Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

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Alyana Auerbach

Today - Alayna lives in NYC as a deals consultant at PwC. Alayna helps clients derive maximum value from both potential and actual transactions across various industries. She specializes in merger integration and pre-deal IT due diligence. On the side, Alayna illustrates and loves attending talks to continue learning (about anything!).

Previously - Alayna graduated from Schreyer and Smeal in '15 with a major in Finance and minors in Spanish and Economics. During her time at Penn State, she led the Schreyer Consulting Group, traveled to Barcelona / Panama / India through school programs (and elsewhere in between!), and DJ'ed THON (first time as students!).

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Todd Bacastow

Todd leads strategy and corporate development at Radiant Solutions, a Maxar Technologies company. In this role he works with leadership to shape the direction of the business, assesses emerging technologies, and oversees strategic partnerships. Todd is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. He serves as the SpaceNet project lead for Radiant Solutions, a first of its kind open collaboration for the geospatial industry that seeks to advance uses of machine learning. Previously, Todd worked in product management and strategy roles at DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, and SPADAC. Todd started his career in New York as an associate at FirstMark Capital, a venture capital firm, and earlier as an analyst in the Media & Telecom investment banking group at Merrill Lynch. Todd earned a B.S. in Information Sciences and Technology from The Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Schreyer Honors College.

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  • Business (Non-Consulting)

Shruthi Baskaran

Shruthi Baskaran is originally from Chennai India, and is now a Consultant in the BCG Seattle office. She joined as an Associate in September 2012 in the Houston office. Shruthi has also previously for the UN World Food Programme in Rome, as the Chief of Staff to the Director of the Innovation & Change Management and more recently, as a Mission Lead for introducing their Patient Procurement Platform to four different markets in Africa. She has also launched and led agricultural social enterprises in several African markets. Shruthi holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an MS in Environment & Resources (with a focus on energy and agriculture) from the Stanford School of Earth Sciences, a B.S. with distinction in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Penn State, and is proud a Schreyer Honors Scholar!

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Nicholas Clabbers

Nick Clabbers is an Associate Attorney with Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, where he practices primarily airport law, assisting local governments nationwide with navigating the complicated world of FAA regulations and restrictions. This practice is consistently challenging and different – Nick might work on drones, real estate law, complex financial transactions, and contaminated sites all in the same day. He also practices in other areas of municipal, transportation, and environmental law. Nick works on major airport and transportation development projects across the country and litigates cases before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies.

Nick is a 2010 graduate of the Schreyer Honors College, with a B.S. in Community, Environment, and Development, a B.A. in Political Science, and a Minor in RPTM. During his time at Penn State, he was actively involved in the Outing Club, serving as both Vice President and President. After graduation, Nick worked as a Senior Field Instructor for a wilderness therapy program in southern Utah, assisting adolescents and young adults struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. After two years of that work, he took a sharp career turn and went to law school. He graduated with a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in 2015. Prior to his current role, he worked in legal positions for the United States EPA and an environmental non-profit.

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Jeremy Frank

Experienced President and CEO at KCF Technologies skilled in Business Planning, Public Speaking, Manufacturing, Management, and Leadership. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Strategy from Penn State University.

  • Business (Non-Consulting)
  • Science & Technology

Rebecca Lee Funk

Rebecca Lee Funk is the CEO of The Outrage, a feminist and activist apparel brand with community spaces for civic engagement. The Outrage has been the official partner of nearly every progressive political and activist movement since the 2016 presidential election. Rebecca was named to Marie Claire's 2017 New Guard as one of 50 women changing the world we live in.

Before founding The Outrage, Rebecca held a number of leadership positions in e-commerce across private and nonprofit sectors, including National Geographic and Living Social. She has worked as a development economist for both the UN and IFPRI with a focus on food and hunger policy. Earlier in her career, Rebecca traveled the world as a fashion model and ran her own clothing store. She holds two master's degree from Yale University and three bachelor's from Penn State University.

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  • Non-Profit
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Alec Galanti

Alec Galanti is the Director of Finance and Analytics at Brandyourself where he is a key contributor to the daily business operations. Utilizing his background in finance, economics, and data analytics, he develops business models and analyzes key performance metrics that are essential to making executive decisions and driving company growth.

Alec has been a member of the BrandYourself team for over five years. In that time, he and his team have grown from a small startup with a dozen people to an organization with over a hundred employees in multiple states.

BrandYourself has received several awards and has become one of the top companies in the online reputation industry. The company has also received investment offers on Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den (U.K.).

Outside of work Alec assists other start-ups; providing operational advice and help with financial modeling. In his leisure time he enjoys playing soccer, squash, and the occasional round of golf.

