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Entrepreneur and Venture Club (EVC)

Amy Orr MBA Full-time 2020
amyorr@umich.edu
Director of Treks
Amy is a first-year MBA candidate. Prior to Ross, Amy spent over four years working for CEB in their Arlington, Virginia headquarters in a variety of quantitative research roles. Most recently, Amy spent two and half years living and working in Sydney, Australia where she advised heads of sales and customer service on their talent strategies. At Ross, Amy is working on a social enterprise supporting mental health in K-12 education. She is pursuing internship opportunities in tech product management where she can leverage technology and human-centered design to solve problems.
Ryan Manes MBA Full-time 2020
rmanes@umich.edu
Director of Education
B.S. in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Business from Kansas State University in May 2014, and currently work in management consulting for Deloitte's Manufacturing Strategy & Ops practice.

Currently enrolled in the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business as a full-time MBA student class of 2020, and a member of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations with a focus on building supply chain software.
Puja Mehta MBA Full-time 2020
mehtapuj@umich.edu
Co-Director DEI
Puja graduated from Babson College and started working at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where she held roles in the Property Product Research Group, Marketing Analytics Team, and Claims Strategy Department. Her passion for healthcare and customer/patient advocacy brought her to Denver to work for DaVita, where she spent most of her time bringing integrated care processes to the dialysis world and improving clinical teammate incentives.
Josh Tooker MBA Full-time 2020
Jtooker@umich.edu
Director of Recruiting
Joshua is currently in his first year of a dual-degree program with Michigan Ross and the School of Environment and Sustainability where he is focused on eliminating economic insecurity. Previously, he helped multinational Fortune 100 companies develop and deploy innovative tools that continue to drive cost-savings and deliver revenue growth; all without forcing sacrifice and compromising compassion across an increasingly diverse global workforce.
Evan Leon MBA Full-time 2020
evanml@umich.edu
Co-Director of Sustainability + Energy
Evan is a second-year dual degree student at the Ross School of Business and School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). He is passionate about the sustainable development of mineral resources used in technology. His current research focuses on battery raw material production and battery recycling for electric vehicles.

During his first year at University of Michigan, he interned part-time at a leading producer of lithium chemicals used in batteries. Evan also served as a research assistant at the University of Michigan Energy Institute where he led the development of models that forecast raw material requirements for global electric vehicle adoption scenarios.

