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Research Experience

Roles & Responsibilities

February 2020 - Current

Clinical Research Coordinator

Experimental Psychopathology Lab

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System

​PI: Dr. David Kimhy

  • Qualitative/Quantitative analysis of patient and family data using SPSS

  • Writing and editing academic articles for style, referencing, and content for peer-reviewed journals

  • Collaborating on grant submissions, IRB proposals, and HIPAA compliance

August 2019 - Current

Co-Lab Manager

Culture, Stigma, and Psychosis Lab

School of Global Public Health, New York University

PI: Dr. Lawrence Yang

  • Lab coordinator for projects on psychosis, culture, and stigma

  • Work on manuscript, grant, and poster submissions, conduct literature reviews

  • Maintain lab procedures, organize lab meetings, and induct, train, and manage over 20 research assistants

August 2019 - Current

Graduate Research Assistant

Regulation of Emotion in Anxiety and Depression Lab

Teachers College, Columbia University

​PI: Dr. Douglas Mennin

  • Conduct phone screening of potential research subjects for open trial of Emotion Regulation Therapy

  • Assist in recruitment procedures for open trials

  • Prepare and code data in SPSS from weekly clinician and participant forms

  • Administration of Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI)

September 2019 - Current

Graduate Research Assistant

Richardson Lab

Teachers College, Columbia University

PI: Dr. Randall Richardson

  • Conducted meta-analysis of psychological schema change through psychotherapy

  • Led literature search, screening process, data extraction, and statistical analyses

  • Manuscript writing and referencing

Research: Experience

Publications and Presentations

Poster Presentations

  1. Tay, C., Li, T., Tal, D., Feng, A., Misra, S., Le., PTD., Yang, L. (October 2020). Familismo and mental health discrimination: Implications for the treatment of severe mental illness in a Latin American context. E-Poster submitted to the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture 20th Annual Diversity Challenge. 

  2. Beck-Felts, K., Tay, C., Shagalow, S., Ifrah, C., Ospina, L., Kimhy, D. (October 2020). Impact of an aerobic exercise intervention on symptomatology in schizophrenia: A single-blind, randomized controlled pilot trial. Poster submitted to the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis 19th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, G.A.

  3. Tay, C., Guo, Y. (October 2020). Psychosocial strategies for positive symptoms of psychosis endorsed by Internet forum users: A content analysis. Poster submitted to the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis 19th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, G.A.

  4. Li, T., Tay, C., Eschliman, E., Grivel, M., Le, P.T., Yang, L.H. (October 2020). A systematic review: Challenges and opportunities in nonspecialists delivering evidence-based psychotherapy in low- and middle-income countries. Poster to be presented at APHA’s 2020 Convention, San Francisco, C.A.

  5. Eschliman, E.L., Cho, Y., Tay, C., Li, T., Mui, A., Grivel, M., Le, P.T.D., & Yang, L.H. (August 2020). Barriers and facilitators of task-sharing interventions in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. Poster to be presented at APA’s 2020 Convention (International Psychology Division), Washington, D.C.

  6.  Aragula, S., Figueira, C., Tay, C., Lu, P., Blasco, D., Le, P.T.D., Yang, L.H. (August 2020). Contextual issues affecting community reintegration for individuals with psychosis: perspectives of users in Chile and Brazil. Poster to be presented at APA’s 2020 Convention (Community Research and Action Division), Washington, D.C.

  7.  Eschliman, E.L., Tay, C., Choe, K., Mehta, H., Misra, S., Rampa, S., Ho-Foster, A.R., Blank, M.B., & Yang, L.H. (August 2020). The role of care bonds in HIV-related stigma’s effects on men in Botswana. Poster to be presented at APA’s 2020 Convention (Couple and Family Psychology Division), Washington, D.C.

  8. Tay, C. (August 2020). Psychosocial strategies used by individuals with schizophrenia: A content analysis of Internet forum posts. Poster to be presented at the American Psychological Association Convention 2020, Washington, D.C.

  9. Li, T., Tay, C. (May 2020). Psychological Distress Among Asian Immigrants: Examining the Role of Family Cohesion and Social Support. Poster presented at the 32nd Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, I.L.

  10. Tay, C., Tan, R., Gao, Y., Li, T., Burkhard, P. (April 2020). Family functioning and psychotic experiences across a racially-diverse sample in the United States. E-Poster presented at the 2020 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society.

