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Work experience

Sep 2014Present

Program Examiner

The White House - Office of Management and Budget
  • Advise senior officials on policy issues and provide oversight for the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office (Title 17 and Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing Loan Program)
  • Coordinate and advise on the formulation and execution of the President’s Budget for portfolio programs: review budget documents and congressional justifications, brief senior staff including the Director of OMB
  • Analyze and coordinate review of new loan origination for consistency with administration guidance, including policy, loan terms, and loan cost estimates - reviewed $1.8 billion in loans for the Vogtle Nuclear Power Facility and $258 million for Alcoa, Inc.
  • Oversee DOE portfolio management of over $30 billion in loans, including solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear, and automotive; approve annual cost estimate updates and analyze loan actions for budgetary impact
  • Review congressional testimony, questions for the record, proposed legislation, statements of administration policy, and regulations to ensure consistency with administration policy
Sep 2012Aug 2014

Policy Analyst 

The White House - Office of Management and Budget
  • Analyze cashflow projections and review default risk, recovery, technical, and economic assumptions used to estimate the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees - portfolio included energy, student loans, and military housing
  • Manage web tools used by agencies to calculate and upload budget data, run database queries and review data for accuracy and consistency, and lead publication of the Federal Credit Supplement
  • Teach federal credit concepts through formal and informal trainings for diverse audiences
  • Cross Cutting Group Award (2014) for collaboration with OMB offices on DOE loan programs project
Jun 2011Sep 2012

Risk Management Analyst

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Government National Mortgage Association
  • Designed risk ratings algorithm based upon issuer financial data to monitor financial status of 300 plus issuers
  • Developed management report for the President and external stakeholders covering all business operations including risk management, financials, and capital markets
Aug 2010Jun 2011

Program Analyst

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Developed presentation materials and talking points for conferences and media interviews for CFO
  • Authored financial reporting portion of CFO Council CFO Act Twenty-Year Report to Congress
Sep 2009Aug 2010

Research Fellow/Business Development Coordinator

Logistics Management Institute
  • Developed cost models for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Equal Opportunity Office to incentivize customers; analyzed budget and agency structure to determine best funding vehicle
Jun 2008Sep 2008

Public Policy Summer Intern

Logistics Management Institute 
  • Developed model pricing procurement services for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Procurement Operations to improve customer relationships
Dec 2005Jun 2007

Management Analyst

Quadel Consulting - Chicago Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • Analyzed program and demographic data from 36,000 families to provide a policy framework for senior staff
Jun 2006Sep 2006

Management Analyst/Housing Advisor

The Road Home Louisiana
  • Counseled and guided families affected by Hurricane Katrina through the program application process
  • Analyzed and managed demographic, insurance, and damage estimate data for more than 400 families
  • Created online application customer service call center, managed and trained five employees
Sep 2004Jun 2005

English Teacher

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Education

2009

Masters of Public Policy

University of Chicago
2004

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Northwestern University

Skills/Volunteer/Certifications

Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Stata, Visual Basic

Make-A-Wish Foundation - Wish Granter

CFA Level II Candidate