co-chairs

Anvita Sinha

Prior to joining Booth in the Fall of 2019, Anvita worked at JP Morgan in New York City doing business and program management for their Asset Management/Private Bank division. She became interested in product management and strategy roles in technology, and is working on completing a concentration in Business Analytics while at Booth. Anvita also loves cooking and exploring restaurants, teaching and learning dance, and traveling all over the world (her favorite trips have been hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey and going on a safari through Kenya and Tanzania).

Carolina Manning

Prior to Booth, Carolina worked in private wealth management and focused on maximizing the performance of client investment portfolios. Most recently, she worked at a pharmaceutical company in corporate finance where she produced financial models to help drive company acquisitions. At Booth, Carolina is diving into Business Analytics and Econometrics and Statistics. She is interested in pursuing data science and technical product management. In her free time, she enjoys playing squash and learning new coding languages. Her favorite city is Melbourne, Australia, where she studied for six months and learned to surf.

Erik Aden

Erik started his career as a structural engineer, before pivoting abruptly into analytics at a fintech startup as well as at Google prior to starting his MBA. He is diving deep into the analytics curriculum at Booth while also taking data science classes at the Graham School of UChicago, with the goal of working in AI product management after graduation. He enjoys skiing and the outdoors and spends countless hours trying to invent career paths to blend his personal and professional pursuits, so far to little avail.

Gaurav Dhar

Prior to Booth, Gaurav worked in various engineering roles in the automotive industry, primarily focusing on new product development. At Booth, he is currently pursuing the Business Analytics concentration and hopes to be able to work at the intersection of automation and data analytics. Outside of class, you will likely find Gaurav either running down the lakefront trail or checking out Chicago’s local food and stand up scenes.

Julie Doherty

After college, Julie worked in quality assurance at the healthcare software company Epic, and later transitioned into the data analytics field at Wayfair as a business intelligence analyst. She is enrolled in the joint MBA/Masters in Computer Science program at UChicago, through which she hopes to gain the technical skills to work in data science or software engineering after graduation. She enjoys baking and playing tennis outside of the classroom, and loves anything and everything Scotland (having spent a year studying there in college).

Sienna Kang

Prior to Booth, Sienna worked on product management and consumer insights for smartphone and smartwatch at Samsung Electronics, growing her passion for bridging cutting-edge technology and people. She designed and conducted quantitative and qualitative consumer studies across the globe, and came to Booth to hone her data analytical skills and to see the big picture. She has traveled over 100 cities in 30 countries, discovering great art museums and coffee. She once lived for a year in Madrid and thinks that she can find the authentic Paella, Chocolate con churros, and Jamón only in Spain.

Tessie McGough

Before Booth, Tessie worked at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting firm, in Boston where she specialized in supporting clients’ big data needs on high-profile litigation. At Brattle, Tessie fell in love with analytics and programming, and developed skills in Python, R, SQL, Stata, VBA, and so on. She came to Booth to get formal analytics instruction and to round out her education with business fundamentals. She enjoys solo travel, puzzles, and a good meme. In her spare time, Tessie thinks about the ways that technology could be used to improve criminal justice processes – inspired by her experience on a grand jury.