Head shots of Professor Tracey Yue Wang and students Chi Zhang and Morgan Kerfeld.

3 People, 3 Questions: Fall 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Headshot of Tracy Yue Wang, Professor of Finance
Tracy Yue Wang, Professor of Finance

Tracy Yue Wang

Professor of Finance

What are you reading?

Value(s): Building a Better World for All which asks why the things that we value most, such as protecting the environment or keeping children well-fed, seem of little importance to economic markets and how we can transform market values into human values. Rich Dad Poor Dad is a personal finance book with insights about how we should think about money and wealth. Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change explores how the human mind deals with changes.

What is your favorite website?

YouTube. It’s where I can find all kinds of interesting videos for myself and for my family.

What is your dream job?

Professor. Every profession comes with things we like and don’t like. Being a professor provides me with two things that I highly value: intellectual challenges and flexibility. Being a professor was not my childhood dream, and I feel that life somehow led me to this job. I often joke that I became a professor more by accident than by planning. However, there is no other job that would suit me better. I’m grateful that life has led me here.

Headshot of Chi Zhang ’22 MIMBA
Chi Zhang, ’22 MIMBA

Chi Zhang

’22 MIMBA

What are you reading?

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull. The writers revealed a basic management theory: “Employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively and managers rise to the level of their incompetence.” Behind the seemingly negative assumption is the understanding and exploration of organizational culture and psychology. By reading this book, I better understood the imperfections of my team and was able to better adapt to the organizational environment.

What is your favorite website?

ted.com. TED is an awesome website. You can find anything interesting from it. People on TED share their wonderful moments and learn from each other. I love it.

What is your dream job?

I have worked in the medical industry for eight years. I hope I can contribute to the development of the public healthcare system of China. My dream job would be the one combining my management skills to improve the quality of medical service in my hometown.

Headshot of Morgan Kerfeld ’20 BSB
Morgan Kerfeld, ’20 BSB

Morgan Kerfeld

’20 BSB

What are you reading?

Right now I am reading Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. I always like to be reading a balance of books at the same time, generally choosing a heavier, more thought-provoking piece with a fun read!

What is your favorite website?

My favorite website at the moment is The Hiking Project. It is an awesome resource for any hiker trying to find new trails to explore.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to run my own company. Currently, I am working on a startup called Telo, which is developing the first significant innovation to the rollator walker in more than 40 years. In addition to Telo, my dream would be to use my medical degree and business experience to engage in global health initiatives by building medical clinics in underserved communities. On a lighter note, I have always thought it would be so fun to own a food truck!

Fall 2021 alumni magazine cover

This article appeared in the Fall 2021 alumni magazine

Our world, our lives, and our work have changed. We must continue to adapt.

So, how do we do that? Where do we go from here? What’s next?

Fall 2021 table of contents

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