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

 

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


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

 


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 teams 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

 

Lucy Ai

MBA 2021

Lucy is a first year MBA student focusing on technology and product management. Prior to Ross, Lucy led teams at two early stage startups in the Services industry (rideshare, childcare) in Boston. In true startup fashion, she wore multiple hats and focused on everything from launching 20 partnerships with schools & organizations to designing a prediction framework used to automate matches between users. Lucy holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Sustainable Engineering from Columbia University.

 

 

John-Timothy Anyanwu

PhD

John-Timothy is a fourth year PhD student in the Chemical Engineering Department. As a Rackham Merit Fellow, his research focuses on Carbon Capture and Desulfurization. John-Timothy holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama. LinkedIn
 

 

 

Ryan Bernard

MBA 2021

Ryan is a first-year MBA student, focusing on strategy and finance. Prior to Ross, Ryan spent his career in the financial services industry. He started his career as a consultant at Ernst & Young serving financial institutions. Most recently he spent two years at Bank of America focusing on fintech and payment strategy. Ryan is a licensed CPA in the state of New York and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and Information Technology from Hofstra University.

 

John Charpentier

PhD

John is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Immunology Graduate Program interested in all aspects of biotechnology and pharmaceutical development. He studies how a form of endocytosis regulates the activation and growth programs of T lymphocytes. John holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts Boston. 

 

Sean Geier

MBA 2021

Sean is a first year MBA student focused on technology and entrepreneurship. Prior to Ross, Sean worked as an Applications Engineer for a distributor in the Industrial Automation and Motion Control space designing systems for customers in a wide range of industries. Outside of work, he likes to spend time woodworking and building handmade furniture. Sean holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

 

 

Juanita Leveroni Gomez

MBA 2021

Juanita is a first year MBA student focusing on finance and strategy. Prior to Ross, she worked in market research, providing clients highly customized data for product optimization. Juanita holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. 

 

 

 

Nidhi Gupta

MBA 2021

Nidhi is a first year MBA, focusing on technology and consulting. Prior to Ross, she worked at Inventus Capital, a Venture Capital firm in India. At Inventus, she supported 5 new investments and facilitated fundraising process of the $52million fund. Prior to Inventus, she worked across both large companies like P&G leading new project initiatives to scale production capacity and early stage startups to implement processes to scale operations. Nidhi holds a B.Tech and M.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

 

Jon Hennessy

MBA 2021

Jon is a first year MBA student focusing on Strategy and Finance. Prior to Ross, Jon worked for 4 years as a Senior Associate in Alvarez & Marsal's Private Equity Performance Improvement practice. He worked alongside management teams and private equity investors to scope and execute on transformational initiatives in their operating companies. Jon holds a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Becca Herman

MBA 2021

Becca is a first year MBA student focusing on finance. Prior to Ross she spent four years working in corporate finance at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. managing the financial planning and analysis responsibilities for the company’s healthcare research and technology business portfolios. Becca holds a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences from Colby College.

 

Fenn Hoffman

MBA 2021

Fenn is a first year MBA focusing on finance. Prior to Ross, Fenn spent four years in equity research at Evercore ISI, where he covered mid-cap and large-cap enterprise software and cyber-security stocks. Fenn holds a B.A. in English and Art from Williams College.

 

Zach Inz

MBA 2021

Zach is a first year MBA student concentrating on finance and strategy. Prior to Ross, he spent five years at DraftKings focused on business development and strategic partnerships at the intersection of sports, technology, gaming, and media. Zach holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland. 

 

 

John Karlen

MBA 2021

John is a first-year MBA student, focused on strategy and technology. Prior to Ross, John worked on bringing AI, Machine Learning, and Automation technologies to international financial services organizations. John holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. 

 

 

 

Chris Kelly

MBA 2021

Chris is a first year MBA focusing on strategy and entrepreneurship. After spending the last four years as a private equity associate in London, Chris is looking gain skills from his MBA to help pivot towards early stage venture and startups. Chris holds a B.A. in Resource Economics and Finance from the University of Sydney. 

 

Stewart Kerr

MBA 2021

Stewart is a first year MBA student focused on general management and healthcare. Prior to Ross, Stew helped lead the Life Sciences practice for a VC-backed legal technology company, in addition to spending time as a Business Development Analyst at a small venture capital firm in Chicago. He holds a B.A. in History and Chinese from Middlebury College. LinkedIn

 

 

Alex Lee

PhD

Alex is a fourth year PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to his PhD, he was a Research Scientist at Intel Labs where he worked on domain-specific processor designs for machine learning and deep learning. In 2018, he took a gap year from his PhD and served as a technical co-founder of an AI chip startup: Iluvatar CoreX, where he led organization-wide agile R&D transformations, product to-market strategies and business development engagements with emerging customer segments in the Greater China market. Alex holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

Ashwin Iyer

PhD

Ashwin is a 3rd year PhD student in Molecular and cellular Pathology. His research is centered on dissecting the mechanisms that sustain expression of genes critical for the growth and survival of lymphoid cancers. Prior to graduate school, he spent 2 years at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston conducting research on biomarker discovery for renal fibrosis. He holds a BS in Bioengineering from India.

 

 

Samih Mikhayel

MBA 2021

Samih is a first year MBA student focusing on entrepreneurship and technology. Prior to Ross, Samih was an Operations Manager at Uber in Brazil where he led the launch of the service in more than 200 cities and built the strategy to make thousands of drivers compliant to a new regulation in Sao Paulo. Prior to Uber, he worked at a Venture Capital Firm and at its early-stage ventures. Samih holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Insper in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

Hillary Miller

PhD

Hillary is a fifth year PhD candidate in the Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. As an F31 recipient from the National Institute of Aging, her research uses the model organism C. elegans to study how the nervous system can perceive environmental cues, like the presence of food, and how this process can influence the aging process. She holds a B.S. in Cell, Development, and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington.

 

Ellen Napoli

MBA 2021

Ellen is a first year MBA candidate focusing on corporate strategy and finance. Prior to Ross, she spent five years as a strategy consultant at Accenture focusing on helping clients with large-scale business transformation and emerging technology assessments. Ellen holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a concentration in Environmental Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

 

 

Sarah Pizzano

PhD

Sarah is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and is interested in neurodevelopment. She currently researches the molecular mechanisms of developmental contributors to neurodegeneration in Down syndrome. Sarah holds an M.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Biology from Brandeis University.

 

Michael Sessine

MD MBA

Michael Sessine is a fourth year MD/MBA student. His interests are in healthcare innovation, improving delivery models and the role of genetics in cancer care. During school, he has engaged in pro-bono consulting projects in the community, medical student pitch competitions, as well as a Medicaid application counselor at the University of Michigan student-run free clinic. Prior to starting at Ross, he worked as a summer healthcare administration fellow at Geisinger Health. He holds a B.S. in biology with a minor in French from the University of Michigan.