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 issues monthly online.
To publish an article, publicize an event, place an ad or share any feedback, contact the Stern Opportunity Editorial Board (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: 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.
MBA1 Assistant Managing Editor: Stacy Chen
Stacy is a full time MBA student specializing in entertainment, media & technology and marketing. After graduating from University of Michigan she became a producer at ABC News where she covered everything from earthquakes, political rallies to red carpets. Since starting Stern, Stacy now works at ABC on the weekends in order to afford NYC’s $40 brunches. Outside of work, Stacy is a lover of all dogs and selective cats, coffee addict, traveler and avid reader.
Langone Managing Editor: David Kalan
Dave is a Langone student, who started in January 2020. 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.
Langone Assistant Managing Editor: Teresa Bruno
Teresa is a Langone student from New Jersey, who will graduate in 2021. She has had a varied career that has spanned multiple industries including automotive, media, technology and healthcare. In her current role as a Technology Manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Teresa drives transformation efforts that pertain to digital workforce enablement and cloud transformation. Teresa is excited to apply the writing and editing skills that she developed as an English Lit. major at McGill University, as well as her passions for networking, learning and storytelling, to her position at The Oppy.
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 Charles
Robert is an experienced Capital Markets professional who has spent over 12 years at bulge bracket Global Investment Banks across various functions including; Sales, Trading, Product Management, Project Management, Strategy, Operations, and Technology. He started the Langone program in Fall of 2018 with a focus on Quantitative Finance, Product Management, and FinTech. Robert prefers not to have free time, but when he does, he likes to travel, learn, and spend time with his fiancée.
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 as 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.
VP of Technology: Mattia Janigro
Mattia is a full-time student with a background in applied math and a current focus in business analytics. Before Stern, Mattia worked with motor vehicle clients for a boutique consulting firm. Mattia is a lover of all things Cleveland, his hometown, largely because he has no choice. Mattia also enjoys traveling, crossword puzzles, and pretending he can write. And yes, Mattia forgives Lebron.
AVP of Technology: Phuong Tran
Phuong is a Langone student who started in fall 2020. She works at a behavioral health policy institute within NYU, where she does project management and marketing of clinical and organizational change initiatives. She enjoys all things music, from concerts to her carefully crafted Spotify playlists (down to their aesthetic covers), exploring the city, and of course, writing. She grew up in the Midwest and went to undergrad in Atlanta, so everyone is confused as to how she ended up in NYC.
VP of Marketing: Kit Miller
Kit is a Langone student planning to specialize in entertainment, media & technology and economics. For fun, she likes to enthuse over excellent television writing, play a few instruments, and spend time outdoors. She went to NYU for undergrad and currently works at NYU Stern in the Undergraduate College as an assistant director of communications, where she manages digital content strategy. She is actually in NYU purgatory and can’t get out.