The Women’s Finance Association (WFA) is UConn’s first student-run organization that cultivates female leadership and unparalleled success in the financial industry. WFA is overseen by an Advisory Board which consists of professionals across diversified segments of finance. WFA’s programming incorporates an intensive educational curriculum, exclusive networking opportunities, and corporate presentations to equip high-achieving students with technical skills and resources. Members will have extensive opportunities to directly apply key concepts and skills through highly interactive events and experiential learning. The mission of WFA is to foster a comprehensive understanding of financial concepts and related segments to elevate the role of women in finance.

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Meetings: Mondays at 6pm.

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    Executive Board

    Chloe Son serves as WFA’s President. Chloe is a senior Finance major with a concentration in Valuation and Portfolio Management. Outside of WFA, Chloe is involved in Asian Business Society, Business Leaders of UConn, the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Student Managed Fund. Upon graduation, Chloe will work at Morgan Stanley on the Leveraged Finance team.

    Katelyn Desautels serves as WFA’s Vice President. Katelyn is a junior Finance major with a minor in Data Analytics. Outside of WFA, Katelyn is involved in Finance Society. This summer, Katelyn interned at Aon on the Voluntary Benefits team.

    Lauren Hipplewitz serves as WFA’s Chief Financial Officer. Lauren is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Business Fundamentals on a pre-law track. Outside of WFA, Lauren is involved in Business Leaders of UConn, NAACP, ALD National Honors Society, NBLSA, and the UConn Navigators. Lauren also works as a Procurement Clerk for the Department of Navy and plans to attend Law School upon graduation.

    Andreanna Crawford serves as WFA’s Vice President of Programming. Andreanna is a senior Finance major with a minor in French. Outside of WFA, Andreanna is involved in Habitat for Humanity and Delta Sigma Pi. Upon graduation, Andreanna will work at JPMorgan.

    Rita Tonleu serves as WFA’s Chief Diversity Officer. Rita is a senior Finance major who is also involved in the National Conference of Black Political Scientists at UConn. This summer, Rita interned at the Hartford on the Product Management team. 


    Our Alumni Advisory Board includes representatives from:
    • UBS
    • Credit Suisse
    • Voya Investment Management
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Blackrock
    • Citi
    • Lazard
    • Blackstone
    • Bank of America
    • Merrill Lynch
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Moody's
    • Fidelity Investments
    • Ares Capital
    • Shake Shack
    • State Street

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