PJ Jannuzzi, B.A. 2005

Managing Director, Blackstone – New York, NY

2005 Major: Spanish and Economics

How has being a graduate from Duke's Romance Studies Department helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Deeper appreciation of cultural differences that has been relevant in the financial services world. Able to work abroad in London early in my career and conduct business in Spanish on occasion.

"Economics was clear path to get into the financial services world. Spanish background helped differentiated my background compared to others however."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Romance Studies programs?

"Studying something you are passionate about will always serve you well. Think creatively about how it can set you apart from others and how it can help you achieve your career goals."


PJ Jannuzzi