Research: List


MA Teachers College, Columbia University

Research Methods Concentration
GPA: 4.18
Activities: Psi Chi (President)

September 2019 - May 2021 (Expected)

BS Stern School of Business, New York University

August 2011 - December 2014

Finance and Psychology
Cumulative GPA: 3.74
Psychology GPA: 3.80
Study Abroad: New York University in Prague (Spring 2013)
Summer Programs: Harvard University (Summer 2012)
Activities: Social Impact Council (President), Pride Corp (Vice President), Women in Business (Secretary), Singapore Students Association (Treasurer)

Research: Education

Teaching Experience

Roles & Responsibilities

January 2020 - Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Personality and Behavior Change, Teachers College, Columbia University

  • Facilitated weekly class discussion to help guide students into critical, explorative facets of content

  • Met students outside of class to develop understanding of content as well as writing coaching

  • Prepared teaching tools and resources for adjunct faculty members

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Stern Social Solutions Lab, Stern School of Business, New York University

  • Facilitated class discussion on social impact in business and entrepreneurship

  • Organized field trips and service opportunities at social enterprises in Greenwich Village

  • Advanced knowledge of related topics within and abreast of course content

Research: Experience

Professional Experience

Roles & Responsibilities

The following is an outline of my work experience in the financial sector. My core competencies were financial modeling and analysis.
Each role provided an opportunity to learn, grow, and continue developing as a person and a professional. Take a look to learn more.

2016 - 2018

Assistant Vice President

Special Situations and Distressed Credit Trading, Barclays Capital, New York, NY

  • Allocated portfolio across distressed credit and special situations investment opportunities

  • Performed rigorous and detailed financial analyses by building financial models for cashflow analyses

  • Provided strategic investment recommendations to hedge fund clients

2014 - 2016

Financial Restructuring Analyst

Financial Restructuring Group, Houlihan Lokey Capital, New York, NY

  • Worked 100+ hours/week on 10+ restructuring situations with a combined enterprise value of over $30bn

  • Built detailed financial models to predict future financial profitability and cash flow

  • Performed rigorous technical valuation analyses of companies and joint venture interests in diverse industries

Summer 2013

Private Equity Fund-of-Funds Analyst

Bessemer Trust, New York, NY

  • Evaluated over $3bn worth of investments in private equity funds across size, strategy, and geography

  • Reviewed private equity firms’ portfolio financial performance and operational strategy for investment

  • Created publications for year-end fund reviews, presentations, and corporate communications presentations

Spring 2013

Venture Capital Associate Analyst

Credo Ventures, Prague, Czechia

  • Analyzed investment memoranda from seed-stage technology start-up companies

  • Created investment theses and prepared presentations on potential acquisition and investment targets

  • Organized start-up events and networking sessions to build the Central European entrepreneurship community

Fall 2012

Investment Banking Analyst Intern
Marlin & Associates, New York, NY

  • Performed analysis for 10 buy- and sell-side M&A transactions within technology and healthcare industries

  • Conducted company profiling and research to search for investors and identify potential acquisitions

  • Performed valuation analysis for companies using public comparables analysis

Summer 2012

Wholesale Banking Summer Research Analyst
Aite Group, Boston, MA

  • Contributed to 3 Impact Reports on credit card companies and loan origination solutions

  • Conducted research into mortgages, commercial and consumer banking in the North American region

  • Surveyed over 50 vendors to examine technology for consumer and mortgage origination processing

Research: Experience


My Achievements


2019-              President, Psi Chi, Teachers College, Columbia University
2013-2014      President, NYU Social Impact Council
2014                Vice-President, NYU Pride Corp
2011-2013      Treasurer, NYU Singapore Students’ Association
2011-2013      Secretary, NYU Undergraduate Stern Women in Business


2015-             Beta Alpha Psi Alumni Mentoring Program
2016-2018     Barclays Sophomore Mentoring Program


2015              Dean’s Honor Key, New York University Stern School of Business
2011-2014     Dean’s List, New York University Stern School of Business (All semesters)
2014              NYU Stern ISP Consulting Competition (Regional 1st)
2013              Traders@MIT 2013 (12th overall)
2013              Credit Suisse Investment Banking Competition 2013
2013              PwC Mission Challenge 2013
2012              Beta Alpha Psi Platinum Member
2012              PwC Management Consulting Competition 2012 (3rd place)
2011              Startup @ Singapore (2nd place)
2010              Stanford Book Prize (Finalist)
2010              Raffles Asia Programme (Finalist)


2018               Teachers College Scholarship
2012               NYU Stern Social Solutions Lab / Microgrant Program
2011, 2012     NYU Stern Social Impact Stipend

Professional Organizations

2019-            Campus Ambassador
2019-            American Psychological Association
2019-            Association for Psychological Science
2015-2018    Turnaround Management Association
2015-2018    100 Women in Finance
2012-            Beta Alpha Psi

Research: Recognitions

My Skills

Abilities and Interests

Statistics & Modeling

Microsoft Excel 

Clinical Research



Peer review


MINI administration

IRB submissions

NIMH grants

(R01, R21)


Rock Climbing


Scuba Diving (PADI Divemaster)

Yoga (Certified Level 1 instructor)

Volunteering abroad

(South Africa, Belize, Peru, the Philippines)

Research: Skills
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