Each summer, OFN interns make outstanding contributions to the community development finance field, and this year is no different. Our five interns share a passion for OFN’s work and a desire to grow the CDFI industry. To introduce you to these remarkable future leaders, strategic communications intern Joey Dunn is sitting down with a different intern each week. They will talk OFN, CDFIs, summer fun, their personal backstories, and even time travel.
This week, we learn a little more about OFN financial data analysis intern Anicet-glody Belito and the role he is playing at the organization this summer.
Name: Anicet-glody Belito
Bio: Anicet-glody or “Glody” is a financial data analysis intern on the OFN Research team. Glody was born and raised in the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Glody learned to speak three languages, including English, French, and Lingala, before moving to the United States in 2014. Glody earned his bachelor’s in business administration and finance from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration in Michigan, followed by his master’s degree in finance. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s in IT and data science from Walsh College.
OFN Department: Knowledge Sharing
Major & School: Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration; Master of Science in Finance from Walsh College; and Master of Science in Information Technology, Data Science from Walsh College
Hometown: Kinshasa, Congo
Hidden Talent: Some serious FIFA skills
“We are very happy to have Glody working with us this summer. His experience with economic analysis and financial institutions and dedication to OFN’s mission make him a perfect fit for OFN’s research team. We will miss Glody’s great sense of humor and personality when he returns to Michigan to finish graduate school this fall. Lucky for us, we have him until September!”
- Lance Loethen, Vice President of Research at OFN
What attracted you to the CDFI industry and OFN?
I was attracted to the industry because I wanted to gain experience in the nonprofit sector and a chance to use all the skills and knowledge I have accumulated through school. I chose OFN because they offered a great internship opportunity to use both my finance and data science degrees.
Tell us about some of the projects you are working on. How will they help OFN and the CDFI industry?
I have primarily been surveying our 270 member CDFIs to provide OFN with updated information on their financial standings. This helps to ensure that our members are as successful as possible and to ensure that OFN membership requirements continue to be met.
What have you learned about OFN and the CDFI industry that you didn’t know when you started?
I have learned a lot about the actual role that OFN plays in the industry, specifically the relationships between OFN and the government, lenders, and borrowers. I also enjoyed learning how OFN represents the industry on Capitol Hill and how the CDFI industry helps underserved communities.
What are you up to this summer when you’re not at OFN?
I am enjoying learning and exploring the city. I have also been to some fun events like a DC United game with my colleagues. I am definitely enjoying the warm weather compared to Michigan.
If you could travel back in time, where and when would you travel?
I would travel back in time and be the first man on the moon. I would burst onto the film set when they are recording the fake moon landing and run out in front of Neil Armstrong in my normal clothes.
What are you going to take away from this experience?
This has been a special experience as my first real nine to five job. It has been a great chance for me to learn the more nuanced details of data analytics and its direct application in the finance world.
Learn more about OFN's internship program and other career opportunities at OFN.