The Executive Team is composed of volunteers who are passionate about our mission, are dedicated to helping PhDs and MDs determine if the management consulting career track is a good fit, and are experts in navigating the recruitment process. Each officer is appointed annually through a highly competitive and rigorous recruitment process to ensure that our members are served by the most talented, motivated and experienced individuals.

 

 

Yash Khemka

President

Yash is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University. His research focusses on characterizing crude oils and predicting asphaltene onset as well as other phase equilibrium properties. He is also developing simple yet accurate numerical algorithms to predict viscosity of multi-component crude oil systems. Prior to joining Rice, Yash graduated with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and Minor in Energy Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He is an ardent fitness enthusiast and a well-travelled individual with a passion for skydiving and other extreme sports.

 

Carlos Kramm

Vice President

Finance and Operations

Carlos recently finished his doctoral thesis in the Neurology Department at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He studied the presymptomatic detection of prion disease in wild and captive deer. His work in collaboration with the USDA has been published in important scientific journals and now he wants to develop new technologies for the early diagnosis and treatment of patients. He is originally from Chile a received his Biochemistry degree from the Austral University of Chile. He enjoys his free time traveling and trying new food. Passionate about nature, meditation, wildlife, dogs, Formula 1 racing and EDM music.

 

Jeanne Manalo

Vice President

Education and Events

Jeanne Manalo is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biochemistry at MD Anderson UTHealth GSBS. She is in the Neuroscience Program working on her thesis investigating the relationship between elevated adenosine and hearing loss. She believes that understanding this relationship with a molecular signaling perspective will contribute to developing alternative therapeutic strategies for a very common disability. Outside of lab, she founded the Association of Science Communication organization at her school with her colleagues and help with illustrating scientific concepts for publications and presentations. Jeanne received a BS in Biology at the University of St. Thomas – Houston. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, trying restaurants, watching anime, and playing video games.