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MEM Student Profiles

Get to know some current MEM students, including their academic interests and backgrounds. Feel free to connect with them on LinkedIn and inquire about the program and why they chose Dartmouth.

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Aarushi Agarwal


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Delhi, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech + MTech (Intg), Biotechnology, Amity University

Previous Work Experience

Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (ICAR), Project Intern, Delhi, India

Why Dartmouth?

The Dartmouth MEM program offers the perfect blend of technical and management courses taught by Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business. The small cohort is a huge plus, offering the chance to be surrounded with exceptional people from different parts of the world and form meaningful connections. I am grateful to be part of the MEM cohort and excited to grow, personally and professionally, in this new phase of life. Additionally, being a person who seeks adventure, Hanover seems like the perfect place to be!

Mohit Agrawal


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Marwari, Telugu

Age Entering Program

27

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Project Manager (Operations), Oil And Natural Gas Corporation, Rajahmundry, Ap, India

Why Dartmouth?

With four years of industry experience in project management, I chose the MEM program at Dartmouth to expand my skillset in the management of technology products. The diverse tight-knit community of Dartmouth lets you expand not just the horizon of your thinking but also ensures holistic personality development.

Ameerul Ali Shah Pattan


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Student Council Title

MEM Student Council Vice President for Professional

Hometown

Andhra Pradesh, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Information Technology, VIT

Previous Work Experience

Nutanix, SRE, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Why Dartmouth?

  • Balanced curriculum of engineering, quantitative, and management courses which provide the flexibility to go for a varied set of jobs
  • Tight-knit and diverse cohort where you can bond and learn from the experiences of others
  • Convenient course duration to be able to apply what you have learned toward an internship that can possibly convert to a full-time job.
  • World-class experience and high-standards consistently provided by the MEM program.

Diana Amusat


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Owode Elede, Lagos, Nigeria

Undergraduate Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos

Previous Work Experience

Babban Gona Farmers Services Limited, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, Nigeria

Why Dartmouth?

My diverse background, which includes a degree in mechanical engineering as well as experience in finance and technology roles, has shown me the importance of combining technical expertise with strong management skills. Dartmouth's MEM program offers a comprehensive curriculum that will allow me to bridge my engineering foundation with advanced management knowledge, equipping me to excel in the dynamic and innovation-driven world of technology.

Stuti Ananta


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Previous Work Experience

Software Engineer, Epsilon, Bengaluru

Why Dartmouth?

Dartmouth's MEM program features an exceptional curriculum tailored to product management, complemented by a close-knit, diverse community that fosters authentic networking. The presence of the Corporate Collaboration Council (CCC) was a decisive factor, as I value mentorship for self-development and navigating the current job market effectively.

Surya Anantha


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Industrial Engineering and Management, RV College of Engineering

Previous Work Experience

Analyst, KPMG Cybersecurity and Privacy Domain, Bangalore, India

Why Dartmouth?

The curriculum of Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business, among others, opens pathways to succeed as a business leader. Courses, such as product design and development, will help me delve deeper into the concepts of ideating a complex technological product through an iterative design process, while strategy will equip me with skills to undertake effective business decisions to navigate external risks and challenges. Tech project management will help me leverage new-age techniques to plan, schedule, and drive an efficient product development lifecycle. This, combined with data visualization skills acquired through the data analytics course, will mold me into a holistic problem-solver with the ability to analyze and undertake data-driven decisions. Performing projects under the mentorship of industry experts through the corporate collaboration program to gain real-world experiences, and enhancing my interpersonal communication abilities through the graduate consulting club and MEM professional skills workshop will be pivotal in bringing my goals to fruition. The small, tight-knit, and diverse cohort at Dartmouth also means I can form meaningful relationships with people from different cultural and professional backgrounds, further enriching my graduate degree experience.

Vaishnavi Anil


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science Engineering, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management

Previous Work Experience

AI/ML Specialist Apple Hyderabad, India

Software Developer TATA Consultancy Services Hyderabad, India

Why Dartmouth?

I chose to pursue the MEM because I am passionate about technical challenges and designing and developing new solutions, but I also wanted to be involved in strategic decision-making to enter the business world. What attracted me to Dartmouth was the smaller cohort size; this enabled me to connect more closely with my peers.

Siddhant Banyal


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Himachal Pradesh, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University

Previous Work Experience

Bain & Company, Strategy consulting associate, Bain & Company, New Delhi, India

Why Dartmouth?

Within weeks of joining Bain & Company it became evident that technology drives today's businesses, with executives often leaving enterprise-wide decisions to their product and engineering leads. This realization resonated with my fascination with the "maker culture" under whose influence I had grown up tinkering with DIY Arduino kits and experiencing the power of a well-built product.

