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 TEAM

The Wharton People Analytics conference is driven by a team of students, faculty, and staff, collaborating beyond the classroom walls. As a result, the conference benefits from the full breadth of our collective perspectives and skills. We thank our attendees each year for sharing our passion for developing, improving, and enabling people and organizations through analytics.

LEADERSHIP

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Zeit Cai

Vice Chair, Sponsorship

Zeit is a second 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. He spent the summer working in product management at Duolingo. Zeit graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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Tyler Caldwell

Conference Chair

Tyler is a second 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. He spent the summer working in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. Tyler graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Computer Engineering.

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Alexa Fishman

Vice Chair, Programming

Alexa is a second 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. She spent the summer working in talent operations, organizational design and strategy at Wayfair. Alexa graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Psychology.

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Laura Kim

Vice Chair, Communications

Laura is a second 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. She spent the summer working in product management at Adobe. Laura graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Psychology.

SPONSORSHIP

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Peter Siderovski

Peter is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he worked as a consultant at Deloitte, where he led teams that advised federal government agency leaders on challenges in global trade and national security. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a BS in Mathematical Business and a second major in French Studies.

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Yuri Takeuchi

Yuri Takeuchi is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked in agribusiness and communications at Mitsubishi Corporation, working primarily with Asian and Latin American markets in functions spanning from manufacturing operations to strategy, sales, and marketing, and in press relations for the conglomerate.  She graduated from the University of Tokyo with an LL.B. in public law.

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Natalia Villarman

Natalia is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked in diversity recruitment at Facebook, where she developed strategic plans that informed Facebook’s approach to recruiting underrepresented talent on university and college campuses. Natalia graduated from New York University with a BA in History and from The Relay Graduate School of Education with an MAT in Elementary Education.

PROGRAMMING

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Akshay Almelkar

Case Competition

Akshay is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where he primarily focused on strategy, transformation, and change management topics for clients in the Financial Services sector. Akshay graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and a minor in Mathematics.

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Georgina Blackett

Research Competition

Georgina is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she was a program manager, teacher trainer and coach at Teach for the Philippines, an education non-profit that is part of Teach For All’s global network. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in History.

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Kate Goldenberg

Programming & Community

Kate is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked as a consultant in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice, where she advised senior client leadership on talent strategy, organizational change management, organizational design, and learning solutions. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with BAs in Classical Studies and Urban Studies.

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Marina Mainescu

Startup Competition

Marina is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked as an associate at CamberView Partners, where she advised public company clients on complex and contested shareholder matters. Marina graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Economics and a secondary field in French Language and Literature.

COMMUNICATIONS

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Elizabeth Bernhard

Communications Team

Elizabeth is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she was a consultant at Bain and Company where she advised clients across a variety of industries, primarily working on strategy projects as well as private equity due diligences. She graduated from Middlebury College with BAs in Economics and English and a minor in Spanish.

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Max Napolitano

Social Media, Communications Team

Max is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he worked as the Director of Business Analytics for the Miami Dolphins, where he provided information and insights across the organization by focusing on a strategic and analytical approach to decision-making. Max graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics.

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Chris Nguyen

Chris is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he was an analyst at Twitter where he analyzed user trends on the platform, and an analyst at Citigroup, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with BA in Plan II Honors and BBA in Finance.

LOGISTICS

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Jessica Chang

Sub-Event Logistics

Jessica Chang is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she was on the product finance team at LinkedIn, where she worked on finance and strategy for LinkedIn’s Jobs and Recruiter products. She graduated from Duke University with a BS in Economics.

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Bridget Labe

Data & Audience Experience

Bridget is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she was a chief of staff to the CFO and director of product management at X (fka Google[x]), where she facilitated the next generation of moonshot technologies. She graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a BBA in Marketing and Real Estate.

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Emily Rutter

Event Logistics

Emily Rutter is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she worked in student life and events at Harvard University, where she managed large-scale events (including Commencement) and advised students in leadership development, organizations, and program management. She graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Psychology and a focus on mind, brain, and behavior.

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Schuyler Yost

Internal Logistics

Schuyler is a first year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he was the Chief People Officer and member of the Founding Team at Quartet, a Google Ventures-backed healthcare technology company, where he built and ran the Human Resources and Recruiting functions. He graduated from Colgate University with a BA in English.