As a Bain-sponsored student, (Evan) Hao Chen (1Y 2020) poetically brings to life his Kellogg journey and how he flourished in his MBA experience during COVID-19.
For Joe Walsh (2Y 2020), the Analytical Consulting Lab brought into focus “that in the real-world, data analysis is messy” and that “businesses face real challenges in corralling data and using it in meaningful ways.” Below he shares his experience of the class and the lessons he’ll take with him.
Andres Idarraga (EMBA 2020, Youn Impact Scholar) and his company, Creci, won the Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award for their focus on small businesses as a sustainable investment option.
Michelle Zighelboim’s (2Y 2020, Zell Fellow) ready-to-wear fashion brand, Zéta, enables women “to build a versatile wardrobe that can be easily mixed and matched to create multiple, strong looks.” But with the disruption of COVID-19, Michelle realized her fashion brand was uniquely equipped to manufacture PPE to support the surrounding community and frontline healthcare workers. Here is her story.
Inspired by her grandparents and the collaborative culture of Kellogg, Charlotte C. Vaziri (MSMS 2020) identified several ways to support her community during COVID-19 by transforming tech barriers into bridges.
Gabriel Meizner (2Y 2020) runs through the decisions and teamwork that brought the 2020 Kellogg Energy Case Competition to life. He writes: “As I listened to the Zoom applause following the live result announcement ceremony that hosted 80 participants from around the world, I thought ‘This is what I came here for.’”
“One of the most inspiring things for me was seeing how quickly our employees came together with meaningful solutions and ideas during these unprecedented times,” writes Stephanie Gallo ’99, CMO of E. & J. Gallo Winery.
Inspired by her classmates, Karen Liu Chen (2Y 2021) shares how she changed her mindset during COVID-19 and returned to her interest in edtech through her work with RevoU, an Indonesian startup that provides a virtual education in digital marketing for those who want to kickstart their careers.
Realizing the urgent testing needs presented by COVID-19, Adam Cohen (1Y 2020, Zell Fellow) and his startup, Stemloop, made the extraordinary pivot to apply their sensor technology to create an onsite testing option for COVID-19. Here is the story of that pivot.
Amar Dixit and Jenna Leahy (both 2Y 2020) share how they partnered with local health professionals – and leveraged their Kellogg network – to deliver thousands of N95 respirators to Chicago-area hospitals.
When Shannon Kooser (2Y 2021) applied to be on the Day at Kellogg (DAK) Exec team, she had no idea how much she would grow as a leader as she worked to transition DAK into a virtual experience due to COVID-19. Here is her story on the incredible transition.
Will Zheng’s (E&W 2020, Zell Fellow 2019) startup, Serionix, originally designed air-filtering technology for astronauts’ spacesuits and is now used in smart HVAC air filters. But in response to COVID-19, Serionix made the extraordinary pivot to use its technology to help supply PPE to frontline healthcare workers.