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About Stern Oppy

The Stern Opportunity (Stern Oppy) serves as a forum for the NYU Stern School of Business graduate student community. We strive to cover current events and achievements of NYU Stern, to reflect on the current state of the world of business through articles and editorials from Stern students, alumni, faculty and administrators, and to capture the many facets of the community.

The Stern Oppy publishes three print issues per semester and continuously online.

To publish an article, publicize an event, place an ad or share any feedback, contact the Stern Opportunity Editorial Board (

Editor-in-Chief: Deirdre Keane

Deirdre is a Langone student, who started in September 2018. She studied family medicine for her master’s and doctorate at Columbia before embarking on her MBA at Stern. She works as a pediatric ICU nurse practitioner and is hoping to couple her clinical and business educations to shift into healthcare leadership. During her free time, she can be found at various Stern events, hassling students to write articles for The Oppy, running marathons, and traveling.

MBA2 Managing Editor: Raymond Liang

Ray is from Long Island, NY and is currently a 2nd year MBA student. Prior to Stern he worked in real estate valuation at a commercial bank but decided he wanted to explore his interest in the entertainment industry. After Stern, Ray will be pursuing a JD at UPenn because he enjoys being encumbered by exorbitant amounts of debt and stress. He is excited to join the Oppy Board as an MBA2 Managing Editor, where he will be responsible for content management and editing, skills he will undoubtedly rely on as a future law student.

MBA1 Assistant Managing Editor: Sanjna Shukla

Sanjna is a full time MBA student, hailing from the Bay Area. Prior to business school, Sanjna worked in financial services and portfolio management. Although she majored in finance at Penn State, Sanjna could most likely be found running from the field to the court as a sports journalist for the university newspaper. She is very excited to be a part of the Oppy Board as MBA1 Assistant Managing Editor for the upcoming year.

Langone Managing Editor: David Kalan

Dave is a Langone student entering his first semester. Prior to enrolling at Stern, Dave spent 12 years working in content production and development across the National Hockey League’s digital platforms, covering major league events in North America and Europe. He ultimately plans to use his MBA to build on his previous experience and pursue strategy and business development opportunities in professional sports. Dave often spends his free time stressing over answers at pub trivia and riding the 7 train like a moth to the flame to watch the Mets each spring.

VP of Relations & Marketing: Conor Clark

Conor is a engineer working in architectural consulting and design. As VP of Relations and Marketing, Conor connects local businesses with student government, clubs, and campus groups to bolster presence and engagement across platforms and sponsored events. Conor is from Florida, but he’s relatively well behaved.

VP of Finance: Robert Bole

Robert has extensive experience in developing and executing cross-product strategy for Investment Banks; partnering with technology to bring new ideas to market. He joined the Langone program in 2018 and is studying Quantitative Finance, Product Management, and FinTech. Being originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Robert brings Wall Street Polish, Midwestern Charm, and an Old Steel Town work ethic to The Stern Opportunity.

AVP of Finance: David Kammiel

Dave is a Langone student, who started in September 2020. He has been working in sales and trading since undergrad and obtained the CFA Charter in 2018. He is currently working as a Director on an interest rate derivatives sales desk (if you don’t know what that is, feel free to ask him ,and he will be happy to converse). Despite notions of being a self-described “finance-bro,” Dave enjoys cycling, Muay Thai, and playing in co-ed soccer and volleyball leagues in his home city of Philadelphia. When Dave figures out what he will be post MBA, he promises to tell us all.

Alumni Outreach: Roberta Fiorito

Roberta is a branded content editor for Gallery Media Group, a digital media company. As a recent Langone MBA graduate of NYU Stern, Roberta focused her master’s degree in three areas of interest: entrepreneurship; data analytics; and entertainment, media & tech. In undergrad, Roberta received her journalism degree with a minor in business from the University of Florida, Honors College. She hails from the Florida panhandle.

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