Marco Casas, '07
Russian is a central part of Marco's job, as he works at one of Russia's leading investment banks, Renaissance Capital (http://www.rencap.com). "I worked out of our Moscow office for about a year and a half," he says, "and even though I was relocated to New York, I still use Russian very often. I work in equity sales--which consists in providing information to institutional investors on stocks--and my focus is on Russian and the FSU as well as Africa. So, as you can imagine, speaking Russian and having an understanding of Russian culture (though, Умом Россию не понять [one doesn't understand Russia with one's mind]) is a huge plus."