Current Leadership

We have assembled a powerful, driven, and energetic team.  If you have any feedback, questions, or would like to get involved, please email swimofficers@mit.edu.

SWIM Co-Presidents

Mina Alanoly, Class of 2015

Education: McGill University, BEng Electrical Engineering
Work Experience: Project Manager at Cisco, Business Analyst at Excelacom

Lauren Pully, Class of 2015

Education: Columbia University, BS Computer Science
Work Experience: Computer Programmer at Goldman Sachs

Jing Yang, Class of 2015

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA Economics
Work Experience: Finance Manager at American Express

Vice Presidents and Directors

Entrepreneurship VPs

Anesha

 

Anesha Agarwal

Anesha is a MBA Candidate of the Class of 2016, and serves as the VP of Entrepreneurship for SWIM. She graduated from Cornell University in 2011, with a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, and then spent three years working at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Risk Analyst. During her time at Cornell and at J.P. Morgan, Anesha also performed competitively with two traditional Indian dance teams, and taught various classes in NYC. At Sloan, she hopes to find a way to combine her passion for dance and the arts with entrepreneurship, and encourage women to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions.
Kellen Brink

Speakers & Events VPs
Kate Agnew
Radhika Chhabra
Denise Sandoval
Yael Kroub

Sponsorship VPs

Ellie

 

Ellie Yogev

Ellie is a first year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. Ellie is the VP of Sponsorship at SWIM, the Co-President of Sloan Health & Fitness Club and VP of Sloan Real Estate Club. Before coming to Sloan, Ellie established a boutique consulting firm specializing in real estate and project management services. Prior to that, Ellie worked as the property manager of Paz, Israel’s largest energy company. Ellie also worked as a commercial lawyer in Tel Aviv, where she handled international real estate deals in Eastern Europe.

Ellie obtained Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in Law and graduated in excellence.

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Krista Bahm

Krista Bahm is currently a first-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. She spent three years at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst in the Investment Management Division.  She graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Environmental Studies.   She is the Vice President of Sponsorship for the Sloan Women in Management Club and is currently a Board Fellow for the Kendall Square Association.

 

Andrea

Andrea Schneider

Andrea is an MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan, Class of 2016, and is the President of the Sloan Design Club. Andrea grew up in Rhode Island and has lived in Cambridge since 2011. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Rhode Island; her work experience prior to Sloan involved product development and commercialization of consumer and industrial products. Andrea considers herself a creative mastermind, and she is passionate about her hobbies of graphic design and watercolor painting.

Finance VP

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Christa Milley

Christa is a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan. Prior to Sloan, Christa worked at a global investment firm, where she conducted research and analysis on 50+ projects for top management. Christa’s project topics spanned issues examining differences in academia and industry, big pharma as compared to biotech, and innovation in drug development. Christa holds a BA in Chemistry from Boston University, and is very active in Sloan’s Healthcare Club.

 

Admissions VPs
Kate Nichols-Smith
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Jesica Bixby is a first-year MBA and VP of Admissions for SWIM. Before coming to Sloan, Jessica was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua where she focused on small business development and maternal and child health. She also has spent time with PwC Advisory and TATCHA, a luxury skincare company based in San Francisco, CA and plans to work in management consulting this summer. Outside of school, Jessica is trying to become a better cook and salsa dancer.

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Jeeyun Lee

Jeeyun Lee is a Sloan MBA candidate (2016). She is very excited to be a member of SWIM’s admissions team this year. Jeeyun’s background has entirely been in creative fields in NYC, starting with editorial photo departments of several Condé Nast glossies, and most recently at Blush Designs, a floral and event design startup founded 4 years ago. She looks forward to working on another startup opportunity this summer. Her perfect weekend would include swimming, smoothie-making, and napping with her cute havanese Lucy (in that order). Jeeyun graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Political Science.

