Our Staff

Executive Board

Emily Pohl

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Birck

Chief Financial Officer

Connie Chen

Chief Marketing Officer

Emily is a Senior from Darnestown, Maryland studying International Economics and International Development. Outside of JIFFI, Emily is a Research Assistant at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities and works for the Kellogg Institute’s Events Team. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with friends and playing co-rec broomball and soccer.

Chris is a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in Accounting and minored in Poverty Studies. He is currently attending the Master of Science in Accountancy program at Notre Dame working towards his CPA certification. Outside of JIFFI, Chris enjoys running, reading, and basketball!

Connie is a Junior studying Finance and Data Science from Taichung, Taiwan, and is passionate about Fintech, business ethics, and financial empowerment. Outside of JIFFI, Connie serves on the International Admissions and Ambassador Boards and is involved with SIBC and Club Boxing. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, chocolate tasting, and staying active.

epohl@jiffi.org
cbirck@jiffi.org
cchen@jiffi.org

Dhruv Chempakasseril

Chief Portfolio Manager

Sam Cannova

Chief Operations Officer

Dhruv is a Senior Finance and ACMS double major from Westmont, IL. Some of his extracurricular engagements include Moneythink, Unleashed, and SIBC. His hobbies include sleeping and eating!

Sam is a Junior from Wheaton, IL majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies with a minor in Business Economics at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, Sam participates in Class Council, SIBC Consulting, and research with the Kellogg International Scholars Program. For fun, Sam enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and playing spike ball. His favorite Migos ad lib is when they shout “MOMMA” or just go “grrrr”.

dchempakasseril@jiffi.org
scannova@jiffi.org
Accounting

Malia Marshall

Vice President

Jingjing (Cheryl) Xu

Associate

Malia is a Junior from Portland, Oregon double majoring in Finance and Peace Studies. At Notre Dame, she plays the piccolo in the marching band, she is the founder of International Justice Mission ND (an organization fighting to stop human trafficking), and she is also a Young Life leader at Jefferson Intermediate in South Bend. In her spare time, she loves to read and watch the Portland Trail Blazers.

Jingjing, (or “Cheryl”) Xu is Junior from Hangzhou, China studying Accountancy and Japanese. Outside of JIFFI, Jingjing enjoys dancing, drawing manga, and playing the flute.

mmarshall@jiffi.org
jxu@jiffi.org

Matthew Hawke

Associate

Matt is a Freshman from Hamilton, Massachusetts who is studying within Mendoza School of Business but has not yet declared a major. He recently graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire where he was captain of the basketball and lacrosse teams. Outside of JIFFI he is currently a member of the Club Lacrosse Team, and enjoys playing spike ball, and spending time with friends.

mhawke@jiffi.org
Business Development

Grace Condon

Vice President

Ben Jung

Associate

Grace is a Sophomore from Boston, Massachusetts studying Economics and Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, Grace enjoys playing on interhall sports teams, volunteering with children, and pursuing her passion about child development.

gcondon@jiffi.org
bjung@jiffi.org

Tess Spesia

Associate

Tess is a Freshman from Joliet, Illinois studying Sociology and Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, Tess enjoys volunteering, watching Notre Dame football, and spending time with friends.

tspesia@jiffi.org
Community Relations

Sean McConville

Vice President (Fall)

Carson Myers

Vice President (Spring)

Sean is a Junior from Irvine, CA double majoring in Economics and Political Science. Outside of JIFFI, he is involved with Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns. When the weather will allow it, Sean enjoys spending time outside with friends playing spikeball.

Carson is a Junior from San Jose, California majoring in Accounting with a minor in Catholic Social Tradition. Outside of JIFFI, Carson is a part of the Notre Dame club swim team and the Student Programming Committee for Notre Dame’s on-campus art museum, the Snite Museum of Art. 

smcconville2@jiffi.org
cmyers@jiffi.org

Chris Weiland

Vice President (Fall)

William Murray

Vice President (Spring)

Sean is a Junior from Irvine, CA double majoring in Economics and Political Science. Outside of JIFFI, he is involved with Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns. When the weather will allow it, Sean enjoys spending time outside with friends playing spikeball.

