ORFE Congratulates William England, '07 on Admittance to Oxford

Jan. 12, 2007

The Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering would like to extend its sincerest congraduations to William England, Class of '07, on admittance to the graduate program in Mathematical and Computational Finance at Oxford University. William had these comments to add about his undergraduate experience at Princeton and decision to apply to Oxford:

"Going to Oxford is something I have been considering for a while for two reasons. For one, many of the topics I have studied as an undergrad continue to fascinate me and I have known I wanted to go to grad school for quite some time. Secondly, virtually every single moment I have not been academically involved at Princeton, I have devoted myself to the sport of rowing. Rowing after college has been a priority for me for a long time as well, as I have an opportunity to row on the U.S. national team and possibly in the Olympics in the future. Oxford was one of the only places in the world where I could pursue both my academic and athletic interests, as it not only provides the type of graduate environment I was looking for, but also is widely considered a stepping stone between U.S. college and Olympic level rowing. I will originally be pursuing an MSC in Mathematical and Computational Finance, but it is quite likely that I will stay longer for the DPhil. Needless to say, I am very excited!"