Ms. Wadke earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Columbia University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000. She also worked on a doctorate degree in Mathematics at The University of California at Irvine.
Ms. Wadke has professional experience in the financial markets, including portfolio risk management, quantitative modeling of derivatives and structured products, and management consulting. She was most recently working for ACA Capital Holdings in New York where she modeled risk and analyzed the firm's proprietary structured credit portfolio. She was also a Consultant for Bearing Point where she worked on projects to streamline Sales and Trading operations and risk management frameworks within major financial institutions. Ms. Wadke also trained to trade equity options on the American Stock Exchange and developed derivative risk management tools for the proprietary options trading firm, Group One Trading.