Chelsea Agyiri ’18 is an Analyst in the Equity Research group at Putnam Investments (Putnam), specializing in the U.S. consumer staples sector. She is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis, developing insights on material sustainability issues, assessing valuations, and making buy/sell recommendations for packaged food, health and wellness companies.

Chelsea graduated from Amherst College with a degree in mathematics and a Five College Certificate in African Studies. She began her career at Putnam in 2018 as an Equity Associate. During her time, she has showcased her commitment to equity by restarting Putnam’s Black Professional Network and serving on its Diversity Advisory Council.

Q2. How do you use your liberal arts education in the work you do today?

A. I have to communicate both effectively and frequently, at a very high level. My liberal arts education not only equipped me to become a skilled communicator – but also a strategist and problem solver.