Diving into Finance

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Zacher Lewis (US’13, C’17)
Portfolio Accounting Associate, Fisher Investments

A business administration and economics double major and a Phi Alpha Eta (honor society) graduate, Zacher took full advantage of support from Principia faculty across the liberal arts curriculum. “I came into college with a love of math and science, and a desire to further develop my analytical skills,” Zacher comments. “I’ve definitely been able to do that—and more.”

Serving as a teaching assistant in lower-level business and economics classes, Zacher brought a “Finance is fun!” spirit to the classroom, sharing his passion and breaking down complex ideas. For his senior capstone, he researched property rights in relation to investment in land improvements and economic growth.

Zacher was on the swim team all four years, achieving season and lifetime bests in individual and relay events his senior year. “The team is very inclusive with an awesome group of people,” he says. “I’ve experienced much growth in Christian Science through swimming.”

Another highlight of his experience at the College was attending speaker events. “For example, I had dinner with Halliburton whistleblower Anthony Menendez when he came to campus,” Zacher says. “His emphasis on the importance of integrity in business even in the face of significant opposition truly resonated.”

Zacher is now putting his “Finance is fun!” perspective into practice as a private client Portfolio Accounting Associate at Fisher Investments in the Bay Area.