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TWIB Board 2013

Board Member Bios

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Brigid Johnson, President

Brigid grew up in Bethesda, MD and then went to University of Illinois where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Computer Science. From there she went on to work for a technology consulting firm where she focused on large application delivery. Brigid then moved to the financial services industry focusing on technology for commercial credit card systems. Brigid will be joining Amazon for her summer internship for a Product Manager role for technical products. Brigid is the current Tepper Women in Business President and is really excited to keep the club going strong. Prior to coming to Tepper, Brigid was an avid horseback rider. In her spare time Brigid loves to bake for her classmates, she puts her baked goods in the Master’s lounge for all to enjoy.

MBA Full-Time 2014
Email: brigidj@tepper.cmu.edu

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Jing Bao, VP of Professional Events

Jing Bao is originally from Mainland China and got her bachelor degree in Electronic and Information Engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After college she worked in Hong Kong's two largest telecommunications companies for five years. Jing was a semi-professional tennis athlete and played for her college and company tennis teams when she was in Hong Kong. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and travelling. Jing developed a passion for Marketing and is currently pursuing a track in Management of Innovation and Product Development. She will be spending her summer in Seattle as a Product Manager intern for Amazon.

MBA Full-Time 2014
Email: jingbao@tepper.cmu.edu

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Yelena Berchanskaya, VP of Social Events

Before coming to Carnegie Mellon University, Yelena Berchanskaya completed her undergraduate studies pursuing an individualized major in Rhetoric and Interpersonal Communications with a Concentration in Leadership and Consulting. Upon graduation she worked at a nonprofit funeral home for two years focusing on strategy, customer service and improving metrics by reducing inefficiencies. Yelena is currently a dual degree student at the Tepper School of Business and Heinz College, pursuing an MBA and Masters in Science in Health Care Policy & Management. Yelena is also the Logistics Chair of the Annual Innovative Healthcare & Technology conference at Carnegie Mellon University. She enjoys helping others and finding innovative solutions to cost-conscious clients. She will spend this summer at GlaxoSmithKline as a graduate intern. In her spare time, Yelena enjoys traveling, trying new things, being surrounded by friends and shopping.

MBA Full-Time 2014
Email: yberchan@tepper.cmu.edu

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Fergie Chen, VP of Marketing

Fergie graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. After graduation, she spent two years at Mars Foods China for a leadership trainee rotational program. She was responsible for recruitment activities in human resources department. She was then transferred and promoted to be marketing manager, taking charge of three chocolate brands (Dove, M&M's and Snickers) in eastern China. At the Tepper School of Business, she plans to concentrate on Strategy, and Marketing. She will be spending her summer in New York City as a Senior Associate intern at PwC. She has spent over 20 years playing the piano, and she enjoys dancing and shopping in her spare time.

MBA Full-Time 2014
Email: feichen@tepper.cmu.edu

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Anjali Guatam, VP of Education

Anjali earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. She worked with leading IT solution providers like Sapient and Amdocs and diverse clients across industries such as finance, retail, and telecommunication and media. She is concentrating in Strategy and Marketing at Tepper School of Business. She brings her global experience and vibrant personality to help educate TWIB members to be successful in their careers.

MBA Full-Time 2014
Email: anjalig@tepper.cmu.edu

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Sam Phong, VP of Finance

Sam graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Swarthmore College. After graduation, she spent a year at the Urban Institute where she contributed to research on access and quality of health care for low-income populations. She then spent two years contributing to the design, analysis and interpretation of research on labor and personnel economics at Stanford University. At the Tepper School of Business, she plans to concentrate on Strategy, Operations, and Finance. She will be spending her summer in Seattle as a Retail Leadership Development intern for Amazon.

MBA Full-Time 2014
Email: sphong@tepper.cmu.edu

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