Meet Anna Kouba: Our September Leading Woman
Name: Anna Kouba
Major: Business Finance with a Mathematics minor
Hometown: Lee's Summit, MO
Career goals: Trader on Wall Street
What you're involved in at Mizzou:
Captain of University of Missouri Diamond Crew, Marketing Chairwoman of University of Missouri Investment Group, Cornell Leadership Program, Intramural Chair for Kappa Alpha Theta
Involvement outside of Mizzou: I love to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity!
Tell us about your upcoming internship!
Next summer I will be interning for Goldman Sachs in New York in their Securities division. It will be a rotational internship between both Equities and Fixed Income and on all different asset classes. My main interest lies in Fixed Income trading, specifically exotic derivatives.
What's your favorite thing that you're involved in and why?
My favorite thing I am involved in is Diamond Crew. I think it is a great way to get involved with the school along with having a lot of fun. Ever since I was young, I have always loved baseball, and although the Royals will always be my favorite team, I love being able to cheer on Mizzou baseball and help increase fan and student engagement at the games.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about making relationships with people. I believe that no one can succeed on their own, and they are only as great as the people they surround themselves with. I have been so blessed at Mizzou to meet so many amazing people who push me everyday!
What's your favorite thing about Theta/what does Theta mean to you?
My favorite thing about Theta is being surrounded by other driven, supportive girls who push me to be the best I can be. Whether girls have the same interests as me or not, they are always genuinely interested in what I am doing and will go out of their way to help me succeed. My Theta sisters are all phenomenal women who I look up to. Surrounding myself by such amazing people has been a big part of all my achievements, and I love all the lifelong friendships I have made through Theta.
Do you have a specific favorite Theta memory?
My favorite memory was big/little reveal freshman year. At the reveal, when Stephanie was running out to me, she slipped and fell down the hill and a dog came and licked her face. I also loved Katherine, Steph, Caylin and my family dates to dining halls all last year!
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy playing fantasy football. I have been playing in my family league since third grade, and I am undefeated this season. Although I have never won the first place trophy, I am determined that this year is my year!