Originally from New Jersey, Alexei fell in love with Canada's capital city. He chose to pursue his post-secondary education at the Telfer School of Management because it is one of only two North American business schools to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the three most prestigious accreditations in the world. He was also drawn to the University of Ottawa because it is the largest bilingual university in North America and therefore a fantastic opportunity for him to deepen his passion for the French language.

Over the past few years, Alexei has embraced student life. "I've gained incredible experiences and knowledge through being active, and I urge every student to get involved with the Telfer School of Management." Alexei is a member of SIFE [This link is no longer available] and the Finance Society, as well as one of the seven mentorees of the Capital Markets Mentorship Program. His most significant contribution is undoubtedly his role as president of the Accounting Club for the 2012-2013 academic year.

In the coming years, Alexei plans to remain active in Telfer's various clubs and associations. He would also like to increase his involvement in the Telfer School by becoming a teaching assistant. In addition, he intends to continue building relationships with students, professors and professionals across Canada and further motivate students to help establish the Telfer School of Management's reputation for its excellence in leadership. Upon receiving his accounting degree, Alexei plans to obtain the CA and CFA designations to prepare for his entry into the job market.