Team

Kate Connaughton

Kate is an MBA candidate at the Kellogg School of Management. She previously worked as a Legislative Aide in Technology, Economic, and Environmental Policy for the US Senate. Kate has a strong focus at the intersection of economic development and environmental policy, having interned at Coreshell to develop their environmental policy and strategy, plus working at the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO).

Liz Wu

Liz Wu is an MBA candidate at Kellogg School of Management. She has a wide range of experience, drawing from her technical expertise, ranging from IT specialist work at McGill University, to leading the Enterprise Marketing Team at Munvo, and interning as a Technical Senior Product Manager at Amazon. She is also a Forte Fellow, a prestigious program for women to pursue high level roles in business.

Rahul Srivathsa

Rahul Srivathsa is a product leader who is passionate about building and scaling businesses. He was a founding product manager on Tripadvisor’s restaurants team and played an integral role in building a $100M business in four years. He is currently pursuing a dual MBA from Kellogg School of Management and MS in Design Innovation from the McCormick School of Engineering. While at Kellogg, Rahul co-founded Borrough, a rental marketplace for household items in large apartment buildings, which is currently live in two apartment communities in Chicago.

Mark Liao

Hailing from Taiwan, Mark has built a career that includes a stint as a Product Manager Technical intern at Amazon Web Services during the summer, and as a product manager at Shopee, Southeast Asia’s leading e-commerce platform, based in Singapore. Beyond these roles, Mark has a passion for startups and has interned in several product and marketing roles at multiple SaaS startups. Mark is currently a second year MBA Candidate at the Kellogg School of Management.

Anais Engel

Prior to Kellogg, she worked as a sustainability consultant for architecture and construction, advising new construction projects on meeting aggressive sustainability targets. Anais began her career at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator where she helped manage a 60,000 sf coworking facility which housed an ecosystem of LA climate professionals. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from the UCLA Institute of the Environment. Anais is currently a second year MBA Candidate at the Kellogg School of Management.

Payal Agarwal

Payal is currently a full-time student at Kellogg School of Management. Prior to this, she was working in technology, particularly in machine learning and cloud services. She also successfully ran her own startup in food delivery in India. She is passionate about empowering people and startups with access to capital and mentorship. She is a wellness and inclusion enthusiast and loves being outdoors in her free time.

Jodi Leah Kraushar

Jodi Kraushar is currently a first year student at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to attending Kellogg, Jodi was a Senior Producer at Psyop, a video production company specializing in animation and design. She is passionate about all things media and technology, and is obsessed with innovative thinking and operations. When not on Slack, you can find Jodi trying a new recipe or catching up on Succession.

Nancy Cai

Nancy is a creative operator with experience in clinical trials and user research operations in tech and healthcare. She is passionate about the intersections of healthcare, business, and design, which is why she is currently pursuing a dual MBA from Kellogg School of Management and MS in Design Innovation from the McCormick School of Engineering. Nancy enjoys dancing and has performed on stage, in the water (synchronized swimming), and most recently in the air (aerial silks).

Maddy Landon

Maddy is a data-analyst-turned-product-manager who loves building 0->1 with creative teams. She was the founding product manager at Tripadvisor’s internal incubator and launched its first marketplace product. Maddy is passionate about agetech and bringing to life products that center and celebrate older adults. She is currently a second year MBA student at Kellogg School of Management. Working with the incredible operators and founders at f7 is the highlight of her final semester!

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