2020-2021 Mentors

Andrew Forsyth
3rd Year, Math/Applied Science

My name is Andrew Forsyth and I am a junior studying Mathematics/Applied Science. Over the past two years, I have gained experience in a variety of fields and industries, working at companies such as Campus Cooks, Boro and Kin Insurance. My experiences at these fintech and insurtech startups has given me a first hand look at how technology is taking businesses by storm and allowed me to explore a diverse range of projects all geared towards my math major. At UCLA, I am the vice president and player on the Men’s Club Lacrosse team, an active member of my fraternity and a new member in the UCLA ACM AI program. Hoping to further my programming skills, I am starting to look at jobs in quantitative finance or data science after I graduate. While my exact goals are still up in the air for post-grad, I plan on combining skills I’ve acquired in my major with something related to finance and big data. Aside from my experiences in college, I am looking forward to meeting our mentees and providing advice on navigating UCLA, career planning and life in general.

Avijit Nalwa
4th Year, Financial Actuarial Math, International Student

Hi, I'm Avijit, a 4th year Financial Actuarial Math major. I'm passionate about data science and actuary and have interned at Root Insurance, Siegel+Gale, and Green Hasson Janks during my time at UCLA. Outside of this, I am the President of Tech & Financial Research at UCLA, the Director of Outreach for the Office of the IVP, USAC, and also serve on the board of Impact Investing Group at UCLA. I look forward to helping mentees with internship recruiting advice, major selection, and class planning. After graduating I hope to work within an analytical role in Actuary, Data Science, or Product Management. In my free time I love to produce music and play table tennis. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Rhea Singh
4th Year, Statistics, International Student

Hello! I’m Rhea, I’m a 4th year Statistics major and have taken a lot of math classes at UCLA. I’m currently working as a Data Science Intern at the Sabudh Foundation in India, a non-profit that works to use data science for social benefit. I’ve also worked as a Student Researcher at the Anderson School of Management, and as a Customer Service Rep at the Computer Store. As for my post-grad plans, I’m still conflicted between working full-time in data science or analytics or going to grad school. Apart from UMSA, I’m involved with the Bruin Language Association and the Stats Club at UCLA, and in my free time I love reading, exploring LA, doing yoga and baking with my friends! To my future mentees - I’m excited to meet everyone and offer my support in any way I can, from class planning, professor reviews and resources for anything I’m unable to answer, to unfiltered reviews on the best Asian food in LA.

Siddarth Srikanth
2nd Year, Math/Econ, International Student

Hello! My name is Siddarth (I go by Sid as well) and I am a second year Mathematics/Economics major. I am a research assistant for two different professors in the Economics Department on each of their projects; I work with Dr. Goncalves on his project investigating the impact of police unionization on police officer misconduct in the US, and with Dr. Giorcelli on her project studying the development of managerial practices and management consulting in the US. After graduating from UCLA, I plan to go to grad school to study economics. I love playing tennis and I am a member of Bruin Club Tennis. As your mentor, I would strive to provide you with the support and resources to succeed at mathematics and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. My hobbies are listening to music and watching TV shows.

Wilson Yu
4th Year, Financial Actuarial Math

Hey everyone! I am Wilson and I am a fourth year Financial Actuarial Math major with a Specialization in Computing. My experience involves being an Actuarial Intern at the California Department of Insurance and being a Data Journalist for Bruin Sports Analytics. I have also participated in other extracurriculars such as Bruin Actuarial Society, Association of Chinese Americans, and the UCLA Powerlifting Club. After graduation, the plan is to work full-time in the actuarial field. As a mentor, I can share my experiences in taking math courses, passing actuarial exams, winning a case competition, and working as an intern. I’m hoping to host 1-on-1 or group virtual sessions that involve going over 4-year plans, improving resumes, and conducting mock interviews. I’m also down to talk about anything college or life-related and chill over some game nights if y’all up for that too! Outside of school, I enjoy watching and playing basketball, vibing to some chill tunes, watching anime, and going to the gym!