Meet our student ambassadors

When applying for a Business master's degree program, nothing is more valuable than hearing from someone who is in the thick of it. Student ambassadors are current Business Analytics graduate students. They are great resources for answers to your questions about life in Iowa City and the student experience at Tippie. 

To connect with a Student Ambassador, you can either email the ambassador you would like to speak with at their email address listed below, or you can email Tippie Graduate Programs at tippie-grad-programs@uiowa.edu.

Business Analytics Ambassadors

Bryson Adcock

Bryson Adcock
bryson-adcock@uiowa.edu

Bryson is a Master of Business Analytics student.  He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 2016. At Augustana, he was a member of the football team. He grew up and attended high school in the Iowa City area.  Outside of school, he enjoys staying active, watching sports, and playing with his dog Ella. He is interested in pursuing a sports analytics career after graduating from Iowa. 

Benjamin Ahnen

Ben Ahnen
benjamin-ahnen@uiowa.edu

Ben is a U2G student originally from Waukee, Iowa. He will graduate from the University of Iowa with an undergraduate degree in Business Analytics this spring. He is currently working part-time for DLL and in his spare time enjoys sports analytics, soccer, exercising, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Anindita Bandyopadhyay

Anindita Bandyopadhyay
anindita-bandyopadhyay@uiowa.edu

Anindita is a second-year MSBA student at Tippie. She received her undergraduate degree in Statistics from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta (India) in 2015, and her Masters 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 UI faculty members on projects related to public health and finance. Her research interests are Natural Language Processing, Social Analytics, and Machine Learning.

Keenan Daly

Keenan Daly
keenan-daly@uiowa.edu

Keenan is a student in the MSBA program. He graduated from Tippie College of Business in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in business analytics. His decision to enroll in the analytics graduate program can be attributed to his passion for programming and predictive modeling. Outside of Tippie, Keenan spends his time recording the music that he composes. After graduation, he plans to research PhD programs and continue his education in the field of analytics.

Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards
emily-e-edwards@uiowa.edu

Emily is a Master of Business Analytics student from Iowa City, Iowa. She completed her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in Marketing Analytics. She is currently a teaching assistant for the Tippie Marketing Department. Her field interests include market research and consumer insights. If you have any questions regarding the MSBA program or life in Iowa City, she would be happy to help.

Ben Facio

Ben Facio
benjamin-facio@uiowa.edu

Ben is a Master of Business Analytics student from Ames, Iowa. He is participating in the U2G program, simultaneously working to complete his undergrad degree in marketing this Spring. Ben has enjoyed learning to use new programs such as Python and Tableau. Outside of the classroom, Ben is the Seeker Captain for the Iowa Quidditch Club, and he loves to play with his two black cats, Maverick and Saige.

Junho Hah

Junho Hah
junho-hah@uiowa.edu

Junho Hah is a Master of Science in Business Analytics student at Tippie. He grew up in South Korea and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics at Tippie in May 2020. He is currently working as a business intelligence intern at the Carver College of Medicine and grader for BAIS undergraduate courses at the Tippie College of Business. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and hanging with friends. After graduation, he wishes to continue his objective of becoming an outstanding data analyst in the healthcare field.

Olivia Hawkins

Olivia Hawkins
olivia-hawkins-1@uiowa.edu

Olivia is a Master of Business Analytics and Master of Finance student from central Iowa. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree in computer science and statistics, as well as two years of experience as a full-stack software engineer. She knows the struggles of juggling classwork and moving to a new city during a pandemic, and is eager to help students thrive in the program and in Iowa City.

Maxwell Hedges

Maxwell Hedges
maxwell-hedges@uiowa.edu

Max is a joint Finance and Business analytics student in the Tippie College of Business. Originally from Frisco, Texas, he has an undergraduate degree in history with a minor in economics from West Virginia University. Following graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in hockey analytics or analytics with an organization/company that can offer a global experience, such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. In his free time, Max enjoys learning about American history (specifically Ulysses S. Grant) and coaching hockey.

Munju Kam

Munju Kam
munju-kam@uiowa.edu

Munju is a business analytics student from South Korea. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in international business in 2017. She worked in the accounting field for three years before she joined the MSBA program. Going forward, she is interested in Health care analytics and Machine learning. Outside of school, she enjoys watching TV shows and playing boardgames.

Deanna Kwon

Deanna Kwon
dahye-kwon@uiowa.edu

Deanna is a joint degree MS student in Business Analytics and Finance at the Tippie College of Business. She received her Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2018. She is originally from South Korea and Japan but became a U.S. citizen in 2018. She can speak English, Korean, and Japanese. Outside of class, Deanna enjoys playing video games, traveling, cooking, and discovering new outdoor activities around Iowa. She is happy to answer any kind of questions you may have, whether it be about school or anything more general like life in Iowa City. She can also support you based on her experiences both as a past international student and a current U.S. citizen.

Chad Nelson

Chad Nelson
chad-nelson@uiowa.edu

Chad is a Master of Business Analytics student from Sheldon, Iowa. He received his undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. He enjoys many outdoor activities including running, snowboarding, and hiking, as well as spending quality time with family and friends. In the analytics space, he likes to learn about ethical data use to prevent infringements on personal data. Chad is happy to answer any questions about the MSBA program, adjusting from a non-quantitative discipline, and getting to know Iowa City.