NBA closely; my favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers. You can catch me playing pickup at Pottruck occasionally!

Teaching Testimonials

My students have had such positive experiences that I need to make a completely separate page for testimonials!

Education

Brookings High School

National Merit Scholar

GPA: 4.0/4.0 Unweighted, 4.22/4.0 Weighted

SAT: 2340(740CR, 800M, 800W)

ACT: 35(35E/36M/34R/35S)

Activities: All-State Band (Clarinet), Speech and Debate (IX and Policy), Tennis, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad

University of Pennsylvania

Uncoordinated Dual Degree

Bachelor's of Arts in Mathematics and Economics

Bachelor's of Science in Economics, Concentration in Statistics

Dean's List 2015-2016, 2016-2017

GPA: 3.93

Courses

Fall 2015 (4.5 Credit Units)

  • Econ 002 - Intro Macroeconomics
  • Math 114 - Calculus II (Multivariable)
  • CIS 110 - Intro to Programming)
  • Span 130 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • Musc 007 - Ensemble Performance (Wind Ensemble)

Spring 2016 (5.5 Credit Units)

  • Econ 101 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econ 103 - Statistics for Economists
  • Math 240 - Calculus III (Intro to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations)
  • Span 140 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • Writ 040 - Writing Seminar in Environmental Science: Law, Politics, and Identity
  • Musc 007 - Ensemble Performance (Wind Ensemble)

Fall 2016 (6.5 Credit Units)

  • Econ 102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ 104 - Econometrics
  • Stat 102 - Intro Business Stat II
  • Mktg 101 - Intro Marketing
  • Acct 101 - Intro Financial Accounting
  • Musc 030 - 1000 Years Musical Listening
  • Musc 007 - Ensemble Performance (Wind Ensemble)

Spring 2017 (7 Credit Units)

  • Econ 222 - Advanced Econometric Techniques/Microeconometrics
  • Stat 433 - Stochastic Processes
  • Math 312 - Linear Algebra
  • Mgmt 101 - lntro Management
  • Oidd 101 - Intro Operations and Information Management
  • Fnce 205 - Investment Management
  • Fnce 100 - Corporate Finance

Fall 2017 (8 Credit Units)

  • Math 360 - Real Analysis
  • Math 410 - Complex Analysis
  • Math 502 - Abstract Algebra
  • Stat 520 - Applied Econometrics
  • Hist 089 - Intro to Modern India
  • Lgst 100 - Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Lgst 101 - Law and Social Values
  • Psyc 001 - Intro Psych

Spring 2018 (8 Credit Units)

  • Math 361 - Real Analysis II
  • Math 503 - Abstract Algebra II
  • Soci 135 - Law and Society
  • Stat 476 - Applied Probability Models in Marketing
  • Cis 120 - Programming Languages and Techniques I (Pass/Fail)
  • Bepp 305 - Risk Management
  • Mgmt 100 - Leadership and Communication in Groups
  • Russ 197 - Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture

Fall 2018 (6.5 Credit Units)

  • Math 600 - Geometric Analysis and Topology
  • Math 648 - Probability
  • Phys 151 - Electricity and Magnetism
  • Lgst 228 - Sports Law
  • Econ
  • Econ
  • Activities

    • Consultant, Wharton Undergraduate Data Analytics Club
    • Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Moon Bridge Management LLC
    • Math 114 Teaching Assistant
    • Clarinetist, Penn Wind Ensemble

Experience

Capital One Auto Finance

Business Analyst Summer Intern

Summer 2017, Plano, TX

  • Individually investigated and implemented credit policy change that will annually affect $2 billion in auto loan originations and increase net present value by $3 million
  • Honed real-world business problem-solving skills by utilizing data-analytical tools such as SQL, SAS, and Excel
  • Engaged audiences from interns to executives with professional-level presentations

Penn Wharton Budget Model

Research Assistant

February 2016 - Present, Philadelphia, PA

  • Contributed to the launch of the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a public policy forecasting tool
  • Applied various econometric and statistical methods in construction of a health model
  • Developed advanced Python skills in dataset manipulation, regression models, and optimization algorithms

University of Pennsylvania Math Department

Teaching Assistant - Math 114 (Calculus II)

August 2016 - Present, Philadelphia, PA

  • Winner of a "Good Teaching Award" for Math 114 - Spring 2017
  • Responsible for ~70 students each semester and their reinforcement of concepts in Multivariable Calculus
  • Led four recitations per week as accompaniment to the main lecture material
  • Performed administrative tasks like test writing and grading

South Dakota State University

Laboratory Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department

May 2013 - July 2014

  • Executed laboratory research to examine the effectiveness of copper nanofluids in liquid cooling systems
  • First author of academic paper in Journal of Nanofluids

Technical Proficiencies

70% Complete (success)
Python/Pandas/Scipy Very Good
60% Complete (success)
R Good
50% Complete (success)
SQL Good
50% Complete (success)
SAS Good
50% Complete (success)
Excel/PivotTable Good
40% Complete (warning)
Java Proficient
30% Complete (warning)
HTML5 Proficient
30% Complete (warning)
CSS3 Proficient

Other

Languages

  • Chinese Mandarin: Native (Conversational Fluency, Proficient Reading/Writing)
  • English: Native
  • Spanish: Proficient