Evan graduated cum laude from Duke University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish & Latin American Studies with highest distinction. He enjoys learning languages and about cultures around the world.
Danielle Lomax MBA Full-time 2020
dlomax@umich.edu
Director of Treks
Originally from the Washington, DC area, Danielle is a first-year MBA candidate with an insatiable curiosity for finance, entrepreneurship, and technology. Prior to Ross, she founded her own digital marketing agency. She also completed a stint in consulting as a member of Deloitte’s strategy and operations practice and later CapTech’s product innovation team. Danielle attended Howard University where she studied Journalism and Sports Management. At Ross, Danielle is involved in the Black Business Student Association, Investment Management Club, and Michigan Business Women where she also serves as a board member.
Purseerat Singh MBA Full-time 2020
seerat@umich.edu
Director of Partnerships
Purseerat is a first-year MBA, originally from Chandigarh, India. Prior to coming to Ross, he was at Flipkart where he was the founding member of the Risk Management team. He started his career in Oil & Gas sector and has experience setting up processes and internal controls. At Ross, Purseerat is a fellow with Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund. Outside of work, he is an avid stock market investor and a big Arsenal FC fan. Purseerat is an Associate Chartered Accountant and has also cleared CFA level 3.
Christine Zaccack MBA Full-time 2020
czaccack@umich.edu
Food Sector Director
Christine Zaccack is a MBA Candidate at the Ross School of Business. Prior to Ross, she was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice, where she supported various clients through design thinking, organizational assessments, and project management. While at Deloitte, Christine has helped elevate leadership development and inclusion initiatives within the firm. Prior to Deloitte, Christine was a Strategy Consultant within IBM’s public sector. Outside of work, Christine supported the United Women in Business Foundation and lead the national organization and DC chapter boards for the last two years. Christine graduated from The George Washington University School Of Business with a BBA in Finance and minor in Economics.
Dhruv Dhawan MBA Full-time 2019
dhawand@umich.edu
VP of Recruiting
Dhruv is a second year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and is focused on building companies specifically in the intersection of travel, hospitality, and technology.
Benjamin Quam MBA Full-time 2020
bquam@umich.edu
Director of Partnerships
Ben is currently an MBA student at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business focusing on entrepreneurship and civic technology. Previously he started companies and worked in tech startups in Chicago, Bogota and Denver. He's passionate about politics, startups, Minnesota and the NBA.
Aman Rangan MBA Full-time 2020
amanr@umich.edu
Director of Finance
Aman is a first year MBA candidate hailing from Southern California. During his time at UCLA studying biochemistry, he realized that he wanted to make an impact in the healthcare space. Prior to Ross, he worked at a healthcare startup called Vantari Genetics doing data analytics and strategic planning. He is currently working on a venture that provides actionable insight and results-oriented data that assists small healthcare providers with maximizing the revenue they receive for the services they provide. He is interested in understanding industries and companies at a deep level, and is interested in both consulting and buy-side investment research and management as a result.
Emily Shaw (McLaughlin) MBA Full-time 2020
mcemily@umich.edu
Director of Treks
Emily McLaughlin is a first year MBA student who is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation in the life sciences space. She attended Tufts University for undergrad, where she received degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. She then moved to San Francisco where she worked at Genentech in process engineering for 5 years.
In her free time, she enjoys sailing, wine tasting, and hiking.
Arpan Shah MBA Full-time 2020
arpan@umich.edu
Co-Director Sustainability & Energy
Arpan is a first-year MBA focused on marketing and strategy. He was previously Head of Marketing at an energy-tech company in Chicago. His career focus is entering the tech industry as a product manager and is passionate on how technology can make an impact on sustainability.
Cameron Reid MBA Full-time 2020
camreid@umich.edu
Director, Partnerships
Cameron is a Detroit-native with a diverse background in investment banking, consulting, principal investing and supply chain operations and business development. He looks forward to continuing to leverage these experiences, coupled with an affinity for the rapidly evolving mobility landscape to not only drive meaningful change for the betterment of commerce and society but to also assist fellow Rossers in their career journey.
Keshav Lalit Chaudhary MBA Full-time 2020
keshlc@umich.edu
Director of Technology
Keshav is a technology and entrepreneurship enthusiast who loves to build products that people love. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, Keshav worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer at a 3000 MW nuclear power plant near Toronto, Canada. In parallel, Keshav has launched numerous entrepreneurial ventures with his last venture used by 800 unique users every day. At Ross, Keshav is looking to continue his entrepreneurial aspirations and work with other budding entrepreneurs to launch their businesses. Reach out to Keshav if you have any questions on entrepreneurship at Ross or if you have an interesting idea to work on!
Ana Salvatore MBA Full-time 2020
salvatoa@umich.edu
Director of Partnerships
Ana is a first-year MBA candidate interested in the intersection of design thinking and technology to drive business solutions. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a BA in American Studies and, prior to Ross, worked in healthcare communications in New York City. Ana is a firm believer in the power of entrepreneurs to disrupt industries and is pursuing business school to gain insight into the ways by which companies and start-ups are able to identify and pursue new opportunities for growth.
Sunaina Kavi MBA Full-time 2020
skavi@umich.edu
Director of Finance/Director of Women in VC
Sunaina Kavi was a product manager at National Instruments focused on building new products for Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and Oil & Gas. She came to business school to encourage more women into technology and discovered a passion for Venture Capital. She is now invested in increasing the number of women in venture capital. She hails from Plano, TX and has a Biomedical Engineering degree from the University of Texas.
Jon Fung MBA Full-time 2020
jjmfung@umich.edu
Director of Tech Sector
Currently pursuing my MBA at the University of Michigan. Before my MBA, I worked in finance, where I managed client relationships for Fortune 500 companies and analyzed strategic initiatives and led cross-functional teams to evaluate and execute M&A opportunities.

