Growing up in the rough and tumble world of Mission Viejo, Orange County- yes, that is ten minutes east of Laguna Beach and ten minutes west of The Real Housewives of Orange County-Tommy yearned for a new experience devoid of surfing, In-n-Out, and prototypical skate-punk bands. Despite his wishes, Tommy began his collegiate career at UC San Diego before transferring to the School of Industrial and Labor Relations in the spring semester of 2013.
His circuitous path has led him to his current aspirations to become a financial professional upon graduation, focusing on restructuring and distressed debt. He is currently president of Cornell Alpha Fund, a proprietary investment fund on campus. This past summer, Tommy interned at Barclays Investment Bank in New York. Outside of his nearly monomaniacal fixation on having his soul sucked away by the financial markets and the creative destruction of capitalism, Tommy enjoys fly-fishing; watching a baseball or rugby game; collecting vintage watches; sulking in the demise of meaningful literature and music vis-a-vis Justin Bieber and the assault of vacuous pop culture as a hegemonic dialectic (don't ask unless you want a lecture); and, of course, partaking in a game of Settlers of Catan.
The hidden gem of West Campus is the diversity of intellectual activity and interests amongst residents; and, your interests interest me. Stop by, introduce yourself, and let's exchange ideas.