Student Fellows

2016 - 2017


2015 - 2016


2017 - 2018

Reynold D'silva, Dezer Event Fellow

Reynold D'silva is the Program Manager in the Entrepreneurship Lab. He is responsible for planning and executing various events for the eLab throughout the year. He completed his Bachelors and Masters from University of Mumbai. He is also currently pursuing his CFA and MBA in Investment Management. He comes from a finance background, with over 3 years’ experience in financial products and investment strategies. He writes blogs based on his social observation and introspection. Understanding the audience and creating quality content are tantamount to planning successful events, and that’s where Reynold’s strength lies. He loves to read, write and contemplate about business trends and life in general.

 

 


Mandar Gurav, Dezer Research Fellow - FrontEnd Web Developer, Qazoom

Mandar is a Dezer Research Fellow Front-End Developer in the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science at Pace University. Back in India, he has two years of experience as a Front End Developer in Waterford. He is responsible for developing the website and mobile application for Qazoom which is an Israel based digital marketplace for Quality Inspection Services. He has superior focus and attention to detail combined with extensive knowledge of HTML JavaScript XML & JAVA. In addition to his Web Development skills he also possesses a great eye for design. He has interest in the Photography and Automotive Industry.

 


Fang Shen, Dezer Research Fellow - Marketing Finance Director, Qazoom

A firm believer in diversity, Fang is a passionate practitioner in cross-discipline research and cross-cultural communication. With an MA in History, Fang is pursuing her MS in Finance at Lubin School of Business. She has years of work experience in Shanghai, offering a wide range of services, from marketing, M&A, customer service and business advisory. Fang's diversified backgrounds will significantly integrate her skill package and contribute to her current project of Qazoom, in which she acts as the Director of Marketing Finance, conducting market research, brand promotion, CRM, and marketing financial analysis. Never settled inside her comfort zone, Fang is always eager to challenge herself and achieve more. In her spare time, Fang loves watching movies, reading broadly, doing community services and public speaking.​

 


Ankita Singh, Dezer Research Fellow - Business Development Manager, Hargol FoodTech

Ankita is from Mumbai, India. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Marketing Management at Pace University. She comes from a startup background with 5 years of experience in marketing innovative healthcare products across Southeast Asia. Having worked on various aspects of business from product development to marketing strategy to sales, she believes drive and determination makes you achieve the impossible. Ankita is a marathon runner and trained in classical dance. She is passionate about science and loves watching sci-fiction in her spare time.

 


Aishwarya Taori, Dezer Technical Fellow

Aishwarya is a Dezer Technical Fellow at the eLab Pace University, where she develops, modifies and updates the eLab website using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Adobe InDesign. She is graduating from Pace University with a specialization in Information Systems. Prior to this she has done her Bachelor’s in Computer Science and worked for ESDS Software Solutions as a Business Analyst. Her experience at both technical and non-technical field highlights her ability to easily work in teams, strong verbal communication skills and good decision making power.​

 

 


Emre Turhan, Dezer Research Fellow - Business Development Manager, Hargol FoodTech

“Originally from Istanbul, after working for a brief while in NYC, Emre is currently in his final year in grad school, studying a Masters of Entrepreneurship. His background is in nutrition & food science and his ideas revolve around sustainability, food-health relationship and social work. His work in eLab consists of market research and looking for potential partnerships in grasshopper farming. While not at the office, you can find him outdoors, backpacking remote places, trekking or traveling on motorbikes.”

 


2016 - 2017

Nidhi Agarwal, Business Development Representative, OMGwhen

Nidhi is an international freshman from Chennai, India. She completed her schooling from Indus International school, Bangalore. She is pursuing a degree in marketing in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University and her expected date of graduation is May 2020. She has done various internships in some of the top organizations in India. She is also very active in volunteering. She started her own non-profit called H2GoodHealth when she was in India through which she started the water supply in the villages near one the companies she interned for. She hopes to lead the marketing teams of one of the top companies one day.

 

 


Aniket Dharmik, Dezer Technical Fellow

Aniket is pursuing his Masters in Computer science at Pace University. Aniket has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Mumbai University, India. After his Bachelor’s degree he worked as a Software Engineer for 3i Infotech Pvt Ltd., Mumbai, India with vast experience on PL/SQL, VB.NET, HTML, CSS, JAVA etc. He is graduating in May 2018 and pursuing a career as a software engineer. Aniket is very much passionate about photography and in his spare time, he likes to shoot photos, listen to music and watch movies.

