William Herbert, President
Will is a 4th year PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, focusing on materials for energy applications and extreme environments. He previously obtained an MEng in Materials Science (1st class) from Oxford University. Will has been with the Consulting Club at MIT for 2 years, previously serving as the Vice President for the Volunteer Consulting Group (6 projects total), and VP for Business Discussion Nights.
Shakeel Rajwani, VP Internal Affairs
Shakeel is a masters student in the Systems Design and Management program at MIT. Before coming to MIT, Shakeel spent 5 years designing industrial control systems in Canada, where he had his own private engineering consulting practice. The focus of Shakeel's research at MIT is commonality and reuse in the design of large scale engineering projects in the oil and gas industry. Outside of work and school, Shakeel is an outdoor entusiast who enjoys skiing and hiking. Shakeel is also an officer of the MIT Mining and Oil and Gas Club.
Vasileios-Marios Gkortsas, VP External Relations
Vasileios is a 5th year PhD student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He holds an M.Sc. in Applied Physics from Harvard University. He has been with the club for more than a year holding the case practice sessions and mentoring a team during the Volunteer Consulting Club during IAP 2013.
Shila Ray, Treasurer
Shila is a Systems Design and Management (SDM) fellow and holds an Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. A native of India, Shila has extensive work experience in UK and has managed technology programs for British Telecom and Barclays Bank Plc. At MIT he is also the Career Development Chair of the SDM Executive Council.
Jingnan Lu, VP Business Discussion Night
Jingnan is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at MIT. She has a BS degree in Chemistry from Syracuse University. She currently organizes the biweekly Business Discussion Nights held by CCM.
Jeremy Curuksu, VP Case Practice
Jeremy is a post-doctoral fellow in theoretical biophysics at MIT. Before to join MIT he was a teaching assistant in mathematics at the polytechnic school of Lausanne in Switzerland. He studied biology and mathematics, and held consultative positions in the retail banking, health, and private education sectors. At CCM Jeremy organizes the Weekly Case Practice and is an engagement manager for the Volunteer Consulting Group.
Amrit Jalan, VP Harvard-MIT Case Competition
Amrit is a graduate student in Chemical Engineering where he works on advanced computational tools to develop combustion based energy technology. Before MIT, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, India. While at MIT, Amrit also attended the School of Chemical Engineering Practice for which he received the Rosemary J. Wojtowicz Award in 2010. His association with CCM began through the weekly business discussions and the Volunteer Consulting Group (VCG) before joining as an executive member in 2013. Outside work, he takes an active interest in running, foil fencing and percussion instruments.
Kristy is a doctoral candidate with the Health Systems program at Harvard School of Public Health. Her research focuses on applying econometric analyses to investigate the political economy of health development, such as the role of democracy and the effects of corruption for health, both at a macro- and micro-level. Outside of school, she enjoys yoga, dancing, and baking with her dear friends.
Benjamin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on advancing the state of the art of computational mechanics. Within CCM, he is a manager of the Volunteer Consulting Group, a biannual program which provides students the opportunity to engage in management consulting cases for organizations throughout Greater Boston. Outside of CCM, he is the Industry Relations Chair for the Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers. He has worked in the defense industry and for a construction management consulting firm in Manhattan. He enjoys traveling, networking, and scouting for new ventures. Benjamin holds a M.S. from Stanford University, a B.S. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Bard College at Simon's Rock.
Yingdee Unhavaithaya, Manager Case Competition
Yingdee is a Postdoctoral associate in cell biology at the Whitehead Institute, where he investigates brain development in the fruit fly. He evaluated new technologies for commercialization potential as a business development intern at the Broad institute.
Siamak Kai, Adviser
Siamak holds an MBA from Syracuse University, and has several years of experience in the consulting business.