Alumni Bios

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Brendan Campbell
Hometown: Novi, MI
College of Engineering
Computer Science
Business Minor

Brendan was involved with business on campus through the MECC consulting group, and he was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

Brendan Jackson
Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
College of Engineering
Computer Science

As former Shipman President, Brendan oversaw the inner workings of the Shipman Society. He majored in Computer Science, and enjoyed working as a member of Model United Nations at U of M (MUNUM). He was also a member of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity. In his free time, he enjoys baking, reading trash fantasy novels (talk to him about Eragon, Harry Potter, Ender’s Game, or Ready Player One!), and making fun of Jesse at every possible opportunity (of which there are many).

Brendan Kelley
Hometown: Fraser, MI
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Linguistics, Sociology
Minors: Statistics, Women’s Studies, Japanese

Brendan is a man of many talents, as he spends his free time practicing contortion, yoga, and other aerial circus arts. He also enjoys knitting.

Catherine Budd
North Salem, NY
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science Minor

Catherine spent her time on campus dancing through the Pure Dance Club for non dance majors. She also stays involved with WAA and SWE.

Claire Dolot
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
School of Nursing

Claire was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority and was also involved in March of the Dimes Club on campus.

Danny Drew
Hometown: Saginaw, MI
School: STAMPS School of Art and Design
Art and Design

Danny would like the world to know that River Phoenix is the old him. That is all.

Griffin Rubin
Hometown: New York City, NY
School of Kinesiology
Sport Management
Entrepreneurship Minor

Griffin was a member of the Sport Business Association, Michigan Sport Analytics Society, Michigan Department of Recreational Support, as well as Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Jaeyoon Kim
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Honors Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science
Chemistry Minor

Jaeyoon likes to spend his time doing physics research, going to church, and playing frisbee. He also enjoys working on single math problems for multiple days at a time with his abnormally large brain.

Katie Cox
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Economics & Mathematics

Katie was involved with M-HEAL and the Society of Women in Economics on campus, and was a research assistant at the Institute for Social Research. After graduation, moved to Boston to work at the Federal Reserve Bank, and enjoys reading and bothering her wonderful roommates (whose names may or may not be Megan Jones and Ellie Janssen).

Kay Wright
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Chemistry Minor

Kay was an architecture major at U of M, as well as a member of Alpha Rho Chi and a member of the Japan Student Association. She can be shy, but she loves adventure, both the real and the intellectual kind. She loves talking to people who are different from her, so if you see her on campus feel free to say hi!


Lauren May
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Ford School of Public Policy
Public Policy
Minors: Spanish and Business

Lauren was a goalkeeper and co-president of Michigan Women’s Soccer Club and competed in Phoenix in 2016. She was a small group leader for New Life Church, as well as a member Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity. She enjoys country music in her spare time, especially Dan+Shay.

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Lea Russo
Hometown: Cooper City, FL
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Astronomy Minor

Lea was an avid member (emphasis on avid) of Steel Bridge Team, where she worked avidly welding components of her team’s bridge together (did I mention she’s avid?).

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Megan Jones
Hometown: Liberty, IN
STAMPS School of Art and Design
Art and Design

Megan was a member of Epsilon Eta, a professional environmental fraternity, and Bread Frat, which makes up for being an illegitimate organization with it’s endless supply of bread puns.

Michael McMain
Hometown: Warren, MI
School: LSA
Economics (Honors), Mathematical Sciences, Philosophy, and Statistics

I am interested in eventually becoming an economics professor. After graduation I will be working for the Federal Reserve in Cleveland for two (maybe three) years before (hopefully) pursuing a PhD in Economics. My honors thesis is on how legalizing same-sex marriage affected labor-market outcomes for same-sex couples. Beyond being a Shipmate, I have been the RA of Shipman Hall for the last two years, currently write WeBWorK code for Math 105, am an honors mentor for the LSA Honors Program, and am a research assistant at the Institute for Social Research. In the past I have been an instructor’s assistant for Math 104, tutored for the athletic department, and done research under an economic historian. My main interests are in labor economics and applied microeconomics, but I am also considering econometrics. I also apparently look like Chicken Little.

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Michelle Gu
Hometown: Troy, MI
College of Engineering
Computer Science Engineering
Mathematics Minor

Michelle stayed involved on campus as a member of Girls in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (GEECS, get it?). This school really loves its acronyms, can’t you tell?

Nico Williams
Hometown: Austin, TX
College of Engineering
Computer Science Engineering

Nico was involved with Wolverine Soft (an on-campus group dedicated to developing video games), the International Game Developer Association (IGDA), and the Multidisciplinary Program research program, for which he worked with the Mapleseed project. His future plans include taking EECS 494 (Game development) next semester, and going on to eventually work at Bethesda Game Studios. In his free time, he enjoys making games, playing games, watching romantic comedies, and making fun of Samiur Khan.

