Sarah DerGarabedian is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA North Carolina Society. A native of Atlanta, Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology. While at Parsec, she has served as the firm’s trader as well as the director of research, and she regularly contributes to the Parsec newsletter and blog. Prior to working in finance, Sarah’s professional experience ranged from petroleum geology to editing. Outside of work, she pursues a variety of fitness and outdoor activities with friends and family, taking advantage of all the amenities that Asheville area has to offer.