Student Spotlight: Federica Roth
May 20, 2018
Meet Federica Roth (BS '18), MS&E graduating senior.
Feddi will begin her career as an analyst at the Stanford Management Company this fall. She looks forward to learning about investments at the Stanford endowment.
"I took classes on national security, economics, bioengineering, optimization, and so much more, all within MS&E. There are so many amazing classes here at Stanford, it is important to take advantage of them."
Why did you choose Stanford MS&E?
I choose Stanford MS&E because of the variety of classes and disciplines in the major. I took classes on national security, economics, bioengineering, optimization, and so much more, all within MS&E.
How did you become interested in your research area?
I became interested in my research area through the variety of classes offered in my track. After taking a couple classes which I have enjoyed, I decided to do summer research in the MS&E department with Professor Katila on venture capitalist investment in dual-use technology. That summer solidified my interest in MS&E, specifically in the organizations, technology, policy track because I really appreciated and relished the whole research experience from analyzing dual-use technology start-up trends to sitting in on meetings with venture capitalists.
What are your career plans and how did you decide on them?
My current career plans are to explore opportunities in the financial sector. I am starting as an analyst at the Stanford Management Company this fall and I am really looking forward to learning about investments and the Stanford endowment. I decided to work for Stanford Management Company because, after interviewing for a variety of positions, being analyst at SMC seemed like the best fit for me.
What advice do you have for students?
My advice for prospective and current students would be to spend time exploring. I took freshman introductory seminars, dance classes, and speaker series, all of which enriched both my experience in MS&E and at Stanford in general. There are so many amazing classes here at Stanford, it is important to take advantage of them.
What other activities are you involved with on and off campus?
I am a member of the Stanford Viennese Ball Opening Committee, which is a social dance group that performs a waltz and a polka at the Stanford Viennese Ball every February. I am also a student guide at Stanford's Cantor Center for the Visual Arts and the Anderson Collection.
What would you tell your freshman self?
I would tell my freshman self (and even my current self) to not worry so much and have fun! There are so many unique and exciting opportunities at Stanford and it is not worth missing out on them to cross every 't' and dot every 'i.'