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Kellogg's 2013 Siebel Scholars, left to right: Rushi Sheth, Shenqing (Robin) Tang, Laurie Gallien, Jeanne Gatto and Elliot Poindexter

Kellogg's 2013 Siebel Scholars, left to right: Rushi Sheth, Shenqing (Robin) Tang, Laurie Gallien, Jeanne Gatto and Elliot Poindexter

2013 Siebel Scholars

Five Kellogg students are honored for their leadership and academic excellence

9/20/2012 - Five second-year Kellogg students have been named 2013 Siebel Scholars, joining a prestigious group of students worldwide recognized for their leadership in and beyond the classroom.

The students will receive $35,000 for tuition and other educational expenses during their final year of study. They are among 85 students from 17 of the world’s top business, computer science and bioengineering schools to receive the award.

Kellogg’s 2013 Siebel Scholars are:

Laurie Gallien
As an undergraduate at Northwestern, Gallien helped raise $700,000 for charity as a member of the Dance Marathon Executive Board. Later, as a strategy consultant for Marakon, she advised leaders in the retail, consumer, healthcare, and industrial sectors. She is now building on her passion for leadership development at Kellogg, where she serves as a vice president of the Business Leadership Club and as the Complete Immersion in Management orientation host responsible for passing down Kellogg’s culture to incoming MBA candidates.

Jeanne Gatto
Before arriving at Kellogg, MMM student Jeanne Gatto spent five years at Kimberly-Clark, where she developed and launched new products as well as an initiative to create a healthier workforce. Outside of school and work, she seeks to increase diversity in the STEM fields by introducing girls to careers in science, math, and engineering through camps, workshops and classroom presentations. She is an officer of Kellogg’s Business Leadership Club and the Kellogg Consulting Club. 

Elliot Poindexter
Poindexter began his post-college career as an analyst at Fox-Pitt Kelton’s M&A group in Chicago. After five years, he left to pursue his passion for politics, serving as a volunteer in the 2008 presidential campaign. At Kellogg, Poindexter is a student member of the admissions committee, an executive director of KWEST, the logistics director for the Black Management Association annual conference and the vice president of finance for both the Kellogg Consulting Club and Kellogg Corps.

Rushi Sheth
Sheth began his career at J.P. Morgan Securities as an investment banking analyst, and then joined Teach For America in 2008. Seeking to scale his impact in creating new schools, Rushi enrolled at Kellogg in 2011 to develop his skills in consulting and venture philanthropy. At Kellogg, Rushi has led a pro-bono consulting project for an autism services center and holds leadership positions with the Consulting Club and the 2013 Charity Auction Ball.

Shenqing (Robin) Tang
After graduating from college, Tang joined the Boston Consulting Group in Los Angeles, where he worked as a management consultant. While with BCG, he volunteered for a nonprofit and helped develop a media campaign to support efforts to legalize gay marriage. He enrolled at Kellogg to transition into the tech/media industry, and serves as the co-president of the school’s Gay & Lesbian Management Association.

About the Siebel Scholars Program
The Siebel Scholars Program was designed to create a community of leaders who will make important social contributions. The Kellogg students join nearly 800 Siebel Scholars worldwide who have been honored since the program was founded in 2000 by Siebel Systems founder Tom Siebel through the Siebel Foundation.

The Kellogg scholars were nominated by a selection committee of Kellogg deans, who chose from among a pool of students in the top 10 percent of each academic department. Key criteria include academic merit and leadership qualities.

In October, the scholars will meet at the University of California, Berkeley to address the topic of class warfare. They will be joined by leading thinkers, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, New York Times columnist David Brooks and consumer advocate Ralph Nader. 

Further reading
A force for education reform: Revive the Dream Institute founder Michael Rosskamm ’08 receives the Siebel Scholars Impact Award

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