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    • Alex West

      Alex West CEOOntologic

      Alex West is an Atlanta native and software entrepreneur focused on using technology as a tool to deliver business solutions.  After graduation from the Georgia Institute for Technology in 2006, Alex successfully launched products in both the United States and Europe for various tech start-ups.  Just two years out of school, Alex founded Ontologic where he now serves as President and CEO.  Ontologic's clients include Cox Communications, St. Joseph's Hospital, CB Richard Ellis, and several other small, mid-size and large clients in Atlanta and beyond. As the Co-founder and Chairman of the Bo...

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    • Alicia Keen LaFrance

      Alicia Keen LaFrance International Programs CoordinatorHabitat for Humanity International

      During undergraduate studies, Alicia held four internships that gave her a glimpse of professional life in government, non-profit, social work and public health. Since graduation in 2008, Alicia has worked on both sides of the fence in the working world; as a project manager in a local for-profit company, and in her current role as a non-profit professional at an international NGO in Atlanta. BS International Affairs & Modern Languages 2008...

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    • Amrit Bhavinani

      Amrit Bhavinani Graphics and Communications SpecialistEmory University Goizueta Business School

      Amrit Bhavinani graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Computational Media and a certificate in Marketing. Today he works at Emory University's Goizueta Business School managing their online marketing and web presence. Amrit is a member of the Georgia Tech Young Alum Council and mentors as a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Additionally, Amrit travels nationally speaking and presenting to C-level executives on digital marketing strategy and social media implementation....

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    • Anna Newsome

      Anna Newsome Educational Outreach Manager ICenter for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech

      Anna Newsome serves as an Educational Outreach Manager at the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) for SLIDER (Science Learning Integrating Design, Engineering, and Robotics). CEISMC is the K12 outreach of arm of Georgia Tech. The Center unites GT partners with educational groups, schools, corporations, and opinion leaders throughout the state of Georgia. CEISMC advocates and participates in efforts for systemic changes that lead to improved appreciation and performance in STEM for all students at the level of K-12. Throughout her undergraduate progr...

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    • exhibitor - Ashley Faas

      Ashley Faas PHAP FellowCDC

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    • Carol Hsu

      Carol Hsu Integration ConsultantAggressor LLC

      Prior to graduating with a STAC degree, Carol was originally a Computer Science major. After a Morgan Stanley internship and a brief stint at the Internal Revenue Service, she discovered her strength of blending effective communication skills and technical knowledge in working  with clients and third-parties. She currently works as a technical consultant for a Workday implementation partner. Liberal Arts Alum:  BS Science, Technology and Culture 2006...

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    • Caroline Anderson

      Caroline Anderson Assistant Director of Work AbroadGeorgia Institute of Technology

      Caroline Anderson has worked in international education over the past decade as both an educator and program administrator. She was an adjunct professor for two years at Colegio Virgil in Cordoba, Spain and for three years at the Universidad del Istmo in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Most recently, she led the international clinical internship program for four years at Life University in Marietta Georgia and developed programs in China, Ghana, Sweden, Peru and New Zealand. She believes that in the current globalized economy, no education is complete without an international experience and that ...

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    • Chris Gentry

      Chris Gentry GMAT InstructorManhattan Prep

      Chris has taught standardized test classes for nearly a decade.  He has scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT and GMAT, and enjoys helping students see the patterns and tricks underlying standardized test questions.  Chris lives in the Atlanta area near Georgia Tech, and has many ties to the Atlanta area. Chris earned a BS in Chemical Engineering in 2002 and a JD in 2008....

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    • Christopher Grayson

      Christopher Grayson Research Scientist ISagepath, Inc

      Christopher Grayson entered the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2006 seeking the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computational Media. While he may have wanted to learn how to program video games when he was a first year, by the time he began to grasp the possibilities that the world of computing provided, his interests had shifted. Since his graduation in December 2010 he has worked as the lead developer at Sagepath, inc in Atlanta, Georgia, and as a research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was accepted into the master's program at Georgia Tech starting Jan...

