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2019-2020 MBA Fellowship Recipients
Thomas & Mary Duff Graduate Tuition Fellowship
Eric Codega - Rochester, MN | Eric is a Client Experience Analyst working at Mayo Clinic Laboratories with a background in defining business strategy, management engineering, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. He promotes a healthy lifestyle and enjoys outdoor time with his family, particularly bicycling.
Fred C. and Mary H. Lewis UMD MBA Scholarship
Calla Johnson - Superior, WI | Calla is a Business Analyst working at ALLETE Clean Energy in Duluth, MN with a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. When she isn't studying for her Master's degree, she enjoys spending time at the gym, outside, or with her family, friends, cat and two dogs.
Maki Graduate Tuition Fellowships
Jeff Anderson - Rochester, MN | Jeff is a Sr. Technology Development Manager at Mayo Clinic in the Office of Translation to Practice. He has a background in both science and intellectual property with a PhD in Chemistry from Washington University and registration as a Patent Agent with the USPTO. He is the proud father of six children (ages 2-13) and spends most of his free time entertaining them with sub-par jokes. He considers joining the Labovitz MBA program as one of the best professional decisions he has ever made.
Brittany Schubitzke - Proctor, MN | Brittany has degrees in Accounting and Finance and worked as an accountant for eight years before deciding to pursue her MBA degree. She intends to teach high school or college level business courses and is currently substitute teaching to try out the field of education. She enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her husband and two young children.
LSBE Graduate Student Tuition Fellowships
Amy Blank – Byron, MN | Amy is the IT Project Manager at Ellingson Companies where she is able to use both her technology background and business skills to lead organizational change through technology. When not working she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with friends and family.
Riazul Islam - Rochester, MN | Riaz is a bioengineer at Mayo Clinic and aspiring entrepreneur working on medical technology innovation. He is passionate about creating value through new ventures and macroeconomic variables affecting global economy.
Bushra Khokar – Plymouth, MN | Bushra is an Associate Director of Healthcare Economics at United Heath Care. Her background is in healthcare analytics and is an epidemiologist by training. She enjoys hot yoga and running.
Justin Koepsel - Rochester, MN | Justin is a Technology Development Manager working at Mayo Clinic Ventures and has a background in biotechnology with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. He enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son, friends and family, and spending out in nature on a bicycle.
Shuai Li - Rochester, MN | Li is currently managing a cancer research lab at Mayo Clinic and has a background in entrepreneurship with a Ph.D. in neuroscience. He loves to mentor talented young minds and spend time with his family out in nature.
Kelsee Mcdermott - Maplewood, MN | Kelsee currently works as a Senior 340B Program Analyst at Walgreens. She enjoys doing yoga, spending time with family and friends, and using Tableau.