 

 


Rachel Engelberg, Dezer Research Fellow - Creative Director, OMGwhen

Rachel is from Vienna, Austria. She attended the American International School of Vienna there. She spent a gap year in Israel, greatly raising her interest in Israeli Start Up companies. She is studying Arts and Entertainment Management at Pace University. She like to take leadership roles, as she has done in high school. She was president of the Romanian Children’s Relief Club. She founded the Conquer Cancer Club at her school, becoming the president, and finding success after hard work and effort. Aside from leadership roles at school, she also decided to found an organisation in Vienna, for something she was very passionate about. She founded Hillel Group, a Jewish youth organisation. Her best skills include creativity, perseverance, and motivation.

 

 


Sumeet Sunil Gujaran, Dezer Event Fellow

Sumeet Gujaran is the Program manager in the Entrepreneurship Lab. He is also currently pursuing his MBA in Financial Management. He comes from a startup background, with over 4 years’ experience in creating impactful and innovative products. Understanding the pulse of the consumer is an essential quality for building any new product, and that’s where Sumeet’s strength lies. He loves to read, run and ruminate about cool innovative products.

 


Sukun Li, Dezer Research Fellow - UX/UI & Graphics Designer, IPgallery

Sukun Li is a PhD Student in Computer Science at Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and put her research towards Virtual Reality and Big Data Visualization. She obtained her Master of Science Diploma from Pace University in 2015. Since her childhood, Sukun has been interested with interactive digital media technology and received an Excellent Graduate Design Award when she obtained her Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Media Technology. She worked for the Beijing Digital Museum before she enrolled in the Pace's Masters program, and currently, she also is a web-engineer of Jeturtle group at New York City.

 

Fang Shen, Dezer Research Fellow - Marketing Finance Director, IPgallery

Fang is a graduate student from Lubin School of Business, double-majoring in MBA Financial Management and Information Systems. With years of working experience in Shanghai, Fang is a dedicated professional in Financial Analysis and Marketing Operations. Fang’s MBA background will greatly integrate and strengthen her skill package and contribute to the projects of Israel Entrepreneurship Initiative. Fang is a challenge taker and a pragmatic doer at work. Never settled with her comfort zone, Fang is always eager to learn more and achieve more. In her spare time, Fang loves watching movies & plays and working out.

 

2015 - 2016

Vidur Bhatia, Digital Marketer

Drawing my bout of inspiration from a dictum by Reggie Leach, “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire”, since childhood I strived for bigger challenges in life. My hitherto individual, academic and professional success singularly rests on one fundamental principle, self-worth. Instituting a positive change and constant improvement in my work, I consistently aim to become better at what I do. To transform challenges of today into opportunities of tomorrow, an MBA is essential. As a young professional and MBA candidate at Pace University, New York with 4 years of experience in the digital marketing industry, I focus on delivering impeccable service & performance. Well versed with online media and driven by passion for marketing & advertising I am motivated to overcome challenges thrown at me.

 

Sumeet Sunil Gujaran, Dezer Event Fellow

Sumeet Gujaran is the Program manager in the Entrepreneurship Lab. He is also currently pursuing his MBA in Financial Management. He comes from a startup background, with over 4 years’ experience in creating impactful and innovative products. Understanding the pulse of the consumer is an essential quality for building any new product, and that’s where Sumeet’s strength lies. He loves to read, run and ruminate about cool innovative products.

 


Virali Jhaveri, Dezer Research Fellow – UX Designer, EcoFusion

Virali Jhaveri is a Graduate Assistant to the interim dean at Seidenberg School of CSIS. She is studying Information Systems and have 3 years of experience as a software developer from working on various technical platforms. She completed undergraduate in Information Technology back in India, and is also a diploma holder in Computer Technology. She said ‘Global exposure to the world of technology has always been my area of interest. I like to utilize my time in learning new things. Currently I am studying Drupal, Data Analysis and CRM in order to understand the amalgamation of both technology and business’. She worked as Business Technology Analyst intern summer’15 at OppenheimerFunds. She likes travelling and eating chocolates.

 


Jia Liu, Student Assistant, Web Developer

Jia is now a graduate student in Pace University majoring in Computer Science, with vast experiences on Java, Android development, HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL, Swift, Matlab, etc. He is graduating in summer 2017 and pursuing a career as a software engineer. He’s received scientific training for years and also holds a M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alabama. He worked as a summer intern in Western Digital, Inc. in 2015.

 


Alexa McKenna, Dezer Research Fellow – Market Research, Financial Analysis and Strategic Planning, Voiceitt

Alexa McKenna is a Pace University student in the graduating class of 2017. She is majoring in Entrepreneurship. Alexa is the winner of the Eleventh Annual Pace Pitch competition with her EaTcard Application. Currently, she is developing the EaTcard App and implementing her business plan. In addition, Alexa has participated in the Pace App Hackathon and is an active member in eLab events. On campus, Alexa is the President of the Fashion Marketing Club, ProFASHIONals, and a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College. In the future, Alexa aims/aspires to manage business operations at a global tech company.