Understanding the pivotal role technology plays in formulating winning business strategies gave impetus to my ambition to strengthen my interdisciplinary skillsets in engineering, technology, and business. The diverse and customizable curriculum offered by this program is the ideal sandbox to achieve this. After graduating, I intend to leverage the cross-functional skills from the MEM program to solve challenges that are at the intersection of technology and business.

Tomas Brenes


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Entrepreneurship

Hometown

San Jose, Costa Rica

Undergraduate Education

BS, Industrial Engineering, St. Mary's University

Previous Work Experience

Solar Engineer, Atma Energy, San Antonio, TX

Supply Chain Associate, Allios, San Antonio, TX

Why Dartmouth?

The Dartmouth MEM program was the only one I wanted to attend, because I've heard great reviews/opinions from alumni. I value the great connections Dartmouth provides with future employers, amazing career services, and professional relationships that one can have with the professors. Another aspect I was drawn to is the well-rounded program that can be tailored to the student's likings with a variety of electives.

Diksha Bubna


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Kolkata, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Previous Work Experience

Deloitte USI, Analyst, Hyderabad India

Why Dartmouth?

The Dartmouth MEM is the best of both worlds. Not only does it offer the best mix of technical and business learnings, but also the sense of community in a cohort so tight-knit, which is amazing.

Weijie Cai


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science, Columbia University

Previous Work Experience

Product Manager, Overeality, Palo Alto, CA

Why Dartmouth?

Extraordinary academic and career resources, beautiful campus, and connections.

Tiffany Chang


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Irvine, CA, USA

Undergraduate Education

BS, Industrial Engineering, California Polytechnic State University

Previous Work Experience

Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Hardware Engineering Intern—Operations, Irvine, CA

Tillamook County Creamery Association, Operations/Manufacturing Intern, Boardman, OR

Why Dartmouth?

Small cohort size, variety of electives, connections with professors, and unique location.

Nikoleta Chantzi


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Thessaloniki, Greece

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Dartmouth and Skidmore College

Previous Work Experience

Tresata, Data Engineer Intern, North Carolina

Data Scientist, GlobalFoundries, New York

Aryan Chaudhary


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Blackrock, Analyst, Mumbai, India

Why Dartmouth?

While I can confidently vouch for my technical expertise and leadership abilities, I have determined that my next career step should be to gain a broader perspective on an organizational level and acquire the skills necessary to build successful commercial products and services and run efficient organizations. The program's strong emphasis on experiential learning, coupled with Dartmouth's esteemed reputation and tight-knit community, assures a transformative educational journey primed for success.

Terry Chen


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Irvine, CA, USA

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California (UCLA)

Previous Work Experience

Product Management Intern, Activision Blizzard, Irvine, CA

Venture Capital Investment Analyst/Intern, TSVC, Los Altos, CA

Product Management Intern, Equinix, Redwood City, CA

Begaiym Daniiarova


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Languages Spoken

English, Russian, Kyrgyz

Age Entering Program

27

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, American University of Central Asia

Previous Work Experience

Advisory Senior Associate, PwC, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Audit Associate, KPMG, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Why Dartmouth?

My experience at Dartmouth so far has been very enriching and unique. The MEM program curriculum has exactly what I was looking for, and it perfectly fits my career aspirations. With an ideal balance of technology-focused and business coursework, as well as support from Thayer Career Services and CCC mentors, the program offers outstanding learning experiences and countless opportunities for further career growth and development. I am very fortunate to grow my network and study together with young professionals from around the world.

Hao Yang Dong


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Guangzhou, China

Undergraduate Education

BS, Economics, University of Warwick

Previous Work Experience

AIA International Limited, Wealth Management Intern, Hong Kong

Why Dartmouth?

To meet like-minded entrepreneurs and engineers and to learn systems to manage disruptive technologies.

Sandile Dube


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Data Analytics

Hometown

Manzini, The Kingdom of Eswatini Manzini, The Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland)

Undergraduate Education

BE, Mechanical Engineering, Dartmouth College

Previous Work Experience

Continuous Improvement Specialist, IDEX Health & Science, Middleborough, MA

Manufacturing Engineer, IDEX Health & Science, Middleborough, MA

Mechanical Engineer, IDEX Corporation, Middleborough, MA

Himani Gaikwad


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BE, Pune University

Previous Work Experience

Data Axle, Associate Software Engineer, Pune, India

Why Dartmouth?

The Dartmouth MEM program was a natural fit for my experiences and aspirations. My time at Data Axle Pvt Ltd highlighted the potential of data-driven solutions, motivating me to explore beyond technical skills into the realm of technology and business, particularly in project management and entrepreneurship. The program's interdisciplinary structure and internship opportunities, along with the vibrant student community and cohesive environment, further appealed to me. Dartmouth's Corporate Collaboration Council (CCC) and the sense of community it fostered resonated with my desire for collaboration and growth. With dedication and a commitment to excellence, I was eager to be a part of Dartmouth and learn alongside my peers!

