Mahdy Saedy '12

Vice President at JP Morgan Chase

How important was your education at UTSA for your chosen career path?

“My journey in the U.S. started with my graduate studies at UTSA. The fact that my Ph.D. was funded through research grants was a turning point as I was not able to cover my tuition at all. Being given the opportunity to work as an R.A. and T.A. and publishing my findings was another benefit which gave me visibility in research community as well as industry. Having worked with Dr. Brian Kelley paved the way toward winning an outstanding graduate research award and his insights and recommendations certainly made me successful in my career. I was well-respected by faculties and that gave me confidence in my career path.”