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Agriculture Division

Agriculture Division Head
Chris Kuhler

Chris is a senior from Clifton, Virginia studying Agribusiness interested in Agricultural Lending and Production. His love for agriculture has taken him across many borders including to Costa Rican farms. This past summer, Chris worked as an Agricultural Lending Intern for First Bank & Trust and will return there full time after graduating.

Senior Analyst, Wheat Katie O’Day

Katie is a senior from Ashburn, Virginia studying Accounting and BIT. She is interested in a career in Financial Advisory. Currently, she serves as Director of Social Engagement, but also trades Wheat in our Agriculture Division. This past summer, Katie was a Securitization Risk Analytics Intern at KPMG and will return full-time next year after graduating.

Senior Analyst, Sugar Dylan Doherty

Dylan is a senior from New Market, Maryland studying Finance interested in Wealth Management. Outside of COINS Dylan is an avid auction attender. This past summer, Dylan worked as a Financial Analyst Offsets Intern for Textron. He plans to return to Textron after graduation.

Analyst, Corn
Kevin Salmon

Kevin is a senior from Arlington, Virginia studying Agricultural and Applied Economics interested in a career in Commodity Trading. Before Virginia Tech, Kevin studied at the University of Colorado Boulder. An avid traveler, he has visited over 20 major cities in 12 countries across the world. Kevin is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Agriculture Divison Head Jayson Gill

Jayson is a senior from Lancaster, Virginia studying Agribusiness and Crop and Soil Science interested in Commodity Investing. A fun fact about Jayson is he lives on a small farm in Lancaster, VA. Jayson is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Analyst, Livestock Yangchuan Wang

Yangchuan is a graduate student studying in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. He is currently recruiting for future opportunities.


Analyst, Coffee
Armine Poghosyan

Armine is a graduate student studying in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. She is currently recruiting for future opportunities.


Analyst, CoffeeDana Altarace

Dana is a sophomore studying Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Before college, she worked as a publishing associate for Plot Your Work and a Java Programming Tutor. Dana is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Analyst, Coffee Jean Claude

Jean is a graduate student studying in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. He is interested in Agribusiness research and applying econometric models to analyze agricultural commodity markets. He is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Analyst, Corn Kevin Cheng

Kevin is sophomore studying BIT, with a Decision Support Systems concentration. This past winter, Kevin worked as a spring intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Economic and

Analyst, Corn Nikhil Bandaru

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Analyst, CottonSanil Jain

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Analyst, CottonSara Wynkoop

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Analyst, LivestockLizzie Mullaly

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Analyst, LivestockClaire Seibel

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Analyst, SoybeansMatthew Myers

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Analyst, SoybeansMax DeLeon

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Analyst, SugarMikel Gonzalez

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Analyst, SugarEmma Lapini

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Analyst, WheatLayton Thomas

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Analyst, WheatKolby Partin

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Energy Division

Energy Division Head
Max Babka

Max is a sophomore from Arlington, Virginia studying Computer Science interested in Investment Banking. A fun fact about Max is his family owns a small Soybean farm in Arkansas. This past summer Max spent time honing in on his technical and financial skills, and is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Senior Analyst, Natural Gas
Chris Dutton

Chris is a sophomore from Midlothian, Virginia studying Finance interested in Corporate Finance and Private Equity. A fun fact about Chris is in his free time he enjoys sailing. Chris spent much of this past summer networking with individuals and is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Senior Analyst, Crude Oil
Gabriel Plichta

Gabe is a sophomore from Roanoke, Virginia studying Finance interested in Investment Banking. Before college, Gabe was an Eagle Scout and a valedictorian at his high school. Outside of COINS, Gabe works with the Orbital Launch Vehicle Team at VT as a University Relations Manager. Gabe is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Senior Analyst, Crude Oil
Charles Spicer

Charles is a senior from Blacksburg, Virginia studying Fintech interested in Sales and Trading. Charles is currently an analyst trading Brent and WTI Crude Oil, however, he once served as our Energy Division Head. Prior to attending Virginia Tech, Charles has lived in Blacksburg since 2005. He is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Analyst, Crude Oil
Arul Kumar

Arul is a sophomore studying Finance with a concentration in FinTech and Data Analytics, as well as Investment Management (CFA). He look forward to working in the fields of finance and analytics and hopes to develop experience, networks, and knowledge from internships and other opportunities in related fields.