Subomi Gbotosho


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Languages Spoken

English, Yoruba

Age Entering Program

23

Undergraduate Education

BS, Chemical Engineering, Covenant University

Previous Work Experience

Co-founder—Dime (Startup), Nigeria

Project Manager—Bovas Group (Oil and Gas), Nigeria

Why Dartmouth?

The small cohort, the courses, the students, and the amazing faculty are some of the reasons I choose Dartmouth. If I were given a second chance, I'd choose Dartmouth a thousand times over. Being able to create your own learning experience by taking courses from different colleges makes the entire experience even more exciting!

Roshni Govind


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science Engineering, PES University

Previous Work Experience

Customer Onboarding, Swym, Bangalore

Why Dartmouth?

Close knit community, all the amazing things I heard from the seniors, and the professors.

Hans Granlund


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Data Analytics
Product Management

Hometown

Stockholm, Sweden

Undergraduate Education

BS, Industrial Economics and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Swedish Navy, 42nd Minesweeper Division—Sailor Second Class, Systems Technician

Why Dartmouth?

Through my previous studies and experiences, I have learned that all systems, large and small, depend on the people who manage and make them. People are the key to a functioning and successful system. Even more so is the leadership required to achieve this. I hope that the MEM program, with its distinguished faculty and close-knit community, will bring together all my previous studies and experiences and give me a comprehensive and unique view of systems and their organizations.

Honglue Guan


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Data Analytics
Product Management

Hometown

Guangzhou, China

Undergraduate Education

BS, Software Engineering, University of Western Ontario

Previous Work Experience

Ernst & Young Advisory, Technology Consultant, Guangzhou, China

Why Dartmouth?

Fantastic courses and an excellent environment that help people with engineering backgrounds become multi-facet individuals who can incorporate technology into bigger pictures and impact society. The program teaches knowledge about integrating and assessing technology from a business operations and management standpoint. The data analytics focus suits those whose ambition is to become a business analytics professional. Lastly, I am excited to take management and economics courses at the Tuck School, and other science and art courses at Dartmouth. These courses, such as Understanding China's Economy, satisfy my curiosity beyond the technology frontier. These opportunities enable me to form my personal understanding of the world and hence make an impact with the tools of technology.

Preksha Gupta


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electrical engineering, State University of New York

Previous Work Experience

Cummins Inc, Electronic hardware and Validation Engineer, Columbus, Indiana, USA

Why Dartmouth?

I wish to create a more holistic skill set and learn a language that will allow me to translate my engineering skills into a business. I want to build a career in people-centric roles in fields such as management consulting, project management, or product management. The Dartmouth MEM is an excellent fit for me as it offers a comprehensive curriculum and the option to choose from a wide range of electives from the engineering and business schools. Networking is the key to a successful career start, and the extensive alumni network will assist me in getting a foot in the door at major consulting firms and tech companies.

Shivangee Gupta


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi

Age Entering Program

27

Undergraduate Education

BachTech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Previous Work Experience

Technical Program Manager, Becton Dickinson (BD), Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Senior Project Manager, Reliance Industries Ltd, Jamnagar, Gujrat, India

Why Dartmouth?

After having five years of industry experience, I chose the Dartmouth MEM program because it offered not only prestige, amazing faculty, and a powerful network, but also the opportunity to be a part of a close-knit diverse group of future business pioneers who are all ready to learn from each other. The comradery within the class not only promotes a better learning environment but also helps to keep you on your toes in a high-paced competitive institution such as Dartmouth.

Jeremy Hadfield


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Orem, Utah, United States

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Age Entering Program

22

Undergraduate Education

BS, Philosophy & Cognitive Science, Dartmouth College

Previous Work Experience

Project Manager, Legrand North America, Lindon, UT

Product Manager, Unmasked Project, Hanover, NH

Research Intern, Qualia Research Institute, San Fransisco, CA

Cognitive Science Research Assistant, Dartmouth PhilLab, Hanover, NH

Why Dartmouth?

I chose the MEM program because it enables me to grow both my technical and management skills through the collaboration between Thayer and Tuck. As a developing engineer with a background in the humanities and the sciences, Thayer's human-centered focus especially resonates with me. The tight-knit community, customizable curriculum, and project-driven learning are just a few of the things that make the MEM phenomenal. I hope to apply what I learn in the program to make a positive impact on the environment. In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, creative writing, music, digital art, and reading.

Majid Hejazi


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Qom, Qom, Iran

Languages Spoken

English, Farsi

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Imam Khomeini International University

Previous Work Experience

Co-Founder, Hamzabaan, Iran

UPAP, Unilever, Iran

Why Dartmouth?

