Our Fund is wholly student managed. We choose a 14-person board each spring, study the stock market and maintain a portfolio. We buy and sell as we see fit. Directors major in a wide variety of fields, including science, politics, economics, diplomacy, mathematics, and many others. We seek to leverage our abilities as intelligent and diverse students in order to identify investment opportunities and differentiate ourselves from most investors. Equally important, all investment opportunities are analyzed from different angles, utilizing our wide array of unique skill sets.
Class of 2016, President
Clare is a senior from Palo Alto, California. She joined the fund as a freshman in the spring of 2013 and is now the first female President in the history of the fund. In addition to serving as a Blyth Fund Director, she is the Vice President of Occidental’s nationally-ranked Phi Beta Lambda Business chapter. She is also the treasurer of Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha sorority and a three-time choreographer for Oxy Dance Production. She is an Economics major with minors in Philosophy, History and East Asian Studies. She studied abroad at Chinese University of Hong Kong for a semester and Shanghai University for a summer. Her interests include travel, brunch, and trying new brunch places while traveling.
Class of 2016
Kwame Do is a Senior Economics major and Mathematics minor from Southern California. He joined the Blyth Fund as a Sophomore in April 2014 to expand his knowledge of investing and is the current Vice President. On campus, Kwame is the starting running back for the football team and President of Great Strides, an on campus community service club. Outside of school Kwame’s interest include playing basketball, snowboarding and exercising.
Class of 2016, Treasurer
CJ is currently a Senior at Occidental College studying Economics with a minor in Biology. He is the President of The Oxy Hip Hop Club,which he co-founded with a good friend two years ago. He also writes for a hip hop blog, True Too Hip Hop, which launched last Summer and has provided a platform for his passion in music. He joined the Blyth Fund because of the amazing opportunity to confer with and learn from other students interested in finance as well. He hopes to get into finance after graduation and eventually own his own music venue.
Class of 2016
Matthew Cecconi is a senior Sociology major from Los Angeles, CA. He joined the fund in the spring of his junior year. Outside the fund, Matthew holds the position of Senior Fellow in the Office of Admission. Over the summer, he interned at the Los Angeles Unified School District with Board President Steve Zimmer. His interests include education, reading biographies, and watching re-runs of The Office and Parks and Recreation.
Class of 2017, Chief Economist
Spencer Goldman is a sophomore Economics major from Saratoga, California. He joined the fund in March 2014 of his freshman year. On campus, Spencer serves as a Residential Advisor, Captain of the Mens’ Ultimate Frisbee Team, and Student Representative to the Board of Trustees Investment Committee. Over the summer, Spencer interned in the accounting department of a marketing solutions company. Outside of Oxy, Spencer enjoys golfing, traveling, and playing the clarinet.
Class of 2017, Social Chair
Eva Schifini is a Junior Economics and Mathematics double major. She is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the Blyth Fund Social Chair, a Peer Health Exchange volunteer, and a part of Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha sorority. Over the summer, Eva researched novel poverty measurements in Malawi under Professor Ngo. Currently, she works as a tutor and as a research assistant for Oxy’s Economics Department. She is especially interested in development and health economics. Eva loves to play tennis, practice yoga, and bake vegan treats.
Class of 2017, Marketing Chair
Danny Stauffer is a Junior Mathematics major and Economics Minor from Bethesda, Maryland. Besides serving as marketing chair on the Blyth Fund, he is also a shift supervisor at the Green Bean Coffee Lounge, website manager for the Student Wellness Advisory Council, finance board member of Phi Beta Lamda, and brother in Phi Kappa Psi. This past summer, Danny worked closely with federal agencies as an intern for a consulting firm in the Washington, DC area. For fun, Danny loves to ski, watch theater around Los Angeles, go to movies, and eat Korean BBQ.
Class of 2017, Social Responsiblity Chair
Claire Boyle is a junior economics major and mathematics minor from St. Paul, Minnesota, and serves as the social responsibility chair for the Blyth Fund. She joined the fund in the spring of 2015 in order to broaden her knowledge of finance and investment. Outside of the Blyth Fund, Claire is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and is currently interning at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Her other interests include traveling, cooking, and badminton
林鸿瑾 (Hongjin Lin)
Class of 2018, Secretary
Hongjin Lin (Nicole) is an international student, Mathematics Major and Computer Science Minor from Guangzhou, China. She joined the Blyth Fund in her freshman year. On Campus, she works as a Math grader and an accounting assistant in the Business Office. She is also a class representative in Oxy’s Renewable Energy and Sustainability Fund and the Web-maker for the 2016 TEDxOccidental team. Off Campus, she is a volunteer for Schools on Wheels and tutor homeless children on a weekly basis. Over the summer, she spent a month in Gansu, rural China. She established a library and organized reading programs for primary school students while she was there. She is passionate about dancing, traveling, baking and learning new things.
Class of 2018
Ieva Marcinkeviciute is a Sophomore Economics and Diplomacy & World Affairs double major from Gurnee, Illinois. On campus, she works for the ITS department, is a member of the Occidental Consulting Group, Treasurer of World Talk, Community Service Chair for Alpha Lambda Phi Alpha, and Programming Associate of Phi Beta Lambda. Ieva joined the Blyth Fund her freshman year in hopes of gaining hands-on experience in investment. She spent this past summer visiting family in Lithuania and interning for a Start-up in Chicago. Additionally, she is passionate about singing, traveling, and good food.