Executive Board

Julia Wilson


Julia Wilson is a senior finance major with a concentration in valuation and portfolio management. As a former Finance Conference Committee member, VP of Member Relations, and now President, she is extremely passionate about Finance Society and all the benefits it can provide all members through its meetings, events, and culture. In addition to Finance Society, Julia is involved in the Student Managed Fund, her sorority, and works in the University's athletic department. This past summer, she was a Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs within the Consumer and Investment Management Division. Upon graduation, she will be joining Moody’s Investors Service in New York City. In her free time, Julia enjoys sailing, skiing, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Sam Jeannotte

Vice President

Sam Jeannotte is a senior in the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut pursuing of Bachelor of Science in Finance. In addition to her role as the Vice President in the Finance Society, Sam is the Director of Recognition for the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Sam is also an America Reads Tutor at Kinsella Elementary School in Hartford, Connecticut where she teaches preschoolers how to read. This past summer Sam interned in equity research at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to that, she interned as a Seasonal Client Associate at Merrill Lynch on the Horton Wealth Management Team. She has participated in the Cornell WINS Conference, William & Mary Women’s Stock Pitch Competition, and will be attending the University of Michigan Engage Competition this fall. Her interests include Starbucks, spinning, and spending time with friends.

Jay Damania

Chief Finance Officer

Jay Damania is a junior finance student at the University of Connecticut. He is a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual. Professionally, Jay has gained experience as a Business Analyst at Voya Financial and as a M&A Analyst at Woodbridge International. At the University of Connecticut, he currently serves as Treasurer for UConn Finance Society. In addition, he volunteers with various organizations throughout the community. Jay is from Shelton, Connecticut and in his free time enjoys athletics, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Andrew Blackmore

Vice President of Programming

Andrew Blackmore is a senior at UConn pursuing a Finance major, Economics minor and concentration in Valuation & Portfolio Management. This past summer, Andrew interned at the Hartford Investment Management Co. (HIMCO) on the Private Equity Group. Prior to that experience, Andrew interned at Ironwood Capital, a middle market Private Equity firm. Outside of school, Andrew is the Co-Lead Manager on the Student Managed Fund (SMF), VP of Programming for Finance Society and VP of Finance for his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Katelyn Desautels

Vice President of Member Relations

Katelyn is a sophomore from New Jersey pursuing a major in Finance with a prospective minor in Data Analytics. Aside from being a part of Finance Society, Katelyn is also a member of Women in Business (WIB). Finance Society has helped her grow professionally by surrounding her with driven, like-minded individuals who share common interests. Her interests include spending time with friends and family, working out and going to the beach.

Gabi Horton


Vice President of Marketing 

Gabi is a senior Finance major with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This past summer she worked at Synchrony as a Finance Intern within their Business Leadership Program. She was a Retail Card Portfolio Intern on the TJX (TJMaxx) portfolio. Within this role, she supported TJX Finance Leader in all financial aspects of portfolio management: reporting, forecasting, investment analyses & special projects. Apart from Finance Society, Gabi is involved in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, the Catholic Center on campus, Humans of UConn, and Husky Ambassadors. She is interested in corporate finance and eventually wants to work in the non-profit/NGO area of finance. She will be returning to Synchrony in July 2020 for their two year rotational Business Leadership Program. In her free time, Gabi enjoys rock climbing, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Daniel Parzych

Director of Mentoring

Daniel is a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Finance and minoring in Analytics. This past summer he interned at Pratt and Whitney in Operations FP&A. Apart from his role in Finance Society, Daniel is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and Mock Wall Street at UConn. He enjoys going to the gym, watching football on Sundays, and cooking new recipes for friends and family in his free time.

Current Events Committee 

Jack Rupff

Director of Current Events

Jack Rupff is a Junior Finance student at the University of Connecticut.  He is involved in the Undergraduate Finance Society where he currently serves as Director of Current Events.  On campus, Jack is also heavily involved in Mock Wall Street Club where he currently serves as Vice President.  Over the summer, Jack interned at Freepoint Commodities where he sat on their natural gas trading desk. Jack is from Southbury, Connecticut and in his free time he likes reading, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.  Next summer he will be interning at Citigroup in their Capital Markets division.

Jordan Wang

Current Events Committee

Jordan is a junior finance major at the University of Connecticut and also a part of the Honors Program at the university. Outside of Finance Society Jordan is President of the Honors in Business Association, where he seeks to continue to build upon the community of honors students and business students in the organization through change and engagement. He is also a Peer Advisor in the School of Business continuing to support students throughout the School of Business as best he can. During his freshman summer, Jordan interned for a non-profit, the West Suburban YMCA, as an Accounting and Finance Intern as well as Janney Montgomery Scott as a Wealth Management Intern. This most recent summer Jordan interned for Prudential Financial as a Retirement Full Service Solutions Intern where he analyzed the business and worked to develop in depth recommendations to challenge that the business was experiencing. Outside of work and academics, Jordan enjoys working on passion projects and learning new skills like coding. 

Paul Serio

Current Events Committee

Paul is currently a Junior Finance Major with a Real Estate Minor. He is actively involved in clubs on campus such as Finance Society, TME mentorship, Hall Association, and Real-Estate Society. His career interests aren’t solidified but are focused on either asset or wealth management. In his free time he enjoys trying new foods, hiking, reading, and traveling.

Abby Pyenson

Current Events Committee

Abby Pyenson is a junior at the University of Connecticut pursuing a degree in Finance, and a minor in Spanish. In addition to her role on the Current Events Committee, Abby is involved in Women in Business, her sorority, and works in the University’s club sports department. This past summer, Abby interned at Liberty Mutual Insurance in Strategic Transactions within their Financial Management Program Internship. In her free time, Abby enjoys skiing, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

William Mudlaff

Current Events Committee

William Mudlaff is a junior Finance major with a minor in Analytics. Last summer, he interned at Nasdaq on their Global Trading and Market Services team. As for his career interests, he hopes to work on Wall Street in banking. William is on the the varsity swim team and also is the treasurer for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. 


Finance Conference Committee 

Sam Berkun

Finance Conference Committee

Samuel Berkun is a Junior in the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Economics. Apart from the Finance Society, Samuel serves as the president of The Business Golf Club, a club he founded during his freshman year, and is a member of the UConn Fed Challenge Team. Last summer he was an intern with an events production company, Parachute Concerts, out of his home town of Stamford and is looking to secure an internship in investment banking. Samuel enjoys playing golf with friends, baseball, and collecting shoes.

Kaley Emmerich

Finance Conference Committee

Kaley Emmerich is a junior finance major and political science minor at the University of Connecticut. In addition to her role on the current events committee, Kaley is the Vice President of Finance for her sorority, Alpha Phi. She worked at Pratt & Whitney this past summer on the Global Expansion Team. In her free time, Kaley enjoys going to the gym, drawing, and hanging out with friends.

Mitchell Ives

Finance Conference Committee

Mitchell is a junior Finance major with Real Estate and Economics minors. This past summer he interned at Merrill Lynch as a Wealth Management Intern. This was a really good experience as the team he was on worked on both institutional retirement plans as well as individual wealth management. Next summer, he will be interning at The Hartford Investment Management Company, which is the investment management subsidiary of The Hartford. On campus, Mitchell serves as the Treasurer for his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, and also serves on the Learning Community Executive Council. In addition, he is involved in the Business Management Society.