Meet our student ambassadors

When applying for a master’s program, nothing is more valuable than hearing from someone who is in the midst of earning their own degree. Student ambassadors are current business analytics graduate students who've volunteered to connect with prospective students like you. They're great resources to answer your questions about life in Iowa City and the student experience at Tippie. 

To connect with a student ambassador, you can email the ambassador you would like to connect with (email addresses are below), or you can email Sidney Hoyle

Business Analytics Ambassadors

Anindita Bandyopadhyay

Anindita Bandyopadhyay
anindita-bandyopadhyay@uiowa.edu

Anindita is a second year student at Tippie. She received her undergraduate degree in statistics from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta (India) in 2015, and her master's degree in operational research from University of Delhi (India) in 2017. She has industry experience at BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Bangalore, India) as a business analyst and an analytics consultant. She currently works with several faculty members on projects related to public health and finance. Her research interests are natural language processing, social analytics, and machine learning. 

Iske Donderwinkel

Iske Donderwinkel 
iske-donderwinkel@uiowa.edu  

Iske is a second year Master of Business Analytics student. Originally, Iske is from the Netherlands but moved to the U.S. for her undergraduate degree. She received her bachelor’s at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, where she double majored in management and human resource management. During her undergraduate, Iske joined Enactus and volunteered to support local businesses in Cedar Rapids. In her free time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, hiking, and camping. Whether you have a question about the program, being an international student, or living in Iowa, she would be happy to help.  

Aaron Dzaboff

Aaron Dzaboff
aaron-dzaboff@uiowa.edu

Aaron is a second year Master of Business Analytics student from Earlville, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2018 with a BA in economics and a BA in finance. His interests in analytics broadly include machine learning algorithms, basketball analytics, and optimization. Outside of school, his hobbies include basketball, fishing, video games, and dog training/behavior.

Grace Guo

Grace Guo
haonan-guo@uiowa.edu  

Grace is a second year Master of Business Analytics student from China. She graduated from the University of Iowa with bachelor's degrees in statistics, mathematics, and actuarial science in 2017. Grace worked with a Christian nonprofit for two years before she joined the MSBA program. She has field interests including information visualization and nonprofit data utilization.

Conlan Green

Conlan Green
conlan-green@uiowa.edu

Conlan is a second year student originally from West Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics and a minor in business administration. He is currently a teaching assistant for the Tippie College of Business and in his spare time enjoys sports analytics and running.

Elliott Newman

Elliott Newman 
elliott-newman@uiowa.edu  

Elliott is a second year business analytics student originally from Rochester, Minnesota. Before coming to Iowa, Elliott received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Drake University. Outside of school he enjoys exercising, playing video games, and hanging with friends. After graduation, he’ll be working full-time with State Farm as a software developer, specializing in big data software solutions.  

Kelsey Petrich

Kelsey Petrich
kelsey-petrich@uiowa.edu

Kelsey is a second year business analytics student at Tippie. She earned a BSE in chemical engineering and MS in environmental engineering from the University of Iowa in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Kelsey served as a technical consultant and project manager for eight years before returning to school in 2019. Kelsey grew up in Independence, Iowa, but now resides in Iowa City with her husband and two kids. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with family and friends, building web applications as side projects, and hiking.