Ronita Choudhuri-Wade covers personal loans for NerdWallet. Before joining NerdWallet, Ronita was a freelance writer for the fintech company Wise (formerly TransferWise) on global money transfers and banking internationally. She was previously a senior internal wholesaler at MainStay Investments, holding her Series 6, 65, 63 and 7 licenses. Ronita graduated from New York University and has a master’s degree in globalization and development from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Ronita currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Education: B.A. in politics & economics from New York University, M.S. in globalization & development from the University of Manchester
- Previous experience: Senior internal wholesaler, MainStay Investments, Financial specialist, Bank of America Wealth Management
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