Will is a freshman from Los Angeles, California studying Accounting and Data Science. Outside of JIFFI, Will is involved with SIBC, the California Club, and various Keenan Hall activities. In his free time, Will plays sports with friends and explores music

smcconville2@jiffi.org
wmurray@jiffi.org

Alexa Schlaerth

Vice President (Fall)

Sean is a Junior from Irvine, CA double majoring in Economics and Political Science. Outside of JIFFI, he is involved with Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns. When the weather will allow it, Sean enjoys spending time outside with friends playing spikeball.

smcconville2@jiffi.org
Credit and Risk Management

Jake Eberhart

Vice President

Megan Allen

Associate

Jake is a Junior from Yorkville, IL majoring in Finance and Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, Jake participates in SIBC and Interhall Basketball.

Megan is a Sophomore from Portland, Oregon majoring in Business Analytics and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.

jeberhart@jiffi.org
mallen@jiffi.org
blee@jiffi.org
Financial Empowerment Program

Charlie Wolfe

Vice President

Abby Campbell

Associate

Charlie Wolfe is a Senior Economics and Business Analytics double major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is involved with Club Rugby, SIBC, and served as a commissioner for his dorm, Knott Hall. For fun, Charlie enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, hanging out with friends, and eating. 

Abby is a senior from Clinton, NJ majoring in Economics and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, she has been researching migrant integration and local policy in Rome as a Sorin Scholar within the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement. She is also a research assistant at the Kellogg Institute, where she has been working on the Humanitarian Corridor project, which provides a safe and legal pathway for refugees from the Horn of Africa to reach Italy. For fun, she enjoys coffee, running, traveling, and hanging out with friends.

cwolfe@jiffi.org
acampbell@jiffi.org

Brennan Lee

Associate

Edward Brianci

Vice President (Spring)

Brennan Lee is a Senior from Stewart Manor, New York studying Finance and Political Science. Outside of JIFFI, Brennan participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters of St Joseph’s County and is a tutor at the Robinson Community Learning Center. Besides being a Notre Dame Sports enthusiast, Brennan enjoys spending his free time playing interhall sports such as basketball.

Edward is a first-year student from Sarasota, Florida, studying Political Science and Public Policy. Outside of JIFFI, Edward enjoys rock climbing, tutoring at St. Adalbert’s Elementary, and geeking out over mundane political events. By the end of his four years at Notre Dame, it is Edward’s hope to make a dramatic improvement in the financial literacy rates of every South Bend resident.

blee@jiffi.org
ebrunicardi@jiffi.org

Jack Harkin

Associate

Luca Marini

Associate

My name is Jack Harkin, a sophomore thats is half British, half filipino but has grown up in Indonesia. I am currently in Mendoza studying Business Analytics and a minor in Design (collaborative innovation). I currently live in Siegfried hall and am active in SIBC, Unleashed, and an International Ambassador.

Luca is a freshman majoring in Finance and Global Affairs. He is originally from Campinas, Brazil, where he studied hidwhole life. He has travelled to all but 3 Brazilian states, he loves fishing in remote locations in the Amazon rainforest and he is a certified scuba diver. In the future he plans on starting my own non-profit organization.

jharkin@jiffi.org
lmarini@jiffi.org
Legal

Drew Seketa

Vice President

Carson Myers

Vice President (Spring)

Andrew is a Junior from Carmel, Indiana majoring in Finance and ACMS at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, Andrew participates in Mock Trial, Moneythink, and is an Unleashed Project leader. Andrew is interested in Entrepreneurship and Law, and hopes to either go to Law School or start his own business one day.

