Co-President: Rickard Stureborg (Rich)
3rd-year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science
Rich joined Duke in August of 2020. His research is focused on natural language processing and methods for understanding online misinformation. Rich is an avid traveler, having grown up in Stockholm and lived in Seattle, Jakarta, and Boston before moving to Durham. He spends most of his free time playing chess, learning new skills, or planning future trips abroad.
Outgoing Co-President: Minjun Chang
5th year in Decision Sciences at Fuqua School of Business
Hello everyone! My name is Minjun. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Duke Fuqua School of Business focusing on decision sciences. My previous experiences include research on information design and resource allocation, teaching decision modeling courses, and tutoring college-level math and writing. I enjoy team working and solving impactful real-world problems. In my free time, I love watching anime, playing cards, and skiing.
Incoming Co-President: Yifei Wang
2nd Year Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering
Yifei’s research focuses on investigation of intracellular mechanisms to improve non-viral based gene delivery for DNA vaccine development. She joined Duke in August 2019 as a master student and continues her study as a PhD student since 2021. In her free time, Yifei enjoys Kpop dancing, playing board games, and watching movies. She is also a cat-person and loves spending time with her cat, Paper.
Pro Bono Projects Director: Trevor Ross
2nd-year MS Candidate in Quantitative Management & Business Analytics
Trevor is currently serving as an Analytics (AI & Strategy) Advisor for private equity and venture capital clients. He has extensive expertise in algorithmic decision modeling, digital value creation, and data monetization. His work involves providing strategic insights during due diligence, identifying investment opportunities, and guiding post-close execution and integrations during M&A transactions. Previously, he led the data science and solution design efforts for a commercial startup in the lending industry, developing proprietary fraud detection and credit underwriting models while guiding the overall strategic growth of the company. Trevor loves sports and spending time with his dog, Boomer.
Case Competition Co-Chair: Tong Chen
4th-year Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Genetics and Microbology
Tong’s research focuses on genome engineering in the liver using novel humanized murine models and developing novel treatments for a chronic HBV infection. In her free time, Tong enjoys photography, baking and maintaining a personal food blog.
Case Competition Co-Chair: Yunqi (Lily) Yang
4th year Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
I am from China and graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Chemistry background. I am now interested in bio-material related research. After graduation, I will be working in management consulting. Apart from research and work, I love baking and traveling.
Practice Director: David J. Leonhardt
PhD Candidate in the Department of Religious Studies
David specializes in historical and literary understanding of Greek and Hebrew texts. His dissertation focuses on the understanding of ethnic and religious divisions in 1st century Jewish and Christian cultures, examining social and economic ramifications. In his free time, David likes to work with 3D modeling/printing and watching Baseball. LinkedIn