Analysts

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.

Analyst, Soybeans
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.



Energy Division

Division Head
Joseph Crawford

Joe is a junior from Washington D.C. studying Finance and Economics interested in Banking. Currently, he serves as the Energy Division Head, prior to which he was Lead Analyst on Crude Oil. This past summer, he participated in numerous externships and built his network extensively. Next summer, he will join Raymond James as an Energy Investment Banking Summer Analyst.

Senior Analyst, Gasoline
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.

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.

Metals Division

Metals Co-Division Head Darsh Patel

Darsh is a junior from Richmond, Virginia studying Computer Engineering interested in Banking and Markets. Currently, he serves as Metals Division Head and the Chief Technical Officer, before which he was Lead Analyst on Gold. This past summer, Darsh interned with General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. He will join Citigroup in NYC as a Sales and Trading Summer Analyst next summer.

Metals Co-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, Copper 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, Copper
Dylan Ratner

Dylan is a senior from Stony Brook, New York studying Real Estate and Finance interested in Real Estate Investment. Dylan currently serves as an analyst on copper, prior to which he served as our Metals Division Head. Outside of COINS Dylan loves surfing and has surfed numerous destinations in Central and South America. Dylan is currently recruiting for future opportunities.

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, Silver
Caleigh McDonough

Caleigh is a junior from Chantilly, Virginia studying Real Estate and Finance, and interested in Real Estate Investments. She has spent time studying abroad in Prague, and this past summer she worked with Freddie Mac as an Operations Intern and dabbled in interior design projects. Caleigh plans to return to Freddie Mac next summer.

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.