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    • Courtney O'Donnell

      Courtney O’Donnell Assistant Public DefenderDeKalb County Public Defender's Office

      Courtney O'Donnell is an Assistant Public Defender at the DeKalb County Public Defender's Office. Prior to her current position, Courtney worked at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for 6 months. Courtney graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2010 with a Master’s degree in International Affairs. At the same time, Courtney graduated from Emory University School of Law with a Juris Doctor and a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights. During graduate school, Courtney focused on international human rights, gender-based violence issues, and indigent criminal defense. She did summer intern...

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    • Debbie Pearson

      Debbie Pearson Assistant Director, Cooperative Education and Work AbroadGeorgia Institute of Technology

      Debbie Pearson, Assistant Director in the Division of Professional Practice (DoPP) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, works with cooperative education students in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and with work abroad students of any major seeking positions in Europe (except Spain), the Middle East, Africa, and Canada. Her responsibilities include counseling students, developing jobs, assessing the effectiveness of work assignments, and promoting DoPP programs to students, employers, and faculty. In addition to being published in professional journals on topics related t...

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    • exhibitor - Denise Freeman

      Denise Freeman Public Health Advisor/Public Health Associate SupervisorCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

      Bio coming soon....

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    • Drea Lewis

      Drea Lewis Producer/WriterDream of Drea Productions

      Dréa Lewis went from being an ambitious scholar from Albany, GA, to earning a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture (Media Options) from Georgia Tech, and subsequently being under the auspices of multiple award winning director, Mike Nichols while in New York.  It was Mike Nichols who set the stage for her to work at Paramount Studios, develop a connection to Tom Hanks, and be eligible to join Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.  Before she earned her Master of Arts degree in Acting, she authored The Mathematics of Acting © 2007 wi...

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    • Gabriel Arronte

      Gabriel Arronte Interactive DeveloperSapient

      As a student at Georgia Tech Gabriel studied Computational Media. He was a digital intern for Universal Music Latin Entertainment helping with music video editing, website design, and ringtone creation. When Gabriel graduated from GT he started working for Sapient giving him the opportunity to work with many large name companies like Coca-Cola, Cigna, and Metlife, just to name a few. He has done anything from small image manipulation, to large flash and web development. Gabriel most proud project is helping with the creation and design of the touch screen coke machines. Liberal Arts Alum: B...

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    • Gabriel Halley

      Gabriel Halley Software EngineerPlayON! Sports

      Born and raised in Miami, FL, Gabriel attended  Georgia Tech from 2004 - 2008.  He worked as a Research Analyst for Univision Interactive Media from 2009 - 2011 where he gathered and organized advertising traffic history and forecasts across Univision.com for use by the sales team in regular orders as well as special packages. Gabriel avidly keeps up with Pro and College Football, as well as tennis and social media as a part of his new position at PlayON! Sports.  PlayON! Sports is a leader in the emerging market for high school athletics. They provide live and on-demand video services thro...

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    • Halley Espy

      Halley Espy Third-Year StudentUniversity of Georgia School of Law

      Halley Espy is a current third-year law student at the University of Georgia School of law, where she specializes primarily in the areas of international and energy law.  Before starting law school, she was a Fulbright Student Fellow to Berlin, Germany, studying EU and German energy security policy at the Freie Universitaet Berlin.  She also received a Halle Foundation Fellowship in 2011 to work in a German law firm in the area of international business, and she currently is a Presidential Management Fellowship finalist....

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    • JC Reilly

      JC Reilly Science Technology and Culture Program AdvisorGeorgia Tech School of Literature Communication and Culture

      JC Reilly received her Ph.D in English, Creative Writing, and Women's Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2005. During that time she acted as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for various English classes and gained abilities that she decided to take with her to Georgia Tech. She joined the Georgia Tech family the year she graduated as a Postdoctoral Fellow and continued teaching english on a wide variety of topics. JC is Currently the Academic Advisor for the Science, Technology, and Culture program in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech and is also ...

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    • Jackie Shuler

      Jackie Shuler Senior University Relations ManagerZynga

      Jackie Shuler is Sr. University Relations Manager for Zynga; the world’s largest social game developer headquartered in San Francisco, CA. She is a member of a team that is responsible for developing and executing strategies at academic institution to position the Zynga brand on campus while attracting new college grad and intern talent into the organization. Prior to her role at Zynga, Shuler was Sr. Manager, University Relations for Electronic Arts (EA) a leading global interactive entertainment software company. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Florida State U...

