Ms. Nguyen graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Accounting, Finance and Information Systems. In her Banking course FIN 490, she served on the CSBS Bank Case Study Competition EKU Student Team that won the national competition for research on the role of fintech in community banking. Lorelei commented "Conducting this research provided me a glimpse of the delicate balancing act between risks and opportunities that bankers take into consideration when implementing new technology". Her participation in the CSBS research competition led her to become interested in working in the Banking and Financial Services Industry. She worked as a Research Analyst for the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions her senior semester and was hired to work for KDFI full-time as a Bank Field Examiner upon graduation.