About

Our mission is to promote the education and success of our members within the technology industry. The Foster Technology Club will accomplish this by leveraging the local tech community, students with experience in the tech industry, and the greater UW community to provide our members with tech-related educational and networking opportunities. The Club’s vision is to not only help its members reach their career goals but also to further the Foster MBA program’s standing as a leader in the tech industry.

 

Leadership
SHOBHIT GUPTA  PRESIDENT    Hometown - Lucknow, India  Why MBA - Mixing the art of startup with the science of business and investing  Internship - Amazon Senior PMT  Prior Industry - Tech Startup + Consulting  Fun Fact - Hiked, Kayaked and Surfed on the same day in San Diego this Spring break!  Favourite Class - Microeconomics

SHOBHIT GUPTA
PRESIDENT

Hometown - Lucknow, India

Why MBA - Mixing the art of startup with the science of business and investing

Internship - Amazon Senior PMT

Prior Industry - Tech Startup + Consulting

Fun Fact - Hiked, Kayaked and Surfed on the same day in San Diego this Spring break!

Favourite Class - Microeconomics

KC PRESKA EXECUTIVE  VICE PRESIDENT    Hometown - Minneapolis, MN  Why MBA - To diversify my functional skillset and accelerate my strategic thinking skills.  Internship - PwC, Customer Experience Practice, Technology Industry  Prior Industry - Healthcare tech at UnitedHealth Group (Optum Technology)  Fun Fact - Huge Harry Potter fan! I've been to Hogwarts in two different countries.  Favourite Class - Strategy

KC PRESKA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Hometown - Minneapolis, MN

Why MBA - To diversify my functional skillset and accelerate my strategic thinking skills.

Internship - PwC, Customer Experience Practice, Technology Industry

Prior Industry - Healthcare tech at UnitedHealth Group (Optum Technology)

Fun Fact - Huge Harry Potter fan! I've been to Hogwarts in two different countries.

Favourite Class - Strategy

NISHANTHI GRASHIA SURESH VICE PRESIDENT, EVENING PROGRAMS   Hometown - Chennai, India  Why MBA - To transition into technical product management roles  Prior Industry - Software developer + Manager in a Tractor Manufacturing Firm  Fun Fact - I set alarms at odd times, like 6:03, 7:01 etc.  Favourite Class - Accounting

NISHANTHI GRASHIA SURESH
VICE PRESIDENT, EVENING PROGRAMS

Hometown - Chennai, India

Why MBA - To transition into technical product management roles

Prior Industry - Software developer + Manager in a Tractor Manufacturing Firm

Fun Fact - I set alarms at odd times, like 6:03, 7:01 etc.

Favourite Class - Accounting

 
MISHA DHANKAR  VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE    Hometown - Delhi, India  Why MBA - To pivot into product management role in tech  Internship - NetApp, PM  Prior Industry - Consulting in Banking Technology  Fun Fact - I am a stress cleaner  Favourite Class - Finance

MISHA DHANKAR
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Hometown - Delhi, India

Why MBA - To pivot into product management role in tech

Internship - NetApp, PM

Prior Industry - Consulting in Banking Technology

Fun Fact - I am a stress cleaner

Favourite Class - Finance

PRASHANT RANA  VICE PRESIDENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT    Hometown - Mumbai, India  Why MBA - To bridge the knowledge gap between creating great technology solutions and taking sound business decisions  Internship - SAP Concur, PM  Prior Industry - Software Product Management and Delivery  Fun Fact - Volunteered over 100 hours in 6 months to help bring Golden Briefcase back to Foster  Favourite Class - Strategy

PRASHANT RANA
VICE PRESIDENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Hometown - Mumbai, India

Why MBA - To bridge the knowledge gap between creating great technology solutions and taking sound business decisions

Internship - SAP Concur, PM

Prior Industry - Software Product Management and Delivery

Fun Fact - Volunteered over 100 hours in 6 months to help bring Golden Briefcase back to Foster

