Chi Sigma Consulting

Spring 2017

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Kevin Smith  |  Executive Director

Marina is currently a third-year student at Northeastern University with a concentration in Marketing and Management & Information Systems. Before becoming the executive director, she was the engagement manager for a consulting project with the international non-profit Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. She worked at the marketing department at Crimson Hexagon, a social media analytics company, where she did everything from content creation to analyzing and reporting on Google AdWords, Salesforce, and Marketo. She is currently the executive vice president of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional organization on campus, as well as the founder and vice president of Liberty in North Korea at Northeastern University, a non-profit that aims to educate the people about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and fundraise for the empowerment of the refugees. When she's not studying or working, Marina enjoys spending time with her family or friends and trying all the steak that she can.

 

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Katherine Swaim  |  Director of Consulting

Valerie is a third year student at Northeastern University pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and a minor in International Affairs. She fulfilled a six month co-op working for Raytheon Company as a Supply Chain Specialist in Global Business Services. Valerie also previously worked in operations for Change Food, a non for profit based out of New York City that promotes and provides sustainable food development research for the community. Outside of professional experience, Valerie is involved on campus with Global Pathways, a program that helps international students starting their college career become more familiar colloquial English, culture, and customs. In her free time, Valerie enjoys painting and discovering new food gems around the city.

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Stephanie Ji  |  Director of Operations

Kevin Smith is a sophomore attending the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston. He is currently pursuing a degree in International Business while concentrating in Finance and minoring in Spanish. Kevin is from Delaware County, Pennsylvania and has spent ample time working to help run the family business within the construction industry. Kevin has a passion for traveling and foreign language and he is currently studying both Spanish and Italian. Coming into his second year of school at Northeastern, Kevin is looking for an Accounting Co-op for his third year. In his free time Kevin enjoys fishing and yoga.

 

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Joann Jeong           Engagement Manager

Joann is a fifth year at Northeastern University pursuing a degree in Finance and Accounting with a minor in international affairs. Her past experiences include a co-op at Deloitte in Audit, at UBS on their market risk analytics team, and at BlueGate Partners, a boutique real estate investment bank, on their capital markets team. In her free time, Joann enjoys traveling, running and trying new ethnic food. Joann hopes to ultimately become a nomad of sorts, with friends, family and ventures residing across the globe.

 

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Daniel Castle  | Associate Consultant

Daniel Castle is a First-Year Honors student at Northeastern University in the College of Engineering, and he is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurial Engineering. His professional experiences include being a Research Assistant at the University of Delaware in their Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department and being a Civil Engineering Intern at Pennoni Associates, Inc., which is an engineering consulting firm. This semester, he will join Generate, Northeastern's Student-Run Product Development Studio, while continuing his work in Northeastern's chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He's originally from Hockessin, Delaware, and he enjoys refereeing soccer and reading books in his free time.

 

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Clarance Mow              Associate Consultant

Clarance is a third year student at Northeastern University in the D'Amore McKim School of Business. He is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Clarance has recently completed his first co-op at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Asset Management department and has interned as an auditor at a local CPA firm in Hong Kong. Last semester, Clarance was the Vice President of Professional Development for the Chi Sigma chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, in which he implemented multiple workshops for professional skill building. In his free time, Clarance enjoys watching and playing soccer, as well as traveling.

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Matthew Cueto       Engagement Manager

Matthew is a third-year University Scholar and Honors student at Northeastern University in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, and he is pursing a degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Mathematics. Matthew most recently worked at Hercules Capital conducting venture capital deal team valuation and analysis, and he has had previous experiences working at MentorWorks, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. On campus, Matthew is the Vice President of Finance for Alpha Kappa Psi and a social justice research associate for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He’s originally from San Francisco, California and enjoys playing sports and dancing.

 

Eric Chung                   Associate Consultant

Eric is a second year student at Northeastern University at D’amore-McKim School of Business, concentrating in Finance and combine majoring in Computer Science. He intends to apply asset valuation into a trading platform to create an artificially intelligent trader to beat the market. He currently works at Wellington Management, in the Guideline Monitoring team where he handles investment compliance for the firm. This semester, Eric will spearhead the professional development committee for the Chi Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi as the Vice-president of Professional Development, equipping the next generation of business leaders. Eric loves scrapbooking.

 


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Isabella Revel              Associate Consultant

Isabella Revel is a third year student at Northeastern University in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is pursuing a degree in International Affairs with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Her professional experiences include an internship at Zurich Insurance as well as one at KiteGen, a startup in the environment industry. At her transfer school she acted as an executive member of the school’s incubator, Idea Lab. This semester, Isabella holds a leadership position in the Brotherhood Committee. In her free time, she enjoys learning about new innovations, cooking, fashion and exploring new places.

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Katherine Swaim      Engagement Manager

Katherine Swaim is a second-year honors student at Northeastern University in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. She is majoring in International Business and Mandarin Chinese. She is from Shrewsbury, MA and has completed a four-month People Strategy Information Systems internship at Rapid7. Her on-campus work experience includes acting as a research assistant to the International Business and Strategy Group. Katherine is also employed by the University Honors Program as a peer mentor to incoming freshmen. She is a dedicated sax player in the NU Pep Band and is very involved volunteering in the local community. Katherine enjoys running and reading.

 

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Stephanie Ji                 Associate Consultant

Stephanie is a second year student at Northeastern University in the D’Amore-McKin School of Business. She is pursuing a combined major with Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media, and Design in Marketing and Interactive Media. Stephanie has previously worked as a marketing intern at Bausch + Lomb in Shanghai, China and an event administrator at The Five Lamps Festival in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to Chi Sigma Consulting, this semester, Stephanie will serve as vice-chair of service for the Chi Sigma chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi and is an avid member of Northeastern’s Ultimate Frisbee club team. Stephanie is very interested in design efficiency and how we can make user experience more meaningful. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys traveling, playing sports, and photography.

 

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Andrew Xu                   Associate Consultant

Andrew is currently a third year student at Northeastern University pursuing a degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics. He went on coop last fall as a full stack web developer at PowerAdvocate and worked primarily with HTML, CSS, Java, Javascript, and SQL. He has experience with the Spring and Hibernate frameworks for back-end development, jQuery for front-end UI design, as well as with Jasmine and Selenium for automated testing. He occasionally likes to delve into researching automated stock trading and machine learning algorithms in Python. Andrew has also developed work experience in the skincare and cosmetics industry at Nanomed Devices Inc. in Suzhou, China and while attending CosmoProf 2015 in Las Vegas. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and loves traveling to China in the summertime. Andrew enjoys cross country skiing in the winter and is very passionate about astronomy, music, and philosophy.