Meet Our MSMS Students
Meet Our MSMS Students
What is it like to be an MSMS student here? Our students represent a range of backgrounds and interests. They experience MIT Sloan in their own way, yet create a cohesive community.
Jacquelyn Li, MSMS '22
Partner School: Tsinghua University
Industry of Interest: Tech, consulting, digital health
Pre-MSMS Experience: Prior to MSMS, I had been an engineering and management professional with 5 years of experience delivering medium to large scale projects in energy and the public sector in Canada and the US. Graduated with a BSc in Civil Engineering in 2017, I coordinated and managed a facility maintenance project, a LEED K-9 school new-build project, and a rebuild project for a refinery that got blown up in a fire. While I enjoyed witnessing and learning from the tangible impacts made by my work from first-hand experiences on-site, I wanted to have a more holistic view of how a business works and how to leverage data and technology to improve business performance, hence I decided to join the Tsinghua GMBA program that ultimately led me to the MSMS program at MIT.
Post-MSMS Ambitions: MSMS gave me an opportunity to explore different potential career paths through connections with industry experts, action learning labs, lectures, and seminars, which allowed me to discover my passion for analytics, technology, and mission-driven work. I will move on to become a Sr. Product Manager at Amazon post-graduation where I will be able to leverage my passions and skills to improve customers' lives, and I wish to continue to embrace these values along my career journey to create a positive impact in the world.
What clubs or activities you are involved with on campus? As the MSMS senator on the Sloan Senate, I was honored with the opportunity to work with senators from other programs and the admin team to drive positive changes within Sloan and MSMS. This year, with amazing support from our cohort and the admin team, we were able to achieve several major milestones, including making MSMS STEM certified to qualify for 3 years of OPT, and increasing program visibility for a more integrated OneSloan. I am also an active member of the Product Management Club and Greater China Club.
Inderpreet Singh, MSMS '22
Partner School: IE Business School
Industry of Interest: Technology; Consulting
Pre-MSMS Experience: I started my career doing investment research for private equity and investment banking clients at Evalueserve in India and Chile. Afterward, I moved to KPMG’s Deal Advisory arm in Santiago, Chile. I was Senior Manager and together with my team, I was helping my clients acquire, divest and finance companies or projects. The KPMG’s experience introduced me to a variety of industries and clients around the world. This broad horizon helped me discover my passion for technology and entrepreneurship. To pursue this passion and take my career to the next stage, I joined IE Business School’s International MBA program in Madrid, where I not only pursued general management courses but also undertook the entrepreneurship path by doing its flagship ‘Start-up’ lab program.
Post-MSMS Ambitions: After my MSMS degree, I plan to integrate my consulting experience with the technology sector. I feel that would make me a more rounded professional in the 21st century and prepare me to successfully lead my own venture or drive a large organization in the future. Sloan’s business analytics and technology courses really helped me gain new skills, opening new doors of opportunities for me. Additionally, I also pursued the Sustainability certificate which gave me the knowledge and tools to navigate the multifaceted sustainability challenges of our society.
What clubs or activities you are involved with on campus? On the professional front, I enjoy attending guest lectures of distinguished MIT professors and alumni. Student-run clubs such as the Product Management club and the Consulting club were helpful during the hiring process. On the personal front, I cherish various social events at Sloan and residence halls. MIT’s entrepreneurship ecosystem such as Start MIT and Sandbox program introduced me to new ideas and people. I also play cricket and squash at Z-center and have late-night walks with my friends to MIT’s Banana Lounge.
Catherine Yu, MSMS '21
Citizenship: The U.S.
Recent Location: San Francisco, CA
Partner School: Tsinghua University
Pre-MSMS Experience: I spent time working at Visa in San Francisco building B2B partnerships with sharing economy and on-demand firms. I then moved to Uber, where I standardized restaurant support and onboarding. I was then nominated to move to Buenos Aires and served as the first Strategy & Planning Hire / Chief of Staff on the team to launch UberEats in Argentina. Finally, I spent time working with Lalamove in Beijing building out their GTM expansion strategy in North America. In my spare time, I helped charter a non-profit mentorship program in Oakland, CA for high school students, where 100% of students went on to college and formed partnerships with tech companies for company tours.
Post-MSMS Ambitions: I hope to one day work as a General Manager for a tech company expanding into developing countries or in VC focused on North America and Asia Investments. I also hope to continue to focus on admissions and increase education accessibility for underrepresented groups.
Interests/Hobbies: I love scuba diving and going to the beach, exploring the world (check out my blog-- catchmeifyucan.com), rehabilitating plants back to life, and love eating Veer's leftover food.
Mateusz James Burgunder, MSMS '21
Citizenship: Switzerland, The U.S. and Poland
Recent Location: Switzerland
Partner School: INSEAD
Pre-MSMS Experience: I interned with Deloitte and then worked as an analytics consultant for Accenture on digital transformation projects. I held various roles, learned more about the challenges across industries, and worked with international teams.
Post-MSMS Ambitions: I like the work I previously did because it aligned with many of my top priorities, including career development, meaningful projects, international exposure, and learning opportunities. During INSEAD and now at MIT, I am also exploring options outside of consulting that fit my objectives. For now, some combination of healthcare, finance, tech, analytics, and management is most interesting to me.
Interests/Hobbies: Analytic hackathons, magic performances, endurance sports (running, cycling, swimming, mountaineering).
Amelia Crespo, MSMS '21
Recent Location: Kuala Lumpur
Partner School: Asia School of Business
Pre-MSMS Experience: As an educator with a passion for technology, I have experience teaching in public and private schools in the U.S., abroad, and online. I have also had the opportunity to help scale a number of early-stage organizations, where I fell in love with the pace and the challenge of entrepreneurship and lean business development. One such early experience led me to establish an online learning program for an international school in Costa Rica. Working in a developing economy brought me to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to pursue my MBA from the Asia School of Business where I gained priceless experience in diverse industries throughout Southeast Asia. Prior to MIT Sloan, I developed programs and designed online courses for an education startup called Me.reka.
Post-MSMS Ambitions: I am currently developing a thesis in Education Technology and focusing on courses in Innovation and EdTech. After graduation, I aim to position myself at the forefront of the EdTech industry, bringing the best products to market as an intrapreneur in an established tech firm or a mature startup.
Interests/Hobbies: In addition to education and technology, I am also passionate about sustainability and social enterprise. In my spare time, I love traveling, backpacking, and trying new foods. I also enjoy running, hiking, biking, and hammocking.