  • Business (Non-Consulting)
  • Entrepreneurship

Candace Good

Dr. Good graduated from Penn State in 1995 with a BS in premedicine and received her medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine in 1999. As an alum, she continues to participate in career development programs for the honors college and maintains a clinical teaching appointment with the Penn State College of Medicine regional campus at University Park.

Dr. Good is board-certified in both general and child & adolescent psychiatry and is currently employed as a staff psychiatrist at Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She is the owner of Sig: Wellness, LLC, an integrative mindfulness center in State College. Dr. Good served as chair of psychiatry at the Mount Nittany Medical Center from 2016-2018. In 2017, she was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She’s also a freelance medical writer and offers personal statement-writing workshops for undergraduates and medical students.

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Keith Graham

Master's of Embedded Systems Engineering Instructor that combines experience in Electrical Engineering, Technical Sales, and Business Management to provide the connections or lessons that tie theory and embedded applications together. Understanding system application requirements and how components operate are keys in developing products that will meet the future needs of the Industrial Internet of Things as well as wireless sensor nodes. These connections or lessons are taught through experiential learning through hands-on assignment and course projects.

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Asia Grant

Asia is a '17 graduate from the Smeal College of Business with a degree is marketing. Since graduation, she moved to New York a digital consultant focused on UX design, published her own children's book and currently stays activity with the college through the Scholar Alumni Society Board. She's a firm believer in the importance of forging your own path, even if it seems like an unconventional one.

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  • Consulting

Sean Griffin

Graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a double major in International Politics and Economics. Served in Peace Corps Ukraine teaching English from 2009-2011. Worked one year with Poverty Resolutions, a small PA-based nonprofit focused on Haiti. Graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a master's degree in International Development in 2015. Worked from 2015-2019 with Catholic Relief Services in Ukraine managing humanitarian and development projects.

  • Non-Profit
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Timothy Hackett

Timothy M. Hackett is a Ph.D. candidate in the Systems Design Laboratory (SDL), within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The Pennsylvania State University. Timothy received his B.S. (student marshal) and M.S. degrees in 2015 and 2017 from Penn State in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on communications and signal processing. He was awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship to fund his M.S. and Ph.D. work. He has worked as an intern at General Electric and The Boeing Company and as a graduate fellow at NASA Glenn Research Center and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research interests include satellite communications and machine learning. Outside of academia, he spends his time enjoying our public lands year-round by hiking, backpacking, climbing, trail running, and skiing.

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Anna Han

Anna Q. Han is from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and is a 2010 graduate of the Penn State Schreyer Honors College. In college, Anna co-founded the Biomedical Sciences Club and served as a Resident Assistant in two Special Living Options and as a Scholar Assistant. After completing her B.S. in Bioengineering, she taught high-school math for two years in Memphis, Tennessee, as a Teach for America corps member. In 2015, she graduated with a J.D./M.S.Ed. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Graduate School of Education. While at Penn Law, Anna was an editor on the Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board, and Speaker Chair and Professional Development Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. She clerked for a federal district judge in Memphis in 2015-2016, after which she joined the law firm Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. At Covington, she is a member of the litigation and patent litigation practice groups. Anna is a proud Life Member of the Penn State Alumni Association.

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David Han

David Han is Professor of Surgery, Radiology, and Engineering Design at Penn State College of Medicine and College of Engineering. He is also Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, Department of Surgery.

A nationally recognized vascular surgeon and expert in healthcare policy issues, Han graduated with honors from Penn State, and received his doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School in 1992. He then completed a residency and fellowship at Emory University and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Mayo Clinic. After returning to Penn State in 2002, Han completed a masters degree in Health Evaluation Sciences, and has served the College of Medicine in several official capacities, including the Admissions Committee, the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education, the Graduate Medical Education Committee, as well as Program Director of the Fellowship in Vascular Surgery and the Residency in General Surgery.

In 2011, and again in 2017, Han was elected to the American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee, which makes recommendations to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the value of physician-provided services. He also serves on the editorial board of SCORE (the Surgical Council on Resident Education), which is the largest online curriculum for surgeons in training. In 2018, Han was elected vice chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Surgery – the organization responsible for setting and monitoring the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans.

At Penn State, Han serves as a University Faculty Senator and was elected as the inaugural academic member of the Penn State Board of Trustees in 2015, and was reelected for a second term in 2018 where he currently chairs the Committee on Academic Affairs and Student Life and serves on the Executive Committee. He served on the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Council from 2000 through 2011, serving on its Executive Board, and chairing numerous committees. He went on to serve as president (2007-09) of the Penn State Alumni Association. In 2011 Han was named a Penn State Alumni Fellow – the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

A native of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Han and his wife, Betsy are life members of the Penn State Alumni Association. They live in Hummelstown, PA with their children Andrew (a junior in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State) and Abigail.

