Michael grew up in the Bay Area and after finishing his undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz, he worked at a pharmaceutical company providing regulatory support services. In addition to OGM, Michael is the VP of Corporate Development for Healthcare Club and VP of Admissions for Out & Allied. Michael will be doing his summer internship at PwC in the Pharma Life Science R&D Operation group. Some of his hobbies include growing carnivorous plants, sourdough bread baking, and chess.
Internship: PwC Advisory, Pharma Life Science R&D
Patrick was born and raised in Reston, VA, before graduating from the University of Virginia in 2017 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Prior to attending Tepper, he worked for two years as a semiconductor process engineer and for one year as a software engineer. In both his roles, he applied a methodical approach to process improvement and root cause analysis. At Tepper, Patrick is pursuing concentrations in Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. Outside of his professional life, Patrick is a devoted solver of the New York Times Crossword and enjoys all trivia from Jeopardy to bar trivia.
Internship: Target Corp.
Akshay grew up in La Mirada, CA. He studied economics and accounting at University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with a BA in 2016. Before coming to Tepper, Akshay worked in Newport Beach, CA as a business development analyst for a financial services firm. Akshay is focused on the Tech Strategy and Product Management track at Tepper and has a passion for using emerging technologies to improve business processes and daily life. In his free time Akshay loves DIY projects, cycling, and basking in the sunlight like a glorious hippopotamus.
Piyush is a native of Mumbai, India. After graduating from IIT Madras in 2016, he spent 4 years in analytics, marketing, and strategy roles across smartphone, real estate, and consulting sector. At Tepper, Piyush is concentrating on Strategy, Marketing, and Operations Management. In addition to OGM, he is the President of Tepper Racquet Club and VP of Corporate Relations at SABA. During his free time, he is often found playing keyboard, guitar, drums, or badminton. Ask him about his experiences with pets and he will convince you to adopt one!
Internship: Corporate Strategy at TE Connectivity
Henry was born and raised in Spokane, WA before attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to earn a B.S. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering in 2013. Before coming to Tepper, Henry worked in Groton, CT at General Dynamics Electric Boat as a Structural Acoustics Engineer designing submarines for the NAVY. At GDEB, he spent 5 years working with a team developing the next class of submarine with the use of analytical tools and cross-team collaboration with other departments. His passion for solving problems with analytics and a curiosity for exposure to different industries led him to Tepper. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys an active life and trying new things from sailing, snowboarding and bowling to origami and Rubik's cubes.
Samiah grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Arizona State University where she got her BS in Finance in 2012. She developed an interest in the efficiency and impactful work of Supply Chain Management and transitioned her career accordingly. Starting with an internship at Honeywell and then over 7 years with General Mills, she has worked in production planning, inventory management, transportation, sourcing, and product launch. In addition to business, Samiah loves learning about sustainability and psychology.
David was born and raised in Orange County, California before pursuing his B.S. in International Relations from the United States Military Academy (West Point). Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Armor Officer leading teams working on Abrams Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles in the US Army. David deployed during combat operations against Islamic State in Iraq in 2014 and first experienced strategy and cross-functional operations countering this problem. After 5 years in the military, David moved on to 2 years at Walmart Inc. as a supply chain manager at a distribution center. At Tepper, David is concentrating his education on Business Strategy, Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship. David enjoys strategy games, walking his dog, and history podcasts.
Internship: Emerson Electric
Zach was born and raised in Shandong, China before coming to the US. After arriving in the US, he joined the United States Army as a supply specialist. After 4 years in the military, Zach attended Baylor University and graduated with B.S. in Statistics. Upon graduation, Zach joined Accenture as a technology consultant focusing on digital transformation. At Tepper, Zach is concentrating on Business Strategy, Operations Management and Product Management. Outside of his professional life, Zach enjoys playing basketball, pool and watching movies.