Blogger Profiles

Anastasia Laczko

Anastasia LaczkoAnastasia Laczko is a fourth-year Mechatronic (robotics) Engineering and Information Technology student enthusiastic about software development, robotics and interaction design. Her dream is to work in an innovation role where she can contribute towards designing products and ideas for the future. She is currently exploring her passion for technology and culture as an Australian Government New Colombo Plan Scholar. She has recently commenced a roboticsfocused internship in India and will soon be travelling to South Korea to complete a semester abroad at KAIST. When she's not studying or travelling, she likes to spend time on her hobbies which include art, photogr'phy and games – She’s always up for a game of chess!

Aurore Guglielmi

Aurore GuglielmiAurore is a French master student currently pursuing a dual diploma master in Corporate and Public Management from HEC and Sciences po Paris. She grew up in Nice but is currently residing in Paris. In the past years, she also lived in Rems and Philadelphia. The InStep experience has sparked her interest both for expatriation and computer science, two fields she is certainly going to fathom in!

Donna Crowell

Student, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain

Donna is pursuing her master’s in Business Administration. She is an InStep intern at Diversity Office working on a Globalization Index.

Donna will blog on life as an InStep Intern.

Emily Brothwood

Emily is going into her final year at King’s College London studying BSc Global Health and Social Medicine. During her time at university she has been heavily involved in social enterprise and is very interested in pursuing this passion through starting her own social enterprise in the future. After graduation, Emily is interested in working in public health and policy and is currently working in the Infosys Centre for Emerging Technology Solutions in Bangalore doing research into the future trends in healthcare technology. Emily has a great love for India with this being her third visit and she hope to one day to work here full-time!

Ilangovan Poonjolai

Student, Stephen M Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA

Ilangovan is currently doing his master’s in Business Admininstration. He is an InStep intern with Manufacturing - ‘Apply Lean Concepts’ team.

Ilanagovan will blog on Indian culture, tourism and business.

Jack Brian Cooper

InStepper 2018, Student at Harvard University

Jack Brian CooperA student at Harvard University, Jack was a part of the InStep internship program in 2018. He worked with the Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions unit. Jack is a keen observant of cultural differences. His internship project outcomes have been of immense value to Infosys.

James Thieu

InStepper 2018, Student at Stanford University

James ThieuA student at Stanford University, James spent the summer of 2018 as an InStep intern with the Infosys Application Development and Maintenance unit. James has a vibrant personality, he made amazing friends during the program and worked on a critical problem for Infosys.

Katelyn Dawn Bukieda

Katelyn Dawn BukiedaKatelyn is doing her MBA at ESADE in Barcelona. She has undergraduate degrees in Biology and International Business and has more than 6 years of work experience. Her roles in International Business Development with an oilfield tool company and as Manager, Trade and Investment in Economic Development she had the chance to work with and in many different countries. In Economic Development for her city of Edmonton in Canada, she led the files for Health and Life Sciences and has found a passion for Healthcare as well as technology, innovation and business development. After completing her MBA later this year she hopes to work in the field of Healthcare and is especially passionate about the opportunities for AI to impact positively the sector.

Kayla Dowdy

Kayla Dowdy is a rising Senior at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and a Minor in Entrepreneurship & Cognitive Science. She recently interned with the iCETS Team in the Raleigh Innovation Hub.

Kimberly Munoz

Student, Claremont McKenna College, California

Kimberly is finishing her Bachelor of the Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Claremont McKenna College in the United States. She enjoys traveling and has interned in Washington DC, Mexico City and Bangalore. Prior to interning at Infosys, Kimberly worked with the social sector organization Ashoka to identify social entrepreneurs in Latin America. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical - themed thrillers and books about current events.

Kisha Gupta

Head of InStep and Global Academic Relations, Infosys

Kisha GuptaCurrently heading InStep and Global Academic Relations at Infosys Limited, Kisha is responsible for enhancing Infosys’s presence in the world of academia. An avid traveler, she has traveled to over 70 countries, worked with people from 106+ nationalities and has an active network of 12,000+ business and academic influencers globally. Kisha is extremely passionate about the causes of wildlife preservation and afforestation, she actively works with over 60 NGOs worldwide to realize her dream of a compassionate world.

Michelle Zoe Duffner

Michelle Zoe DuffnerMichelle is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. After graduating, she plans to start her own business and begin a career in social entrepreneurship. This summer she is working with the Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions in Bangalore doing a project on artificial intelligence in various industries. Michelle's passions include: sustainability, travelling and experiencing cultures worldwide.

Mike Burrell

Student, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

Mike Burrell is currently pursuing his master’s degree in business administration and has extensive experience working for outsourcing companies in the field of employee benefits administration. His career interests include business design, consulting and human resources.

