Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo

City of residence: Shanghai, China
SAS Puxi
Intended Major: 
Grade 11

Ruby serves as a leader at Jacaranda Club and SAS Eggschange at her school. She assists her family with real estate investment plannings because she has a strong interest in finance and statistics.

University Acceptance

★ NYU Stern
★ University of Michigan Ross School of Business

What challenges did she face?

  • Ruby is eager to master advanced data analysis, particularly in the field of real estate, but such abilities are not taught in schools.
  • Ruby wanted a strong extracurricular portfolio to help her stand out in her college application.

Matched professor:

The mentor is a lecturer at MIT in the Mathematics Department. He also serves as an investment manager, exploiting advanced statistical analytics to manage a variety of investment programs.

How did our program help her?

  • Ruby was able to learn R and use it to analyze real estate data using R Studio.
  • The professor taught her the fundamentals of time series analysis as well as how to use complex statistical methods to examine time series data (e.g., the LOESS method).
  • Ruby’s professor has agreed to send her a letter of recommendation if she needs one for her college application.

Below is part of an example work done during the program:

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