Danny Wagner

Danny Wagner

M.S. in Commerce 2018, University of Virginia
B.S. in Government and Legal Studies 2017, Bowdoin College

Track: Finance

Hometown: Newton, MA

Why did you choose UVA’s M.S. in Commerce Program? This program provides me with the best opportunity to explore the different job opportunities in the business world, as well as learn from some of the best business professors in the country. The M.S. in Commerce not only helps its students during the job search but also prepares us for our future careers in business.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? I tremendously enjoy the discussion-based classes. The professors do an excellent job of facilitating discussions and debates and allow each of us to learn from one another's past experiences and knowledge.

What has surprised you about the program so far? What has surprised me so far is the amount of diverse backgrounds of the students. At my undergraduate college, the majority of the students were from New England, particularly Massachusetts. Interacting with my fellow students has allowed me to learn about viewpoints from across the world.

Fun Facts:

  • I  am a former college football player.
  • I am a huge Boston sports fan (Patriots and Red Sox).


  • Traveling and skiing
  • Netflix (currently watching "The Sopranos")
  • Woodworking
  • Eating a good steak