Leah Zimmerer was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Corporate Management and Economics from Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen and with a Master's degree in Management with a major in Finance from University of Mannheim. During her studies she spent one year in England at University of Chester. She worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses for business mathematics at the Zeppelin University. Leah acquired practical experience through internships in different fields such as investment controlling and banking. In her Master Thesis, she examined the influence of investor sentiment on mutual fund managers.
Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS
I think that PhD program in finance at the CDBC is an excellent continuation of my studies at the University of Mannheim. The courses in Mathematics, Microeconomics and Economics at the beginning of the program will help to get more advanced econometrical knowledge and thus are a good starting point for future research.