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    • James Stevens

      James Stevens PartnerKilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

      James Stevens is a Partner in the Corporate Department at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP.  James provides general corporate and bank regulatory advice to the firm's clients.  He has substantial experience in the representation of public and private companies and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and regulatory reporting and compliance.  He also advises clients with respect to controlling and non-controlling equity investments. James was recognized as a 2009 "40 Under 40 Up and Comer" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, has been selected as a Ge...

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    • Jennifer Green

      Jennifer Green Graduate Teaching AssistantGeorgia Institute of Technology

      Jennifer is a third-year PhD student at Georgia Tech in the School of History, Technology, and Society. She came to Tech after 20 years working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on public funding for health and welfare issues, funding strategies for informal science education through museums, and community education programs on world affairs. Her current research uses county-level environmental analysis to examine the political economy of water use and energy production in the American South after WWII. M.S. in History of Technology and Science, 2011...

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    • exhibitor - John Hill

      John Hill Higher Education SpecialistLinkedIn

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    • Katherine Brune

      Katherine Brune Organizational Effectiveness ConsultantSunTrust Banks, Inc.

      Katherine started her career with NetBank, an online bank.  While working full time, she pursued her MS in Human Resource Development from Georgia State University.  In April 2006, she joined SunTrust Bank in the training and development group as a Learning Consultant.  Katherine spent three years in Commercial Banking, working on HR-focused projects and in May 2011 took on her current role as an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, focusing on employee engagement and change management. Liberal Arts Alum- BS Economics 2002 ...

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    • exhibitor - Kathleen Hanggi

      Kathleen Hanggi Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral FellowSchool of Literature, Communication and Culture

      Kathleen Hanggi is in her first year teaching in LCC at Georgia Tech, where she teaches Technical Communication. She attended graduate school in English at Emory University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Communications Specialist at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow...

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    • exhibitor - Katie Base Roberts

      Katie Base Roberts Director of Governmental AffairsFiveash-Stanley, Inc.

      "Katie has served as Director of Governmental Affairs at Fiveash-Stanley, Inc. since December 2010. She focuses on providing customized support to our clients by synthesizing and following pertinent legislation. She also coordinates our legislative outreach efforts. Previously, Katie was staff fundraiser and financial data manager for Lt. Governor Casey Cagle's successful statewide reelection campaign. That campaign raised over $2.5 million and Katie was responsible for coordinating fundraisers and managing an extensive financial database. Katie also has experience as a corporate events ...

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    • Keith McGreggor

      Keith McGreggor DirectorVentureLab

      Keith has more than 29 years of commercial, enterprise, and military software and product development experience, with senior level positions at Lockheed, Apple Computer, and Yahoo. He has founded or co-founded six software companies, among them the first artificial intelligence company in the Southeast. Keith earned both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech....

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    • Krista Greiner

      Krista Greiner Employment Specialist, Refugee ResettlementCatholic Charities Atlanta

      After a brief stint as a web designer, Krista realized she might be better suited in a more social and international career. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria and stayed for a couple extra years to teach English and Biology. Currently she works for Catholic Charities Atlanta's Refugee Resettlement Services as an Employment Specialist; which means she helps newly arriving refugees find jobs and trains them in American cultural expectations in the workplace. Liberal Arts Alum: BS STAC 2005...

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    • Kyle Zeman

      Kyle Zeman Undergraduate/AlumnusGeorgia Institute of Technology / AIESEC

      Undergraduate at Georgia Tech, raised in rural Wisconsin and striving create a meaningful difference wherever he goes -- Kyle has worked in London, Singapore, Beijing and Atlanta with organizations spanning the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Immersion in different cultures and collaboration with others has helped Kyle find his passion. He is motivated to launch a venture abroad that will revolutionize an industry and influence positive social change. Kyle believes aspiring next-generation leaders will require a diverse set of experiences to make a relevant impact, solving the com...