Carson is a Junior from San Jose, California. She is majoring in Accounting and is abroad in Rome this Fall semester! She will be the VP of Community Relations in the Spring. In her free time, Carson swims for the Notre Dame Swim Club and likes to hike and travel.

aseketa@jiffi.org
cmyers@jiffi.org

Preston Chen

Associate

Remi Astronomo

Associate

Preston is a freshman from St. Louis, Missouri studying Business Analytics and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics. He enjoys spreading positive energy and meeting new people.

pchen@jiffi.org
rastronomo@jiffi.org
Loan Team

Ryan Mullin

Vice President

Vaibhav Mopidevi

Associate

Ryan Mullin is a junior originally from Cleveland, Ohio, majoring in Business Analytics and Political Science. He is a proud three year resident of O’Neill Hall (go mob!) and an avid Cleveland sports fan. When he’s not meeting with clients for JIFFI he loves working at ND Listens, the phone center on campus, and working in a variety of rolls with Notre Dame student government.

Vaibhav Mopidevi (“Mopi”) is a Sophomore from Bangalore, India and a proud resident of Duncan Hall double majoring in Business Analytics and Film, Television and Theatre. Before coming to Notre Dame, Mopi spent a gap year pursuing his interests in traveling, filmmaking, paragliding and triathlons. Outside of JIFFI, Mopi is involved with SIBC, a member of the Ultimate frisbee team, a research assistant, and was an actor in ND’s “Show Some Skin” production. He is currently documenting his Notre Dame journey through the lens of his YouTube Channel and wants to share with the world what it’s like to be a student at ND.

rmullin@jiffi.org
vmopidevi@jiffi.org 

Christopher Hayes

Associate (Abroad)

Katherine Fugate

Associate

Chris is a Senior from Fair Haven, New Jersey majoring in Finance with a minor in History at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, Chris works for SAO, is a member of the Mendoza Student Leadership Association, and plays Interhall Sports for his dorm, Zahm Hall. For Fun, Chris enjoys playing golf and ice hockey, watching sports, and spending time with his dogs. Chris is currently studying abroad in London!

Katherine is a Senior from Erie, Pennsylvania majoring in Economics and minoring in both Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and Poverty Studies. Outside of JIFFI, Katherine is involved with the Gender Relations Department, Peace House, and is a member of the Kellogg International Scholars Program. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and practicing German.
chayes@jiffi.org 
kfugate@jiffi.org 

Anabel Martinez

Associate

Jacob Berning

Associate

Anabel is an economics major with a minor in ceramics. She is a freshman from New York who likes to throw on the wheel and go for distance runs around the lakes in her free time.

Jacob Berning is a junior Economics and Theology major from Dubuque, IA. Outside of JIFFI, he plays club soccer, manages the pizzeria in the basement of his dorm, and spends time with friends and family. He is really passionate about making our banking industry more fair and beneficial for everyone.
amartinez@jiffi.org 
jberning@jiffi.org 
Operations

Hunter Urrea

Vice President

Andrew Franke

Vice President of Tech Subdivision

Hunter is a Senior from El Paso, Texas majoring in International Economics with a minor in Computational and Digital Technologies at the University of Notre Dame. For fun, Hunter enjoys tap dancing, baking, and playing basketball with friends.

Andrew is a Senior from Seattle, WA double majoring in Mathematics and Economics. In addition to JIFFI, Andrew is involved in SIBC, International Market Watch Club, the Wall Street Club, and Headlines Club. For fun, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and playing soccer. 

hurrea@jiffi.org
afranke@jiffi.org

He Duan

Associate

Cynthia Xie

Associate

He Duan is a Junior from Harare, Zimbabwe studying at the University of Notre Dame where he is majoring in Finance and Economics. Outside of JIFFI, He is a SIBC Consulting Project Leader, Vice President of the Chinese Culture Society, Pipe Sergeant of Notre Dame Bagpipe Band, and an International Ambassador for ISSA. For fun, he enjoys tennis, piano, and biking.

hduan@jiffi.org
xxie@jiffi.org

Andres Lacayo

Associate

alacayo@jiffi.org