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A Fond Farewell to the Fellowship & WAVE Students

Monday, May 14, 2018



Another school year comes to an end and we bid a fond farewell to yet another outstanding WAVE & Fellowship class. On May 4, 2018, students in the WAVE class presented their business ideas to our advisory board and received great feedback and guidance. Some will continue on with their business ideas while others will be working for nationally known companies. We salute our students and wish them the very best in their future endeavors. We also thank our board members who so graciously took the time to talk with our students and provide them with sound business advice.

We are pleased to share our WAVE & Fellowship class future plans with you!

Alireza Aghayeemeibody, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, continuing studies and working at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Dan Benjamin, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, continuing studies and working on startup

Kevin Cencula, MBA in Brand and Product Management, Bayer CropScience, Commercial Excellence Leadership Program, St. Louis, Missouri

Ryan Close, MBA in Brand and Product Management, Clasen Quality Chocolate, Brand Manager, Madison, Wisconsin

Kaitie Edmiston, MBA in Brand and Product Management, Conagra Brands, Associate Brand Manager, Chicago, Illinois

Greg Forkins, MBA in Brand and Product Management, Tyson Foods, Associate Brand Manager, Chicago, Illinois

Andrew Foster, MBA in Operations and Technology Management, FreshFin Poke, Partner, Madison, Wisconsin

J.P. Goins, MBA in Strategic Human Resources, Chevron, Human Resources Development Program, San Ramon, California

Raefe Gross, MS in Applied Security Analysis, Frontaura Capital, Frontier Markets Investment Analyst, Chicago, Illinois

Christie Her, MBA in Brand and Product Management, Hersey's, Associate Brand Manager, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Rick Jarrell, MBA in Supply Chain Management, Orion Labs, Enterprise Product Manager, San Francisco, California

Zak Kavajecz, MS in Applied Security Analysis, EAM Investors, Equity Analyst, San Diego, California

Rogers Jeffrey Leo John, Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, continuing studies and working with on a startup

Linda Liu, MBA in Brand and Product Management, still looking

Matt Louison, MBA in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking; JD in Law, still looking

Andy Miller, MBA in Operations and Technology Management, GE Healthcare, Global Product Manager, Madison, Wisconsin

Cassandra Nissi, MBA in Brand and Product Management, Boston Scientific, Product Manager, Interventional Cardiology, Maple Grove, Minnesota

John Paetsch, Master of Accountancy, Epic, Accounting Systems Analyst, Verona, Wisconsin

Connor Pardell, MBA in Operations and Technology Management, West Monroe Partners, Senior Consultant, Chicago, Illinois

Jayapradha Rangarajan, MS in Computer Sciences, Facebook, Software Developer, Menlo Park, California

Jayasruthi Rangarajan, MS in Computer Sciences, Amazon, Software Developer, location TBD

Jenny Richards, MBA in General Management, JR Digital Marketing, Founder, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chris Roehrig, MBA in Brand and Product Management, DanoneWave, Associate Brand Manager, Broomfield, Colorado

Meredith Rolen, MBA in Brand and Product Management, Hollister, Inc., Associate Product Manager, Global Marketing, Libertyville, Illinois

Jake Smith, MBA in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, 30Ventures, Principal, Madison, Wisconsin

Ben St. John, MBA in Operations and Technology Management, Protolabs, Product Manager, Minneapolis, Minnesota