Yinjie (Forrest) Zhao ’16

Forrest attended BBA for two years, coming from his home in Urumqi, China. He attended RPI after graduating from BBA, and graduated with a dual major in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering in 2020. He studied at MIT, where he conducted research in the Nuclear Reactor Fuel Conversion Program. His goal is to work in the field of nuclear energy and earn a PhD. Currently, Forrest works for BNP Paribas bank in NYC as a quant analyst. At BBA, Forrest was inspired by several of his teachers, including Mr. Caraco and Dr. Preiser, taking six AP courses his senior year. In a recent interview for The VIEW, Forrest said that he enjoyed the community at BBA, from lunch with friends to celebrating championship teams together with his classmates.