CONFERENCE TEAM

THE WHARTON PEOPLE ANALYTICS TEAM

Adam Grant

The Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and Psychology
Faculty Co-Director, Wharton People Analytics
Author of Originals and Give and Take
Coauthor of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg

Cade Massey

Practice Professor, Operations, Information, and Decisions
Faculty Co-Director, Wharton People Analytics
Host, Wharton Moneyball, SiriusXM 111,
Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School

Laura Zarrow

Executive Director, Wharton People Analytics
Host, Women@Work, SiriusXM 111,
Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School

THE CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Michie Adachi

Vice Chair, Communications

Michie is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Michie was a consultant at Monitor Deloitte with a focus on global growth strategy, product management, and marketing. She is passionate about food and has experience working in business development and brand management at General Mills and at a food tech startup called Farmigo. Michie graduated from Columbia University with a double major in History and Biology.

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Soumyadeep Bakshi

Director of Logistics

Soumyadeep is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he was a Strategic Projects Manager and helped ITC Limited, India’s largest CPG conglomerate, enter into new age nicotine devices market. Soumyadeep holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal.

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Zeit Cai

Director of Communications

Zeit is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he worked as an Analytics Consultant at Accenture where he helped technology clients uncover insights in their data. Zeit graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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Tyler Caldwell

Director of Logistics

Tyler is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he was an officer and MV-22 Osprey pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was the director of squadron operations and an advanced flight instructor. Tyler graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Computer Engineering.

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Alexa Fishman

Director of Research Paper Competition

Alexa is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked as a consultant in IBM’s Internal Strategy practice, where she supported IBM executives globally through project work related to business strategy, operational and process transformations, and organizational change management.  Alexa graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Psychology.

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Chloe Gao

Director of Sponsorship

Chloe is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to her MBA studies, she was a Product Manager with Alibaba in Shanghai; before that she worked for Mars Inc in multiple roles including talent management and data analytics under the leadership development program in Beijing. Chloe graduated from Peking University in China with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

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Peter Gao

Director of Sponsorship

Peter is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he worked as a Data Scientist at LinkedIn where he leveraged big data to develop and deliver data-driven insights and tools to drive member engagement and business growth. Peter graduated from University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Adi Gulati

Director of Startup Competition

Adi is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Adi worked at Box, Inc. as a Media & Entertainment Consultant. He graduated from UCLA with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Economics.

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Laura Kim

Director of Communications

Laura is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked as a management consultant in Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations practice, focused primarily on consumer products and hospitality clients. Laura graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Psychology.

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Julie McComish

Vice Chair, Programming

Julie is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Julie worked as a director at Limeade, a technology company that creates web-based corporate wellness programs. Before that, she worked in global marketing strategy at Microsoft. Julie graduated from Yale University with a BS in Psychology.

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Nicole Moomjy

Conference Chair

Nicole Moomjy is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked in corporate communications where she provided communications counsel to companies undergoing major strategic challenges including shareholder activism, executive changes, M&A, litigation, crises and other special situations. This summer she was a brand and marketing consultant at Prophet. Nicole graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in International Relations and Middle Eastern & North African Studies.

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Stacey (Hayoung) Park

Director of Case Competition Committee

Stacey Park is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked at Google Mountain View office as a strategic partner manager managing the largest web/app publishers’ business using Google products. Before that, she worked as a management consultant at BCG Seoul office. She graduated from Brown University with a BA in International Relations and Economics.

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Jen Potvin

Director of Sponsorship

Jen is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she managed energy and climate research projects at the Brookings Institution, a DC-based think tank. Jen graduated from Williams College with a BA in History and Political Science.

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Kate Schofield

Vice Chair, Community

Kate is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Kate worked as an economic consultant at Analysis Group. She spent this summer working in demand forecasting at Apple. Kate graduated from University of Virginia with a double major in Economics and Biochemistry.

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Abhinav Singh

Vice Chair, Logistics

Abhinav is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Abhinav worked with The Boston Consulting Group in their New Delhi office. Before that he worked with The Royal Bank of Scotland in their technology leadership development program in New Delhi. Apart from working as a technologist, he also volunteered to work with RBS HR on various talent attraction and development programs for the bank. Abhinav graduated from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra in India with a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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Emily Yu

Director of Community

Emily is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked in human capital research, advisory, and data analytics at CEB (Gartner). Emily graduated from Duke University with a double major in English and Political Science.

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Mandy Ziffer

Director of Data

Mandy is a first year MBA student at Wharton.  Prior to Wharton, Mandy worked at Strategy& where she primarily focused on retail and consumer clients.  Mandy graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship.

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Alana Zola

Vice Chair, Sponsorship

Alana is a second year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Alana managed communications and programs at an advocacy organization promoting clean energy policy in Pennsylvania. She spent the summer working in strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company, where she will be returning after graduation. Alana holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Haverford College.