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Hometown: Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Grew up in Queens, NY
Undergrad: Dartmouth College
Jobs before Wharton:
Liya is a second year MBA student at the Wharton School, majoring in Entrepreneurial Management. Prior to Wharton, Liya worked at Goldman Sachs in their corporate derivatives business, structuring solutions for US multinational corporations looking to protect earnings from currency volatility. After three years, Liya pivoted to impact investing, joining Third Sector Capital Partners, where she designed and raised capital for social impact bond investments. Most recently, Liya spent her summer helping a mentor from Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group launch a private equity fund that aims to target social impact bond investments.
If Liya could have an endless supply of food, it’d be:
Chocolate croissants from Metropolitan Bakery.
If Liya could invite 4 famous people to dinner, it’d be:
Maya Angelou, Angela Merkel, Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos.
If Liya could live in any period in history, it’d be:
During the Age of Discovery.