Our Team

 We are RAMPsters!

FACULTY STAFF

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Sue Oliver
Sue Oliver

Executive Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Lisa Zhao Ph.D
Lisa Zhao Ph.D

Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair

Randy Massengale
Randy Massengale

RAMP Community Outreach

 

Student Employees

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Yaxiang Nancy Xu, MSF Candidate

Nancy works as a Client Account Manager and Small Business Coach for RAMP. She completed her undergraduate studies in Business Administration and worked for Bank of America focusing on client account service. Grew up in China and lived in Europe for 5 years, Nancy developed strong interest in global trades and leveraging the dynamic markets. Nancy was a key member in an education startup targeting Chinese language and cultural education in America. She is eager to expand knowledge and experience to serve a diverse community.

Yaxiang Nancy Xu, MSF Candidate
Tomas Segovia, MBA Candidate

Born and raised in the southwest, Tomas was only 13 when he got his first job working for his father’s construction company. Today, he comes to the Albers School of Business with many years of professional experience ranging from small business and military service to academic research and banking. He is interested in igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in tomorrow’s leaders and helping other small business owners, like his father, pursue their dreams.

Tomas Segovia, MBA Candidate
Swati Jain, MBA Candidate

Swati is a marketing enthusiast from Delhi, India. She has Bachelor’s in Economics and Master’s in Business Economics from India. After that she worked in market research field for 6 years in India and Dubai. She is currently enrolled in PMBA program in Albers School of Business with a certificate in Marketing and is involved in various clubs in campus. She has also been associated with various NPO’s in Seattle area and volunteered her time to give back to community. She believes for any successful business it is important to build long lasting relationship and with that view she is here to help local business’s achieve their goals.

Swati Jain, MBA Candidate
Carly Fehringer, Undergraduate Candidate

Carly was born and raised in the midwest. She moved out to the west coast to attend Seattle University’s Albers School of Business. She eventually decided on double majoring in Finance and Economics because of her love for math and statistics. She had an internship in banking in the summer and was a board member for two years on Seattle U’s Undergraduate Leadership Program. She is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu. Carly is looking to expand her knowledge and get more experience working as a Client Account Manager to finish out her undergraduate career.

Carly Fehringer, Undergraduate Candidate
Shreya Khetrapal, MBA Candidate

Program Coordinator

Shreya is the Program coordinator for RAMP. Born and raised in Delhi, India, Shreya is passionate to help others achieve their goals. She completed her undergraduate degree in Electronics (Engineering) from BITS Pilani-Dubai, and worked as a Project Manager for two years in Abu Dhabi. Shreya moved to Seattle in 2016 and joined SeattleU for her PMBA with Business Analytics as her major. She loves to go hiking, kayaking and spending time with her family and friends.

Shreya Khetrapal, MBA Candidate

Previous CAMs

Travis Tweet, MBA Candidate

Travis a true Seattleite, born and raised. He spent 4 years in the Marine Corps. He worked with 7-Eleven as a District Manager. After moving down to the Dominica, he opened a scooter rental shop and a crepe shop. He is now pursuing an MBA. Travis spends his time outside of the classroom sitting on multiple committees across campus, an Associate Vice Chair of Community Relations for the Executive Graduate Student Council. He is working on his Data Management Certificate and Leadership Certificate with his MBA. Travis now works for the IEC as a Client Account Manager.

Travis Tweet, MBA Candidate
Braden Wild, Bachelor of International Business and Economics

When not working for the IEC runs his own coffee company on campus, MotMot coffee, is active in Albers as a New Student Mentor, has had two internships with the Boeing Company and loves to help foster entrepreneurial spirit within students by engaging them in business plan competitions and opportunities to get involved.

Braden Wild, Bachelor of International Business and Economics
Marlon Do Couto, Bachelor of Finance Candidate

Originally from Brazil, Marlon works as both a CAM at ICE and as an Equity Research Analyst for the Redhawk Fund. Marlon has launched the Toilets4All initiative, which advocates for the implementation of all-gender bathrooms at North Seattle College and is deeply passionate about issues involving accessibility and immigrant/LGBTQ rights.

Marlon Do Couto, Bachelor of Finance Candidate
Shraddha Nayar, MSF Candidate

Shraddha is a Seattle – based professional who has completed her undergraduate studies in Accounting and Finance and possesses over four and a half years of experience as a professional in the same field. She is currently involved in various clubs and initiatives at SU, and is eagerly looking to expand her knowledge and experience as a professional, whilst simultaneously assisting other members of the society to achieve their goals.

Shraddha Nayar, MSF Candidate
Yan Tang, MBA Candidate

CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER

I have been with RAMP since early 2016 when I started getting involved in piloting RAMP. We support small businesses in communities; meanwhile we learn the most by working with them and solving real business problems. In early July, I co-founded a new venture called CareerLight, a company that provides customized career training to international students to help them prepare for a successful career in the U.S.

Yan Tang, MBA Candidate
Mohand Alturky, MBA & Certificates in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Candidate

Mohand works as a CRM and Small Business Coach for RAMP. He worked as a Project Manager in Saudi Arabia before coming to the US to continue his education. He is interested in entrepreneurial/small business consulting and business, organizational development. Mohand enjoys writing, in his native language Arabic, and he is currently writing a novel.

Mohand Alturky, MBA & Certificates in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Candidate
Surbhi Saxena, MSF Candidate

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone in the waters to create many ripples.” I aspire to work in the field of Corporate Finance/Business Valuation. I am originally from India, Asia, where I worked in different segments of banks, focused on managing retail banking operations team and corporate client’s portfolio. I co-founded a wealth consultancy firm to give back a solution-oriented one-stop shop for financial services.

Surbhi Saxena, MSF Candidate

Previous Program Coordinator

Chan Chen, MSW, MPA Candidate

Program Coordinator

Chan graduated with Master of Social Work from New York University in 2016 and worked as a child social worker for the Children’s Administration, Washington State DSHS Department. Chan had a start-up ViaX previously and worked to connect professors and research projects with students in China. Chan also had rich experience in student work and marketing.

Chan Chen, MSW, MPA Candidate