Our Team

     Executive Board

Megan Nuggihalli

President

Megan Nuggihalli is a junior Finance and Philosophy major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of the Liberal Arts from West Chester, PA. She currently serves as the President of the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Financials and Director of PSIA. During this past summer, Megan interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Equity Capital Markets Division and will be interning at Perella Weinberg Partners in the Advisory Division this summer. In her free time, Megan enjoys fashion photography and spending time with friends. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has been instrumental in developing strong analytical abilities and valuable communication skills.

 

Spencer Spellman

Chief Investment Officer

Spencer Spellman is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Basking Ridge, NJ. He currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Associate Analyst of Real Estate. During this past summer, Spencer interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Real Estate and will be interning at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Spencer enjoys sous-vide cooking, pottery, and skiing. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him refine his attention to detail and taught him strong time management skills.

 

Rashmi Naik

Vice President of Outreach

Rashmi Naik is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Princeton, NJ. She currently serves as the Vice President of Outreach in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Consumer Staples. During this past summer, Rashmi interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Consumer Staples and will be interning at Citi in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In her free time, Rashmi enjoys oil painting, running, and traveling. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught her strong time management skills and self-discipline.

 

Nicole Chen

Vice President of Development

Nicole Chen is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Marlboro, NJ. She currently serves as the Vice President of Development in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Real Estate and Director of NLF Education. During this past summer, Nicole interned with UBS in the investment banking division and will be interning at Guggenheim Partners in the Investment Banking Division this upcoming summer. In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and watching NBA basketball. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught her the importance of strong work ethic and commitment when given huge responsibilities.

Austin Liao

Vice President of Operations

Austin Liao is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Chester Springs, PA. He currently serves as the Vice President of Operations in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Healthcare and Director of Risk. During this past summer, Austin interned at Black Eagle Advisors and will be interning at Ducera Partners in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Austin enjoys reading, playing board games, and going to the gym. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop time management skills and understand personal accountability.

 

Grant Saunders

Vice President of Recruitment

Grant Saunders is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from North Huntingdon, PA. He currently serves as the Vice President of Recruitment in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Energy. During this past summer, Grant interned at Thermo Fisher Scientific in the Corporate Finance Division and will be interning at Deutsche Bank in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Grant enjoys training Bonsai trees, swimming, and playing volleyball. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him the importance of combining passion, motivation, and perseverance in all aspects of his life.

 

     Leadership

Collin Stevenson

Head Trader

Collin Stevenson is a sophomore Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Hollidaysburg, PA. He currently serves as an Associate Analyst of the Consumer Discretionary Sector in the Nittany Lion Fund. During this past summer, Collin interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in the Utilities Sector, and after spending one semester in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in sales and trading. In his free time, Collin enjoys real estate reconstruction, lifting weights, and playing baseball. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him the importance of being efficient and how to succeed under pressure.

Mason Thayer

Director of Portfolio Analytics

Mason Thayer is a sophomore Finance and French major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts from Erie, PA. He serves as a Senior Associate Analyst of Information Technology in the Nittany Lion Fund. After spending two semesters in the Penn State Investment Association, he has developed an interest in investment banking. In his free time, Mason enjoys snowboarding, watching the Premier League, and documentaries. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him critical thinking skills and helped him develop professionally.

Maria Howe

Co-Director of Portfolio Analytics

Maria Howe is a sophomore Finance and Economics major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts from Lancaster, PA. She serves as an Associate Analyst of Financials in the Nittany
Lion Fund. After spending one semester in the Penn State Investment Association, she has developed an interest in investment banking. In her free time, Maria enjoys cooking, reading, and doing yoga. She says
that the Nittany Lion Fund has challenged her analytical abilities and furthered her technical skills.

Katie Carr

Director of Outreach

Katie Carr is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Bucks County, PA. She currently serves as the Director of Outreach in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Consumer Discretionary. During this past summer, Katie interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning to Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an intern in the same division this summer. In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with friends. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught her to strive for success and improve her communication skills.

 

Nicole Chen 

Director of NLF Education

Nicole Chen is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Marlboro, NJ. She currently serves as the Lead Analyst of Real Estate and Director of NLF Education after previously serving as an Associate Analyst of Real Estate. During this past summer, Nicole interned with UBS in the Investment Banking division and will be interning at Guggenheim Partners in the Investment Banking division this summer. In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and trying new restaurants. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught her the importance of strong work ethic and commitment when given huge responsibilities.

 

Megan Nuggihalli

Director of the Penn State Investment Association 

Megan Nuggihalli is a junior Finance and Philosophy major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts from West Chester, PA. She currently serves as the Director of PSIA in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Financials and an Associate Analyst of Financials. During this past summer, Megan interned at Bank of America Securities in Equity Capital Markets and will be interning at Perella Weinberg Partners in the Advisory Division this summer. In her free time, Megan enjoys swimming, photography, and watching new movies. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has been instrumental in developing strong analytical abilities and valuable communication skills.

 

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