Meet our Summer 2019 interns! 

Alex Toy - Research Intern 

Where there’s piles of data, there’s Alex Toy, ready to sift through with his insightful eye! Alex works with the custom research team to arm credit unions with tools to better serve their members. His focus is on analyzing financial wellbeing and conceptualizing tools for measuring and comparing the different needs of members. Whether he’s scraping data from a credit union website or analyzing a credit union call center, Alex is continually unearthing innovative ways to move the industry forward.

Alex is entering his final year of graduate school at UW-Madison to receive a master’s degree in economics with plans of pursuing his Ph.D. When he’s not busy studying, Alex can be found playing tennis and golf or cooking (with lots of hot sauce!)

Emma Patet - Marketing + Communications Intern

Emma Patet is Filene’s marketing communication ninja! She is adept at creating compelling marketing campaigns and her lightning-quick reflexes allow her to shift seamlessly between writing creative copy and more technical website work.

Emma is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication at the UW-Madison School of Journalism. She will spend the upcoming semester exploring the culture of Southeast Asia while studying graphic design at Mahidol University in Thailand. When she’s not busy planning for her upcoming adventure, Emma can be found searching for the best Indian food in Madison or cruising around State Street on her skateboard.

Romaine Knight - Data Analytics Intern 

As Filene’s Data Analytics Intern, Romaine Knight helps move the organization forward by deriving insights from data and conceptualizing ways to make Filene more efficient. Romaine’s current work focuses on maximizing recruitment and improving outreach for the incubation team. He is passionate about developing his technical skills and is focused on finding an innovative and effective way to help connect businesses to technology.

Romaine is a recent graduate from Prairie View A&M University with a bachelor’s degree of business administration, finance and will be pursuing his master’s degree in applied analytics at Columbia University, NY in the fall. When he’s not busy crunching data, Romaine can be found visiting museums and art galleries, enjoying a good book or watching soccer.