Executive Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair
RAMP Community Outreach
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.