Kristin is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management who intends to major in Marketing with a focus in Data Analytics. In addition to the Women’s Leadership Workshop, Kristin participated in the Annual Kellogg Marketing Competition (ask her about iced coffee!) and volunteers as a reader for the Kellogg Student Admissions Committee and member of the Inner-City Mentoring Club. Kristin is a native Texan who received her BA in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, after which she worked in several advertising, marketing, and project management roles. Most recently, Kristin led North American brand strategy for a global B2B firm in Atlanta, GA. As a 2014 Women’s Leadership Workshop alum, Kristin is particularly passionate about co-chairing this year’s event and cannot wait to inspire and encourage the next generation of female leaders!
Archana is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management, and is hoping to major in Managing organization and Strategy. At Kellogg, Archana is involved with WLW, Consulting Club, e-club and Women’s Business Association. Archana grew up in India and received a B.Tech from NIT, Trichy and an M.S from North Carolina State University. After graduation, Archana worked in Austin (Texas) in the technology sector, starting in R&D and then product and technology roadmap. Archana is passionate about mentoring and enabling people and women in particular have careers they are passionate about. She was a founding member of Women In Technology at Samsung and a mentor with Austin Partners In Education.
Emily is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management who intends to major in Managing Organizations. In addition to the Women's Leadership Workshop, she is a Board Fellow, a tour guide, and a first-year Director of Recruiter Relations for Kellogg Consulting Club. Emily was born and spent most of her childhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Kentucky in high school. She earned her BA in Public Relations at the Pennsylvania State University. Over the past eight years, Emily worked in the education sector in New York City, holding a variety of roles from school operations to chief of staff at a network of charter schools. Emily plans to move into management consulting after Kellogg.
Chioma is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management who intends to major in Strategy and Marketing. In addition to the Women’s Leadership Workshop, she is a first-year director for African Business Club and a member of High Tech Club and Black Management Association. Chiomareceived her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Igbinedion University, Nigeria and her Master’s degree in Information Systems and Operations Management from University of Florida. After UF, she joined the Technology Leadership Development Program at Cummins, where she spent 3.5 years working across multiple functions in Strategy, Corporate Finance and Data Architecture. Post Kellogg, Chioma intends to transition into strategy consulting and her long-term focus is on emerging markets.
Ana is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management with intended majors in Strategy and Economics. After getting an Economics B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, she worked at Discover Financial Services for 5 years in various roles in Credit Risk Management and Digital Marketing. Most recently, she was a project manager responsible for the strategy and delivery of on-site digital campaigns such as Balance Transfer and Collections. Ana is passionate about LGBT and Women’s issues and led Discover’s participation on the 2016 Chicago Pride Parade. In addition to her role as Operations Co-Chair for the Women’s Leadership Workshop, she is also Diversity & Inclusion Director for Pride @ Kellogg, and Admissions Reader. After Kellogg, she intends to transition into management consulting and have a significant impact on major corporations.
Veronica Clarkson is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management with intended majors in Strategy and Health Enterprise Management. She attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree, majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies. Veronica started her career in management consulting in Washington, DC. Most recently, she worked in strategy and operations for a solar company in San Francisco, CA, launching a residential solar financing program. In addition to the Women’s Leadership Workshop, Veronica is involved in the Healthcare Club and is planning the Business of Healthcare Conference. After Kellogg, Veronica hopes to pursue a career in healthcare management.
Michele Straite is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management who intends to major in Strategy and Finance. In addition to her role as Operations Co-Chair for the Women’s Leadership Workshop, she is a Director for the Net Impact Club, serves as a Kellogg Board Fellow, and will be competing at the 2017 MBA Impact Investing Network & Training Competition. Michele received a Bachelor and Master of Accounting from the University of Florida, where she played on the club lacrosse team. After beginning her career at PwC in the Mergers & Acquisitions Tax group, Michele spent 5 years as a financial analyst in the family office for two private equity principals in Manhattan. After Kellogg, Michele hopes to transition into management consulting or impact investing.
Amritha Kalyani is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management, and intends to major in Strategy and Managing Organizations. In addition to the Women’s Leadership Workshop, she is a Kellogg World-wide Experiences & Service Trips Executive (ask her about KWEST!) and a first-year director of careers in the Healthcare Club. She is also a member of Groupwerk (Kellogg’s premier dance crew), and the Improv club. Amritha grew up in India, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology. She has a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Ohio University and pursued cancer research for two years, before transition into a sales and business development role for a mid-size biotech company, where she managed the Midwest region. Amritha hopes to transition into healthcare strategy consulting after Kellogg.
Vienna is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management who intends to major in Management and Marketing. In addition to her role as Marketing Co-Chair for the Women’s Leadership Workshop, she serves as a Kellogg Board Fellow and is actively involved in Kellogg Impact Consulting Club. She received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia. Over the last five years before Kellogg, Vienna traveled between Sydney and Beijing helping one of the largest insurance companies in Australia build joint ventures in China. She aims to leverage her understanding of business in the global context to deliver solutions and drive impact as a management consultant after Kellogg.
Susan is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management. In addition to the Women’s Leadership Workshop, she is a Director of the Women’s Business Association, Net Impact Club, Education Club, and Kellogg Student Association Technology Committee. She is also a Kellogg Board Fellow. Susan received her BA in Economics from Wellesley College. After graduating from Wellesley, Susan moved to New York City where she worked on Morgan Stanley’s equity trading floor. After Morgan Stanley, Susan joined the strategic planning team of a private digital healthcare company and helped take the company public in 2014.
Monika is a student in the accelerated one year Kellogg School of Management program, and is focusing on Marketing and Strategy. At Kellogg, Monika is involved with the Women's Business Association. Monika grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL., and received her B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After college, Monika worked in management consulting for healthcare payors. Most recently, she was on the Innovation Finance team at a Consumer Packaged Goods company. Monika is passionate about leveraging marketing to help engage consumers and has led the social media strategy as CMO for a local not-for-profit. After Kellogg, Monika hopes to pursue a career in Marketing Strategy at a growth and scaling company.
Megan is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management who intends to major in Operations and Managing Organizations. In addition to the Women's Leadership Workshop, she is the Assistant Finance Officer for the Kellogg Veterans Association and a member of Kellogg’s Energy Club, Wilderness Club, and the Inner-City Mentoring Club. Megan grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University. Megan spent 10 years in the US Navy, including 5 years after college as a Nuclear Submarine Officer onboard the USS Florida in Kings Bay, GA. After Kellogg, Megan hopes to pursue general management in the energy industry.
Lauren is a first-year student at the Kellogg School of Management and a Northwestern “double-dipper.” Originally from Southern California, she moved to Evanston to pursue a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. After undergrad, Lauren spent three years working across a variety of industries and functions as a consultant with Accenture. She then transitioned over to industry, spending two years working on strategic initiatives at Ferrara Candy Company, within their Operations function. After honing her finance and managerial skills at Kellogg, Lauren hopes to work in strategy for a high growth company with direct consumer impact.