The Team

Our Writers

alex-square-2Alex Warfel is a senior at Marist College studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a Minor in Mathematics. He has participated in the college’s Fixed Income and Equity fund as an analyst and portfolio manager, and will be participating in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Trading Challenge. Alex has interned at a wealth management firm in the summer of 2015 and then a reinsurance and stop loss medical insurance company the following summer.


pietris_nofilterTimos Pietris is studying Applied Mathematics and Finance at Marist College, where he is due to graduate in May. As an analyst in the Marist College Greystone Fixed Income Fund, and as an intern at a regional wealth management firm, Timos has developed a voracious appetite for financial knowledge. His main focus, however, is to simplify this information down into tangible skills for the everyday person.


montalti_saunaAndrew Montalti is studying Economics and Political Science at Marist College. He is the Secretary of the United Nations Club on campus and has done political research with faculty. During the fall semester of 2016 Andrew interned at the House of Commons in the United Kingdom studying Brexit as well as the fishing rights in the surrounding waters. Andrew has had a passion for finance, and the blend of economics and politics that play a role in our daily lives.


collettaNick Colletta is studying Finance and Economics at Azusa Pacific University; he is set to graduate in May of 2018.  He is the Technology and Economic Research Manager for Azusa’s Student Investment Team and held an Investment Operations role with Northwestern Mutual.  As a former Philosophy major, Nick works to look at the excess of information in the financial markets in a logical way and break it down into a digestible manner for anyone to easily consume.


Na'im SquareNa’im Colbert is a graduating senior majoring in Business Finance and Economics at Azusa Pacific University. Na’im was the former president of the APU Student Investment Fund and has accepted an offer as a Financial Analyst for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Na’im’s interests include strategic management, macroeconomics,  and the evolution of technology.


IMG_2391Anders Warfel is currently a student at Lafayette College studying Economics and Minoring in Mechanical Engineering. While pursuing his degree he also is a part of the Lafayette football program. Starting in 2015, Anders has worked for a local Automotive Performance shop, learning the ins and outs of the automotive industry on a micro scale. He will be participating on the Formula SAE team at Lafayette his senior year as he completes his degree.


Josh Siegel_SquareJosh Siegel is a junior studying public relations and business at Marist College. He has aspirations of getting his Masters in Health Administration and will be attending grad school upon graduating in December. Josh’s interests include sports, healthcare and how communication and business intertwine. Josh is a member of the Marist College track and field team and a podcast enthusiast.


Austin FlackAustin Flack Austin Flack is studying Political Science and History at Marist College, with a focus on US-Sinosphere political and trade relations. He has presented his research on ethical trade policies at the Student World Affairs Conference and Monmouth University Undergraduate Research Conference. While interning in the British House of Commons, in fall 2016, Austin studied United Kingdom trade policy in a post-Brexit future. Interning at Heart to Heart International, he helped craft a sustainable development agenda for Southeast Haiti. Austin has a passion for helping others understand and work to solve complicated socioeconomic problems globally.


Graphic Design

tara-squareTara Guaimano is a freshman at Marist College studying Communications in Journalism with minors in Political Science and Digital Media. She currently serves as the Lifestyles Editor of the Marist Circle. Before attending Marist, she had worked as a reporter for her hometown’s online official newspaper, TapInto Cedar Grove/Verona. Tara aims to work as an investigative journalist for a multimedia news organization to utilize her reporting to preserve public awareness.


Administration & Technology

myheadshotSpencer Diernbach is SnoQap Financial’s CTO. “Buy low, sell high, and learn to invest your money while you’re young.” With a B.S. in Computer Science that’s about all Spencer knows about finance, thankfully he’s in charge of creating the webpage of SnoQap, not writing the articles. Spencer also notices the importance of listening to your peers and learning from trying, failing, and trying again. He is proud to be a part of this interesting and exciting opportunity.


Katy Zielinski_SquareKaty Zielinski is SnoQap Financial’s Copy Editor. Katy is a junior at Marist College pursuing a degree in Public Relations and Political Science. This past fall, she studied abroad in London and interned for a political think tank where she edited content and maintained their website. Next year, Katy will be the president of Pi Sigma Alpha and the president of Marist’s Chapter of PRSSA. 

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