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John Hemmer

John is a patent lawyer who focuses on implementing intellectual property (IP) programs for clients involving mechanical and life science technologies. He graduated from the Schreyer Honors College in 2003 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and continued his education at Temple University, earning his law degree in 2006. He counsels clients on patent portfolio management, patent strategy, product clearance, and patentability analyses. He also provides support for patent litigation, prepares and negotiates technology agreements, and works with clients on venture capital financing, merger and acquisition agreements, initial public offerings, and IP due diligence. John serves on the Philadelphia advisory board for Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization focused on combating homelessness, and as a member of the Schreyer Alumni Society Board.

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David Horowitz

David Horowitz is a Partner with Pine Island Capital Partners, a private equity firm whose partnership includes former Goldman Sachs professionals and prominent federal government officials and politicians. Horowitz was previously a Managing Director in the $35 billion principal investing division of Macquarie Group. Prior to that, he spent almost a decade in the Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group where he was a founding member of the Private Capital Investing team. He has been responsible for providing capital to mid-sized companies to help them meet their growth and liquidity needs and has invested in or served on the boards of Datapipe, LifeLock, ECi Software, iWeb, ORBCOMM and other successful businesses. Horowitz is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer Honors College and Smeal College of Business, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Schreyer Alumni Society Board. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Ryan Koch

Ryan graduated from Penn State in 1997 with an honors degree in Chemical Engineering. He spent 5 years working at P&G in manufacturing and then went back to school full-time to get my MBA from Wharton. Ryan career-switched into management consulting and have spent the last 12+ years working at Diamond Consultants and PwC, focused on the financial services industry in NYC. Ryan is current leading the launch of the NYC office of Point B, a mid-sized management consulting firm.

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Emily Kowey Roth

Emily Kowey Roth represents clients in complex commercial disputes in a variety of areas, including business torts; contract disputes; insurance coverage and bad faith; consumer class actions; construction disputes; and high-value personal injury defense. Ms. Roth also counsels clients on a variety of pre-litigation and regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Ms. Roth was an associate at another AmLaw100 firm. Ms. Roth also interned with a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.

  • Law

Caleb Kwok

Recent graduate of the class of 2018 with a B.S. in Finance, originally from New York City. Currently working as a generalist management consultant at McKinsey & Company out of their New York City office. Previously interned with Goldman Sachs. College extracurricular involvement included Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity and the Schreyer Consulting Group.

  • Consulting
  • Finance

Kristin Lambert

Kristin graduated from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and the Schreyer Honors College in 2014 with a bachelor of science in Immunology & Infectious Disease. She is currently pursuing both a doctor of medicine (MD) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) at the Penn State College of Medicine on an eight-year, full-ride scholarship supporting her medical and graduate education. Her doctoral research focuses on the genetic regulation of inflammation in asthma and allergic disorders. She plans to work in pediatric allergy and immunology upon graduation with the goal of improving the lives of her patients through research and clinical care.

  • Healthcare
  • Science & Technology

Valerie Lehman

Valerie Lehman is Practice Manager, AAMC Oncology and Hematology at Anne Arundel Medical Center. In this role, she is responsible for the daily operations of a large medical oncology and hematology practice. She is also responsible for managing AAMC's government relations work. Valerie started at AAMC in June 2015 as the FY 2016 Administrative Fellow. After completing the fellowship, Valerie served as manager for AAMC’s Palliative Care program and Age-Friendly Health System work until moving into her current position.

Her prior professional experience includes serving as Health Policy Fellow in the Washington, DC office of Congressman John P. Sarbanes (MD-03) and in various program support positions at the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) for more than three years. Val first developed her interest in health care by interning for Congressman Patrick J. Murphy (former PA-08) in 2010 while the Affordable Care Act was being crafted and voted on. She graduated from The George Washington University with a Master of Health Administration degree in 2016 and The Pennsylvania State University's Schreyer Honors College with a BA in International Politics in 2009.

  • Healthcare
  • Government

Betsy MacKenzie

1989 University Scholars Graduate in Business Logistics (now Supply Chain). Started career in manufacturing facility at Merck & Co., and after several years, had the opportunity to join a marketing start-up, AstraMerck. Have transitioned thru several mergers & acquisitions, as well as many roles and functions, including Sales, Sales Operations, Corporate Affairs/Communications, Operations, Healthcare Innovation, Business Development, and now Marketing for our oral diabetes brands.

