Alumni Profile

John Vallely '14

Senior Associate/Securities Finance, State Street

What do you appreciate most about Saint Michael’s College?

St. Mike's has such a unique sense of community. Being such a small school, every face on campus is a familiar face, and the relationships that you build with both professors and other students, is unlike any other place. I am very appreciative of the great, lifelong friendships that I formed during my time at SMC.

What are you doing now?

I am currently living and working in Boston, for State Street Corporation

What do you like about St. Mike’s location?

Growing up in the city, Burlington was the perfect change of scenery. Being very into the outdoors, and especially skiing, St. Mike's location could not have been more ideal.

What was your favorite professor or class?

Professor Reza Ramazani was a huge part of my experience at Saint Michael’s College, and my growth as a person. He was my advisor, and I had him as a professor many times throughout my time at SMC. From the first day I met him in his office, I knew we were going to get along. He always pushed me to push myself and to never settle for sufficient. I am very grateful to Reza for taking such a strong interest in my development and encouraging me to say things with conviction, but also not being afraid to admit when I don't know something.

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