What UROP Program(s) were you a part of?

Traditional UROP 2015-2016

What made you choose UROP? 

I chose UROP because I wanted to work side by side with the top researchers in my field, gain unique/advanced experience and skills relative to the business world, and expand my network.

What do you think you have learned from your UROP experience?

  • How different computer programs and softwares are used together to manipulate large data sets.
  • What challenges companies face in their global supply chains.

  • How to co-author a research study and present to a large audience.

  • Working together amongst peers, as a team, in an environment where the goal is clear but the individual responsibility is ambiguous.

What is the extent to which you have kept in contact with your Research Mentor?

To this day four years after working together, I still keep in touch with my Research Mentor and he has helped me a lot in my professional development. For example, he continues to serve as a reference for me when I apply for jobs. It is an incredible advantage to have a top Professor speaking on my behalf to recruiters when I apply for a job.

How did your UROP experience shape or inform the next steps you took in your academic and professional journey?

While studying Economics and pursuing a career in Business, UROP helped me find a business field in which to specialize by sparking an interest in me. In UROP I was a Research Assistant in a Global Supply Chain Management study at The Ross School of Business and am now working in this field. 

What advice would you give to a current UROP student?

Maintain a curious, growth mindset. Meet with your Research Mentor regularly and not only interview them about their research, but also connect with them on a personal level. 

What are some recent publications or accomplishments that you are proud of?

“Play to Win”, 2020 Ford Motor Company Values based Performance Awards

Is there any other advice you would like to impart to current or future UROP students?

Develop relationships in the research community. Every interaction is an opportunity to make an impression on someone. Someone you just had a positive experience with could end up considering you for an opportunity in the years to come due to the impact you made on them.