GirlGeek of the Week
I am Vice-President at JP
Morgan & Co in New York. A Korean-American, born in Toronto,
Canada, I have traveled quite extensively and have taken up residences
in such places as California, New York, Boston, and London.
I was educated at Tufts University and completed a Bachelor of Science
degree in Computer Science. Upon graduation, I accepted a position
in the technology department at JP Morgan.
My career spans seven years during which I have developed numerous
global trading systems across the Fixed Income and Equities businesses.
I have also completed several extended overseas assignments in London,
Hong Kong, and Frankfurt. Currently I am investigating e-commerce
and on-line trading opportunities for the Equities business.
In the immediate future, I am looking forward to a wedding late
in the summer and attending business school in the fall.
When did you first discover your love and/or
obsession with computers and technology?
It wasn't until college that I became serious about computers
but even as a kid I was fascinated by them. Computerized games always
topped my list at Christmas time!
I didn't start programming until college which was probably when
I realized I had a knack for computers. When I discovered I could
make a pretty good living doing it, I jumped at the chance.
How do you earn a living?
I develop trading systems for an investment bank on Wall Street.
Currently, I am overseeing e-commerce and client connectivity initiatives
for the Equities business. This includes setting up on-line trading
for our clients and building electronic links to the stock exchanges
and alternate trading systems. I guess you can liken it to what
Charles Schwab has done but for larger institutional clients. We
have also just purchased stake, along with E-Trade, Goldman, and
Southwest, in an Electronic Communications Network ("ECN") called
Archipelago which facilitates anonymous trading between buyers and
sellers. I am currently working on establishing links between the
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
I did in college. You can call yourself a Geek when the first place
your friends go to look for you is the computer lab, and not the
pub. I've gotten much better since then.
What is your favorite Web site?
Hmmm...too many to choose. One that I use religiously
A colleague at work turned me on to it.
What do you do when you are not working?
Move around. I travel A LOT. But when I'm not on the road, I try
to take advantage of NYC. I love to attend plays, musicals, concerts,
sporting events, etc. I also LOVE food and love to eat...living
in NYC is dangerous for me in that sense. When I can get out of
the city, I love to golf, ski, and lie on a beach.