Meet the MS in Management Ambassadors

Audrey Schimmel '21

Position: Risk and Financial Advisory Analyst at Deloitte
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
UG School: Lehigh University
Major/Minor: B.A. in Global Studies; minors in Marketing and Sustainable Development

Audrey earned a B.A. in Global Studies, with minors in Marketing and Sustainable Development and an M.S. in Business Management from Lehigh University in 2020 and 2021, respectively. While on campus, Audrey was involved with various clubs and associations, including the UN Youth Representative Program, Greek life, Tamid, and the Lehigh Global Social Impact Fellowship program. Audrey’s undergraduate coursework bolstered her passion for the social & environmental impact space. During her time in M2, Audrey’s interest in pursuing a career at the intersection of business and impact became increasingly clear. Audrey’s current role at Deloitte within the Government and Public Service (GPS) sector enables her to do just that. She is also a member of the Lehigh Young Alumni Council and strives to remain an active part of Lehigh’s community. 

Courtney Giardana '21

Position: EH&S Analyst at Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses
Hometown: Valley Cottage, NY
UG School: Lehigh University
Major/Minor: B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science 

"I graduated from Lehigh University in spring 2020. My four years here were incredible – filled with engaging professors and supporting classmates. When I graduated, I was undecided on my career path so I decided to join a program that I knew would help guide me, develop new skills, and challenge me. Lehigh has been my home away from home and I am excited to be back for another year!"

Garrett Rosenboom '21

Position: Customer Success Advisor at Energage
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
UG School: Lehigh University
Major/Minor: B.S. in Psychology

"I chose to pursue my Masters in Management through the Lehigh M2 program because it opened me up to a massive amount of career opportunities that I would have never had without it. I truly enjoyed my undergraduate studies, but I knew I was missing those key business courses and skills that would propel me to the next level as a prospective candidate. My Psychology courses helped me build a great foundation for several of the courses within the program. Others were a bit different than anything I had reviewed in undergraduate studies, but the M2 professors make all students in the cohort feel confident in their new found skills.I felt much more well-rounded and well prepared for life after college after graduating, along with connections that will last for years to come."

Gordon Gorab '21

Position: Project Manager & Performance Engineer at Montefiore Health System
Hometown: Wayne, NJ
UG School: Lehigh University
Major/Minor: Bioengineering with a concentration in Mechanics and Materials

"I chose to attend Lehigh's MS in Management program in order to diversify my educational background. With an undergraduate degree in bioengineering, I hope that widening my knowledge to include management and business principles will afford me a wider range of opportunities and greater potential to advance my career upon graduation.

I would recommend anyone interested in enhancing the potential of their undergraduate degree with a business mindset to explore the MS in Management program. The program covers an array of business topics that are taught by professors who effectively tie in their real-world experiences."

Hunter Askenase '21

Position: Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Associate at Revelwood
Hometown: Long Island, NY
UG School: Lehigh University
Major/Minor: B.A. in History

"One of the key factors which prompted me to join the MS in Management (M2) was the breadth and speed of the curriculum. Being able to obtain a comprehensive business education in only 10 months isn’t something you can do everywhere. 

I would recommend M2 to anyone who hasn’t had a business education. I can’t imagine having gone on professionally without the M2 program."

Jonathan Shen '21

Position: Fiscal Policy Analyst at Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hometown: Originally from Hangzhou, China, and moved to Elgin, IL
UG School: Boston College
Major/Minor: B.A. in Political Science; minor in History

"During the last two years of my undergraduate career, I always regretted not taking business as my primary major. In my opinion, business school emphasizes teaching practical knowledge (useful in future professional career), whereas liberal art college helps develop essential skills (such as reading, researching, critical thinking, argumentation, etc.). The MS in Management (M2) program has served as a great opportunity for me to learn some practical business knowledge for my future career development. More importantly, the M2 program has bridged the gap between a liberal arts background and a business framework. It encompasses a great platform for me to become a more well-rounded person by combining my practical knowledge and essential skills."

Parker Bass '21

Position: Associate, Construction Disputes & Advisory at Ankura
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
UG School: Lehigh University
Major/Minor: B.S. in Industrial Engineering

"I decided to join the MS in Management program because I felt that it would be a great way to expand my knowledge and management fundamentals and pairing that with my Industrial & Systems Engineering undergrad degree, would make me stand out better. I was unsure if I wanted to pursue a job in engineering and combining that knowledge with a business master’s would help me in my search for a job in consulting or supply chain management. I really enjoy how tight-knit the community is. Even while online, the cohort has managed to stay connected and it’s a great group of people with many different backgrounds and studies. I’ve enjoyed many of the classes so far and the use of real-world examples is great because it allows you to see the real-world impacts of what we are learning about."

Raymond Tetyevsky '21

Position: Program Manager at Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) Suite
UG School: Lehigh University
Hometown: Caldwell, NJ
Major/Minor: B.S. in Electrical Engineering

"While at Lehigh, I led and managed LU INNOV8, a student engineering organization which participated in the Intercollegiate Rocketry Engineering Competition. Our rocket flew to 10,647 ft, with only a 0.1% error relative to our simulated model! In this position, I implemented several management protocols aimed at tracking project scope, schedule, cost, and performance. I also worked with university faculty and alumni sponsors to secure over $10,000 in project funding. Outside of work, I am an avid hiker, skier, and FAA certificated Private Pilot.

In 2018, I began working for Raytheon Missiles and Defense as a Responsible Engineering Authority. I continued to work there, part-time, throughout the second half of my undergraduate and the entirety of my graduate degree program. After graduating from the M2 program, I worked briefly as a Program Manager at Marotta Controls, supporting the commercial space industry. In March 2022, I joined L3Harris Technologies as a Program Manager, supporting the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) Suite. My responsibilities include managing cost, schedule, and technical performance for a portfolio of full rate production and repair programs, in addition to supporting various proposal activities. In June 2022, I earned my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)."