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    • Leigh Dillard

      Leigh Dillard Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral FellowGeorgia Institute of Technology

      Leigh Dillard works primarily in eighteenth-century British studies, analyzing image and text relationship in the novels and engravings from that period. She holds a BBA in Marketing and an MA in English Literature from the University of Georgia and earned her PhD in English Literature from the University of Missouri. She currently teaches Business Communications at Georgia Tech in a collaboration between the LCC and College of Management. Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow...

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    • Mae Tidman

      Mae Tidman Junior Web DeveloperTurner Broadcasting

      Mae is a Junior Web Developer at Adult Swim.  Adult Swim creates cartoon animation for older audiences and shares channel space with the Cartoon Network. In school Mae completed internships at Turner Broadcasting and Foundry Digital Media Inc and was a student assistant for the Institute of Computing Education.  Her interests are on film studies, games, and did web development. Liberal Arts Alum: BS Computational Media 2011...

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    • Mark Huggins

      Mark Huggins Integration Consultant Ultimate Software

      Mark graduated in December 2009 with a degree in International Affairs and Modern Languages (Spanish).  His professional background includes an internship with a non-profit, 18 months of education evaluation and policy work with the State of Georgia and, currently, technical consulting work with a private payroll software company.  Professionally, he is interested in combining his technical skills with his interest in public policy....

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    • Mary Fisher

      Mary Fisher Assistant DirectorGeorgia Tech Internship Program

      Mary Fisher joined DoPP in 2002, and has more than 20 years experience in higher Education. Before joining DoPP she worked with Florida Institute of Technology Career Services, which includes that school's internship and co-op programs, and, prior to that, with the Co-op and Internship Program at Seminole Community College (FL). Mrs. Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from The Florida State University and a Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. She  strongly believes that participation in GTIP can result i...

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    • Molly Williams

      Molly Williams Community Relations DirectorGateway Center

      Molly Williams graduated from Georgia Tech in May of 2010 with a B.S. in Science, Technology and Culture and a Minor in Sociology. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted research on gender and homelessness and completed her thesis on homelessness and post-structural theory- an experience that directed her interests and career goals toward social services. Molly served as an Americorps VISTA at the Gateway Center from 2010-2011 and helped establish and facilitate Atlanta's Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau at Gateway. After her term with Americorps ended, Molly joined the Ga...

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    • Nia Baker

      Nia Baker Director of Children's ProgrammingCity of Refuge

      Nia grew up traveling with her dad in the Army which contributed to her love of other cultures and people. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a BA in IAML, she interned at first Georgia Tech Christian Campus Fellowship, and then City of Refuge before beginning a full time position there in the fall of 2010. She is now pursuing a Masters in Professional Counseling with a specialization in Trauma from Richmont Graduate School. In her moments of free time she likes to run with her dog around Grant Park. Liberal Arts Alum:  BS International Affairs and Modern Languages 2009  ...

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    • Nicole King

      Nicole King Iron MountainIn-House Counsel

      Nicole is a corporate in-house attorney for global Fortune 1000 technology escrow, data protection, and records storage services company. He work focuses on compliance with federal regulations, intellectual property agreements, contract drafting and negotiation, process development and improvement, risk management, and training. Nicole also worked as a Project Attorney at Alston & Bird, LLP/Troutman Sanders, LLP and as a Real Estate Associate at Bell & Liss, LLC.  Nicole earned her JD, Law at Vanderbilt. Liberal Arts Alum:  BS Public Policy 2002...

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    • exhibitor - Noah Witherspoon

      Noah Witherspoon Software EngineerZynga

      Noah was a Computational Media major at Tech, focusing on game development with a little film and visual-effects on the side. He has been doing iOS development for a while and even interned with Apple a few times. He is now working on iOS games as a software engineer at Zynga....

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    • Paul Hobson

      Paul Hobson MBA Corporate Relations ManagerGeorgia Institute of Technology, College of Management

      Paul Hobson has more than 20 years of corporate work experience, primarily in management with IBM where he assisted many employees in the development of their careers. Hobson is responsible for career advisement of Evening MBA students as well as building corporate relationships with companies seeking Georgia Tech MBA students. He is a graduate of Morgan State University. He also holds a Masters Certificate in Contract Management from the Florida Institue of Technology....

