About

I am a graduate student at Columbia University, pursuing a Master of Science in Financial Engineering. I hold a Bachelor of Science from New York University Abu Dhabi where I double majored in Mathematics and Philosophy.

My current interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, computer science and economic theory in the field of Financial Engineering. I am passionate about deriving practical application from theoretical foundations.

It is my intention to use my knowledge sets, rooted in theory, in pursuit of a professional career in quantitative trading or sales. Beyond academics, I can be found flying small aircraft, competing in jiu jitsu, or fly fishing.

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Curriculum Vitæ

Columbia University | New York, USA December 2018

Master of Science, Financial Engineering

New York University Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi, UAE May 2017

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Philosophy (double major)
Semesters abroad in New York and Prague, January Terms abroad in Berlin and Sydney
GPA: 3.74/4.00

San Diego State University Language Acquisition Resource Center | California, USA August 2015

Accelerated 20 credit Russian language immersion program under a grant from the US DoD
GPA: 4.00/4.00

Pacific Ridge School | California, USA June 2013

GPA: 3.85/4.00

DV Trading | New York, USA October 2017 – Present

Student Intern
  • Building a dynamic data visualization tool, using C++ and JavaScript, for information stored in Elasticsearch

NYU Abu Dhabi Department of Residential Education | Abu Dhabi, UAE August 2016 – May 2017

Resident Assistant
  • Provided support, peer education, conflict mediation, policy enforcement, emergency management, and event planning for 37 student residents
  • Managed budget and funds allocation
  • Responsible for weekly residential college newsletter

NYU Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Club & Competition Team | Abu Dhabi, UAE December 2014 – May 2017

Founder & President
  • Served as the liaison between the NYU Abu Dhabi athletics department and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation—the governing body of jiu-jitsu in the UAE
  • Instructed biweekly classes

NYU Abu Dhabi Student Government | Abu Dhabi, UAE February 2015 – December 2016

Restructuring Task Force Chairman
  • Led the NYU Abu Dhabi’s Student Government Restructuring Task Force
  • Supervised the drafting of a new student government constitution

NYU Abu Dhabi Math Club | Abu Dhabi, UAE May 2014 – December 2014

President

  • Organized weekly meetings and arranged guest lectures
  • Facilitated the exploration of advanced mathematical concepts that reached beyond the scope of material covered in classes

Global Vantage Publication | California, USA August 2011 – June 2013

 Chief Financial Officer
  • Managed all finances with regard to the Global Vantage chapter of Global Journal Project, a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • Worked as the Chief Financial Officer for Global Journal Project prior to its becoming the umbrella organization for Global Vantage
  • Led and directed the Global Vantage chapter financial team (five members)
  • Responsible for balance sheet, income statement, cash-flow statement and budget generation

Mathematics Senior Thesis Paper and Public Defense | Abu Dhabi, UAE May 2017

“The Annotated Begriffsschrift

Mathematics Round Table Conference: Memory, Harmony & Mathematics | Abu Dhabi, UAEFebruary 2017

Presentation entitled, “The Language of Logic: A Mathematician’s Perspective”

University Honors Scholar/Founders’ Day Award 2017

Recognizes top-ranking Baccalaureate candidates and graduates at New York University

New York University Academic Scholarship 2013-2017

Received a full scholarship from NYU Abu Dhabi for undergraduate studies and associated expenses

AP Scholar with Honor 2013

Awarded to students who tested at the highest level in multiple AP College Board exams

California Scholarship Federation Gold Sealbearer 2013

Recognizes students living in the state of California who posses high standards in academic scholarship, community service and citizenship

Spanish National Honor Society Member 2013

An academic honor society focused on Spanish language excellence in secondary education

Pacific Ridge School Travel Grant 2012

Received a grant to participate in a self-designed language and cultural immersion program in Minsk, Belarus

San Diego Junior Lifeguards Honor Guard 2010

Highest award granted by the San Diego Lifeguard Services to a Junior Lifeguard in recognition of strong physical abilities, leadership, teamwork, initiative, and commitment

Pacific Ridge School Finance Service Learning Group | California, USA August 2010 – June 2013

Co-founder
  • Co-founded the service-learning group “Financial Literacy.” Financial Literacy’s mission is to teach high school students basic money management skills.

Languages:

English – native
Russian – proficient
Spanish – proficient
Arabic – basic

Programming:

C++
Python
Wolfram Mathematica
LaTeX

Certifications:

2018 Level I CFA Candidate
FAA Instrument Rated Private Pilot
IBJJF Brazilian jiu-jitsu Brown Belt
PADI Certified Open Water Diver

Contact

For inquiries please contact me at:

858 525 5773

casey.tirshfield@columbia.edu

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