Jaffer Mirza

M.S. in Commerce 2023

What appealed to you about the M.S. in Commerce Program?

The ability to gain a business education and rebrand myself in less than a year.

What are you looking forward to or have enjoyed most so far in the M.S. in Commerce Program?

The chance to meet people with different backgrounds from me.

What are your academic interests?

Startups, fintech/payments, mergers and acquisitions

What are your hobbies?

Watching college football, traveling, and trying different restaurants

What is your go-to hype song or karaoke song?

“Mr. Brightside” and “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Name three places on your bucket list to travel to and why.

1. Japan because I love Japanese food
2. Iceland to see the Northern Lights
3. Greece for the history

What is your favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or place to visit in Charlottesville?

Favorite restaurant: Ten and Monsoon Siam

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  • Undergraduate Institution University of Texas at Austin
  • Hometown Austin, TX
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