Meet the First UCWBG Student Prize Winner - Catriona Duncan
The University of Chicago is pleased to announce the first recipient of its annual student prize. She is Catriona Duncan, a second year student at Booth concentrating in Finance and Economics.
“I’m flattered to receive this award,” she said. “It will help me finance my studies at Booth.”
Catriona, better known as Cat, received her A.B. in Government from Harvard College with a secondary concentration in English. “After my undergraduate work, I wanted the rigorous quantitative education a school like Booth offered,” she said. “The quality of the Economic and Finance Departments particularly attracted me.
Cat is a Co-Chair of the Investment Management Group and a member of Chicago Women in Business, the Epicurean Club, the Wine Club, the Running & Triathlon Club and the Ski & Snowboard Club.
She believes the prize is especially important because it comes from an association of women alumnae. “It’s an important statement given the underrepresentation of women in finance. It’s comforting knowing there is a network of women supporting other women in this field,” she said.
Cat is working towards her goal of entering equity research and becoming a more savvy investor. She is paying for school on her own, and the prize is a valuable tool in reaching her goals.
The University of Chicago Women’s Business Group created the annual prize to be given to an M.B.A. student at the University’s Booth School of Business who is likely to advance the interests and achievements of women. A Chicago Booth faculty committee selected Cat as winner of the $2,500 prize, which is funded by a gift to the school from UCWBG.
The University of Chicago Women’s Business Group is an alumni association that addresses the professional, personal and career development needs of women graduates of the University of Chicago.