 

Jessica

Jessica Zhandry

Jessica is a first-year MBA student with a focus on strategy, marketing, and operations in the Enterprise Management track.  Prior to returning to school, she spent four years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a business development and client management role for the commercial banking Technology Industry Group.  She also “moonlighted” extensively as Communications Chair for the corporate women’s network and as President of a local Toastmasters club, among other professional development and volunteer pursuits.

At Sloan, Jessica is a VP of SWIM and the Leadership & Human Capital Club, and serves as a Sloan Ambassador to prospective students.  She also enjoys getting involved in the many student activities around campus, such as teaching (and performing) dances for the C-Functions.

Jessica graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business and a B.A. in Economics.

Mentorship VPs

Rosanna

Rosanna Lim

Rosanna is currently a first year MBA student at MIT Sloan. She has spent the last three years at MIT doing research in the chemical engineering department, working towards her PhD in Chemical Engineering Practice. This is a joint degree program with the MBA, combining technical research with management experience at Sloan. Prior to moving to the East Coast, Rosanna grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the University of California, Berkeley for undergrad. She enjoys trying new activities, whether it be embarking on new adventures through traveling or trying a new recipe in the kitchen. She also loves party and event planning, from hosting dinner parties, throwing bridal showers, or organizing business school conferences.

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Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould is part of the LGO Class of 2016 program and previously worked at Accenture. She graduated from MIT with a BS in Civil Engineering. For fun, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors.

 

Community Events VPs
Alexandra Howitt
Valerie Russell

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Katherine Przystup

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a B.A. in Religious Studies, I spent two years working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine where I taught English as a Foreign Language to elementary and high school students. When I returned, I began working as a Project Manager at the FDA where I worked with teams responsible for writing, publishing, and enforcing food safety regulations. Most recently, I worked on a team responsible for maintaining and enhancing athenahealth’s medical billing software. At Sloan, I am focusing on healthcare and technology and am also interested in operations management and organizational behavior.

 

Alumni Relations VPs
Nidhi Badaya

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Michelle Travis

Michelle is an M.B.A. candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  Before Sloan, she worked at Fidelity Investments in various strategy and business development capacities.  Prior to that, she was an analyst at Deutsche Bank in the Commercial Real Estate group.  Michelle received her B.S. in business management from Boston College.

 

Communications VP
Stephanie Moore

 

Social Media and Website VPs

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Prior to joining Sloan, Gunjan completed her MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad .At ISB also, she was an active member of Women in Business Club (WIB) and contributed to the success of the club. Coming from a developing country such as India, Gunjan is passionate about women empowerment and have been actively involved in various education and social initiatives. She has worked with NGOs such as Nayi Disha and taught computer and English to underprivileged kids.

On professional front, Gunjan has worked in tech sector for better part of her career and most recently with Microsoft as an Account Manager. She is particularly keen on pursuing Digital Marketing and even writing her thesis in the same field. She is very excited to be part of SWIM club as it gives her an opportunity to contribute to one of the most vibrant clubs at MIT Sloan.

In her free time, Gunjan likes to read, write and travel.

 

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Kate Agnew

Prior to Sloan, Kate graduated from Macalester College in Minnesota where she studied mathematics. Afterwards, she worked at Target for three years in digital interactive marketing. Simultaneously she managed a non-profit called Girls in Tech, that focuses on engaging and empowering women and girls to pursue technology fields. It is this passion for female empowerment that brings her to business school and the SWIM Organization.

After Sloan, Kate hopes to enter the entertainment industry working in digital content distribution. Entertainment/Media has the opportunity to impact so many lives, especially young girls, across the world.

In her free time, Kate collects action figures, eats donuts, and watches The Walking Dead.

 

Co-chairsof the Breaking the Mold conference

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Elena Mendez 

Elena Mendez is a Sloan MBA Candidate (2015) and co-chair of the 2015 SWIM Conference. She is very excited to be co-Director of “Breaking the Mold”, an initiative hosted by SWIM that is shaping the conversation on MIT campus about the role of implicit bias as obstacles for equal opportunities. At Sloan, she is also a member of the Dean’s Task Force for Gender Diversity and enjoys every opportunity to put into practice her passion for teaching.