Graduated in 2012
Kim Bhasin earned his MBA in Strategic Management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in 2009. He was awarded his B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in 2007. Kim worked as a marketing project executive at Strategic Positioning Consultancy from 2005 to 2009. An avid sports fan, he is especially interested in all the inner workings of sports business. Born in Singapore, he is a citizen of Canada.
Michelle Cerone received her B.A. in Journalism and Media from Rutgers University in 2008. She is a freelance writer for both the Wyckoff and Montville editions of the AOL’s hyper-local website Patch.com and for the Princeton Packet. Previously, she worked as a writer and editor for the Daily Targum, the daily newspaper at Rutgers, and had an internship at the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick. Michelle is a citizen of the United States.
Saabira Chaudhuri graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 2006 with a BA in sociology and philosophy. She spent her senior year abroad at the London School of Economics. Most recently, she worked as the multimedia editor for Mint, a New Delhi headquartered business publication that partners with the Wall Street Journal. Prior to this Saabira worked as the associate editor for FastCompany.com and before that as the associate content producer for Forbes magazine in New York. Saabira likes traveling and exploring new places, photography, dogs, yoga, and writing about issues pertaining to social enterprise and development. She is fluent in Hindi. She is a citizen of India.
Vivian Giang earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia in 2009. While she was at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, she wrote for the campus newspaper and interned at a local government campaign, Tuner Broadcasting and CNN. After undergrad, she moved to Colorado and snowboarded while working as a media consultant for a recycling company. Vivian enjoys writing, reading, old Hollywood movies, and good music.
Christine Jenkins graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Costa Rica in 2009. She has been enrolled since then in the post-graduate Economics program at the university while working as an intern at El Financiero, a weekly financial newspaper in Costa Rica. Previously, Christine worked for a non-governmental organization involved in micro financing projects in Latin America. She is a native Spanish speaker and is learning Portuguese. She is a citizen of Costa Rica.
Dawn Lim blogs, has freelanced and interned for National Journal Group’s NextGov.com and Government Executive Magazine, reporting in Washington, DC on the business of technology, infosecurity and employee privacy in the federal government. She has reported, shot and curated content for BQE Media, a collection of hyperlocal weeklies centered around Brooklyn and Queens in New York City. She reviewed dance for Washington Life Magazine and did photojournalism forWashingtonian.com. She interned at the Straits Times, a news daily based in Singapore, where she grew up. She majored in English at Cornell University.
Chris Matthews graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2007 with a B.A. in English. After graduating he worked in the publishing industry in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Chris spent the year in South Korea teaching English and writing about his experiences there. Since returning he has taught English to adults at the ELS language center in Philadelphia. Chris has many hobbies and interests including writing fiction and music, and playing the guitar. In July 2010, he toured Europe and played music with a folk group he formed while living in Korea. He is a citizen of the United States.
Thornton McEnery received his BA in English Literature/Creative Writing from Middlebury College in 2003. In the summer of 2000, he also attended the Middlebury Language Schools where he studied Italian before continuing his language study the following fall at The University of Florence. For the past year, Thornton has been a freelance contributing staff editor to several magazines, primarily at the Hearst Corporation. Previously, he was the editorial business manager at CosmoGirl Magazine. Thornton’s interests include theater, museums, restaurants, reading, movies, and the New York Mets. He retains “a rusting grasp of Italian.” Thornton is a citizen of the United States.
Jessica McHugh completed her B.S. in Journalism with concentrations in business and magazine writing from the University of Florida in 2007. In her junior year she studied in Barcelona, where she became enamored of Spanish food, wine and big cities. She has lived in New York since 2008 and has most recently edited for The Wall Street Transcript. Previously, Jessica worked as a copy editor for Current Biography and Rodale, and in college she freelanced for Florida Today and The Gainesville Sun. Jessica enjoys running, reading, blogging, traveling, scuba diving and making jewelry.
Bhuma Shrivastava received her M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 2005 and a B.A. in economics from Hansraj College, Delhi University in 2003. Over the last five years, she worked for two leading Indian business newspapers, Business Standard and most recently Mint. She covered the Indian pharmaceuticals, healthcare and media sectors as well as intellectual property issues. The Society of Publishers in Asia in 2008 gave her its award for editorial excellence in the public service category for a series on fake medicines in India. Bhuma loves to travel, cook, dance, paint and work on a potter’s wheel. She is fluent in Hindi, reads Sanskrit, and can nod along meaningfully when spoken to in Spanish. She is a citizen of India.
Sara Sjolin completed her B.A. in Journalism in January 2010 from the University of Southern Denmark in the top 10 percent of her class. Since then she has been enrolled in the graduate journalism program at the same university. Sara works part-time covering business at a weekly online magazine called “Ugen”—”The Week” in Danish. Previously, she interned at the national Danish newswire Ritzau’s Bureau, spending half her time at a subsidiary that is Denmark’s leading financial newswire. Sara enjoys travel and is taking sailing lessons so that she can take advantage of the waters surrounding her country. She speaks Danish, and is a citizen of Denmark.
Ella Zhang earned her B.A. in 2010 from Beijing Foreign Studies University with a major in Chinese Language and Literature and a minor in English. She also holds a B.A. in Economics from Peking University. In 2009, Ella worked as an intern for Hexun.com, one of the top websites specializing in business and economic reporting in China for two months, during which time she first came to know what journalism is really about. She enjoys traveling and experiencing cultural differences. Given her passion for Southeast Asian and East Asian culture, Ella’s career goal is to report on Asia. She is fluent in Mandarin. She is a citizen of China.