Rachel Dutcher is the Associate Director of Corporate Relations and Events at the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI). Rachel works closely with the Executive Director in all areas of development & stewardship with industry for the center from board relations to corporate and research partners to alumni engagement. Rachel is also responsible for all WCAI events from strategy to implementation, working closely with the Director of Operations. Rachel’s background is in events, mostly higher education, but also weddings and other nonprofit events. Rachel holds a B.S. in Marketing from Messiah College and a M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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At the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI), Matt leads experiential learning programs for Penn students in data analytics to solve business problems. Matt develops and manages datathons, workshops, analytics challenges and competitions with corporate partners using real-world data sets. Matt is WCAI’s liaison to Penn and Wharton student organizations that focus on analytics, data science and marketing. Additionally, Matt oversees WCAI’s financial and administrative matters. Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University, where he majored in communications.
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Brandon Krakowsky is the Research & Education Director at the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, where he leads an innovative and cutting-edge Research Opportunity program. He works to design, scope and execute data-driven research projects, and to provide corporate sponsored datasets to students, faculty, and top academic researchers from around the world. Brandon also builds and teaches technical workshops and classes to both undergraduate and graduate students as a lecturer at the School of Engineering. Brandon holds an MS in Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Communications and American Studies from Boston College.
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Lauren Nelson is the Director of Operations for the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI). In this role, she oversees finance and administration, human resources, events, student programs, and marketing and communications for the Initiative. Prior to joining WCAI, Lauren worked in both higher education and the non-profit sector in the areas of residence life, student affairs, college access and retention, and program management. Lauren holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a M.A. in Higher Education from New York University.
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Kayleigh Smoot is the Associate Research and Education Director for WCAI. In this role, she works with the Research and Education Director creating experiential learning initiatives for current Wharton/Penn students, managing research projects, and other various tasks. Prior to this role, Kayleigh was Administrative Coordinator for WCAI. Kayleigh holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently working on her M.S. in Organizational Dynamics, also from the University of Pennsylvania.
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