A Business and Technology enthusiast, Aakar is pursuing a BBA Degree and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. On campus, Aakar is a Project Manager for a pro-bono consulting organization, founder of two-startups, and a member of the University of Michigan Club Soccer Team. He has also completed an internship in the Investment Banking CFO group at CIBC. Outside of college, Aakar loves watching and playing soccer, traveling, and singing.
ALLISON FENG (U Michigan)
Allison is a sophomore at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Originally from Troy, Michigan, she is concentrating in finance, and is also pursuing a minor in English. On campus, she is a part of APEX Consulting and loves running and reading.
CRYSTAL SONG (UCLA)
Crystal Song is a third-year undergraduate student at UCLA, studying Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology with a specialization in computing. She spent her past two years interning at MedTech startups and life science research institutes to get a better understanding of the healthcare innovation landscape. At UCLA, Crystal is serving on the board of Bruin Medical Entrepreneurs and is part of the business team of International Genetically Engineered Machines. She is also an undergraduate researcher under UCLA Physiology department.
In the past 21 years, Crystal has spent her life across China, Singapore, and the United States, and she enjoys experiencing different cultures around the world. In her spare time, Crystal loves doing landscape photography, traveling, and playing role-playing games.
DAVID BAO (Berkeley)
David is a junior at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies Data Science and Economics, with interests in finance, international affairs, emerging technologies, and analytics. He is particularly interested in how data science will transform traditionally non-technical industries. In his free time, David enjoys skiing, watching basketball, and traveling.
HERSH LAKDAWALA (MIT Sloan)
Hersh was previously a Consultant at Keystone Strategy in NYC, where he worked on both strategy and litigation consulting projects. While he spanned various industries, he primarily focused on tech-enabled companies that operated as marketplaces or platforms. Prior to Keystone, he worked at Bates White, where the majority of his projects were in the Life Sciences industry.
Hersh attended Duke University, where he majored in Biomedical Engineering and Economics. Currently, he is at the MIT Sloan School of Management, pursuing his MBA. Here, he focuses on the Entrepreneurship and Innovation track and is constantly inspired by the entrepreneurs he meets at MIT. Hersh is originally from New Jersey and enjoys scuba diving, college basketball, and terrible movies.
KATIA ARAMI (UCLA)
Originally from the Bay Area, Katia Arami has lived in Los Angeles for a number of years and now attends UCLA as a first year business economics student. Her passion for innovation, investment, and international development has led her to a professional interest in the fields of impact investment and venture capital. She is a current AE Campus Capital Venture Partner and an analyst for Bruin Ventures, and in her free time enjoys reading world literature, sketching and watercolor painting, and traveling to new countries.
LION LEE (Harvard)
Lion is a student at Harvard College in Adams House (the best house!). He has over a 18 months experience in Private Equity at AFIG Funds, the Stagwell Group, Anvil Advisors, and the Tianxi Xinyuan Private Equity Group. On campus, he is a member of the Harvard College Consulting Group - a student run management consulting firm - and President Emeritus of TEDxHarvardCollege. Lion loves dogs, tennis, poker, and quoting Bill Belichick the best coach in the history of football.
MAXWELL HELLER (U Michigan)
Maxwell is originally from the Bay Area, CA and is currently a sophomore at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor studying business and computer science. He has conducted research at Michigan and Stanford focusing on the intersection between cybersecurity policy and national security.
Maxwell is an avid reader, especially of biographies and mysteries, dedicated fantasy football champion, and competitive golfer. He loves college basketball and spends a significant amount of time watching film in preparation for March Madness.
SAM BROWN (NYU Stern)
Sam is a Tech MBA at NYU Stern, where she is focusing on early-stage venture capital and technical product management. She serves as an AVP on the boards of Stern's ESA and Adam Smith Society and is an InSITE Fellow. Raised in Louisville, KY, Sam comes to Stern with a background in Economics and Public Policy from The University of Chicago. Before Stern, Sam led Product Ops and Implementation teams at two high-growth healthcare tech startups: Zenefits and Clover Health.
VINCENZO ELIFANI (Berkeley Haas)
Vincenzo is a first-year MBA at Berkeley-Haas. Previously, he worked in business development at Amazon where he was in charge of growing a portfolio of clients using logistic and advertising solutions as well as carrying out projects to improve customer experience. Prior to Amazon, Vincenzo worked in international brand management at Unilever where he led the restructuring of two brands and many other country-tailored marketing projects.
Vincenzo holds a BA in Philosophy from La Sapienza University and a Msc from Bocconi. Vincenzo is originally from Rome, Italy and enjoys running up on the Berkeley hills and taking road trips around the United States to take analog photos.