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Investment Fellows and Interns

Taline Agopian

Taline Agopian's hometown is in Walnut, California, where her family currently resides. As a COIN intern, Taline works on CDFI renewals, tax credit analysis, and Investment Bulletins while focusing on affordable housing projects. Taline is a senior at the University of Southern California where she is pursuing a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Real Estate Development. She is eager to obtain a position with a company engaged in the real estate industry to use her knowledge of finance, community and regional planning, development, and communication skills. Her desire is to take part in underprivileged community development while implementing her investment skills. In her spare time, she enjoys engaging in activities such as hiking, cooking, stock trading, and Armenian fellowships.

Yixi Deng

Yixi Deng is currently a graduate student pursuing her Master of Science in Finance degree at Drexel University. She graduated from the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor's degree in Finance. Yixi joined COIN in June 2014 as an Investment Intern, where she participates in projects related to COIN CDFI certifications and renewals, construction of portfolios for the insurance industry, Free Cash Flow Analysis and Forecasting for CDFIs, High Impact Investment Bulletins, economic analysis and AB 32, and the Affordable Care Act. During her spare time, Yixi loves to play guitar, sing songs, go hiking, and volunteer to help others.

Xuan Fang

Xuan Fang is currently a graduate student pursuing her Master of Science in Finance degree at Drexel University. She graduated from Capital University of Economics and Business where she majored in International Economics and Trade. Xuan joined COIN in June 2014 as an investment intern in the Sacramento office. She is responsible for gathering and analyzing insurer investment data using NAIC I-Site and assists with adding detailed investment information to the COIN database. In addition, she is also responsible for analyzing, evaluating and making recommendations to the COIN team regarding investment opportunity proposals received by COIN. In her spare time, she loves spending time with friends, watching movies, traveling and meeting new people.

Yifeng Huang

Yifeng Huang is currently a graduate student pursuing his Master of Science in Finance degree at Drexel University. He graduated from the University of Auckland at New Zealand where he double-majored in Finance and Accounting. As a COIN Investment Intern, Yifeng gathers and analyzes insurer investment data using NAIC I-Site and assists with adding detailed investment information to the COIN database. In addition, Yifeng also analyzes, evaluates and makes recommendations to the COIN team regarding investment opportunity proposals received by COIN.

Khoren Lawson

Khoren Lawson is an ambitious student, whose accomplishments landed him a spot in the class of 2015 at the University of Southern California (USC). Throughout high school, Khoren was heavily involved in sports, playing soccer, basketball and running track & field. He is currently majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematical Finance and Music Recording at USC. Khoren joined the COIN team in Los Angeles in June 2013. Along with analyzing and processing CDFI renewals for COIN, he will be involved with many more projects in the future, including Bloomberg portfolios, press releases, tax credit analysis and AB 32. Khoren enjoys listening to music, watching Netflix, reading, and writing. In addition, aside from previously running Division I Track and Field, he is avidly involved in electronic, experimental and hip-hop music recording, mixing and production.

Minghao (Howard) Liu

Minghao (Howard) Liu is currently a graduate student pursuing his Master of Science in Finance degree at Drexel University. He was raised in China and got his Bachelor's degree from Central University of Finance and Economics, where he majored in Risk Management and Insurance. As a COIN Investment Intern, he analyzes, evaluates, and makes recommendations about investment opportunities to the COIN team. Prior to joining COIN, Howard took part in an Initial Public Offering (IPO) project at an investment bank in China and also wrote a partial prospectus. In his spare time, Howard likes to play ping-pong, swim and run marathons.

Alejandro Rico

Alejandro Rico is from Moreno Valley and attended college at UC Riverside where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He earned his Master of Arts degree in Planning from USC's Sol Price School of Policy. Alejandro has experience working in different aspects in urban development having worked for the City of Riverside, Riverside Transit Agency, Los Angeles Councilman Tony Cardenas and Los Angeles Councilman Dennis Zine. Currently, his duties for COIN include working on reviewing CDFI applications and learning cash flow analysis. His career interests include economic development, community engagement and public policy.

Mario Salazar

Mario Salazar joined the COIN team in 2014 where he reviews CDFI applications and makes recommendations for certification. Prior to joining COIN and CDI, Mario served as Project Manager from 2007-2013. Previously he worked as a presentation specialist for the Fixed Income group at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, earning his Series 7 license, and at Citibank as a Financial Executive Assistant where he earned his Series 66 and Life Insurance licenses. Mario lives in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles where he enjoys bike riding along the LA River and volunteering for local political candidates. A native Angeleno, Mario will be attending Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, this fall to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Organizational Skills.

Hanxiao (Sybil) Wen

Hanxiao (Sybil) Wen is currently a graduate student pursuing her Master of Science in Finance degree at Drexel University. She received her Bachelor of Management and a Bachelor of Economics at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics in China, where she majored in Information Management and Information System and minored in Finance. Sybil joined COIN in June 2014 as an investment intern and works on the COIN CDFI Certification Program, CDFI Tax Credit Program, High Impact Investment Bulletins, financial analysis using Bloomberg, AB 32, and an Affordable Care Act project. She likes to spend her spare time painting, reading books and traveling.

Jiuyang Xu

Jiuyang Xu is a senior at the University of Southern California pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics/Mathematics and minoring in Mathematical Finance as well as Enterprise Information System/SAP Specialization. As a 2013 COIN investment intern in the LA office, Jiuyang is currently working on COIN CDFI certifications and renewals, using Bloomberg to construct portfolios for the insurance industry, completing Free Cash Flow Analysis and Forecasting for CDFIs, working on High Impact Investment Bulletins, economic analysis and AB 32, and an Affordable Care Act project. In the future, Jiuyang wants to work in Corporate Finance as a financial analyst while having a social impact. During his spare time, Jiuyang loves to go skiing, swimming, and working for the USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

Xuewei (April) Yang

Xuewei (April) Yang is currently a graduate student pursuing her Master of Science in Finance degree at Drexel University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from a university in China. As an Investment Intern in the Sacramento office, April is primarily tasked with performing analytical, administrative, and research duties related to the COIN program, including using Bloomberg to construct portfolios for the insurance industry, complete financial analysis, and work on High Impact Investment Bulletins. In the future, April would like to work in Corporate Finance as a financial analyst after graduation. In her spare time, she likes to travel to different places to experience the scenery and local cultures.

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