Zhang Zhang supports students as an academic mentor at Baum Tenpers, teaching graduate-level courses as a volunteer faculty member and overseeing non-trivial quantitative research. He received his PhD in Mathematical Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, and his BS in Physics from Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is a quantitative risk professional and serves as a financial officer in the Markets and Counterparty Risk Division of the World Bank in Washington, DC