QC Economics

Alumni Corner 2016 Profiles

Patryk Perkowski

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Patryk Perkowski graduated as valedictorian from Queens College in 2014. A student of the Macaulay Honors College, he doubled majored in math and economics. While at Queens College, he conducted international health policy research under the Urban Studies department, conducted educational policy research abroad in Ghana, and wrote a senior thesis that examined the effectiveness of policy provisions in reducing drunk driving. Upon graduation, Patryk joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a research associate, where he supported staff economists with producing academic research and high-level briefings on monetary policy. He now works at Columbia University, assisting Professor Chris Blattman with projects related to poverty and violence in fragile states. His current projects include evaluating a hotspots policing intervention in Colombia, an anti-vote buying campaign in Uganda, and a group cognitive behavioral therapy program for ex-combatants in Liberia. He plans to pursue a PhD in economics in the future to focus on labor economics and the economics of race.

Jonathan Taryan

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Jonathan Taryan is an analyst in the Long Island and Manhattan market for J.P. Morgan Private Bank. In his role, Jonathan provides strategic and customized investment, credit, and wealth advisory solutions for JPMorgan's high net worth clients.

After holding three internships with J.P. Morgan Private Bank during the spring, summer and fall of 2014, Jonathan was offered a full-time position on the same team. He began his career in July 2015.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he held a market strategy internship at National Securities Corporation where he supported the firm's Chief Market Strategist publishing economic commentary and analysis across equities, fixed income, currencies, and commodities.

Jonathan graduated magna cum laude from Queens College of the City University of New York with a dual degree in Economics and Corporate Finance.

Jonathan holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses. He resides in Manhattan.

Youssouf Diallo

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Youssouf Diallo works as a junior financial analyst specifically for The Eastern District of New York at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In his current position, Youssouf provides an objective evaluation of financial soundness, determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and appraises the performance and abilities of management and directorate. This position requires him to travel 40 to 60 per cent of his working time, on average, from large banks to community banks within his district. Before graduating from Queens College, Youssouf interned for two renowned financial firms and believes both internships were made possible largely from the connections he made with faculty and others in the Department of Economics at Queens College. Youssouf interned at Barrington Capital as a Mergers and Acquisitions analyst and at Schutzman Associates as an Investment Banking intern.

While at Queens College, Youssouf was involved in many leadership activities, as well as, a number of volunteering opportunities. His mentorship at Project Excel, a Queens College program that helps minority students excel in stem programs, was particularly beneficial. Youssouf was also a Student Ambassador for the Center of Ethnic, Race and Religious understanding.

Youssouf holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Pure Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, both from Queens College. Youssouf also has a Business Administration Associate of Science degree from Queensborough Community College. Youssouf plans to pursue a master degree in Financial Engineering at New York University beginning in the Fall 2017 semester.

He is a native of Mali and has lived in New York City since moving to the United States in 2008.

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