Bella is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Economics and minoring in Data Science. She is very interested in a career in finance which led her to join BRB. She really enjoys graphic design as well. Some of her hobbies include thrifting, snowboarding, and painting. Bella loves sushi, crunch wrap supremes, and pasta.
Sean O’Connell is a senior at UC Berkeley studying Economics with minors in History and French Language. He is interested in multilateral finance, development economics, and international law. Sean served as an intern with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Development Finance as well as with the Bay Area Council’s Economic Institute. He pursues independent research with a World Bank economist as well as with a professor of French history in UC Berkeley’s political economics and history departments. Sean is an assistant editor for the Berkeley Economic Review and was the External Vice President & Research Chair of Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity.
Director of Publishing
Katherine is a junior in the Global Management Program and intends to minor in History. She loves studying international relations and markets, which encouraged her to join BRB. Over her four semesters at BRB, she has been excited to learn new skills and take on new positions, most recently as the Co-Publishing Director. As a San Diego native, she loves nice, sunny days and can be caught reading outdoors or driving her card, Brad. Otherwise, you’ll find her binging the latest movies and shows.
Director of Marketing
Ella Suh is currently a second-year student at Berkeley. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she has diverse interests in business, environment, and public policy. As the Head of Marketing, she hopes to use her design expertise and creativity to increase BRB’s presence in and outside of Berkeley.
Senior Graphic Designer
Nina is currently a junior from New York studying Economics with a minor in Data Science. This is her fourth semester in BRB and second semester as Senior Graphic Designer. Her interests in international markets and financial trends led her to BRB and she loves tapping into her creative side via graphics. In her free time, Nina can be found hanging out with friends on campus, finding new places to eat in Berkeley, or playing tennis.
Director of External Affairs
Prof. Panos Patatoukas
Haas Faculty Adviser
Director of Finance
Edward is a junior studying Industrial Engineering and Operations Research with a minor in public health and a planned second major/minor in Data Science. He wrote for the Financial Literacy column for two semesters before becoming Finance Director and loves the explorative nature and collaborative atmosphere of Business at Berkeley. His interests include geopolitics, history and investment. In his down time, Edward can be found taking naps, sampling local restaurants or playing chess (poorly).
Director of Internal Affairs
Paulina is a second-year studying business administration through the Global Management Program and intending to double major in cognitive science. She is originally from Moscow, Russia, and is interested in international consulting, marketing, and management. As a director at BRB, Paulina is looking forward to leading the internal operations team and planning events for this school year. Outside of class, Paulina enjoys being outdoors, skiing, hiking, and traveling.
External Affairs Operations
Kevin is a second-year studying business and intending to double major in data science. He is originally from Pennsylvania, and loves spending time outdoors hiking and playing sports. During quarantine, he has picked up Monopoly and crime movies. Professionally, Kevin is interested in economics, finance, and technology.
Jolie Ana Hoyle
Internal Affairs Operations
Jolie Ana is a sophomore intending to double major in Business Administration and Philosophy. Her interests include start-up culture and entrepreneurship, operations and technology management, and social and environmental policy. My interest in operations led me to join BRB and I hope to hone my interests in business strategy and internal organizations management. In my free time I enjoy hiking, baking cookies, dancing, and exploring new coffee shops in Berkeley!
Internal Affairs Operations
Elizabeth Roboz is a junior from San Luis Obispo, CA double majoring in Rhetoric and Political Economy. This is her first semester in Business Review at Berkeley, and she is excited to join and assist in the pursuit of spreading financial literacy across campus and exploring the impacts that varying trends play on differing industries. Her professional interests include educational equity, technological compliance, and governance, and she likes to spend her free time reading Greek philosophy and watching basketball!
Internal Affairs Operations
Hi my name is Max Hauser and I am super excited to work in Internal Affairs for BRB this semester. I am from Palos Verdes (SoCal), so naturally I love the outdoors. I’ve always been enthusiastic about business and writing so it’s nice to find a way to combine the two. My favorite book of all time is “Slaughterhouse-5”, and my favorite podcast is the Economist. Looking forward for the semester!
Erika Galindo is a second year at UC Berkeley studying Economics and Data Science. On campus, Erika is highly involved in organizations focused on leadership, business, and serving marginalized communities. At the Business Review at Berkeley, Erika hopes to expand her knowledge on business topics and to share that information with a wider community.
Connie Chen is a sophomore from San Diego, CA, studying Business Administration through the Haas Global Management Program and minoring in Data Science. Her vye to share financial literacy and recent business news to Berkeley students and beyond inspired her to join BRB. She hopes to explore a diverse and collaborative community by contributing to the BRB’s marketing operations. Her other interests are painting, music, and thrifting.
Senior Investing Columnist
Varun is a junior in the Global Management Program at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Business and Statistics with a minor in Conservation Resources. His interests in emerging markets and the changing investment landscape led to join BRB’s investment column, which he hopes will continue to become a thought leader by publishing unique articles. Outside of class, you can find Varun sleeping on the glade, dancing with AFX on Sproul, or hiking by the BIG C.
Joyce is a sophomore double majoring in economics and political science at UC Berkeley. Her interests in start-ups and emerging technology companies led to join BRB’s investing column. Outside of BRB, Joyce’s interests include painting, jogging, playing the violin, watching movies and reading books. Joyce also enjoys exploring different restaurants. She loves sushi and hotpot the most.