  • Healthcare
  • Business (Non-Consulting)

Edward Marx

Ed Marx is the Director of Enterprise Analytics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he has worked since 2011. His team works with leaders across the Medical Center to help them frame their opportunities and questions, design the analytics that will most effectively address their needs, and present the results of their analysis. His teams currently support hospital leadership, the executive suite, and population health.

Ed has also led a number of special projects for the Medical Center including: targeted cost reduction, achieving Meaningful Use certification and attestation, ensuring a successful transition of the Medical Center to a separate legal and financial entity from the University, and the creation of a new Enterprise Data Warehouse along with the transition of reporting as VUMC installed the Epic EHR.

Ed spent seven years with McKinsey & Company before accepting his role at Vanderbilt. During his time there, he helped create the McKinsey Hospital Institute (renamed Objective Health), an offering focused towards community providers that enabled them to capture bottom line impact and build capabilities through proprietary analytics, web-based performance tools, and benchmarking/expertise. He led the development of client solutions including a cost allocation model, physician utilization analyses, and lean training/implementation. Prior to McKinsey, Ed spent four years with Procter & Gamble where he led teams in the installation and equipment setup of new diaper production lines.

Ed graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

  • Healthcare
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Ladd Morgan

Several years of Big 4 consulting experience serving 40+ major US and global financial institutions with risk model development and validation across multiple domains (retail/ wholesale credit including ALLL/CECL, ALM, CCAR/DFAST stress testing, structured products, fraud, compliance, etc.). Extensive management experience. B.S. Business Finance with engineering coursework at Columbia University.

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Elizabeth Morin

Elizabeth Morin, PhD, graduated with a BS in Chemistry with honors in chemistry from the Class of 2009. She recalls Penn State adventures like baking an unintentionally flat cake for a friend in the student kitchen, going to her first national American Chemical Society conference in Salt Lake City, defending her honors thesis, and finding a wooden windmill near campus. She recalls getting into Stanford University for a PhD in the chemistry program the same semester she tanked a behavioral interview following a career fair. Over the past decade, she's grown a lot in her business acumen and job skills. She's held roles in two large corporations, one in consumer goods and one in specialty materials, developing new products, and is back with an interest in sharing what she's learned since she left.

  • Science & Technology
  • Education

Lauren Grunenwald Navitsky

Lauren Grunenwald Navitsky graduated from the Schreyer Honors College in 2013 with her B.S. and M.S. in bioengineering. While at Penn State, she was a research assistant in the Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics lab, served as a teaching assistant within the bioengineering department, and volunteered with THON as a hospitality committee member. Following graduation, Lauren worked for two years as a quality auditor in the pharmaceutical industry-first at a startup company and then at Teva Pharmaceuticals. After deciding to make a career change, she applied to medical school and is currently in her final year at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She graduates in May 2019 and plans to pursue her residency training in internal medicine. Outside of clinical medicine, Lauren is passionate about medical education, quality improvement, patient safety, and physician burnout.

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Michael O'Connor

Michael O’Connor is a proud Penn Stater and 2005 graduate of the Honors College. At Penn State, he worked for Prof. Webb Miller, doing genetics and bioinformatics research that was published in Nature and other scientific journals. Among other activities, Mike devoted significant time to THON, dancing for Springfield House and spending three years as a THON Captain. Thanks to the Schreyer Travel Scholarship, he studied abroad in Greece, Italy, and Costa Rica. After earning dual degrees with Interdisciplinary Honors in Computer Science and Biology, he attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 2009 and has been admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He clerked for Judge D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After Mike’s clerkship, he returned to private practice at the Washington, D.C. office of international law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. In private practice, his technical background in both biology and computer science served him well in complex cases. After eight years in private practice, Mike has returned to Penn State as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Law School, teaching Cyber Law.

  • Law
  • Science & Technology

Amanda Ogden

Class of 2009, I majored in Business Management and minored in International Business and Chinese Language. I studied abroad in Dublin and interned at an international hotel during the Beijing Olympics. I served with a non-profit missions organization in Kazakhstan for two years after college, and then moved to Washington, DC to attend grad school at American University's School of International Service. I returned to Kazakhstan for a student internship in the U.S. Embassy Astana's Political/Economic Section. For the past five years, I've been a contractor at the State Department's training campus in Arlington, VA supporting American diplomats and other members of the foreign affairs community.