Wei Xia, Dezer Technical Fellow

Wei is an enthusiastic, diligent, outgoing student completing a Master's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at Pace University. He looks forward to working in the field of Computer Science and Software Development. Currently, He is a web developer in the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. This position requires not only excellent technical skills to develop and maintain the school website, but serious thinking and planning skills as well. Working as a web developer has taught him how to build and create beautiful and user-friendly websites. Naturally good at mathematics and algorithms, He also has a strong educational background in Mathematics and Computer Science, and He knows how to apply one to another.


2014 - 2015

John Harrison, Graduate Assistant & Finance Fellow, BioGenCell

John is a Graduate Assistant at the eLab and recent began pursuing his MBA at Pace University.  Having graduated Lehigh University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance in 2005 John chose to pursue his professional interests as part of Johnson & Johnson’s Financial Leadership Development Program.  After two years in the program John graduated with a CMA, CFM, and Six Sigma Green Belt, and was promoted to the position of Senior Analyst.  Over the next six years John took on increasing levels of responsibility rising to the position of Senior Manager before leaving J&J in 2013.  As a GA John hopes to utilize his MBA at Pace and professional experience at Johnson & Johnson to be a valuable resource for the eLab and its associates in the coming years.  Outside the office John is an avid fan of the Yankees and New York Football Giants, fantasy sports fanatic, and also enjoys spending evenings with his wife out in Hoboken.


Andrew Morales, Market Research Analyst, FreshBiz

Andrew Morales is a research fellow working on the FreshBiz project. He is pursuing a Marketing degree with a concentration in Advertising and Promotion. Andrew is one of the founders of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Pace University. He is also Director of Events of the Advertising Club. Andrew grew up in England and Italy and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. He enjoys travelling, exploring new places, participating in competitive soccer and playing guitar.

 

 


Alba Nushi, Market Research Analyst, FreshBiz

Alba Nushi is a marketing research fellow for FreshBiz in the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a concentration in Advertising and Promotion. She is also working towards a minor in Quantitative Business Analysis. Alba is currently President of IMA Chapter of Pace University, Head of Marketing of Rotaract Club of Pace University and she served for a year as President of Pace Advertising Club. Alba has 3 years of experience in Marketing and a year of experience in Finance. She has interned with Rock the Post Corporation (now OneVest), Hint Water, The New York Stock Exchange Euronext (now IntercontinentalExchange) and Morgan Stanley. She enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures and languages and she is fluent in 5 languages. Alba grew up in Albania before moving to New York in 2011.


Sonali Sambherao, Web Developer

Sonali Sambherao is a Technical Fellow at the Entrepreneurship Lab(eLab). She is pursuing her Masters in Information Systems at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems. She worked as a Software Developer at Infinite Computing Systems Pvt. Ltd., India from April 2012 to June 2014. She has an experience working on programming languages such as C#, SQL and has also worked on DotnetNuke Content Management System (CMS). She conducted onsite and offshore trainings on DotNetNuke. She is a technology enthusiast and likes learning new programming technologies. She is currently expanding her knowledge of CMS by learning Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. She is fond of acting and was a part of Ved theatre group in India, she also enjoys dancing especially Bollywood, Indian folk and contemporary are her favorite dance styles.


Elena Woods, Event Manager

Elena is an Event Fellow at the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) and she is also responsible for the eLab’s marketing and development. Elena is a first year MBA student at Pace University. She has graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. Elena offers incomparable marketing, sharp eye and extreme attention to detail. Her creative thinking, complete dedication to every project, and entrepreneurial mind set have been great assets to the eLab. By empowering fellow students with the tools and information, she ensures a smooth operation of the eLab on daily basis. Outside of her University life, Elena is a tenacious, highly intuitive and results-driven real estate professional. Elena understands the intricacies of Manhattan real estate and her genuine passion shines through every step of the way. In addition to living out her dream of working in NYC real estate, Elena is very committed to various charitable causes and volunteer work.


Laura Yorke, Research Associate, BioGenCell

My name is Laura Yorke and I am a Manhattan girl misplaced into the southern suburbs. I'm finally home here at Pace and majoring in Biology. The dream (or goal) is to be an emergency neurosurgeon, a neurocritical care doctor, and above all a neurological researcher. I'm here to research for the company BioGenCell to improve the financial model that John is constructing. I'm very excited to be here because the eLab seems to be a friendly but professional environment where you make friends, not only networking connections. You'll probably be seeing me around!