Mike Porcelli

MBA '19

Mike is a third year MBA/MS/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 '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