Alumni

LEND's alumni work in a variety of fields after leaving LEND. They have gone on to do some amazing things since their time in LEND.


Class of 2010


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Adam Whittington

Occupation: M4 Medical Student at Feinberg School of Medicine

B.A. Biochemistry

LEND Positions: Co-founder & Board of Directors Member

Hometown: Wheaton, IL

Fun Fact: "I regularly travel with a tennis racket, ping-pong paddle, and change of clothes for any sports related activity that may spontaneously occur in my vicinity. Likewise, it is my first year managing a fantasy football league (in addition to having my own team of course). Wish me good luck!"

 
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Ravi Umarji

Occupation: 1st Year MBA Candidate at Harvard Business School. Worked in private equity at TPG Capital and in investment banking at Goldman Sachs prior to starting at Harvard Business School.

B.A. Economics, B.S. Applied Math

LEND Positions: Co-founder & Board of Directors Member

Hometown: Rockville, MD


Class of 2011


Jesse Wiener

Occupation: Analyst at Canyon Partners

B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, B.A. Economics, Kellogg Certificate in Financial Economics

LEND Positions: President

Hometown: Short Hills, NJ

Fun Fact: "I currently live with another former LEND member, Andrew Levin."

 

Christopher Brown

Occupation: Real Estate Financial Analyst at Sears Holdings

B.A. Learning and Organizational Change, Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate

LEND Positions: Ambassador and Account Manager

Hometown: Florence, KY

Fun Fact: "I have lived in 4 different parts of Chicago since graduation."


Class of 2012


Brian Levin

Occupation: Goldman Sachs, Latin America Structured Credit

B.A. Economics, B.S. Industrial Engineering

LEND Positions: Co-President

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Fun Fact: "I've been to 65 countries."

 
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Andrea Marcos Hadjopulos

Occupation: Finishing M.S. in Applied Finance at Pepperdine University. Working at Stakeholders Capital, a boutique wealth management firm focused on socially responsible investments.

B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, B.A. Sociology

LEND Positions: Chief Financial Officer

Hometown: Mexico City, D.F. Mexico

Fun Fact: "I dance and choreograph salsa and flamenco."

 
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Rory O'Byrne

Occupation: Technology Development

B.A. History, B.A. Philosophy

LEND Positions: Co-President. Rory raised funds, built the Board of Directors, designed lending/teaching products, and serviced the first clients.

Hometown: Eugene, OR

 

Andrew Levin

Occupation: Analyst at Blackstone focused on EM hedge fund investments

B.A. American Studies, B.A. Economics

LEND Positions: Head of External Relations

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Fun Fact: "I'm the only one in my family who hasn't won a bridge national championship."

 

Nick Lau

Occupation: Co-Founder & Designer at Sendbloom, a sales automation startup in San Francisco, CA.

M.S. Computer Science, B.A. Economics

LEND Positions: Web & Marketing. Nick built the first iteration of the LEND website and created newsletters and other marketing materials.

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Fun Fact: "I can play three different instruments (piano, drums, violin)."

 
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Sahil Mehta

Occupation: Executive Compensation Analyst at Google

B.S. Industrial Engineering, B.S. Management Sciences

LEND Positions: Director of Internal Strategy, Founder of "Invest Evanston"

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Fun Fact: "I'm fascinated by the music industry. I have no musical talent myself, but I spend my nights and weekends spearheading Business Development for an independent singer/songwriter."

 
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Katie Kwon

Occupation: Luxury Beauty Buyer for Amazon.com

B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, B.A. Economics, Kellogg Certificate in Financial Economics

LEND Positions: Fundraising Chair, Head of Business Development

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Fun Fact: "I play three instruments."

 

Carolyn Fallert

Occupation: Strategy Consultant for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle

B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, B.A. Economics

LEND Positions: Ambassador

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA


Class of 2013


Alayna Soehlke

Occupation: Associate at The Boston Consulting Group

B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, B.A. Economics, Kellogg Certificate in Financial Economics

LEND Positions: Director of Finance

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Fun Fact: "I played competitive badminton growing up."

 

Geoffrey Bery

Occupation: Analyst at the Cambridge Group

B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, B.A. Economics, Kellogg Certificate in Financial Economics

LEND Positions: Vice President

Hometown: Deerfield, IL

Fun Fact: "Divvy is my preferred mode of transportation."

 


Class of 2014


Spencer Moon

Occupation: Consultant at FTI Consulting, working with healthcare providers and payers

B.A. Economics, B.A. Learning & Organizational Change

LEND Positions: Ambassador, focused on recruitment efforts and the internal memory system

Hometown: Plano, TX

Fun Fact: "I went skydiving twice!"

 

Hyunjun Kim

Occupation: Consulting

B.A. Economics, B.A. Philosophy

LEND Positions: Director of Client Services

Hometown: Great Falls, VA

Fun Fact: "I always wear mismatched socks"

 

Gaurav Kikani

Occupation: Associate Consultant at Bain & Company

B.A. Economics, B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, Kellogg Certificate in Financial Economics, Music Concentration in Piano Performance

LEND Positions: Director of Fundraising. President from 2011-2014.

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Fun Fact: "I play three instruments and was part of an a cappella team at Northwestern."

 

Rajiv Chopra

Occupation: Analyst at AQR Capital (Greenwich, CT)

B.A. Economics, B.A. Mathematical Methods in Social Sciences, Minor in Computer Science, Kellogg Certificate in Financial Economics

LEND Positions: Vice President

Hometown: Kenilworth, IL

Fun Fact: "I used to have my lip pierced."

 

Ani Ajith 

Occupation: Analyst at The Vistria Group, a private equity firm

B.A. Political Science, B.A. International Studies

LEND Positions: Director of Outreach

Hometown: Houston, TX

Fun Fact: "By the time I got to Northwestern, I had moved 17 houses in 17 years."

 

Jang Kim

Occupation: Management Consultant at Strategy & in Health Practice

B.A. Biological Sciences, Business Institutions Program Minor

LEND Positions: Director of Internal Memory

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Fun Fact: "I wore flip flops to a student organization interview during sophomore year (this was in the winter too)."