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    • Paul Stamatiou

      Paul Stamatiou Co-FounderPicplum

      Paul Stamatiou is a software developer, designer and tech blogger working on his third startup, Picplum. He was accepted into and went through the Y Combinator startup incubator that accepts 3% of applicants,  has been featured on BBC News, had his own Nike commercial, was the #1 "Paul" on Google for a while, was selected out of thousands to help Ford market an unreleased car, and developed Yahoo!'s first corporate blog as an intern in 2006. Liberal Arts Alum: BS Computational Media 2008...

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    • Puja Patel

      Puja Patel AssociateTroutman Sanders LLP

      Puja Patel is a litigation associate at Troutman Sanders LLP.  Her work focuses on various types of commercial disputes, with particular focus on intellectual property litigation, including transactions involving information technology and privacy and data security.  She has substantial litigation experience in commercial business disputes involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts. Puja is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Georgia, where she served as Articles Editor for the ...

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    • Rachel Benkeser

      Rachel Benkeser Presidential Management FellowNational Institutes of Health

      Rachel Benkeser is a 2010-2012 Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her Master of Science in Global Health and Population from Harvard University and her Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Rachel began the second year of her PMF in the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) where she coordinates strategic planning initiatives and organization development activities for the Surveillance Research Program and Offi...

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    • Rebecca Posey

      Rebecca Posey Director for GeorgiaNot For Sale Campaign

      Rebecca Posey serves as Community Abolitionist Network Director for Georgia for the Not For Sale Campaign to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery. In this role, she manages chapter development, policy advocacy, awareness campaigns, social media, and community engagement and empowerment. Rebecca acts as a community resource for information on domestic and international labor and sex trafficking, CSEC, smart activism, and socially responsible global business. She previously worked as an academic researcher at Georgia Tech and as a public affairs officer for the Israeli Ministry of For...

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    • exhibitor - Regina Venson

      Regina Venson Default Prevention SpecialistGeorgia Student Finance Commission

      Regina currently works in the Client Services Division at Georgia Student Finance Commission as the new Default Prevention Specialist.  In this role she works with schools to develop a default prevention program for their campus.  Regina has a wide experience among varying types of institutions.  Regina has a comprehensive experience in higher education within proprietary institutions; public and private institutions, 2-and-4 year within the southern regions of the U.S.  She has prior experience as a Financial Aid Director in South Carolina and Tennessee. She received her Master of Public Admi...

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    • Rizwan Ladha

      Rizwan Ladha Research AssociateHarvard University

      Rizwan is a recent graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where his studies focused on nuclear weapons proliferation and terrorism. He is currently a research associate in the Department of Government at Harvard University, and has completed internships with an academic institution in Boston and a think tank in Washington, D.C. Prior to graduate school, Rizwan worked in IT consulting in India. He graduated from the Nunn School in 2007, and as an undergrad co-oped with Bank of America. Liberal Arts Alum:  BS International Affairs and Modern Languages 2007...

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    • Robert Rivers

      Robert Rivers InstructorSaint Meinrad School of Theology

      Robert has been employed in education and administration since 2000.  Specifically, he have worked in Christian ministry and higher education, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Christian history and theology since 2003.  Robert is currently a Doctoral candidate at Washington Theological Union, Washington, DC.  Robert lives in Atlanta with his wife and three children. Liberal Arts Alum:  BS History, Technology and Society 1995...

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    • Robin Quattlebaum

      Robin Quattlebaum Program CoordinatorGeorgia Tech EMIL-SCS Program

      Robin is the Program Coordinator for the EMIL-SCS program in the ISyE department at Georgia Tech. She is responsible for organizing, managing and attending academic residence programs in Supply Chain and Logistics for Senior level executives.  The program has residences in key locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America.  While attending GT, Robin worked at GTRI and also held two internships - first with the Georgia Secretary of State and next with the Canadian Consulate General. Liberal Arts Alum- INTA 2010...

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    • exhibitor - Sarah Morgan

      Sarah Morgan Graduate Campus ManagerKaplan

      Bio coming soon....