Before starting at Michigan, I interned at a growing consumer-focused fitness app startup in product marketing to broaden my skill set and explore my interests in building a product by leveraging data to build consumer insights.
Rima Fadlallah MBA Full-time 2020
rimafad@umich.edu
Co-Director of DEI
Rima Imad Fadlallah is a native of Dearborn, MI and a Ross MBA candidate focusing on entrepreneurship and digital media. Formerly, Rima was a secondary educator in Detroit and a Success Coach at the University of Michigan supporting first-generation students through their first year of college. Rima\'s students taught her that media can be instrumental in positively impacting the educational experiences of underserved youth; she is currently working on building a youth-driven social media platform for a digital community that wants to create and consume positive, socially conscious content.
Mimi Conley MBA Full-time 2020
maureliz@umich.edu
Director of Education
Mimi is a double Wolverine coming back to Ann Arbor from Amazon in Seattle. She worked in vendor management, marketing, and product management while at Amazon. She is a first year MBA candidate focusing on entrepreneurship and start ups while at Ross and hopes to intern with a Michigan or Chicago-based start up this summer.
Adrian Juarez MBA Full-time 2019
juarezaj@umich.edu
VP of Treks
Adrian is a second-year MBA candidate, originally from Los Angeles, CA, and a graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Global and Internal Studies. He began his career as an international tax consulting at Ernst & Young in Mexico City. Prior to Ross, Adrian was an IP consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area where he focused on IP valuations and offshore tax structures for tech companies. Adrian is now transitioning to a career in investment banking and will be joining Barclays full-time in their New York office.
Gaurav Dhir MBA Full-time 2019
gdhir@umich.edu
Tech Sector Lead
Gaurav is a second year MBA candidate, originally from Jamshedpur, India. While pursuing his bachelors in engineering he co-founded an ed-tech start up that was acquired by the education services market leader in India. Prior to Ross, he worked as a developer and functional technology consultant at Deloitte Digital. He is will be transitioning into management consulting, and be joining McKinsey & Company in their Silicon Valley office.
Jonathan Hui MBA Full-time 2019
huijo@umich.edu
CPG Sector Lead
Passionate about marketing, consumer insights, and brand management https://michiganross.umich.edu/ambassadors/jonathan-hui
Michael London MBA Full-time 2020
mblondon@umich.edu
VP of Education
I'm a cross-functional team leader with nine years of professional experience delivering transportation, engineering, and supply chain solutions in uncertain and fast-paced environments. My leadership experience in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduate education in sustainability, business, and public administration, and undergraduate background in systems engineering enable me to bridge the gaps among customers, developers, policymakers, and decision-makers.

I'm currently enrolled in a dual-degree MBA/MS program at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and School for Environment and Sustainability with an anticipated graduation date of May, 2020. I'm also a member of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations program. Following graduation, I'm pursuing a program management position in software that helps companies achieve the triple-bottom-line across people, planet, and profit.
Pavneet Ahluwalia MBA Full-time 2019
pavneets@umich.edu
President - EVC Labs
Product Manager and Digital Marketing Specialist with 4 years work experience in Hi-tech and Big Data Analytics.
Gabriella Vozza MBA Full-time 2019
gvozza@umich.edu
VP Sustainability
Gabriella is a second year MBA student at Michigan Ross. Gabriella has a background in environmental sciences and corporate sustainability. This summer she was a brand management intern at Starbucks Corporation in their consumer goods division, working on the Teavana brand. She is currently working on a mobile app startup that gives consumers transparency into the chemical ingredients in cosmetics.
Jackie Smith MBA Full-time 2019
jmsmit@umich.edu
VP of Treks
Jackie is a second-year MBA candidate. Prior to Ross, she worked in investment management for 6 years. Last summer, she interned at DowDuPont in their Business Sustainability Leadership Development Program. Following graduation, she will pursue a career in strategy consulting. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University in 2011.
Steffan Bankier MBA Full-time 2019
bankier@umich.edu
President
Steffan started his career in brand strategy for Johnnie Walker, Miller Coors and then General Mills before launching a wine brand of his own. He then went on to lead the Sales and Marketing teams for an early stage hospitality tech startup in NYC, helping them raise their Series A & B with Expedia. Prior to attending Ross, Steffan was advising food, beverage and hospitality entrepreneurs on their go-to-market and sales strategy. Outside of work, Steffan can be found trying out the newest local restaurants, making absurd doodles, or working on his next food startup.
Connor Burleigh MBA Full-time 2019
conburl@umich.edu
President
Connor Burleigh is a second-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business, with experience in sales and operations in scaling beverage companies. He previously worked for WhistlePig Whiskey as Operations Manager and will be working at ZX Ventures following his graduation in May 2019.
Courtney Dunn MBA Full-time 2019
cbdunn@umich.edu
VP of DEI
Courtney Dunn is a second-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business and is always interested in learning something new and challenging. Over the summer she will be interning in New York in Investment Banking. Prior to Ross, Courtney was an online retail business owner, but she began her career as a petroleum engineer in the oil and gas industry for over 6 years. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University.
Dale Jarosz MBA Full-time 2019
jaroszdd@umich.edu
VP of Partnerships
Dale is a second year MBA student at the Ross School of Business. Dale is a co-founder of Bschool Travel, an adventure travel company specifically for MBA student travel. Dale was a mechanical engineer prior to Ross and did his internship with Tyson Foods as a brand manager. Dale will continue to work on his startup after graduation.