My journey started with mechanical engineering. As I went deeper and deeper in my journey, I realized that although I love my major, there is something inside me that says: "You are not built for working with machines and systems, you are built to work with people!" After experiencing some management roles in different cases, I realized that the inner voice is not that wrong! So, I decided to add some management and people relationship experience to my career. This is where the idea of becoming an engineering manager was born!

Mitali Hitendra Rathod


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Data Analytics

Hometown

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Information Technology, Thakur College of Engineering and Technology

Previous Work Experience

Fiora Business Support Services Ltd (Sub of Tata Trent), Data Analyst Intern, Wadala, Mumbai, India

Why Dartmouth?

I was drawn to this program because of the exhaustive curriculum and wide range of core and elective subjects in both the technology and business domains. The coursework of this degree, such as technology assessment, data analytics, and introduction to optimization methods, is in line with my academic interests. Also, the prospect of learning through an industry internship excites me as it will give me an integrated view of engineering management. Various social opportunities provided by the MEM Student Council was another reason why I chose Dartmouth MEM.

Thomas Hue


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Beaune, France

Languages Spoken

English, French, German

Undergraduate Education

MS, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Nantes

BS, Engineering, Aux Lazaristes

Previous Work Experience

Product Management Intern, Amazon, Luxembourg

Operations Intern, Amazon, Lyon area, France

Why Dartmouth?

I'm more than happy to be part of the MEM'24 cohort, learning from each other and enjoying every class I'm taking. Thanks to the amazing faculty and staff, the MEM program provides us the keys to thrive as future leaders of worldwide tech companies. I would not trade this unique and rich experience for anything in the world.

Alex Hureaux-Perron


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Paris, France

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University

Previous Work Experience

Wittamer, Software Engineering Intern, Brussels Belgium

Why Dartmouth?

Thayer's prestige and high-ranking and its association with Tuck School of Business. The interdisciplinary nature of the program, which combines courses in computer engineering, mathematics, and management, aligns with my academic and career objectives.

Bryan Ilya Shea


Degree Program

MEM

Student Council Title

MEM Student Council President

Hometown

Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Undergraduate Education

BS, Economics and Finance, Bentley University

Previous Work Experience

Raytheon Technologies, Financial Programs Management Intern, Cambridge, MA

Why Dartmouth?

I chose the MEM program because of the integration of both the Thayer and Tuck curriculums and the sense of community that Dartmouth brings. A technical background is crucial to running a successful business nowadays. There is no better place to acquire this knowledge than the college nestled between the Green and White Mountains.

Nikolaos Kalemos


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Thessaloniki, Greece

Undergraduate Education

BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Emm d Koumakis SA, sales engineer and warehouse operations, Thessaloniki Greece

Esha Kumar


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Information Technology (IT), Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Previous Work Experience

Ernst and Young GDS, Security Analyst 3, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Schneider Electric, Senior Analyst, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Why Dartmouth?

I believe this program will enable me to speak the language of both technology and business. Having worked in the cybersecurity domain for over three years, I needed to gain strong business acumen in order to build products that will contribute towards shaping the future of cybersecurity. The Dartmouth MEM curriculum focuses on enabling their students to leverage their business understanding to develop and deliver high performing products that scale in the market and have a vision to be customer-centric.

Dartmouth has been my dream school because it not only provides unparalleled education, but also values its community to the core. Every student in the class is unique, and the possibilities of learning are endless in such a tight-knit cohort. The Career Services office and Corporate Collaboration Council (CCC) mentors go out of their way to help every student. I also wanted to be a part of the DALI Lab initiative and the ongoing Dartmouth campus events.

Haley Leversedge


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Denver, CO, USA

Undergraduate Education

BE, Biomedical Engineering, Dartmouth

Previous Work Experience

Berkeley Research Group, Summer Associate, Washington DC

Why Dartmouth?

Innovation and growth are impossible without people that can connect the two worlds of science and industry in a seamless manner, driven by positive and meaningful change. I am driven to learn how to most effectively create and support those connections while exploring areas of business that I have not been exposed to. I have loved my four years at Dartmouth and look forward to my next!

Bo Li


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Beijing, China

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin Chinese

Age Entering Program

23

Undergraduate Education

BS, Environmental Engineering, The University of Vermont

Previous Work Experience

Former engineering consultant in both the private and public sectors in New York State.

Pranav Mandar Dharmadhikari


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Thane, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Chemical Engineering, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College

Previous Work Experience

Deloitte USI, Mumbai, India

Why Dartmouth?

It's one of the best MEM programs out there and it aligns with my interests.

Mayank Mankhand


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Varanasi, Uttarpradesh, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Be tagged PTE LTD, Product manager, Jakarta, Indonesia

Why Dartmouth?

The Dartmouth MEM is diverse and will provide me with skills which I can apply in setting up an early-stage startup.

Manasa Murali


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jyothy Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Ribbon Communications, Senior Software Engineering Technical Analyst, Bangalore, India

Why Dartmouth?

