1) Tell us a little about yourself (Where you’re from, major, on-campus involvements, hobbies, etc.)
My name is Sean Seidl, and I’m a Finance and Applied Math major from the suburbs of Chicago. I’m a senior and excited to be graduating in the next two months. Notre Dame has been a great platform for me to explore different service and business opportunities. I’ve also had a lot of fun with experiences like studying abroad in London, playing on the Club Golf team, and running a marathon.
2) Current Division and Role?
I’m a Loan Associate in the Loan Division!
3) Why did you join JIFFI?
I joined JIFFI during my sophomore year. The summer before this, I worked at a microfinance nonprofit that provided loans and consulting support to small businesses in Ecuador. This was my first exposure to microfinance, and it was exciting to see how providing access to financial capital could be an effective way to build sustainable social and economic growth in underserved populations. When I realized Notre Dame had an organization working towards this goal right in South Bend, I wanted to join and help.
4) What Impact have you made/ hope to make in your time as a member of this organization?
This is my last year of the three I’ve spent in JIFFI. My favorite part about my work at JIFFI is understanding clients’ stories. JIFFI has taught me that a credit score can be an especially poor and incomplete way to reflect someone’s financial history. I hope that during my time with the organization, I’ve helped clients tell their stories where others may not have listened.
5) If you had to pick a superpower, what would it be and why?
A photographic memory would be great—I lose things too often.