Analyst, Crude Oil
Ian Rees

Ian is sophomore studying national security and foreign policy at Virginia Tech. Last summer Ian worked as a Summer Research Analyst for Anthem where he Synthesized open source qualitative/quantitative information using high level research and writing skills to provide timely and effective analysis of new unemployment trends spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Outside of COINS Ian does research at the Hume Center for National Security and Technology.

Analyst, Gasoline
Siddharth Mehta

Siddharth is a feshman studying financial mathematics at Virginia Tech. He has sold and brokered various health, life, and annuities products for Symmetry Financial Group to those looking for final expense coverage, mortgage protection, estate planning, and more.

Analyst, Gasoline
Liam Hayes

Liam is a sophomore studying computer science at Virginia Tech. He is interested in both Finance and Technology and has a wide range of experience working in Python and Java.

Analyst, Natural Gas
Malcolm Moss

Malcom is a freshman studying computer engineering at Virginia Tech. He is an eager learner who loves to build businesses and software. He built his first business at 16 and over the course of 3 years, grew it to over half a million dollars in sales. He has worked on open source software projects that collate and distribute API data for developers to build projects and he loves making connections with others and learning from them.

Analyst, Natural Gas
Barrett King

Barrett is a freshman studying finance at Virginia Tech. As a self-starting, diligent, and personable student, he looks to bring unique value to clients in an evolving marketplace. He has been a devoted trader for the past 6 years, freely investing his own capital into the market. Barrett aspires to be in sell-side or buy-side roles in the future.

Analyst, Natural Gas
William Hillhouse

Will is a sophomore from Westport, Connecticut studying computer science. He is interested in learning more about how computer science can be applied to financial data analysis and gaining experience in data analytics and modeling. Outside of COINS Will is involved in Delta Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Alpha chapter.

Metals Division

Metals Division Head 
Paul Papillo

Paul is a sophomore from Frederick, Maryland studying Finance interested in Sales and Trading. Currently, he serves as Metals Division Head, but before that, he was Lead Analyst on Silver. This past summer, Paul participated in numerous externships and built his network extensively. Paul is actively recruiting with numerous firms for a role next summer.

Senior Analyst, Silver 
Peter Brunone

Peter is a junior from Trumbull, Connecticut studying Industrial and Systems Engineering interested in Consulting and Sales. A fun fact about Peter is he is a Giants and Yankees fan. This past summer, Peter interned with Portescap as a Manufacturing Engineering Intern and plans to return to them next summer.

Analyst, Gold Nathan Mostow

Nathan is a junior from Washington D.C. studying Finance interested in Financial Planning. Outside of COINS Nathan has spent time studying abroad in Prague. This past summer, he interned with Oasys International in Fairfax, Virginia as a Business Development Intern. Nathan is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

Analyst, Copper
Andrew Curran

Andrew is a Junior from Cherry Hill, New Jersey studying Finance interested in Financial Planning and Management. He has spent time studying abroad in Prague, and spent much of this past summer networking with alumni. Next summer, Andrew will intern with Vanguard as a College to Corporate Advice Intern.

Analyst, Gold 
Diego Negron-Jimenez

Diego is a freshman studying Economics and Finance. Outside of COINS, Diego plays tennis and reads Russian literature. Diego has also worked on numerous case studies, from Goldman Sachs’ launch of Marcus, to Keynesian fiscal policy measures and its impact during the Great Depression. 

Analyst, Gold 
Michael Dorociak

Michael is a sophomore from Illinois studying Finance, Economics, and International Business. Michael has a FINRA Securities Industry Essentials Certification, and is looking forward to buidling his network. 

Analyst, Silver 
Aidan McFarlane

Aidan is a junior from Ashburn, Virginia studying both Finance and Business Information Technology. Last summer, Aidan interned with Kuhn Aviation as a Market Research Intern. Outside of COINS, Aiden is involved with Virginia Tech’s G.E.R.M.A.N. Club and Club Rugby. 

Analyst, Silver
Joey Mecherikunnel

Joey is a freshman from Sterling, Virginia, studying Finance. Outside of COINS, Joey is an Associate with the Consulting Group at Virginia Tech. 

Analyst, Copper
Kyle Clarke

Kyle is a junior stuyding Fianance with an interest in investment management and financial markets. Last summer, Kyle interned for Stadlin Capital in an Analyst role, and this summer Kyle will be interning with Fidus Capital. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid golfer and plays on Virginia Tech’s club team. 

Analyst, Copper 
Victoria Agrinya

Victoria is a sophomore from Northern Virginia studying Finance, with an interest in investment management and financial markets. This summer, Victoria will be interning at Maverick Capital in an Analyst role.