Kierin Mukerjee

By Megan Ondrizek

Kierin Mukerjee

By Megan Ondrizek
As a UM Foote Fellow, he was able to pursue various interests on a path outside of a traditional academic curriculum.

Kierin MukerjeeKierin Mukerjee’s first sports memory is of the Miami Hurricanes football team winning the 2001 National Championship. It comes as no surprise, then, that he spent his time as a Miami Hurricane energizing and engaging the campus community as chairperson of Category 5, Student Government’s spirit programming board.

That was just one of the interests that Mukerjee pursued while attending the U. As he noted in his senior reflection, “I did not realize that the experiences on my degree-seeking journey would end up being the real prize of it all.”

Mukerjee credits the University’s expansive and welcoming campus community with allowing him to try new things, experience different cultures and urge him to step out of his “box of familiarity.” He joined the Model United Nations Team, served as a P-100 student ambassador, and worked his way up to chair Category 5 after first serving as basketball and then football chair.  

“Kierin has always gone above and beyond his call of duty. Not only by serving as the chair of Category 5, but also as an executive board member of the Committee on Student Organizations. His active involvements show not only his commitment to diversity, but also his commitment to diversity in programming for the student body,” said Alexander W. Martin, assistant director for Student Activities & Student Organizations and advisor to Category 5.

A member of Iron Arrow, the highest honor attainable at the University of Miami, Mukerjee was also inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society and the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society. He was named an Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholar, a Bermont-Carlin Scholar, and an Honors Summer Research Scholar. 

An Orlando native and member of the University’s Foote Fellows Honors Program, Mukerjee will graduate summa cum laude with majors in finance and legal studies, and minors in mathematics and religious studies. He has accepted an offer to join BlackRock, a global investment management corporation in New York City, where he will manage relationships with consultants for BlackRock’s institutional clients.