Become a Lifetime Member of the MQE Community
When you enroll in the MQE program, you’re not just a student for 1-2 years. As alumni, you’ll always have a bridge back to UCLA and the benefits that go hand in hand with that partnership.
MQE alumni are actively employed in a wide variety of industries and settings.
Shuoxin Lyu '22
MQE is a STEM program that allows our students to find jobs or internships after we graduate. The program is designed to help students to learn the most cutting-edge skills and knowledge of a combination of economics and data analytic. What’s more, our classmates all have different backgrounds, future goals, and dream companies or industries. Having the opportunity to communicate with great professors and ambitious top students is precious and exciting.
Tanya Vattanakum '22
Compliance, Office of Insurance Commission, Thailand
UCLA is where you can enjoy intensive knowledge in lecture rooms and outdoor activities. Life is much more than learning theory, and here we can guide you towards the career path you dream of.
Antonino Delrossa '22
Acquisitions Officer, US Air Force
I chose the MQE program because of the ability to do different concentrations, specifically the concentration in finance. Also the MQE focuses on the real-world applications of economics and econometrics and carries the prestige of a UCLA degree.
Robert DeWitt '21
Head of Data Analytics, Tobin Capital Group
The MQE program was a fantastic learning experience that equipped me with a set of strong technical skills. The program faculty and staff were extremely supportive, and I would absolutely recommend the program to prospective students in the future.
Yiheng An '22
Fellow, Center for Analytics Impact, Wake Forest University School of Business
I highly recommend the MQE program to people who aim to become data-savvy leaders in the future. This flexible program not only cultivates your data fluency with analytical knowledge and coding skills, it also offers you an amazing opportunity to work with company partners and solve their problems through data analysis.
Aneri Patel '22
Research Analyst, The Brattle Group
Our program has a very diverse cohort, a very supportive team of professors and industry professionals, and plenty of opportunities to work with real-world data!
MQE Global Ambassadors
The MQE Global Ambassadors’ Network is comprised of select MQE students and alumni who advise the department on global outreach and prospective student engagement. The Global Ambassadors Network plays an important role in expanding and strengthening our international reach and advising the program on new and emerging needs. Learn more.
Anita, ’20 MAE
Economist, Bank Indonesia
Anita is an Economics at Central Bank of Indonesia. She is an engineer turn to an economist, with the current job related to assessment and research about household’s vulnerability
as part of maintaining the financial system stability.
Analyst, Banco de Guatemala
Mariano is a former engineer who now works as a research economist in Guatemala’s Central Bank. Member of the economic research department, currently working with DSGE semi structural models, time series models and economic research on Monetary Policy topics.
Emin Keteci, ’22 MQE
Senior Inspector, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Emin is a senior inspector in the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) working in accordance with audit ethics. He conducts external audits in commercial banks, payment and e-money institutions of Turkey regarding compliance to regulations, and perform risk-based financial/operational internal audits, assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls.
Marco Martinez Huerta, ’21 MQE
Economist, Banco de Mexico
Marco is Economist with 7 years of central banking experience. He works at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Mexico on topics related to monetary policy.
Quantitative Risk Analyst, Central Bank of Egypt
Amina is a quantitative risk analyst at the Central Bank of Egypt. She is a CFA charterholder. She holds a BS in actuarial science from the American University in Cairo and is expected to graduate from the Master of Quantitative Economics at UCLA in December 2022.
Chayanit Somsuk, ’18 MAE
Transport Technical Officer, Ministry of Transport, Thailand
Tanya Vattanakum, ’22 MQE
Office of Insurance Commission, Thailand
Once a private banking strategist, then got a chance to be a quantitative economics student at UCLA. Now, I am working on how to apply all my extraordinary experiences to the development of insurance in Thailand.
MQE LinkedIn Group
Our active LinkedIn Group connects incoming students, current students, and alumni for job leads, career advice and personal connections.
MQE alumni play an important role in the success of the MQE program.
Learn more about how you can get involved.