Biography

Sainna Christian was born and raised in Clarendon, Jamaica and attended the Glenmuir High School. In 2017, Sainna transitioned to living and studying in the United States where she completed a Bachelor of Business Administration, concentration in Accounting at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN. During her time in college, she completed a number of internship and professional development workshops and graduated as class valedictorian with a 4.0 cumulative GPA.

Sainna served as the Student Government Association president for the 2019- 2020 academic year and was a tutor and a member of the W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society. Aside from being involved on campus, Sainna was a member of STS Strive: Setting the Standard Enterprise, a non-profit leadership development organization based in Memphis. Sainna served as a Jopwell U Campus Ambassador and also worked as an Equity Research Analyst with BLK Capital Management, a long-short equity hedge fund that manages over $100,000 AUM.  

Sainna completed an internship in Summer 2019 at Citigroup in their Sophomore Leadership Program where she rotated through Sales and Trading, Corporate Banking, and Citi Private Bank. She joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. in summer 2020 as an Equity Capital Markets Investment Banking Summer Analyst in New York City. Sainna’s dream is to work in the financial services industry and she has steadily approached this dream with each opportunity she has been granted. When found with some downtime, Sainna enjoys reading and engaging her friends in spirited discussions. She is an only child and enjoys listening to afrobeats and exploring new places to eat. Sainna is passionate about women empowerment and hopes to work towards emphasizing women’s need to lean in and take a seat at the table.

Campus Associations

  • 20212019

    Student Government Association (President)

    LeMoyne-Owen College

  • Present2018

    Academic Aid Association (Tutor)

    LeMoyne-Owen College

  • Present2017

    W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society

    LeMoyne-Owen College

  • 20192018

    Debating Society (Secretary)

    LeMoyne-Owen College

  • 20182017

    Net Impact (Secretary)

    LeMoyne-Owen College

  • 20182017

    Powerful Ladies of Color

    LeMoyne-Owen College

Education & Training

  • B.B.A 2021

    Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

    LeMoyne-Owen College, Cumulative GPA: 4.0/ 4.0

  • SIE 2021

    Securities Industries Essentials (SIE)

    New York

  • Series 79 2021

    Investment Banking Representative Exam

    New York

  • Series 63 2021

    Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam

    New York

  • C.F.A 2018

    Certificate: CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate

    CFA Institute

  • Diploma 2011

    Diploma in French Language Studies

    Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF A1)

  • 2017

    High School

    Glenmuir High School

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • May 2021
    LeMoyne-Owen College Class of 2021 Valedictorian
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  • October 2020
    Rhodes Scholarship for Jamaica & the Commonwealth Caribbean Finalist 2021
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  • August 2017 - May 2021
    Trustee Level Academic Scholarship
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    Full-ride academic scholarship (tuition, room and board & books) contingent upon maintaining a 3.75 cumulative GPA
  • April 2019
    President’s Honor List
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    Awarded to upperclassmen with an above 3.5 GPA
  • August 2017
    W.E.B DuBois Honor Student
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    Honor society requiring students to maintain an above 3.3 GPA and completion of honors credits each semester
  • November 2019
    Deloitte HBCU Emerging Leaders in Accounting Awardee
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    One of five awardees of the inaugural award which offered a $10,000 scholarship and a 2020 Audit and Assurance internship with Deloitte
  • August 2016
    National Commercial Bank (NCB) Scholarship Awardee
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    Selected as a parish champion and granted a $250,000 scholarship to attend the University of the West Indies, Mona
  • August 2016
    Ranked 2nd in Jamaica in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Literatures in English
  • August 2016
    Ranked 3rd in the Caribbean in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Literatures in English
  • August 2015
    Ranked 1st in Jamaica in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Management of Business
  • August 2015
    Ranked 6th in the Caribbean in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Management of Business

Interests

  • Creative writing/ reading
  • Voluntary work in education
  • Playing tennis
  • Playing word games