Name: Michael Burdick
Policy Area of Concentration: Tax and Budget, Financial Services Regulation
GSPP Graduation Year: 2015
Undergraduate School: University of Arkansas
Personal History: Raised in a small town in southeast Arkansas. Studied Finance at the University of Arkansas. Worked at Wells Fargo US Corporate Banking Group in San Francisco after college.
What attracted you to GSPP?
Initially, I was interested in GSPP because of the respect I had for UC-Berkeley as a premier public research university. After learning more about the Goldman School specifically, I was intrigued by the focus of the curriculum on developing quantitative analytical skills and the strong sense of community that the school fosters. Location was also a significant factor as I preferred to stay in the Bay Area for graduate school.