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Meet our 2020-2021 StartU team!



We're thrilled to announce our StartU team for the 2020-2021 academic year! Despite most university campuses going virtual this year, we are proud to welcome 48 scouts and leads from some of the top entrepreneurial ecosystems nationwide.


Meet our stellar new recruits below!

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University of Chicago / Booth School of Business

Wendy Wang, Booth MBA '21 - Co-Lead

Tori Jones, Booth MBA '22 - Co-Lead

Amira Khatib, Booth MBA '22 - Scout

Jane Boo, Booth MBA '22 - Scout


Jason Brooke, Booth MBA '22 - Scout

Kevin Terhar, Booth MBA '22 - Scout

Nisha Saboo, Booth MBA '22 - Scout

Pablo Zaldivar, Booth MBA '22 - Scout

Sharlene Guiriba, Booth MBA & Harris MPP '22 - Scout


Columbia University / Columbia Business School

Hayley Netherton, CBS MBA '21 - Co-Lead

Leah Oppenheimer, CBS MBA '22 - Co-Lead

Andrew Lee, BS Financial Economics '22 - Scout

Bridie Gahan, CBS MBA '22 - Scout

Jess Schram, CBS MBA '22 - Scout

Julian Fainzaig, CBS MBA '22 - Scout

Rachel Sacks, BS Neuroscience '22 - Scout

Rishi Ratan, CBS MBA '22 - Scout


Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Sloan School of Management

Melissa Forstell, Sloan MBA '22 - Scout


Northwestern University / Kellogg School of Management

Roshni Shah, Kellogg MBA '22 - Scout

Tejitha Rudraraju, Kellogg MBA '22 - Scout


University of Pennsylvania / The Wharton School

Parina Lalchandani, Wharton MBA '21 - Co-Lead

David Klippel, Wharton MBA '22 - Co-Lead

Alexandra LaValle, Wharton MBA '22 - Scout

Andrew Yates, Wharton MBA '22 - Scout

Dylan Hoffman, Wharton MBA '21 - Scout

Gayathri Gururajan, Wharton MBA '21 - Scout

Simmone Seymour, Wharton MBA '21 - Scout

William Wang, BS Wharton & Penn Engineering '22 - Scout


UC Berkeley / Haas School of Business

Michael Caballero, BA Data Science (Honors) '21 - Co-Lead

Gary Yin, Haas MBA '22 - Co-Lead

Alexandria Marx, BA Psychology & BS Business Administration '22 - Scout

Asif Mohammad, Haas MBA '21 - Scout

Lizi Feng, Haas MBA '23 - Scout

Quinn Darling, BS Data Science '21 - Scout

Sandeep Shah, Haas MBA '22 - Scout

Shiva Patel, Haas MBA '22 - Scout


UCLA / Anderson School of Management

Scott Schulkin, Anderson MBA '21 - Co-Lead

Apoorva Tyagi, Anderson MBA '22 - Co-Lead

Dani Alderman, Anderson MBA '22 - Co-Lead

Ana Carolina Scalercio, BA Economics & Global Studies '21 - Scout

Becki Berumen, Anderson MBA '21 - Scout

Eric Fandel, Anderson MBA '22 - Scout

Hideaki Nishioka, Anderson MBA '22 - Scout

Kimberly Dinehart, Anderson MBA '22 - Scout

Liz Perez, Anderson MBA '22 - Scout

Peter Ashton, Anderson MBA '22 - Scout

Sam Bakula, Anderson MBA '21 - Scout

Shalini Garg, Anderson MBA '21 - Scout


National Team

Rima Reddy, Wharton MBA '21 - CEO | Editor-in-Chief

J.P. Bowgen, Booth MBA '21 - COO

Jessica Stokes, Wharton MBA '21 - Marketing & Brand Lead

Diego D'Sola, Wharton MBA '22 & Harvard Kennedy MPA '23 - Podcast Lead


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