Entrepreneur and Venture Club (EVC)

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Harshita Pilla MBA Full-time 2022 VP of Alumni Engagement
Harshita is a second-year student currently pursuing a dual MBA and Master in Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, she worked at WeWork where she helped utilize data to find areas for efficiency on development projects all over the US. She is excited by the prospect of working at the intersection of technology, social impact, and community development. During her first year summer, she worked in Innovation and Global Strategy at Salesforce. Harshita holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley.
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Jai Parson MBA Full-time 2022 Co-President
Jai is a second year MBA candidate focusing on Entrepreneurship. Prior to Ross, he spent 6 years working in various roles in financial services, mostly in Investment Management Finance Strategy. His immediate job before school was as the Chief of Staff to the founder of a seed stage renewable energy start up based in Lagos, Nigeria. During his first year summer, he worked at Detroit Venture Partners, Guardhat, and Salesforce. Jai holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.
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Odirichi (Richi) Kanu MBA Full-time 2023 Officer
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Maria Lunik MBA Full-time 2023 Vice-President
VP of Community

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Anna Viers MBA Full-time 2022 Co-President
Anna is a first-year MBA candidate focusing on data analytics and sustainability. With a background in finance, Anna spent 5 years at KPMG working as a Transfer Pricing consultant prior to starting at Michigan Ross. Anna is passionate about entrepreneurship in the food/bev and cleantech space. This summer she will intern with AB InBev on the Global Procurement and Sustainability team.
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Emily Smid MBA Full-time 2023 VP of Marketing & Communications
Emily is a JD/MBA in her first year at Michigan Ross focusing on venture capital. Prior to beginning her education at Michigan, she served first as a Litigation Legal Assistant at Sullivan &Cromwell LLP, and later as an Associate at a boutique consumer & retail investment bank in New York City. She hopes to pursue roles that reflect her dual passions, business and the law, and is particularly excited about opportunities in the Consumer & Retail spaces.
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Shayon Donaldson MBA Full-time 2022 Officer
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Markyth Smith MBA Full-time 2022 Vice-President
Partnerships

Markyth is a second year MBA candidate focusing on Entrepreneurship. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, Markyth worked as a Product Development & Manufacturing Engineer in the automotive sector for 4 years. During the summer, he worked as a Summer Associate with McKinsey & Co where his project work was split between Sustainability and M&A due diligences. Markyth holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.