Vice Chair of Finance
Major: Accounting & Finance
Minor: Biology and Energy & Sustainability
Pranjal Sheth is a sophomore in Bauer Honors at University of Houston, double majoring in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Biology and Energy and Sustainability. Pranjal believes that growth happens most from what is done outside of class, so although he excels in his classes, he spends most of his time educating himself through extracurriculars and giving back to the community. He is currently working part-time for an industrials-focused private equity fund, Hastings Equity Partners, and he is using his experience with this fund in his role as the Vice Chair of Finance for the Energy Coalition. He also serves as an intermediary between the Martin Trust Center at MIT and Greentown Labs to help fund cleantech and energy transition startups. Since starting at UH, he has been an analyst for the university’s Undergraduate Investment Fund, Bauer Capital Group, and he just joined a 4-month national cohort led by Student Energy to work with PhDs and MBA’s to dive deeper into the energy economy and policy landscape. Pranjal is an Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient, Athletic Alliance Scholar, was the principal for two published papers (Effects of Multilingualism Education on STEM academic performance, and REVIEW: Hydrogen Economy), and was a contributor to two medical papers in collaboration with Methodist Research Institute. Next summer, he will be in New York working with Mizuho Americas to help upstart their energy investment banking division in the US, and is looking to move into the energy high finance realm. In his free time, he loves playing tennis, swimming, meeting new people, going to new places, volunteering, and hanging out with friends. After all of his experiences facilitated by the University of Houston, he is passionate about uplifting others through advising/mentoring and placing other students in professional positions available in his network, ultimately making UH a better campus.