Dartmouth was my clear choice because of the flexible curriculum, small class size—for peer learning and interaction with the professors—and the Corporate Collaboration Council's great network of opportunities. Moreover, I love striking a balance between fun and studies, and New Hampshire's diverse geographic terrain has lot of fun activities to offer.

Amrutha Nair


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Previous Work Experience

Deloitte USI, Consultant, Bangalore India

Why Dartmouth?

The rigorous program structure and the small selective cohort that leads to a close-knit community.

Nandita Nanda


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Languages Spoken

English, Kodava, Kannada, Hindi

Age Entering Program

25

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electronics and Communications Engineering, BMS College of Engineering

Previous Work Experience

Manager - Data Scientist
Schneider Electric Pvt Ltd
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Supplier Quality Engineer
Schneider Electric IT Business India Pvt Ltd
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Why Dartmouth?

Dartmouth is a beautiful environment in all aspects. What I enjoy the most about being a student here is the abundance of events and opportunities that one can be part of to both network and develop skills. I also enjoy the many student-run activities and clubs that one can be involved in. One of my favorite aspects about the MEM program is that it is structured to facilitate peer-to-peer learning. This is extremely insightful about the different experiences and backgrounds of everyone in our cohort. I also love how involved the professors, career services, and alumni are in my development. Dartmouth has a cozy vibe, and that is what I love about it. Fun Fact: I am great at Pumpkin Carving. Something I discovered only after coming here.

Shree Nandanaa Vijesh


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut

Previous Work Experience

Program Manager (New Energy Initiative), Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai, India

Graduate Engineering Trainee, Tata Projects Limited, Hyderabad, India

Summer Intern, Reliance Industries Limited, Jamnagar, India

Summer Intern, DNV GL—Oil & Gas, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Why Dartmouth?

With a background in mechanical engineering and project management, I was keen on sharpening my managerial skills while deepening my technical knowledge, and the Dartmouth MEM allows me to do just that. Dartmouth's interdisciplinary curriculum and hands-on learning approach will help bridge the existing gaps in my skillset and the tight-knit student, alumni, and faculty network means that I get to learn with and from the brightest minds in the world. I'm excited to begin this journey and contribute to a greener future!

Shradha Narain


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Delhi, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Information Technology, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women

Previous Work Experience

Myntra Designs Private Limited, Software Developer, Bangalore, India

Why Dartmouth?

Having previously worked as a software developer, I felt compelled to delve deeper into the realms of business and product management. The MEM program at Dartmouth converges everything I love—the beauty of nature, excellent academia, and an amazing group of peers in the cohort.

Filip J. Nowicki


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Hometown

Warsaw, Poland

Languages Spoken

Polish, English

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

BS, Aerospace Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Robotics SDE Intern, United Robots, Warsaw, Poland

Design Engineering Intern, Metalbuds, Podlas, Poland

Why Dartmouth?

The MEM program synthesizes everything I am passionate about—tech, business, and excellent academia. The two elements that keep impressing me each and every day are MEM students and Dartmouth's location. My fellow students are driven and exceptional and form a coherent group I am thrilled to learn from.

Janhavi Obhan


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Student Council Title

MEM Student Council Vice President for Social

Hometown

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Information Technology, KJ Somaiya Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Research & Development Intern—Tata Power & India Meteorological Department

Technical Project Intern—Tata Consultancy Services

Business Development Intern—Edvansity

Research and Development Intern—CognitoIT Consulting

Why Dartmouth?

Dartmouth was my top choice given the flexibility and well-roundedness of the program. The rigorous curriculum along with the varied, tight-knit cohort will help me establish a strong, collaborative work ethic and learn new abilities from students from across the world. Above all, Dartmouth and Thayer's focus on human-centered impact in all its endeavors was exactly what I was looking for to ensure that my education not only enriches my skills and knowledge but also empowers me to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities.

Ebunoluwa Onaimi Alabi


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Lagos, Nigeria

Languages Spoken

English

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

BSc, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Ibadan

Why Dartmouth?

I really love how I get to take courses at Tuck and Thayer. This has helped me think more about the market viability of technical solutions while keeping the end users in mind at all times. I also love how closely I get to work with my colleagues, this has helped me refine my thoughts and general worldview.

Marc Pérez


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Wayne, New Jersey, United States

Languages Spoken

English

Age Entering Program

22

Undergraduate Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Previous Work Experience

Assistant Engineer, Ross Valve Manufacturing Co Inc, Troy, NY

Mechanical Engineering Co-op, Danbury Mission Technologies, Danbury, CT

Why Dartmouth?

I joined the MEM program at Dartmouth because I wanted to merge my engineering knowledge with business to gain a well-rounded approach to my future career. The small program size gives everyone the opportunity to make meaningful and long-lasting friendships, along with personal connections with faculty and alumni. I have enjoyed the coursework and real-world projects, the flexible nature of electives and the program, and the Dartmouth community as a whole.