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    • Stephanie Bolan

      Stephanie Bolan Graduate Research AssistantGeorgia Institute of Technology

      Stephanie Bolan graduated from Georgia Tech in 2008 with a degree in International Affairs and Modern Languages.  As an undergraduate, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain, as well as intern in the United States Embassy in Costa Rica during the summer of 2007.  She returned to Georgia Tech in Fall 2011 to pursue a degree in Public Policy,  after working for the US Department of Commerce for over two years.   She also recently had another opportunity to volunteer abroad in Honduras, teaching English to children at an orphanage. Liberal Arts Alum:  International Affairs and Modern...

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    • Tamara Koperda

      Tamara Koperda PresidentDocuNOWledge

      After graduating for Georgia Tech in 1980, Tamara began a 27 year career in the Telecommunications Industry. What began as learning how to climb telephone poles and install wiring for an entry level supervisory position led to being part of the start-up and explosive growth of the Internet and Broadband business at BellSouth. After the merger with AT&T, her role expanded to a national level. Over the years her responsibilities included sales and support to small businesses, implementation of customer ordering systems, support for call center desktop tools and data communications to interna...

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    • Trish Coughlin

      Trish Coughlin Manager, Image and SoundCNN

      Trish Coughlin is a Visionary Strategist with CNN Worldwide. In this role she is charged with creatively designing innovative means in which to systematically coordinate incoming video production for CNN’s news gathering and archiving efforts. Prior to her management role with CNN, Coughlin worked as both a producer and a reporter. With CNN, Coughlin produced shows, packages and segments for all platforms. She has won two Peabody awards for 9/11 coverage and the Gulf Oil Spill. Liberal Arts Alum: MS INTA 2005...

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    • Vince Pedicino

      Vince Pedicino Assistant Director for Graduate Advising and EnrollmentGeorgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

      Vince first joined The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in 1995, as an undergraduate student. He currently is serving as the Graduate Advisor and provides student services support to all MSIA and PhD students as well as coordinates the graduate programs. Additionally, he manages the registration process for all International Affairs courses. Liberal Arts Alum- BS International Affairs 1999 and MS International Affairs 2007...

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    • Vivian Victor

      Vivian Victor Administrative Professional IISchool of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

      Vivian received her Bachelor's of Interdisciplinary Studies in Law from Georgia State University.  Obtained a Master's of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University.  Vivian's background regarding resumes, stems from her involvement with The New Teacher Project- a sister organization of Teach for America.  There, she screens resumes and conducts interviews for teaching positions in urban schools, primarily Nashville.   She has also worked in an HR capacity at a graphic design and public relations company, screening resumes and interviewing candidates for design and advertising posit...

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    • exhibitor - Wendy Asher

      Wendy Asher Human Resources ManagerUPS

      Wendy is a graduate of the University of Florida. Wendy is a Human Resources Business Partner with UPS, currently supporting Information Technology professionals. In her previous rotations Wendy has lead UPS Corporate Headquarter's Workforce Planning team for professional hiring and has been a HR Generalist working with the engineering, finance and the global sales teams. Prior to working at UPS Wendy was a Regional HR Representative with Kaiser Permanente and worked with the medical group as a generalist and partnered in staffing physicians as well as other healthcare professionals. Wen...

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    • William Burhenn

      William Burhenn Principal Operations AnalystCapital One Financial

      Atlanta native and proud Ramblin' Wreck, I enjoy all things analytical, whether it is working on binary logistic regression models at work, or absorbing the latest in fancy football statistics at home. Liberal Arts Alum: BS Global Economics and Modern Languages 2007...

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    • William Hakes

      William Hakes Co-Founder/CEOLink Analytics

      Will is an analytical visionary who helps ensure that Link’s solutions drive lasting organizational change. A former analyst, consultant, director & C-level executive, Will understands the challenges involved in leveraging advanced analytics at all levels. Will has spent his entire career focusing on the integration of analytics to complex business problems. He’s worked with Fortune 500 and small companies alike, and helped engineer integrated analytical solutions across Communications, Financial Services, Automotive, CPG and Non-Profit. Will has been a key part of two other analytical ...

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    • exhibitor - Yuxi Xiao

      Yuxi Xiao Current Ph.D StudentSchool of Industrial Systems and Engineering

      Yuxi Xiao is a Ph.D student in the school of industrial systems and engineering. Her specialization is statistics. Her current research interest includes econometrics and panel data analysis, high dimensional data analysis,  and no parametric techniques....

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