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2015 Fall Conference - Student Assistants


Gisela Condado

MBA 2016 | President, Krannert Operations Club | Graduate Assistant, DCMME & GSCMI

Gisela Condado is a second year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with concentrations in operations and supply chain management. Originally from Venezuela, Gisela graduated as Summa Cum Laude Production Engineer and later worked for 3 years in the supply chain department of multinational companies such as Cargill and Novartis.

Most recently as demand planner at Novartis, Gisela represented the supply chain single point of contact of 12 international plants located in North America, South America and Europe, as well as participated in cross-functional teams in domains such as strategic purchasing, sales & operations planning (S&OP), global launching and inventory management.

During the summer, Gisela worked as an Operation Manager Pathways Intern at Amazon, where she had the opportunity to manage the initial stages of a new self-service tool that will support customers solve their problems in a targeted and fast way, while reducing operational costs for Amazon. This position gave her the opportunity to successfully coordinate 10 cross functional teams at Amazon and find a professional fit in the peculiar working hard and having fun culture of the company.


Akshit Bajpai

MBA 2016 | VP of Technology and Administration- Krannert Graduate Students Association | VP of Case Competition- Krannert Operations Club

Akshit is a first year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with concentration in Operations and Finance. He is from India, where he graduated as Mechanical Engineer from University of Pune and worked for 5 years in Supply Chain Management for Honeywell Turbo Technologies.

Akshit handled various roles in Supply Chain in Honeywell and most recently handled dual responsibilities of customer planner and Demand and Production Planner, where he was responsible for customer demand management of selected customers and also participated in global processes for total sales planning, production and Inventory planning for his plant. Within Krannert, Akshit is Vice President of Technology for Krannert Graduate Students Association and Vice President for Case Competitions for Krannert Operations Club.

During the summer Akshit was interning with Techshot Lighting in Greenville Indiana. There he worked on preparing an export plan and work on financial projections and operations setup for local orders for Techshot Lighting. Akshit utilized his knowledge of operations, finance and strategy to achieve his internship goals.


Joey Meisberger

MBA 2016 | Krannert Graduate Program Student Mentor | Krannert Fitness Club Member | Krannert Operations Club Member

Joey Meisberger is a second year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with concentrations in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Joey completed his undergraduate degree at Purdue University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Prior to coming back to Purdue, he worked for 1 year as a contract Mechanical Design Engineer for Sikorsky Aircraft and almost 4 years as a Mechanical Design Engineer for Juno Lighting Group. In his time as a contractor for Sikorsky he researched and designed engineering changes for their commercial and military helicopters, primarily dealing with their Blackhawk platform. In his time at Juno Lighting Group he designed over 25 new product commercial LED lighting fixtures and spearheaded 7 major new product launches as the lead engineer.

During the summer Joey did his internship at Emerson Climate Technologies in Sidney, OH, where he was an Air Conditioning Sales and Marketing Intern. He created an OEM Account Readiness Tool for the Department of Energy’s new commercial regulatory changes. He also justified multiple new product compressor business cases and optimized a compressor Kanban and inventory stocking plan for FY 2016. He not only utilized his engineering background and operations and supply chain knowledge in his time at Emerson, but he also developed strong sales and marketing skills while contributing to one of the leaders in the HVAC industry.


Pablo Martinez

MBA 2016 | VP of Communications – Krannert Graduate Students Association | VP of Communications Krannert Chinese Business Association | President of Krannert Toastmasters Club | Treasurer – Krannert Energy Club

Pablo comes from Venezuela with a bachelor diploma in Electrical Engineering, and 3 years work experience in B2C and B2B transactions. After that, he worked for the Generation Dept at the largest electric service supply in Venezuela before moving into the service industry.

He later found his passion in customer service and operations when he joined Eurobuilding International Hotel enterprise. A year later, he was granted the opportunity to join Krannert School of Management where he now focuses on service operations and supply chain.

Over the summer, Pablo was running the Miranda Restaurant’s Administration and Training at EB Hotel Miami, located at the vicinity of Miami International Airport. He successfully developed the training guidelines for his position and helped the corporate executives to launch what is going to be the new face of such business.


Matt Jung

MBA 2017

Matt Jung is a first year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with concentrations in finance and strategic management. Originally from Hawaii, Matt earned a degree in biology with a minor in biochemistry from Brigham Young University Hawaii. Upon graduation he worked for a private government contracting firm in Honolulu.

Prior to coming to Purdue, he worked for 3 years building and overseeing the supply chain department of Pelatron, Inc. As supply chain manager his responsibilities included staffing, training, and streamlining company process to effectively manage all asset and project based material. These initiatives provided Matt with experience in team building, process implementation, and inventory management enhancing his leadership and problem solving capabilities.


Taylor Haws

MBA 2017

Taylor Haws is a first year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with concentrations in operations and supply chain. Taylor is originally from Arizona and earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish Linguistics from Arizona State University. After graduating from ASU, Taylor worked for two years at State Farm Insurance before coming to Purdue University.

Taylor’s most recent role at State Farm was as a Spanish Team Lead in the Express Claims Department. In this role, he directly supported a team of 10-12 Spanish Express associates, as well as 588 other Express associates in nine different locations. Taylor’s main duties were to assist in solving complex claim issues as well as provide coaching for associate development. Additionally, Taylor worked directly with the Estimatics, Business Process, and Underwriting departments to streamline the duties of the Express claims associates throughout the entire claims system. His position at State Farm provided great leadership, analytical problem solving, and diverse cultural communication experience.


Chien-Wen(Nancy) Cheng

MBA 2017

I am a first year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. With 8 years working experience, I was able to use my communication skill to work with people from different backgrounds and together solve business challenges. In my role as a senior engineer at Strategy Development Office of AU Optronics, I had to lead marketing intelligence team and to manage cross-function strategic projects. As an engineer at Manufacturing Technology Center, I established my ability in manufacturing operations management and industrial marketing. The journey from a journalist to high tech manufacturing strategist demonstrated my willingness to take on challenging assignments and assume ownership to solve business problems.


Elsie Lee

MBA 2016

Elsie Lee is a 2nd year MBA candidate at Krannert School of Management, with concentrations in Operations and Marketing. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University, MI, with a major in Food and Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing. Elsie's professional experience was mainly in brand and shopper marketing, and channel development in the consumer products industry.

Elsie is currently serving as VP of International Affairs for Krannert Graduate Student Association (KGSA) where she is working hard to create cultural awareness among Krannert Masters students. She is also actively sharing important professional development opportunities and industry trends as the VP of Communications for the Krannert Operations Club (KOC).


Nikita Shyamsunder Atal

MBA 2017 | Graduate Assistant, Experiential Learning Initiative | First Year Representative, Krannert Operations Club | First Year Representative, Graduate Women in Business

Nikita Atal is a first year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with concentrations in operations and supply chain management. Originally from India, Nikita graduated with Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Pune, India and Masters of Science in Computer and Information Technology from Purdue University. Later, she worked for 3 years as a Business Analyst and Project Manager at Cummins Inc. in Columbus, Indiana.

At Cummins, Nikita got certified and experienced in Six Sigma, Lean Methodology and Project Management. She used the methodologies to improve Information Technology operations and reduce costs. She managed a team of Business Analysts to support Supply Chain and Purchasing systems across manufacturing plants located in USA, UK, India and Brazil.


Botao Sun

MBA 2017