Mike Porcelli

MBA/MS '19

Mike is a third year MBA/MS student focusing on financial statistics, renewable energy technology and finance. Prior to school, Mike served as a Nuclear Engineering Officer on board nuclear submarines where he directed the daily operations of a nuclear reactor. Mike holds a BS in Economics from the United States Naval Academy. LinkedIn

 

Rebecca Toth

MBA '19

Rebecca is a second year MBA focusing on finance. Prior to Ross, Rebecca worked as a consultant at Accenture where she worked on systems implementation and change management initiatives for large technology and financial services clients. Following Accenture, she worked at Splunk, a machine data software company based in San Francisco, where she led the Salesforce.com support & maintenance delivery. Outside of work, Rebecca actively supported Minds Matter, an education nonprofit, for six years in New York and San Francisco. Rebecca holds a B.A in Economics and International Relations from the University of California, Davis. LinkedIn

 

Maxwell Denies

PhD

Max is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program and is interested in biotechnology. He is a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow and current research uses cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches to study mechanisms of cell membrane receptor regulation. Max holds a B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. LinkedIn

 

Xiaoxi Guo

MBA '19

Xiaoxi is a second year MBA focusing on strategy and is interested in investment management. Prior to Ross, Xiaoxi worked at Venture Avenue, a social impact firm in Shanghai, where she was responsible for impact investing and philanthropy consulting. Before Venture Avenue, she worked at Mars Chocolate China as a General Management Trainee with experience in production management and strategy finance. Xiaoxi holds a B.S. in Statistics from Fudan University in China. LinkedIn

 

Gerard Heath

MD/MBA '19

Gerard Heath is a fifth year MD/MBA student at the University of Michigan interested in emergency medicine and healthcare innovation. In addition to his studies, Gerard serves on the board of directors at American Indian Health and Family Services, a non-profit community health clinic in southwest Detroit. Gerard holds a B.S in environmental studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. LinkedIn

 

 

Erdong Shi

MBA/MS '20

Erdong is a second year MBA/MS dual degree candidate focusing on finance and data science. Prior to Ross, Erdong worked at HSBC for five years. She started as a management trainee and rotated in commercial banking, credit analysis unit and global markets. After the two-year program, Erdong took the role of corporate relationship manager, where she managed a portfolio of 70 corporate clients in different industries, and provided comprehensive banking solutions. Erdong holds a B.S. in Statistics from East China Normal University. LinkedIn

 

Dan Bier

MBA/MS '19

Dan is a third year MBA/MS dual degree candidate focusing on finance and renewable energy. Prior to Ross, Dan worked as a contracts negotiator at Raytheon, a leading aerospace technology firm in Boston, Massachusetts. As a graduate of Raytheon's Contracts Leadership Development Program, Dan negotiated and structured deals for missile defense and commercial infrastructure projects valued over $5B with domestic and international customers. Dan holds a B.S.B.A in Finance and a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio State. LinkedIn

 

Patrick DeGregorio

MD/MBA '19

Patrick is an MD/MBA Candidate who is interested in healthcare operations and healthcare technology. At Weill Cornell Medicine, where Patrick has completed three years of his medical training, he has conducted design research leveraging natural language processing to summarize medical texts and he volunteers at the student-run health clinic. Prior to medicine, Patrick worked for DuPont in their solar panel business, leading product development, and regulatory teams. Additionally, during that time Patrick co-founded the Student-Run Housing Unit of Philadelphia. Patrick holds a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. LinkedIn

 

 

Krista Kernodle

PhD

Krista is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and is interested in biotechnology. Her current research focuses on the neural circuits involved in movement disorders using cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches. Krista holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine. LinkedIn

 


Alyssa Kruger

PhD

Alyssa is a fifth year PhD candidate in the department of Human Genetics with an interest in Biotechnology. As an NSF fellow, her research focuses on understanding the role of highly complex and repetitive regions within the genome. Alyssa holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. LinkedIn

 

