Meet Johnson MBAs

Get to Know Johnson Classmates

Student Council kicked of the "Classmate of the Week" series starting in the Spring 2021 semester. Each week, Johnson students nominate classmates that they feel embody what it means to be a Johnson MBA - someone who went out of their way to help a classmate or who otherwise exemplify Johnson values.

Meet Mike Tam!

Featured in Student Council Newsletter Week of 03/01/2021

Class: Two-Year MBA Program, Class of 2022

Where are you from? Minneapolis

Club & leadership invovlement: VP Prospective Students, Out for Business; VP Standards, Consulting Club

Cohort: Honeoye

What are you most excited about this summer? Paddle boarding on Cayuga

What is your favorite part about Johnson? The strong LGBTQ+ community and the program’s emphasis on collaboration

What is something that you want the class to know about you? I like to build furniture in my spare time using the woodworking and welding skills I learned in architecture school

Meet Sayoni Chakrabarti!

Featured in Student Council Newsletter Week of 03/08/2021

Class: Two-Year MBA Program, Class of 2021

Where are you from? India

Club & leadership invovlement: Co-President, South Asian Business Club; Treasurer, Sage Silver Screen; Johnson Leadership Fellow; Consulting CWG Leader; WMC; Community Impact

Cohort: Conesus

What is your pre-MBA experience? Data Analytics for ~3.5 years with clients in the Retail and Media sector

What is your favorite Johnson memory? Johnson Diwali 2019. I had a great time choreographing and dancing on stage. The best part was seeing people from all around the world come together and dance on popular Bollywood songs.

What are you proudest of? A social venture my friends and I worked on in India to financially empower differently-abled people

Meet Ron Song!

Featured in Student Council Newsletter Week of 03/15/2021

Class: Two-Year MBA Program, Class of 2021

Where are you from? Baltimore, MD

Club & leadership invovlement: VP of IRAM, Old Ezra; VP of Recruiting, Investment Management Club; Finance TA; IRAM CWG

Cohort: Keuka

What is your favorite Johnson memory? Homecoming 2019. This was memorable because my undergrad alma mater (Georgetown) was playing Cornell. From the MBA tent, free swag (scarves), and tailgating, I had a great time at Homecoming engaging with alumni, professors, and my classmates.

Why did you choose to come to Johnson? Genuineness. The authenticity I experienced from the Johnson student body convinced me that this was the best fit for me. Through meet-and-greets, coffee chats, and even my interview, the Johnson students truly showed interest in me and how I would fit into the Class of 2021. I am proud to say that I have continued to experience such genuineness from my classmates these past two years.

Meet Trevor Bischoff!

Featured in Student Council Newsletter Week of 03/22/2021

Class: Two-Year MBA Program, Class of 2021

Where are you from? Born in Landstuhl, Germany; raised in Napoleon, Ohio

Club & leadership invovlement: Big Red Tech Strategy; Johnson Board Fellows; TA, SGE Immersion and Supply Chain Strategy; Caser for Consulting Club; Park Leadership Fellow

Cohort: Conesus

What are you most excited about this summer? Currently planning a 5-day backpacking trip through The Enchantments in the North Cascades with my girlfriend and our friends

What is your pre-MBA experience? Strategy & Design Consultant for Deloitte

What is your favorite Johnson memory? Portaging, repelling, and camping with classmates during the Adirondack Expedition

Why did you choose to come to Johnson? I wanted a smaller cohort that facilitated much more frequent and deeper interactions with classmates. I also didn’t want the program located close to a larger city. Johnson had both!

Meet Warner Hazell!

Featured in Student Council Newsletter Week of 03/29/2021

Class: Two-Year MBA Program, Class of 2022

Where are you from? Orlando, FL

Club & leadership invovlement: President, Wine Club; President, Hospitality Business Club; BR Consulting; Consulting Club; Associate Real Estate Council

Cohort: Owasco

What is your pre-MBA experience? Worked for a hotel asset manager primarily working on operational consulting projects. I got to work domestically and extensively in the Middle East.

Why did you choose to come to Johnson? The sense of community and everyone's willingness to pay it forward to the next class of students. Plus, I love Cornell.

What is your hidden talent: Blind wine tasting. As an undergrad I won an international blind wine tasting in Reims, France representing Cornell. I defeated opponents from universities like Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, Harvard, and INSEAD.

Meet Bea Nallar!

Featured in Student Council Newsletter Week of 04/05/2021

Class: Two-Year MBA Program, Class of 2021

Where are you from? I grew up in Santa Cruz, Bolivia until I was 18, moved to the U.S. for undergrad, and have been living here since

Club & leadership invovlement: VP of Operations, High Tech Club; VP of Admissions, Latin American Business Association (LABA); Strategy TA; Forte Member

Cohort: Conesus

What is your pre-MBA experience? I worked for 3 years as a PM at a fast-growing tech startup in NYC

Why did you choose to come to Johnson? The Recruiting and Events Coordinator at Johnson welcomed me with a hug when I visited the school and I LIVE for hugs. Corny but true - I was immediately sold. The incredibly warm and welcoming community, tech-focused immersion, NYC tech campus, and flexibility to take classes outside of the business school were other important factors that played a role.

What are you most excited about this summer? Being vaccinated and traveling with friends before starting my full-time role at Microsoft. I'm also looking forward to doing some camping trips - I only 'discovered' camping this past year and now really love it!

What is your hidden talent: Played tennis since age 6 and was travelling to national tournaments since I was 9 years old. I continued to play competitively until I was 16 and participated in over 20 international tournaments!

Meet Natalie Kirchhoff!

Featured in Student Council Newsletter Week of 04/12/2021

Class: Two-Year MBA Program, Class of 2021

Where are you from? Columbia, Missouri

Club & leadership invovlement: President, Women’s Management Council (WMC); VP Communications, Consulting Club; Chair, Diversity Council; Chair, Johnson Christian Fellowship; Big Red Consultant; TA, Data & Analytics and Applied Principles of Business Strategy

Cohort: Keuka

What is your pre-MBA experience? Professional triathlete and Disney Cast Member

What is your favorite Johnson memory? Gatherings at the Big Red Barn and Sage Socials in the Atrium

What are you most excited about this summer? Moving to Dallas and starting a new career