Favourite Class - Strategy

MIKE SMYLIE  VICE PRESIDENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT    Hometown - Warren, OH  Why MBA - I wanted to transition from digital marketing to a career where I could solve a broader variety of problems for brands, and an MBA will give me the education I need to make that pivot.  Internship - Dell (Corporate Marketing)  Prior Industry - Advertising  Fun Fact - I’m a huge music fan. I go to concerts whenever I can, I play guitar, and I used to be a radio DJ.  Favourite Class - Strategy

MIKE SMYLIE
VICE PRESIDENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Hometown - Warren, OH

Why MBA - I wanted to transition from digital marketing to a career where I could solve a broader variety of problems for brands, and an MBA will give me the education I need to make that pivot.

Internship - Dell (Corporate Marketing)

Prior Industry - Advertising

Fun Fact - I’m a huge music fan. I go to concerts whenever I can, I play guitar, and I used to be a radio DJ.

Favourite Class - Strategy

 
RAN DU  VICE PRESIDENT, EVENTS AND OPERATIONS    Hometown - Hefei, China  Why MBA - Advance my career further in tech  Internship - Varsity Tutors, Product Management  Prior Industry - Tech Startup + Advertising  Fun Fact - To help you remember my name, think of the band duranduran  Favourite Class - Financial Accounting

RAN DU
VICE PRESIDENT, EVENTS AND OPERATIONS

Hometown - Hefei, China

Why MBA - Advance my career further in tech

Internship - Varsity Tutors, Product Management

Prior Industry - Tech Startup + Advertising

Fun Fact - To help you remember my name, think of the band duranduran

Favourite Class - Financial Accounting

ABHRO PAL  VICE PRESIDENT, EVENTS AND OPERATIONS    Hometown - Mumbai, India  Why MBA - to meet people with different backgrounds  Internship - Microsoft PMM  Prior Industry - Technology  Fun Fact - online chess addict  Favourite Class - Finance

ABHRO PAL
VICE PRESIDENT, EVENTS AND OPERATIONS

Hometown - Mumbai, India

Why MBA - to meet people with different backgrounds

Internship - Microsoft PMM

Prior Industry - Technology

Fun Fact - online chess addict

Favourite Class - Finance

AVIJIT VERMA  VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS    Hometown - Bangalore, India  Why MBA - To advance my career into product management  Internship - 128 Technology, Product Management  Prior Industry - Enterprise Networking  Fun Fact - Can recite most monologues/dialogues from most Batman movies (and animated series)  Favourite Class - Finance

AVIJIT VERMA
VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS

Hometown - Bangalore, India

Why MBA - To advance my career into product management

Internship - 128 Technology, Product Management

Prior Industry - Enterprise Networking

Fun Fact - Can recite most monologues/dialogues from most Batman movies (and animated series)

Favourite Class - Finance

REKHA MATHEW  CORPORATE RELATIONS LEAD    Hometown - Redmond, WA  Why MBA - To pivot into tech and impact healthcare from another angle  Internship - Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise Rotational Program  Prior Industry - Healthcare at Kaiser Permanente  Fun Fact - Led local and international civic service projects through Seattle City Rotaract  Favourite Class - Finance

REKHA MATHEW
CORPORATE RELATIONS LEAD

Hometown - Redmond, WA

Why MBA - To pivot into tech and impact healthcare from another angle

Internship - Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise Rotational Program

Prior Industry - Healthcare at Kaiser Permanente

Fun Fact - Led local and international civic service projects through Seattle City Rotaract

Favourite Class - Finance

 
 

— Current Leadership Opportunities–

If you are enthusiastic about being involved in the Tech Community and committed to promoting Foster, please apply for our first-year representative positions!

We are currently looking for two to three first-year representatives who are interested in furthering our mission by helping plan lunch and learn sessions, organize company visits, and network with the tech community at large.

Please stay tuned for an official announcement regarding the application process.

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