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OppyArts Spotlight: Ernest Brockenberry

Welcome to another installment of OppyArts Spotlight, where the Oppy highlights exceptional artists navigating the Corona environment, showcases their creative process, and searches for ways for MBA students to get involved in their local arts communities. This month’s feature is Brooklyn-based musician Ernest Brockenberry.

Ernest started releasing music in 2019, culminating with the release of his first EP “Cruel Alchemy.” He started performing in early 2020 before the pandemic shifted the course of the world. While last year presented countless challenges to artists and the general public, the year allowed Ernest to build dedication to his music, his vision, and his image of himself as an artist.…

Stern Somebody Presents: Alana Levy

The Oppy staff is proud to continue its feature, “Stern Somebody”, where we have the opportunity to tell the stories of our remarkable classmates and how they became the exceptional people they are today.

In this issue, it is our pleasure to present Alana Levy. Alana is a Langone student who started at Stern in 2019. She has eight years of experience building and scaling technology organizations in numerous capacities – from product development to program management to software sales. Currently at Flatiron Health, she partners with cross-functional teams to bring new products to market, translating product strategy into action. Alana received a BA from Cornell, a Post-Bacc from Columbia, and an MPH from the University of Edinburgh.…

Stern Singles Presents: Chris Surot

Happy Holidays Sternies, welcome back to another edition of Stern Singles, and WOW do I have a stocking stuffer for you. It is my pleasure to present you with Stern’s most eligible bachelor, Chris Surot.

Sternie Testimonials:

“My guy Chris is a studly and vivacious ball of positive energy; it’s hard not to have a great time when he’s around. Always up to do something fun and knows how to chill with the best of them. Last tidbit, while he’s a man of many talents, his dancing prowess reigns supreme.”

That’s a tasty tidbit guy. I wish my friends called me vivacious.…

Stern Singles Presents: Hayley Wilcox

Welcome back to another addition of Stern Singles. We are excited to introduce you all to another Stern eligible bachelorette, Hayley Wilcox!

Sternie testimonials: 

H – ot

A – uthentic

Y – es girl

L – oving 

E – xtremely fun

Y – ou should date her

Enough said, don’t you think? 

I was introduced to Hayley through a mutual friend from college, which goes to show, the world really is that small. In a nutshell, Hayley Wilcox is a fun-loving ~cool girl~ hailing from California making major moves (both NYU undergrad and Stern!) in the world of media, tech, and corporate development.…

Stern Somebody Presents: Jeanna Smialek

Running between the Classroom and the Newsroom

Jeanna Smialek is a part-time Stern student and a full-time Federal Reserve and Economics Reporter for the New York Times. In between balancing school, articles and her upcoming book, she made time to sit down with The Oppy for an interview. 

After going to UNC for undergrad, how did you decide to pursue economics journalism?

I had a fairly haphazard path into economics journalism. I grew up wanting to be a newspaper foreign correspondent, but then I interned at Bloomberg News the summer before my senior year of college and loved the company.…

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