Gary Pierre


Degree Program

MEM

Student Council Title

MEM Student Council Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hometown

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Undergraduate Education

BA, International Business, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Previous Work Experience

Global Supply Chain Optimization, Technologies Amazon

Why Dartmouth?

One of the main reasons I chose the Dartmouth MEM Program is because I wanted to immerse myself in a transformative educational experience. The interdisciplinary nature of the program aligns seamlessly with my belief that today's business landscape demands a comprehensive understanding of both technical and managerial strategies.

The Dartmouth MEM program's strong alumni network, collaborative environment, and emphasis on community building stood out to me. The chance to connect with professionals who have gone on to achieve remarkable success in their respective fields is an invaluable resource for my personal and professional growth.

Sreeja Poduri


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Languages Spoken

English

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Electronics and Communications Engineering, GITAM University

Previous Work Experience

Product Development Analyst, Accenture Solutions Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India

Why Dartmouth?

The Dartmouth MEM program is my perfect fit because of its small cohort size, vast class diversity, accomplished professors, and numerous opportunities it presents. The environment here creates great networking opportunities and platforms for graduates to discover their talent and passion like Thayer Career Services and the CCC program which helps bridge the gap between corporate and students. Every day, we learn new things and speak to amazing people which makes our experience fulfilling.

Sriram Polavakalipalayam Ramakrishnan


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Languages Spoken

English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam

Age Entering Program

25

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University

Previous Work Experience

Senior Analyst, Bain & Company, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Why Dartmouth?

Hailing from a consulting background with an undergraduate degree in engineering, I chose the MEM program to act as a bridge between my academic roots and professional trajectory. The tight-knit community and the flexibility to take courses from Tuck and Thayer made me manifest for a place in this cohort.

Rahul Ramakrishnan


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Electronics Engineering, Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, Mumbai University

Previous Work Experience

Financial Engineering, MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International), Quantitative Associate, Mumbai, India

Johnson & Johnson India Pvt. Ltd, Supply Chain Intern, Mumbai, India

Why Dartmouth?

The MEM program provides the best faculty, a customizable curriculum, and a vast network in the technology and management space. Studying with a globally-diverse and passionately-enthusiastic cohort motivates me to give my best everyday, and I am always sharing my experiences with them while learning from theirs.

Richa Ranjan


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Computer Science Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Shell, Software Engineer, Bengaluru, India

Mercedes-Benz, Technology Analyst Intern, Bengaluru, India

Why Dartmouth?

The program's emphasis on a small yet diverse cohort and tight-knit community resonated with me, as I believe such an environment fosters meaningful connections and collaborative learning. Furthermore, the program embodies the perfect balance of nurturing a supportive community while simultaneously encouraging us to explore uncharted territories, making it an ideal choice for me to pursue my higher education.

Kushagra Rawat


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, National Institute Of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

Previous Work Experience

  • Peer Robotics, Robotics Software Engineer (Mobile Robotics), Gurugram, India
  • Addverb Technology, Robotics Software Engineer, Noida, India

Why Dartmouth?

Having worked for close to two years in the robotics industry, I have come to appreciate the power of technology to uplift human lives. I chose the Dartmouth MEM program to understand how upcoming technologies, like AI, can be leveraged to solve societal problems in a sustainable and viable way.

Harshitha Rayapati


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Samhita Social Ventures, Senior Associate, Mumbai, India

Why Dartmouth?

Trained as a computer engineer and passionate about creating shared value, I was looking to enrich and embed my technical and managerial literacy in business reality. With unparalleled community ties, an intimate class size and multiple avenues to learn from the practical expertise of industry academicians and Corporate Collaboration Council (CCC) members, Dartmouth's MEM program presented as the perfect springboard for me to begin this journey. Further, through my liberal studies education and exposure in social work, I developed a penchant for interdisciplinarity that I see strongly reflected in Dartmouth's ethos. Dartmouth's idyllic location too inspires connection, reflection and growth—all one could ask for from a graduate education.

Deepika Reddy Baddam


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Telugu

Age Entering Program

22

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Associate Product Manager, Apollo Computing Laboratories, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Why Dartmouth?

As an electronics and communications major, my degree served as a solid foundation for my technical caliber. To truly thrive in today's techno-functional era and maximize business value to consumers, I needed to supplement my business learning with a strong techno-functional degree. The MEM program was a stepping stone for me to pave my way into product management and entrepreneurship. This program has a tight-knit community along with immense support from the Career Services and the Corporate Collaboration Council (CCC) mentors that give a sense of belonging. I also truly appreciate the flexibility and the wide range of electives that you can choose from. Apart from academics, I love traveling around New Hampshire and am a national motorcycle racer!

