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Advisory Board Member shares interesting career experiences

Written by AOF Junior Lauren Rodriguez

May 6, 2015

On April 9, 2015 Monticello High School Academy of Finance students had the pleasure of meeting Academy of Finance Advisory board member Jeremy Gorelick. He presented a PowerPoint presentation of his work, career path, pictures from his travels, and much more. Professor Gorelick graduated from John Hopkins University and even worked five years on Wall Street. Working on Wall Street was just one of Mr. Gorelick’s many jobs.

Within the past five years he has worked as a Managing Director for Capital Markets, Affordable Housing Institute, Lead Technical and Financial advisor, Dakar Municipal Finance Program Senior Expert, United Nations Capital Development Fund Team Lead, World Bank-Djibouti President, and Mineral Spring Inc. Professor Gorelick explained his enjoyment of these jobs including all the traveling he experiences while working. His career has taken him all over the world.

In the past three years he has visited plenty of places in Africa such as Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe. He has also explored places in Asia including Bangladesh, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Plus, he ventured to beautiful locations in Europe like Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Lastly, he explored marvelous places in Latin America including Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Panama. Because he travels so much he has knowledge of 5 languages; English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and is currently learning Arabic.

Furthermore, Professor Gorelick stated "As an advisory board member for the Monticello Academy of Finance, I am thrilled to be able to share my experiences with current students and inspire them to look for exciting opportunities." Everyone in the Academy of Finance class enjoyed Mr. Gorelick’s visit and as an audience we were amazed by his stories and would appreciate having him come back to share more interesting work he has done.