Jon Lundt

PhD

Jon is a fifth year doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on the development of a noninvasive, nonthermal ablation technique known as histotripsy which uses high amplitude focused ultrasound pulses to generate precisely controlled acoustic cavitation, thereby mechanically fractionating target structures such as tumors into a-cellular, liquid-like debris (link). Prior to matriculating at Michigan, Jon worked as a mechanical engineer at Stratos Product Development in Seattle, WA where he developed medical devices for clients including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory and others. Jon holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Washington and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Boston University. LinkedIn

 

Dhanvin Mehta

PhD

Dhanvin is a fourth year PhD at the April Lab, studying Computer Science and Robotics. His research focuses on enabling robots to navigate reliably amongst people and in uncertain, dynamic environments.  Prior to graduate school, he worked on several machine learning and Big Data projects at IBM Research and Duke University. During this time, he also managed Let’s Be Well RED, a social venture to combat iron-deficiency anemia in India.  Dhanvin holds a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. LinkedIn

 

Mark Metz

MBA '19

Mark is a second year MBA concentrating on investment management, private equity, and venture capital. Prior to Ross, he was a consultant at ZS Associates, a consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical space. At ZS, Mark managed a team focused on technology strategy and lead implementation teams of over 30 indviduals across 3 different clients. Prior to ZS, Mark worked for Accenture where he worked in the healthcare space, on both the payer and provider sides, working on electronic medial record systems and insurance plan integrations. Mark holds a B.S.E in IOE from the University of Michigan college of engineering. LinkedIn

 

 

Rin Chou

MBA '20

Rin is a first year MBA student focusing on finance and healthcare. Prior to Ross, she was a lab scientist and led the R&D team to develop diagnostic medical devices and new drugs, with one pipeline facing clinical trial now. Rin holds a M.S. in Epidemiology and Bio-statistic from National Taiwan University. LinkedIn

 

Matt Corley

MBA '20

Matt is a first-year MBA student, focusing on technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to Ross, Matt worked in Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a Relationship Manager, Matt partnered across 80+ business lines to manage a portfolio of middle market companies and real estate investors, focused on customer acquisition and profitability goals. He led new customer prospecting efforts, designing a new go-to-market customer acquisition strategy to assist customers with debt financing, quantitative risk assessment, and working capital management. Matt holds a B.A. in Business Economics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. LinkedIn

 

Jill Crowley

MBA '20

Jill is a first year MBA student concentrating on marketing and corporate strategy. Prior to Ross, she worked in healthcare technology at athenahealth. At athena, she focused on improving patient access across clients and supported a national health system as an account manager. Prior to athenahealth, Jill worked in financial technology at Eze Software Group where she implemented electronic trading connections. Jill holds a B.A. in Economics and Chinese from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. LinkedIn

 

Samuel Epstein

MBA '20

Samuel is a first year MBA focusing on strategy and entrepreneurship. After spending the last seven years directing cross-functional teams to implement healthcare software platforms, Samuel is working towards his MBA at Ross to further his impact on improving patient care and outcomes. When not engaged in data-driven decision making, Samuel enjoys adventuring in the wilderness and performing on guitar and bass. Samuel holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Bowdoin College. LinkedIn

 

Owen Funk

PhD

Owen is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Human Genetics Graduate Program. His current research focuses on developing technologies to isolate mRNA from sub-compartments of genetically specified neuronal cell-types within the mammalian neocortex. Owen holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Bates College. LinkedIn

 

 

Londyn Gage

MBA '20

Londyn is a first year MBA student focusing on strategy and healthcare. Prior to Ross, Londyn spent over four years as a consultant at a boutique healthcare consulting firm specializing in hospital reimbursement and revenue cycle management. Londyn holds a B.S. in health policy and management from the University of Southern California. LinkedIn

 

 

Rajat Goel

MBA '20

Born and raised in India, Rajat completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science. His career started with Bain to solve complex business problems for Fortune 500 companies, followed by his own technology company for three years. Immediately prior to Ross, he worked with Amazon Web Services to support the growth of Indian Startups. At Ross, he hopes to improve his business acumen and pursue a career in tech. LinkedIn

 

 