Shyam Prasad Reddy Manneti


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

Languages Spoken

English, Japanese, Telugu, Hindi

Age Entering Program

26

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Previous Work Experience

Technical Project Manager, Nihon Unisys, Tokyo, Japan

Global Manager—Europe, T&K Toka, Saitama, Japan

Why Dartmouth?

With my passion for pursuing a program that would deliver the exact blend of technology and business acumen, I had my eye on the prestigious MEM at Dartmouth. Having spent the past five years in Japan, I was intrigued by the work ethic of Dartmouth professors and this propelled me toward crafting a personal statement for this program. I graduated from IIT Madras in India, am an ardent traveller, and a staunch believer of "Hakuna Matata".

Mounika Reddy Vengama


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Languages Spoken

English, Telugu, Hindi

Age Entering Program

23

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Previous Work Experience

Associate, PwC US Advisory, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Process Engineer, Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Hyderabad, India

Why Dartmouth?

I like to explore and learn new things, and I would say every day at Dartmouth is exciting and different from the previous one. I cannot wait to see and experience this whole journey.

Brinda Sai


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Undergraduate Education

BE, Industrial Engineering and Management, RV College of Engineering

Previous Work Experience

Macho Engineering Industries, Design and Development, Bangalore, Karnataka

Why Dartmouth?

I believe the fusion of technology and management is by far the best for facilitating any business, and hence I chose to pursue MEM. Dartmouth's curriculum, tight-knit community, expert professors, and cohort collaboration will help enhance the depth and breadth of my knowledge and skills needed to become a fearless innovator and influential leader.

Miti Shah


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi and Gujarati

Undergraduate Education

Information Technology, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute

Previous Work Experience

Software intern, Hilti Technology Solutions India, Pune, India

Why Dartmouth?

Coming from a robust IT background, where I have contributed to diverse technical projects along with my journey of managing and leading teams had crystallized my aspiration to apply these skills in a technical leadership capacity. This realization led me to the Dartmouth MEM program, a seamless fusion of technological foundation and leadership ambitions. The program's thoughtfully curated curriculum, encompassing key domains like finance, marketing, and organizational behavior, aligned ideally with my career shift. The prospect of complementing my managerial experience with tailored courses and electives for holistic growth greatly resonated with me. Additionally, my exposure to Dartmouth's dynamic student life and wholehearted engagement in extracurricular activities solidified my conviction. Dartmouth's MEM program promised to empower me to effectively bridge technology and business, making it the ideal avenue for my career progression.

Supritha Shankar Rao


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Languages Spoken

English, Marathi, Kannada, Hindi

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

BE, Computer Science and Engineering, Atria Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)

Previous Work Experience

Associate Systems Engineer, IBM, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Why Dartmouth?

Studying at Dartmouth was my absolute dream, and it still feels surreal. Having a computer science background and working on the technical side at IBM for almost two years, I wanted to make a shift to the management side while not completely giving up on my technical knowledge. The best fit for this requirement was the MEM program. One of the perks of this program is that it has students from all over the world and this diverse crowd makes it even more fun to explore and learn from each other every day. Loving the decision to come here to Hanover!

Ameya Sharma


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Student Council Title

MEM Student Council Vice President for Communications

Hometown

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Chemical Engineering, Dwarkadas J Sanghvi College of Engineering

Previous Work Experience

JM Enterprises, Marketing Manager, Mumbai, India

Why Dartmouth?

The program's curriculum that integrates engineering, mathematics, and core management courses offered by Thayer in conjunction with Tuck School of Business is perfectly tailored to suit my requirements and pave the way into the world of consulting and entrepreneurship. The program's diverse tight knit community along with immense support from the Career Services and Corporate Collaboration Council (CCC) mentors, and accomplished professors will help me foster a seamless transition from school to a successful career.

Kajal Singh


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Vellore Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Project Manager, Schneider Electric, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Why Dartmouth?

Dartmouth's comprehensive yet flexible curriculum transformed my passion for product management into a high-powered profession and provided a plethora of opportunities to network with industry representatives and like-minded students.

Sadhana Smruthi Srinivasan


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Computer Science and Engineering, SSN College of Engineering

Previous Work Experience

Citi, Microservices Developer, Chennai (India)

Why Dartmouth?

After two years of software development, I was looking for a career switch into a role that has cross-functional requirements, is more client-facing, and involves having a broader perspective in a company. At Dartmouth's MEM program, I aim to complement my computer science knowledge with the business aspects of technology. The interdisciplinary and flexible nature of the MEM curriculum is the perfect bridge. I chose Dartmouth because of its tight-knit community, collaborative nature, and small size. Every Dartmouth alum and faculty member I've spoken to held an unmatched and infectious passion for the community. I couldn't wait to join in and learn from this diverse cohort.

