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 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 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 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 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.
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!