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Samiur Khan
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
School: Engineering
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Biochemistry

Samiur spends his time doing research on protein structure prediction (nbd). He enjoys cycling and sprinting and for some unexplained reason collects textbooks.

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Annie McDougall
Hometown: Canton, MI
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Minors: International Minor for Engineers, Program in Sustainable Engineering

Annie was involved in Bluelab engineering group, Multidisciplinary Design Program, Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority, Society of Women Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She is also an enthusiastic member of Whale Enthusiasts Club of America. She is also a former Shipman President.

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Jesse Kozler
Hometown: Littleton, CO
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
French Minor

Jesse was the Editor-in-Chief of Meteorite, an undergrad philosophy journal on campus, as well as a member of Epsilon Eta, a Professional Environmental Fraternity. He moonlights as the walking meme of the Shipman Society. He was also vice president of the Philosophy Club. In his free time he loves the outdoors and enjoys running, backpacking, rock climbing, and kayaking.

Katrina Coley
Hometown: Northville, MI

School of Nursing

Katrina was a member of the School of Nursing Honors Program, through which she became involved in research surrounding trauma informed education within the School of Nursing and maternal mortality in Africa. She has had the opportunity to travel to Liberia, West Africa as part of that research. She has also volunteered at the Medical Student-Run Free Clinic in Pinckney and has works as nursing assistant at Mott Children’s Hospital. In her free time you can find her curled up with a book in her bed or on a plane jetting off to her next travel destination.

Kayla Keane
Hometown: East Jordan, MI
School of Kinesiology
Movement Science and Psychology double major

Kayla enjoys exploring the Farmer’s Market and checking out the new films at the Michigan Theater before meeting friends for coffee. She is from Northern Michigan and loves the snow as its the perfect weather for trying new teas and coffees. In Spring 2019, she volunteered in South Africa, where, sadly, snow is rather rare.

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Maria Roma
Hometown: Beverly Hills, MI
School: Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Electrical Engineering

Maria was active in MHeal on campus, as well as Phi Sigma Rho Sorority. She also participated in the Yoga Club here at Michigan.

Mark Dovich
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Political Science, Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies (REES)

Mark worked on campus as a managing editor of the Michigan Journal of International Affairs (MJIA). There we go with the acronyms again.

Matisse Rogers
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Ford School of Public Policy
Public Policy
Writing Minor

Matisse was an active member of Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity, the Office of Enrollment Management Student Advisory Board, and the College Essay Revision Partnership. She was also Business Manager of the Michiganensian Yearbook, and is a Title IX Undergraduate Research Assistant. She will be interning with Thomson Reuters this summer and hopes to use this experience to work towards attending law school after graduation. In her free time, she likes to binge watch The Office, browse her favorite news sources, read, and eat carry-out sushi from Sadako

Connor Norton
Hometown: Howell, MI
College of Engineering and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Computer Science & Spanish

Connor was in the Drumline of the Michigan Marching Band, and was a member of the Eta Kappa Nu honors society. He planned to work for a large software company before eventually returning to school to get an MBA. In his free time, he likes to work out, read fantasy novels, watch Friends, and drive himself to bankruptcy at Ann Arbor’s restaurants.

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Allyson Dugan
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
College of  Engineering
Material Science and Engineering
Spanish Minor

In her years at Michigan, Allyson was very involved with Net Impact, a positive business org focused on sustainability and social impact. She was also involved in the Spanish Language Department. She studied abroad in San Sebastian for a semester and worked as a mentor for Spanish exchange students at Michigan. She loves practicing Spanish, as well as latin dance and Reggaeton Music. She enjoys running, biking, skiing, cooking, listening to podcasts, and nerding out about waste management and energy topics (fascinating stuff).

Serena Saake
Hometown: Encinitas, CA
School of Kinesiology and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Movement Science and Psychology double major

Serena spent her free time time in college running with MRun and staying fit through PULSE: Health and Fitness. She did research through the School of Kinesiology and loves Yoga. Her plan for the future is to attend Occuptional Therapy school at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and in her free time she loves to make cookies, watch the Bachelor with Louisa, and play games with friends.

Joe Iovino
STAMPS School of Art and Design
Art and Design Major

Joe worked with the Michigan Daily on campus, and plans to work in publishing after graduating. In his free time, he likes to draw, read, and write, as well as spend time with friends, play Go, and be outside.

Louisa Abbott
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Honors Mathematics

Louisa was very involved with the student group Appreciate + Reciprocate, which fundraised for student scholarships. She also worked for the math department as a linear algebra tutor and as a TA for the honors introductory calc sequence. She  hopes to eventually return to school for a graduate degree in financial engineering or quantitative finance. In her free time, she likes to read, hang out with friends, and daydream about future travels.