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The Graduate: Ryan Piela  

Ryan currently works for the Estée Lauder Companies on their New Incubation Ventures team. The team sources investments and incubation targets globally in the luxury and prestige beauty space. In this role, Ryan looks to partner with new and emerging brands, as well as the associated technologies that enable the creation of new brands.

Ryan, who is originally from Seattle, was living there prior to his acceptance and attendance at NYU. Before Stern, he spent 5 years in consulting roles. Ryan worked three of those years at BroderickHaight Consulting L.L.C. where he helped start and run the business from the ground up.…

Phase of the Moon Bite: Food Period Co-founders Guide Women Through Their Cycles

Following the startup journey, the Stern Oppy continues its coverage of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge with an exclusive interview with Food Period, the winners of last year’s New Venture Competition and the $75,000 prize. Back in March, we caught co-founders Britt Martin and Jenn Kim when they were busy being semi-finalists and today, they’re busier than ever in growing their business.

Food Period allows women to choose a natural alternative over pharmaceuticals when managing their menstrual cycle. Rooted in seed syncing or seed cycling, their Moon Bites are made of mainly raw seeds that “supports [the] body’s natural ability to modulate sex hormone production and elimination,” according to their website.…

Alumni Spotlight: Adventure Park at Long Island

Lorrie Funtleyder, MBA Class of 2000

If you told me 15 years ago I would be swinging from the trees, I would have told you that you were crazy! In 1999 I was finishing up my first year at Stern. I had an internship lined up doing equity research. My future husband, Brian, was preparing himself for an internship in private equity. We were both excited to graduate in 2000 with MBAs in finance, and to get challenging Wall Street jobs.

But you would have been right! On June 20, 2014 Brian and I, along with our partners from Outdoor Ventures Group, will be cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of the Adventure Park at Long Island.…

Challenge & Acceptance – An Alumni Perspective

[Editor’s Note: The letter below incorrectly attributes some statements to Dr. Haidt, and includes incomplete quotations for others. Attached are complete third party transcripts of both the video shown in class and Dr. Haidt’s apology.]

Joshua Cohen, MBA Class of 2013

Dean Henry,

I am writing as a recent LGBT alumnus and former member of the Outclass executive committee to express my concern and genuine sadness about comments made by Dr. Jonathan Haidt during this year’s professional responsibility course, and your response to those comments to the Stern community.

I think the best way to start this letter is from a place of mutual understanding.

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