Alex Kelsall

MD/MBA '20

Alex Kelsall is a fourth year MD/MBA student at the University of Michigan focusing on health system strategy and healthcare innovation. Before coming to Michigan, Alex worked as a consultant specializing in Medicare and Medicaid policy analysis, performed healthcare economics research at Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center, and interned at a medical device company in Sydney, Australia. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. LinkedIn

 

 

Jing Liang

MBA '20

Jing Liang is a first year MBA student, focusing on entrepreneurship and product management/marketing. Prior to Ross, Jing worked six years in investment management in Santa Monica, California. She conducted investment due diligence on opportunities within the private markets across the private equity, venture capital, private debt and real assets sectors. Jing holds a B.S. in management science from the University of California, San Diego. LinkedIn

 

 

Arjun Moorjani

MBA '20

Arjun is a first year MBA student focusing on strategy and biotechnology. Prior to Ross, Arjun spent 6 years as a leadership development consultant in Chicago at BTS consulting. As an account manager there, Arjun worked with clients from across the world to facilitate workshops that built great leadership skills. Arjun holds a bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. LinkedIn

 

 

Shannon Moran

PhD

Shannon is a fourth year PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Data Science. As an NSF and ACM Computational Science Fellow, her research uses computational physics methods to study the behavior of non-equilibrium colloidal materials. Prior to graduate school, Shannon worked for three years at The Boston Consulting Group in Chicago where she worked to identify business opportunity from data ranging from publically-available and company-confidential. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. LinkedIn

 

 

Leah Nees

MBA '20

Leah is a first year MBA candidate. Prior to Ross, Leah managed eight $300 million-$4.5 billion investment portfolios for international family and foundation clients at Cambridge Associates in Boston. Last summer, she interned at Arboretum Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm. Leah holds a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from Boston College and is pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. LinkedIn 

 

 


Brad Saund

PhD

Brad is a PhD candidate in Robotics. He researches robotic manipulation, making robots pick stuff up and move it with intelligence and purpose. He builds full-stack systems, integrating classical techniques with modern learning approaches for vision, perception, planning, and control. Brad holds a B.S. from Caltech and an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon, and has worked in aerospace robotics and software development. LinkedIn

 

 

Katie Saund

PhD

Katie is a fourth year PhD candidate in Microbiology and Immunology. Her research investigates the role of healthcare-associated bacterial pathogen genetic variation on infection outcomes. Prior to graduate school Katie conducted immuno-oncology research at Seattle Children's Hospital. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Caltech. LinkedIn

 

 

Queenie Shan

MBA '20

Queenie is a first year MBA focusing on finance. Prior to Ross, she had been with Deloitte Audit for 6 years in Shanghai, where she provided audit and accounting advisory services to a number of clients across industries. She led audits of US listed companies in TMT and new energy, and managed HK/US IPO projects. Queenie holds a BLLs in Public Administration from Fudan University. LinkedIn

 

 

 

Max Smith

MBA '20

Max is a first year MBA student focusing on finance.  Prior to school, Max served as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army where he led temas in two combat deployments to Afghanistan.  Max holds a BS in Economics and French from the United States Military Academy. LinkedIn

 

 

John Thomas

MBA '20

John is a first year MBA focusing on finance. Prior to Ross, John worked for four years at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm. At A.T. Kearney, John focused primarily on cost reduction initiatives in the Aerospace & Defense sector. John also served as a pro-bono consultant for an Internet of Things startup in Chicago. John holds a B.S. in Finance, B.S. in Accountancy, and a minor in Technology & Management from the University of Illinois. LinkedIn

 

 

Qiwen Wang

PhD

Qiwen is a third year PhD candidate in Department of Electrical Engineering. His research forces on a class of novel non-volatile memory technology called resistive random access memory (RRAM). Qiwen holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan. LinkedIn

 

 

 

Danelle Weakland

PhD

Danelle is a fourth year PhD candidate in Microbiology and Immunology. She studies the contribution of iron acquisition systems to bacterial virulence during bloodstream infections. Danelle also spent a summer as an infectious disease intern at Genentech researching the mechanism of novel antibiotics. Before graduate school, Danelle received her B.S. in Biology from Penn State. LinkedIn