Robert is a first-year student from Mānoa, Hawaii, studying at the Haas School of Business as part of the Global Management Program. As an investing columnist, he hopes to explore emerging markets such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, trading cards, and more. In addition to investing and journalism, Robert is extremely passionate about the intersection between business and law, and hopes to one day attend law school. In his free time, Robert enjoys thrift shopping, playing beach volleyball, eating sushi, and visiting new places.
Ishan is a first-year student at UC Berkeley pursuing degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration. As an Investing Columnist, he is super passionate to discuss topics relating to global politics, foreign policy, international finance, and the intersection of business and tech. Ishan is also an analyst for the Phoenix Consulting Group, and a software developer and business consultant for Berkeley’s premier startup accelerator, Convergent. In his free time, Ishan loves gaming with friends, and playing and watching tennis and basketball, while rooting for Roger Federer and repping the Dubs.
Sukkriti is a sophomore at UC Berkeley, intending to major in Business Administration and Legal Studies. With her writing, she strives to create enduring impact on timeless themes that trouble her immediate and extended communities: rampant Teenage Smoking; the fragmentation of cultural values; and, most recently, India’s deep-rooted caste system. She is also in the process of developing her Ed-Tech startup, Books & Notes. At BRB, she hopes to commingle her passion for writing and her amassed knowledge of Economics hitherto.
Shreyansh is a freshman from India intending to major in Business Administration and Global Studies. He is passionate about the role of Artificial Intelligence in the workforce and the intersection of economics and politics. He loves reading non-fiction, hiking, and playing table tennis.
Maia is a sophomore studying Economics with a minor in Creative Writing, and BRB is where she seeks to combine her two interests. In her free time, she likes to read, travel, and attend music concerts.
Logan is a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas, and he intends to major in Business Administration or Economics. As a columnist, Logan looks forward to combining his passions for writing and economics with the goal of helping educate his broader community on current events. In his free time, Logan enjoys watching and playing soccer, basketball, and golf.
Jay is a first-year student at UC Berkeley from Washington state intending to major in Economics and minor in Political Economy or Anthropology. He joined BRB to explore business and economic topics of interest through his writing. As a columnist, Jay is looking forward to delving into the intersection of policy and economics along with the areas of global development, resource economics, and more. Outside of BRB, Jay loves to read and enjoys playing and watching soccer, tennis, and basketball.
Derrick is a freshman at UC Berkeley intending to major in Economics and Computer Science. Derrick has interests in public policy, empirical economic data analysis, and emerging technology/innovation. In his free time, Derrick reads up on international news, plays Overwatch, and explores a wide range of music.
William Resvoll Skaug
William is an exchange student from the University of Oslo and is a senior majoring in Computer Science. He is interested in understanding how technological advances in machine learning and AI can affect the future of economics. As an economics columnist, he wishes to shed light on this topic through stories and research and to help educate a broader group of students and readers. In his spare time, he enjoys meeting new people and learning about the US culture. William is also always down for a surfing or skiing trip with his friends.
Senior Financial Literacy Columnist
Suraj is a sophomore at UC Berkeley intending to major in Economics and minor in Data Science. He is excited to help BRB educate readers on different financial/economic topics relevant to their daily lives. Outside of BRB, he is involved in the Berkeley Investment Group and UC Berkeley Zahanat, a bollywood fusion dance team. In his free time, you can find him jamming out to Jay Park or Twice (or just K-Pop in general), watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, or playing League of Legends/Teamfight Tactics with his friends.
Senior Community Columnist
Vidushee is a sophomore intending to double major in Business Administration and Data Science, with a minor in Public Policy. Her business interests include business ethics, sustainability, and the intersection of business with both the law and policy. In addition to writing for BRB, Vidushee enjoys working at NextGen Consulting at Berkeley, Capital Investments at Berkeley, the ASUC Legal Office. Outside of school, she loves to sing, shop, explore new places, and spend time with her friends.
Rohan is a junior studying data science. He’s an international student from India, and has a passion for the intersection of business and entertainment, especially involving fashion and music. He joined BRB with a desire to write about these fields, and hopes to one day work in a position where he can use his creative expertise and passion for business while working with people in many different fields. Around campus and at home, you’ll find him playing guitar, reading fashion blogs, thrifting or hiking.
Amalia is a sophomore from Houston, Texas studying at the Haas School of Business in the Global Management Program. As a community columnist, she looks forward to exploring the intersections that social justice and popular culture have with business. Amalia is also very interested in the impact of international culture and events on business. In her free time, Amalia enjoys playing basketball and obsessively reading.
Vaishali is a freshman planning on majoring in Economics or Business with a minor in Data Science at the University of California, Berkeley. As a BRB columnist, she looks forward to exploring her interests in finance, entrepreneurship, and the complex relationship between business and community. She hopes to discover more about how businesses influence (and are influenced by) society. Outside of BRB, Vaishali likes to spend her time rewatching Marvel films, trying new restaurants, dancing to her favorite Bollywood songs, and playing tennis with her friends.
Eugene is a sophomore studying business and minoring in data science. He comes from South Korea and has his sights set on a professional career in strategy consulting. In his free time, Eugene enjoys playing basketball, video games, and cooking subpar oatmeal. In his first semester with Business Review at Berkeley, he looks forward to learning more about the publications process and writing about topics of personal interest. As a columnist for the community column, he is eager to learn more about the people and culture of Berkeley.
Graphic Design Team
Jenny is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Architecture and minoring in computer science. As an aspiring UI/UX designer, she believes her background in architecture helps her see the relationship between creators and users, and she is keen to apply that to business-related fields. She hopes to help BRB articles reach a wider audience through good design. In her free time, she tries to dance, ice skate, or play video games