AQ Mentorship is comprised of several highly accomplished advisors, each of whom is a seasoned professional in his or her respective industry. Despite their diverse business backgrounds and macroeconomic perspectives, all Advisors share in the unified belief that AQ is the facilitator of change in the higher education capital market. Our Advisors remain committed to helping AQ succeed for the benefit of students and our collective future.
Tatiana strongly believes that the current student loan debt system is seriously flawed, and that AQ is a viable solution for the future.
Tatiana Segal is Partner & Head of Risk Management at SkyBridge Capital. Prior to joining SkyBridge, she was a Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at Cerberus Capital Management, LLC. Before joining Cerberus, she held a Chief Risk Officer position with Diamond Lake Investment Group and previously worked at Citigroup Alternative Investments, where she was responsible for an independent risk oversight of a multi-billion hedge fund and fund of funds portfolio.
Tatiana has over 18 years of experience with both buy-side and sell-side firms. She commenced her career at BlackRock Financial management after graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics.
Bachelor of Arts, Economics (May 1991)
Mr. Lee is assisting AQ with risk analytics and sensitivity modelling as well as financial analysis and development. Mr. Lee joined the AQ board to provide the AQ team with access to a wealth of risk management resources in addition to significant intellectual capital in the realm of quantitative analytics.
Mr. Lee, like all others within the AQ team, is a true advocate of changing the dynamics of the student debt debacle, and he supports the idea of having the market provide for younger generations’ education.
Prior to joining as an AQ Advisor, Mr. Lee was a Data Analyst for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and more recently he worked as an Investment and Portfolio Risk Analyst for Citigroup, Inc. Currently Mr. Lee is a Vice President - Portfolio and Investment Risk Analyst at SkyBridge Capital in New York City.
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (May 2003)
As a veteran of several internet ventures, and having been on the management teams of two successful and extant companies, Mr. Shin has been providing valuable advisement to AQ thanks in part to his prior success in the industry along with his vast experience in technology. After working in several entrepreneurial firms, Mr. Shin then worked in corporate development for Travelport, LTD. At Travelport, Mr. Shin led international teams in identifying and executing investments in crucial areas of the company’s expansion strategy.
Mr. Shin currently works at Bentley Associates, an investment bank where his team focuses on M&A, growth financing, and strategic advisory for travel and leisure clients.
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry – Inorganic Synthesis (May 1994) Bachelor of Arts, Classics – Greek Literature (May 1994)
Master of Arts, History, Medieval Law Master of Arts, Physical Chemistry, Nanotechnology Master of Arts, Classics, Greek Literature (degree pending)
Master of Business Administration, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (May 2014)
For nearly ten years, Micah Acoba was an associate at Thacher Proffitt and Wood LLP in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group. Mr. Acoba has advised financial institutions and other companies on matters involving qualified and nonqualified plans, options and equity compensation, secured transactions, fiduciary liability, prohibited transactions, securities, IRAs, employment law, and corporate formation.
More recently, Mr. Acoba has been a Division I volleyball coach at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, along with a long history of tutoring and teaching outside the realm of corporate law.
Bachelor of Arts, English and American Literature (May 1994)
Juris Doctorate, Cornell Law School (May 1999)
Dr. Ashby Monk is a member of the AQ Advisory Board.
In addition to his duties as AQ's west coast board member, Ashby is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford and a Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California.
Dr. Monk has a strong track record of academic and industry publications. He was named by aiCIO magazine as one of the most influential academics in the institutional investing world. His research and writing has been featured in The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Reuters, Forbes, and on National Public Radio among a variety of other media. His current research focus is on the design and governance of institutional investors, with particular specialization on pension and sovereign wealth funds.
Oxford University Doctorate in Economic Geography
Universite de Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne Master's in International Economics
Princeton University Bachelor's in Economics