Nyain Swe

Intern – Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods and Logistics, InStep Global Internship Program, Infosys Limited

Nyain has over 3 years of work experience. She is currently an Intern in Consumer Packaged Goods and Logistics in Infosys, Bangalore.

She is an Intern from the University of Cape Town (2011 MBA Graduate).

Nyain will blog on travel and social media.

Pankaj Sharma

Associate Professor of Industrial Technology (courtesy) and Associate Director for Operations and International Affairs, Discovery Park, Purdue University, Indiana

Pankaj Sharma holds a Ph.D. in physics and a master’s degree in solid-state physics. He has an MBA from Purdue University and an Advanced Certificate in Applied Computer and Information Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Sharma is Associate Director for Operations and International Affairs at Discovery Park, Purdue's $400 million home to the university's large-scale interdisciplinary research efforts. He also currently holds a courtesy associate professor appointment in Industrial Technology. Recently, Pankaj has been selected ‘Fulbright New Century Scholar.’

He joined Discovery Park in 2002 at its inception. His key responsibilities there include strategic planning, coordination, communication, and integration of synergistic research among the Discovery Park centers. In addition, he promotes scientific, technological, and entrepreneurial culture; develops guidelines, and provides general management. He engages stakeholders in developing strategic plans. He facilitates collaboration among management, engineering, and science researchers/faculty, and entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other funding agencies. He identifies and cultivates new large-scale interdisciplinary research projects. He has been instrumental in developing strategic international research partnerships in science and technology. He also serves as a key liaison between Discovery Park and research institutions including corporations in India. Prior to joining Discovery Park, Dr. Sharma was an Associate Director of Purdue’s Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory at Purdue. He has worked on the application of accelerator mass spectrometry in geological and biomedical tracing. An experimental nuclear physicist with expertise in applications of radioactivity in dating and tracing in geological and biological systems, he has extensively collaborated with scientists from more than 10 countries and published over 90 research papers in national and international journals. His current interests include research administration and strategic planning of interdisciplinary research enterprise in nanotechnology; biosciences; entrepreneurship; healthcare engineering; cyber infrastructure; energy; environment; climate change; global competitiveness; and science, technology, and policy.

Before coming to Purdue in 1993, Dr. Sharma was a researcher at the University of South Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester.

Olateju Abimbola

Intern - Accounting and Financial Reporting, InStep Global Internship Program, Infosys

Olateju has over 4 years of work experience. She is currently an Accounting and Financial Reporting intern with Enterprise Solutions at Infosys, Hyderabad.

Olateju will blog on India from a tourist’s perspective.

Saira Kuruvilla

Assistant Marketing Manager, Global Academic Relation – Marketing, Infosys

Saira KuruvillaSaira Kuruvilla is a marketing professional with seven years of experience. At Infosys, she is part of the Global Academic Relation team, which runs the flagship internship program called Instep. Her work involves managing university relations, recruiting interns from target institutions, engaging and managing global interns, conducting leadership series talks, managing projects, collaterals and operational activities. In addition to this, she handles various partner school visits to the Bangalore campus.

Sanket Joshipura

Student, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Sanket holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Nirma University. He was a Gold Medalist and won the Best Student Award for all four years. He is currently pursuing his master’s in Computer Science. Sanket is an InStep global intern with Finacle Software Performance Engineering.

Sanket will blog on university education in North America and research as a career.

Susan Zhou

Susan ZhouSusan Zhou is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in economics and math at Columbia University in New York. She is an intern in the Data and Analytics unit of Infosys. She loves to travel and hopes to work with international economic institutions and social entrepreneurs worldwide.

Teddy Ho

Student, Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Teddy is a full-time MBA student at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, with a focus on strategy and marketing. He has been actively involved in many research and consulting opportunities at Anderson ranging from social media to non-profit education. Prior to graduate school, Teddy spent over five years in various roles with the Canadian offices of HSBC Bank, most recently as a Product Manager with the Internet Banking group. Having collaborated with colleagues across the globe from India to the United Kingdom, he truly enjoys exploring global cultures. Teddy spends his free time staying active while playing sports and experimenting with new recipes.

Thomas Wolf

Student, University of Mannheim, Germany

Thomas is pursuing his MBA at the University of Mannheim in Germany. Having completed his exchange semester in 2008 in Singapore, he has interned in Germany, India and Poland. He enjoys action sports, experiencing new cultures and travelling. Having developed a keen interest in Asia-Pacific, Thomas is exploring the option of building his career with a focus on this region.

Wendy Salto

Wendy SaltoWendy Salto is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. After graduating, she wants to spend some time teaching English in another country before settling down in her home city Chicago doing something in marketing or anthropology. Currently, she is one of our two social media interns. A fun fact about her is that she tries to eat strawberries in every country she visits.

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