Nathan Rickert

Position title: 2022 Cohort


What is your educational background? I received a BA in economics from St. Norbert College. Throughout my undergrad, I completed several internships focused on data science & finance. As a current MSFE student, I am also working at Northwestern Mutual as a Data Scientist.

Why did you choose this program? I chose this program to experience the rich tradition in economics and econometrics offered at UW-Madison, along with access to faculty and services in both the finance & economic departments.

What has been your favorite thing to do in Madison or what is your favorite part about living in Madison? I enjoy cycling and running through the various trails Madison has to offer.

What has been your favorite class or what are you most looking forward to taking? I am looking most forward to the classes that blend data science with finance concepts.

What are your career aspirations? Quantitative research.