Jaime Potter

New York, NY


  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Oxford University (M.Sc.)
  • Wharton (Ph.D. student)

Jaime is completing his Ph.D. in organizational behavior at the Wharton School of Business at UPenn. He also holds an M.Sc. in financial economics from Oxford University, where he ate dinner in the dining hall from Harry Potter every night (although he has not read Harry Potter himself, perhaps because many people seem to think he’s related to Harry…). For undergrad, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received a B.S. in economics, summa cum laude, graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. His graduate studies were made possible by a 99th-percentile score on the GRE, on which he received a perfect score on both the Verbal and Analytical Writing sections.

Jaime has held many different jobs due to his love of learning new things and meeting new people. He has previously been a City Year corps member in an elementary school in the South Bronx, a project manager for government-funded real estate projects at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and a high school math teacher in East Harlem through Teach for America.

As a child, Jaime loved trying to perfect different skills, many of which people might call “useless.” He first wanted to break the world record for time spent juggling a soccer ball. Although he was far from the record, he got pretty good at it, maxing out at about 1.5 hours (4,776 touches of the ball). Jaime was also ecstatic to find that his time spent memorizing 240 digits of pi for an 8th grade contest was not for naught, as he became the unofficial Manhattan Prep champion with 200 digits recited (he’ll be doing 500 digits soon). As a teenager with much time to waste, he was one of the top 50 players in the world at the computer game Minesweeper, completing the expert board in 69 seconds.