University of Michigan Alumni Association

30 Minute Mentors Bios

Below are the alumni mentors for the Friday, March 27, 2015 30 Minute Mentors event at the Alumni Center on Central Campus. Students can register for a maximum of 2 meetings:

Debra Burchi, '96 BS Nursing, University of Michigan Hospital, Health and Human Services, Registered Nurse

Professional Experience/Highlights: Oncology, Cardiac-Thoracic Intensive Care, Peri Anesthesia Care Nursing, student nurse Mentor.

Registration is now closed. 

 

Terri Renshaw, '77 BGS, Retired

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Professional Experience/Highlights: Management/executive positions in two diverse legal environments, public municipal and private financial institution.

Registration is now closed. 

 

Nancy Brucken, MS Statistics, inVentiv Health Clinical, Principal Statistical Programmer

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Professional Experience/Highlights: Getting a chance to work on clinical trails in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, building a standard safety reporting system, co-chairing several SAS Users Group conferences.

Registration is now closed. 

 

Andre Zoldan, '97 BS, '98 Masters in Architecture, Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, Computer and Information Technology, Director of Information Technology

Professional Experience/Highlights: Over 16 years as IT professional with key leadership roles in organization. 

Registration is now closed. 

 

Yioryos Nardis, '14 Communication Studies PhD, two.42.solutions, Communications/Media, Research Methodologist

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Professional Experience/Highlights: Yioryos Nardis is a Research Methodologist at two.42.solutions, a technology company focusing on media and public opinion monitoring, data integration, and influencer identification for companies and political campaigns. He is involved in R&D initiatives for services using big data processing and surveys to organize, pattern and predict behavior. Prior to this role he was an analyst at The SearchLite, a market research company, and a Press Officer at the Embassy of Cyprus in Washington, DC. His academic research focused on how the media and communication impact political attitudes and behavior. The career areas Yioryos can speak to are: technology, data science, startups, politics. 

Registration is now closed. 

 

Sean White, '10 BBA, '13 MA, Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, Non-profit, Associate Director of Development

Professional Experience/Highlights: I am responsible for fostering support at the University of Michigan and raising money for scholarship funds.  Specifically, my role is to work with a portfolio of 150 potential donors capable of making gifts toward the LEAD Scholars Program.

Registration is now closed. 

 

Michael McBride, '04 JD, Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, Non-profit, Manager of Regional Relations

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Professional Experience/Highlights:  Michael has been a commercial litigator for nearly a decade. He recently switched careers to non-profit/higher ed volunteer management role.

Registration is now closed. 

 

Alexandra Gortat, '13 BBA, KPMG, Consulting, Associate Consultant

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Professional Experience/Highlights: Alexandra has a Year and a half experience delivering change management in the Automotive and Oil & Gas industries on large-scale ERP system implementations. Extensive experience analyzing business and processes, developing communications, executing project management activities, mentoring and transitioning others into the firm, presenting ideas and recommendations and advising clients on their change management activities and overall projects.  

Registration is now closed. 

 

Bernice Hardman, '07 BA Psychology and American Culture, '09 MSW, Univeristy of Michigan, Other/Not Classified, Transit Coach Operator 

Professional Experience/Highlights: Graduation from the MSW program

Registration is now closed. 

 

Cara Londin, ’85 BA with Honors, Luxottica Group, Law, Associate General Counsel

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Professional Experience/Highlights: Corporate and securities expertise with responsibility for all Securities and Exchange Commission and NYSE legal advice and counsel for $10 billion revenue company in the luxury consumer space;  16 years at Merrill Lynch as Investment Banking counsel and Managing Director on the Corporate Law team; 7 years as an Associate specializing in M&A, securities and general corporate work at Fried Frank Harris Shriver and Jacobson in NY; 1 year at the Sotheby's Works of Art Course in London, England

Registration is now closed.