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Aleks Radovic-Moreno

Aleks Radovic-Moreno, PhD, is a Vice President at PureTech, where he has been involved in co-founding Vor Biopharma, an immuno-oncology company, and Alivio Therapeutics, a company focused on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. He was previously a Research Scientist at the biotech startup Exicure ($XCUR), where he was a lead inventor of AST-008, a TLR9 agonist now in Phase 1b/2 trials for solid tumors. Dr. Radovic-Moreno completed his graduate work as a NSF Fellow in Robert Langer's lab at MIT, where he developed novel strategies for managing bacterial infections, including a novel vaccine candidate for chlamydia, a disease for which no vaccine currently exists. Dr. Radovic-Moreno was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the Pennsylvania State University for extraordinary professional accomplishment by graduates under the age of 35. Dr. Radovic-Moreno received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and PhD in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from MIT and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology

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Dana Ray

Dana Ray is an expert in identifying and articulating the ideas and values that underpin great work. As a consultant, she aligns internal and external messaging for driven and creative corporate, startup, and non-profit organizations. Her experience includes work as a content marketing writer for creative agencies. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria where she designed curriculum that equipped students to think critically and creatively. Dana holds a Master's in Literature and Writing from Bucknell University and an altMBA from Seth Godin.

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  • Communications

Kristen Swigard

Kristen is a 2014 graduate of the Schreyer Honors College. She received her Master's degree from George Mason University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Penn State. Kristen has experience working in public and private consulting for Talent Management.

  • Psychology
  • Business (Non-Consulting)

Catherine Vrentas

Cathy received her B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Penn State in 2003 and her Ph.D. in Cellular/Molecular Biology, with an emphasis in Microbiology, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then she has worked across academic, government, and business sectors: as an assistant professor at Frostburg State in Maryland, teaching undergraduates microbiology and leading a student-based research collaboration with the National Institutes of Health; as a principal investigator/research microbiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, leading a small research team investigating the transmission of the bacteria that cause the disease brucellosis from livestock to humans, including the role of animal immunity; and currently as a scientist for the company PPD in Richmond, VA, developing and validating the FDA-regulated assays that support preclinical and clinical trials for a range of drugs against diseases like cancer, HIV, and rare genetic disorders. Recently, she has served as a reviewer for small business grants in the field of pathogen diagnostics. Her current work also includes public health coursework through Des Moines University, and she is active as a volunteer with the Richmond Health Department. Finally, her professional interests include public science outreach, including experience with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and The Engaged Scientist, as well as education research and management of volunteers in science events. Through her education work, she has led workshops to train scientists around the country in public outreach, and recently taught at the University of Delhi, India about her work on prion diseases and pathogenic proteins.

  • Science & Technology
  • Government

Lauren Waltz

Lauren graduated from Penn State and the Schreyer Honors College with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2012, and went on to complete a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Management from Drexel University in 2015. She currently works in pharmaceutical industry at Teva Pharmaceuticals, specializing in the development and manufacture of drug/device combination products.

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Amanda Wetzel

Amanda Lee Wetzel is a litigation associate at Ford O’Brien LLP. She specializes in white collar criminal defense as well as commercial litigation and arbitration, and brings particular expertise to matters with transatlantic elements. She has worked as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in Paris and has handled commercial and criminal litigation matters in the U.S. and French courts. She also has experience litigating before the European Court of Human Rights and other international human rights forums. Amanda clerked on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, was the Dean Acheson Legal Stage at the European Court of Justice, and served as a legal fellow on the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she worked on treaties.

Amanda is a member of the New York bar. She is fluent in French and practiced French law as a member of the Paris bar from 2014 through 2016. Amanda holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, a Master 1 in French law and a Master 2 in international commercial law from Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a LL.M. in human rights law from the Queen’s University of Belfast School of Law in Northern Ireland. Amanda completed her undergraduate education in international politics at Penn State University’s Schreyer Honors College.

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Jack Yoskowitz

Jack specializes in complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters predominantly for financial services institutions and individuals. Jack regularly represents clients in securities regulatory matters and private litigation, including in enforcement actions brought by the SEC and other regulators. Jack is an experienced and successful trial lawyer who has tried cases in Federal and State courts as well as before arbitration organizations including JAMS and the AAA. Jack is also the partner in charge of Pro Bono efforts at Seward & Kissel. Jack received a B.S. with distinction from Penn State in 1989 and was in the University Scholars Program (now Schreyer Honors College). He received his J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1992, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Jack is also an active Member of the External Advisory Board of Penn State's Schreyer Honors College.

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Ruby Zhou

Ruby Zhou is a New York based Senior in the Data and Analytics (DnA) of EY. She has 5 years of experience in the financial services industry serving banking and capital markets clients in data quality, data management, and data governance. Ruby also have in-depth knowledge in CCAR, CECL, and wholesale & retail credit risk.

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