Preston Wong

Position title: 2022 Cohort


What is your educational background? I graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with majors in Organismal and Population Ecology, Medical Mathematics and Economics with a minor in Data Science.

Why did you choose this program? I was looking to complete a Master’s program to demonstrate to PhD programs that I can handle graduate coursework. I am also interested in financial economics and wanted to take coursework in finance that I lacked during my undergraduate studies.

What has been your favorite thing to do in Madison or what is your favorite part about living in Madison? I like how Madison is very walkable and bikeable. While I do not have much free time with work and classes, I enjoy walking or biking on the many bike paths and trying local eateries.

What has been your favorite class or what are you most looking forward to taking? I am primarily excited for Financial Microeconomics, Financial Econometrics and PhD Econometrics.

What are your career aspirations? I am aspiring towards a PhD program in Financial Economics with a goal of becoming a professor to teach the next generation of economists and business minds to think critically.