Dem Summers: Jonathan Newmark’s Magnificent Manhattan Market

The Dems have been busy over the summer: interning, working, volunteering, traveling, and of course, indulging in some leisure time not oft found in Cambridge (leave it to a Harvard student to be busy spending leisure time.) This is part IV of an indefinite series. If you’re a Harvard Dem (or rising pre-frosh with interest), we’d love to hear what you’ve been up to. | E-mail
Jonathan Newmark’s Magnificent Manhattan Market

HCD President Jonathan Newmark (far right)

This Summer I’ve been working as an intern at a New York based “alternative investment” firm called SecondMarket. As a member of the “Corporate Development” team, I explore new markets for our company to intercept and help with internal projects that will improve SecondMarket’s day-to-day operations. Because the firm is both an investment institution and tech start-up (check out the online platform at!), I’ve learned more about finance than I will ever need, while dabbling in the “Silicon Valley” culture.
When New York gets to be too muggy (my curly hair serves as an accurate barometer of the humidity index), I’ve been escaping out to Long Island and south Florida to enjoy the beaches and ocean, while spending time with family and friends.
With only a few days left at SecondMarket, I’m sad to be saying goodbye to Manhattan. Thankfully, my family and I have an exciting trip planned to Italy and Croatia before I head back to school. Furthermore, I’m looking forward to heading back up to Cambridge, meeting some (hopefully) future members, and gearing up for a great semester of the Dems!