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  • Meet Our Students

    What is it like to be an MBA student here? Our students are unique, representing a diverse range of backgrounds. They experience MIT Sloan in their own way yet create a cohesive community. These profiles provide a snapshot of life at MIT Sloan.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to these students. When available, their names are linked to their email address. For admissions-related questions, please email mbaadmissions@sloan.mit.edu.

  • Courtney Brown, MBA '17

    Citizenship: United States
    Recent Location: Chicago, IL
    Undergraduate University: University of Michigan
    Degree and Major: Industrial and Operations Engineering

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    I started off my career as an SAP technology consultant with Capgemini. I later transitioned to their Management Consulting practice and focused on supply chain management. 

    Post-MBA Ambitions
    I would like to get experience in executing on supply chain strategies for a large retailer or food & beverage company. I am most interested in companies with a large store and e-commerce footprint. I hope to obtain a position in corporate supply chain strategy surrounding Omni-channel fulfillment as well as innovative solutions to improve same-day, next-day delivery options for consumers.

    Interests/Hobbies
    Traveling, Snowboarding, Sports…Go Blue!


    Joshua Chen, MBA '17

    Citizenship: United States
    Recent Location: Washington, DC
    Undergraduate University: Carnegie Mellon University
    Degree and Major: B.S. Business/Finance

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    Civilian project manager for a U.S. Navy shipbuilding program.

    Post-MBA Ambitions
    Operations management in a global tech company

    Interests/Hobbies
    CrossFit, golf, learning new sports, exploring new countries, and making and eating dumplings.

    Sebastian Cubela, MBA '17

    Citizenship: Argentina
    Recent Location: Sydney, Australia
    Undergraduate University: Universidad del CEMA
    Degree and Major: BA in Economics - 2011

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    After college I worked in Economic Consulting, then I did research at the World Bank and for the last two years before the MBA I consulted for McKinsey working on projects all over the globe in Telecommunications and Oil & Gas practices.

    Post-MBA Ambitions
    I want to improve both my technical and soft skills while being involved with the greater MIT community (and all the opportunities this gives you!). From a professional side, I would like to gain experience in entrepreneurship to go back to consulting with a broader mindset.

    Interests/Hobbies
    I play soccer, volleyball, and I’m very excited about trying ice hockey during the winter!

    Ameer Jumabhoy, MBA '17

    Citizenship: Singapore
    Recent Location: Singapore (but I travelled a lot for work!)
    Undergraduate University: Rice University
    Degree and Major: Political Science

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    Before starting at Sloan, I decided to not take up offers I had at Morgan Stanley and Google because I’ve always believed in the concept of a family business as well as the mentorship one is able to get from a small outfit. I shadowed my father for a year in his entrepreneurial ventures in the FinTech and real estate development space before starting my own company in the FinTech arena, looking at new technologies to digitize loyalty/rewards without changing consumer behavior.

    Post-MBA Ambitions
    I’m working to roll out a new tech platform (hopefully!) with some classmates at Sloan. If all goes well, I would like to eventually return to the loyalty/rewards company I started in Singapore.

    Interests/Hobbies
    I’m an avid polo player and have represented my country, which has been a huge honor for me. Polo is a sport that takes up a significant chunk of my free time but aside from that I really like just relaxing, supporting my favorite soccer club, Arsenal, or just enjoining much needed recreational time with my friends and family.

    Nikolaos Legmpelos, MBA '17

    Citizenship: Greece
    Recent Location: Boston
    Undergraduate University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Degree and Major: Diploma in Civil Engineering / MEng in Structural Engineering

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    I came to America in 2012 to pursue an MEng in Structural Engineering at MIT. I graduated one year later and joined an engineering consulting company specialized in nuclear power. There, I had the opportunity to work on safety-related projects for both domestic and international nuclear power plants.

    Post-MBA Ambitions
    Intend to pursue a management consulting career.

    Interests/Hobbies
    Soccer (lots of it).

    Caleb John Li, MBA '17

    Citizenship: United States
    Recent Location: New York, NY
    Undergraduate University: UPenn, CAS & Wharton
    Degree and Major: BA in Math & BS in Economics / Finance

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    I started off in investment banking at RBC in their technology group. I transitioned to work at an investment management firm in Greenwich that focused on secured/subordinated debt and CLO equity.

    Post-MBA Ambitions
    I am exploring my career options. I plan to work in the technology space either as an investor or a product manager.

    Interests/Hobbies
    I am a big basketball fan and follow the Oklahoma City Thunder closely.

    Ginika Agbim O'Kelly, MBA '17

    Citizenship: United States and Nigeria
    Recent Location: Washington, D.C.
    Undergraduate University: BSBA
    Degree and Major: Economics & Strategy Major, Anthropology and Finance Minors

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    Prior to Sloan, I was a strategy consultant for the public sector at Booz Allen Hamilton. During that time, I also served as a Board Member at Dress for Success Baltimore and worked as a pro bono consultant for a veteran’s services non-profit and a disability arts employment non-profit via Compass Pro Bono.

    Post-MBA Ambitions
    I look forward to exploring more business challenges and developing innovative solutions as a strategy consultant after Sloan.

    Interests/Hobbies
    Hobbies: Visiting museums, watching documentaries and British murder mysteries on Netflix, practicing my fluency in languages via Duolingo, running and yoga, traveling. Interests: Innovation, decision-making, consumer behavior, service operations, women’s empowerment.

    Bill Hong Zhang, MBA '17

    Citizenship: China
    Recent Location: Shanghai, China
    Undergraduate University: Fudan University
    Degree and Major: MS, Computational Biology, from New York University

    Pre-MBA Experiences
    I worked as an equity researcher and assistant portfolio manager at a Shanghai-based mutual fund. As an equity researcher, my coverage included healthcare, chemicals, media, metals, and mining industries. As a portfolio manager, I specialized in IPO investment.

    Post MBA Ambitions
    I am planning to stay in the financial service industry, where I strive to leverage my knowledge in both biotech and finance to help serve and grow the healthcare industry.

    Interests/Hobbies
    Traveling, basketball, cycling, and swimming