Mentors

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After graduating from MIT in 1998 with bachelor’s degrees in physical biology and chemical engineering, Gina began her career at Merck Research Laboratories, working on process development for vaccines including RotaTeq® (Rotavirus Vaccine) and GARDASIL® (HPV Vaccine). She later moved to Merck’s… read more

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Russ Apfel ’69 holds a BS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MSEE degree from the University of Santa Clara. He also conducted doctoral work at UC Berkeley.

Russ launched his career at Fairchild Semiconductor as a design engineer, designing op amps, D/A converters, voltage… read more

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Albert Atkins is currently based in Bogotá, Colombia, as the managing director for Air Liquide Colombia. A mechanical engineering graduate from Texas A&M University who has spent the majority of his career not being an engineer, Albert has worked for the same company since… read more

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Telis has two degrees from MIT: an undergraduate degree in Economics in 1991 and an MBA from Sloan in 1997. In between he spent five years as a consultant before deciding he really wanted to pursue a career in investment management.

He has held a variety of research analyst and portfolio… read more

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Florence Binet is Technology Platform manager for Schlumberger, the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. She manages a number of technology centers to design, develop,… read more

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Since July 2015, Bonnie Black has served as vice president of the Well Planning & Permitting department for Pioneer Natural Resources in the Permian Basin. Her team prepares the inventory of upcoming wells that will be drilled to develop the largest unconventional oil reservoir in the United… read more

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Mariquita Blumberg ’94 (Course 14) is an executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant with more than 20 years of experience helping executives and organizations align themselves for success in a constantly changing environment. Mariquita partners closely with CEOs, executive teams… read more

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Amanda Bosh ’87, PhD ’94

Dr. Bosh is a senior lecturer at MIT in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, as well as an adjunct astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. She teaches three classes in observational astronomy at MIT. She leads a research… read more

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Brian Brandt received a BSEE from Purdue in 1985, and an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1986 and 1991. He then began a 25-year career in the semiconductor industry at Texas instruments, IBM, a successful startup, National Semiconductor, and Maxim Integrated Products. He… read more

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Claudio is a partner in McKinsey’s San Francisco office, and a leader of McKinsey's Recovery and Transformation Services practice. He spends the majority of his time planning and executing complex corporate turnarounds, primarily in the oil and gas and high-tech sectors.

Claudio was… read more