Won Woo Sohn


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Seoul, Korea

Undergraduate Education

BS, Economics, Carnegie Mellon University

Previous Work Experience

Product Manager, Dandelion Health, New York, NY

Samsung Electronics

Elen Stepanyan


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Bethesda, MD

Languages Spoken

English, Armenian, Spanish, Russian

Age Entering Program

22

Undergraduate Education

BS, Engineering (Biology Emphasis), Washington and Lee University

Why Dartmouth?

My three favorite things about the Dartmouth MEM are: 1) the flexibility in tailoring our curriculum, 2) looking up to examples of industry success and admirable leadership in the MEM alumni network, and 3) my diverse, motivated, and fun cohort of peers. I am grateful and excited to form relationships with a highly talented and supportive network of peers, CCC mentors, and faculty

Shivangi Tandon


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi

Age Entering Program

23

Undergraduate Education

B.Tech, Computer Science and Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad

Previous Work Experience

Software Engineer, Myntra Designs Pvt Ltd

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Atharv Tendolkar


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Electronics Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology

Previous Work Experience

Deloitte, Consulting Analyst, Bangalore India

Damini Thusoo


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Areas

Product Management
Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Jammu & Kashmir, India

Undergraduate Education

BE, Electronics and Telecommunication, MKSSS's Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune, India

Previous Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer, Bosch Global Software Technologies
Software Engineer, Tessolve Semiconductor, Karnataka, India

Why Dartmouth?

This program will provide a perfect launchpad to advance my career in business processes and the alignment of technology to corporate goals. Engineering management is fundamental to competitive advantage, operational efficiency, strategizing and effective management. World class instruction in the managerial aspects of technology and enterprise systems, along with appropriate application of learning in real world business and technology projects, will result in an enriched profile. With room to decide on specializations and combinations from a wide array of elective and certificate courses, I can assimilate variegated skills.

William Tunis


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Toledo, OH

Languages Spoken

English

Age Entering Program

22

Undergraduate Education

BS Engineering—General, Elon University

Previous Work Experience

Engineering Intern, Cooper Industries LLC, Haw River, NC

Production Support, IMCO Carbide Tool, Perrysburg, OH

Vibha Visvanthan Kamala


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Information Technology, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering

Previous Work Experience

Project Trainee, AI/ML Team, Volvo India

Why Dartmouth?

As an undergraduate, I wanted to delve more into the management side of things as soon as possible, but I did not want to compromise on learning the fundamentals. The extensive and well-structured MEM coursework offered by Dartmouth, I believe, will help me grow as a well-rounded individual and aid me in achieving my future goals.

Neil Vora


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Mumbai, India

Undergraduate Education

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Previous Work Experience

Hawthorne Development Corp., Project Manager, Chicago, IL

Why Dartmouth?

The small cohort and flexible curriculum presents the opportunity to make long-lasting connections with people from various backgrounds and fields, and allows me to focus on my interests and expand my skillset.

Heli Vyas


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Languages Spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Age Entering Program

23

Undergraduate Education

BTech, Chemical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

Previous Work Experience

Project Controls Trainee, TATA Projects Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Why Dartmouth?

I chose the Dartmouth MEM because it was the best of not both, but multiple worlds. Not only does it offer the best mix of technical and business learnings, which lets you create your own unique brand, but also the sense of community in a cohort so tight-knit and diverse is amazing. Not a day goes by that is mundane. There's a vast variety of student clubs and activities where every single person can find their corner. Hanover is a beautiful place and there's so much to explore and learn during the 15 months of this program.

Jiayi Wang


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

China

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin

Age Entering Program

23

Undergraduate Education

BE, Industrial Engineering, Minor in Economics, Tsinghua University

Xinyu Wu


Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Data Analytics

Hometown

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Undergraduate Education

BS, Applied Data Analytics, Syracuse University

Previous Work Experience

Business Assistant, Oceanblue Cloud Technology

IMile Delivery, Oceanblue Cloud Technology

Xiaochu Xiang


Degree Program

MEM

Hometown

Beijing, China

Undergraduate Education

BS, Journalism, Renmin University of China

Previous Work Experience

Jefferies Investment Banking, Technology Group

Deloitte Consulting

Serena Yombe


LinkedIn

Degree Program

MEM

Focus Area

Product Management

Hometown

Cameroon, West Africa

Languages Spoken

English, French

Age Entering Program

24

Undergraduate Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University

Previous Work Experience

Vehicle Engineering Consultant, STV Inc, Philadelphia, PA

Mechanical Engineer Intern, Rexel, Runnemede, NJ

Why Dartmouth?

I chose to attend the Dartmouth MEM program because of its small cohort and tight-knit community. My MEM peers are like-minded people with diverse backgrounds with whom I also enjoy hanging out outside of the classroom. Our unique differences allow us to learn from each other and thrive as a class.