Student Ambassadors

MS in Supply Chain Management (STEM)

Our Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program has several student ambassadors chartered to provide help and information via email for prospective or new students on various topics such as the Dallas environment, housing, living expenses, academic and social life. Please feel free to reach out to these MS SCM ambassadors with any questions you may have.

Chris Aigner

Chris Aigner – Class of 2020

Elmhurst, USA

Hobbies: Outdoor activities, Working out, Travelling

Before going to UTD, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Arkansas, but shortly after, I decided that a technical degree was the right path for me. With UTD being one of the top schools in the nation I looked no further. I have gained experience through three internships that were all in very different industries. Without the knowledge gained from my classes and most importantly the group work, I would not have been able to achieve as much as I have. The networking opportunities and social events at UTD are endless. Through the MS SCM program, the tools are placed in your hands, and the curriculum provides you with skills and education that relate directly to the real world. Starting on a new path is tough and sometimes it can be hard to know where to look and who to ask. If you have any sorts of questions, big or small, do not hesitate to ask me. I’m more than happy to help and share my experiences.

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Kane Ringley

Kane Ringley – Class of 2020

Dallas, USA

Hobbies: Working out, Cycling, Guitar

After 8 years in the United States Air Force I transferred to The University of Texas at Dallas to finish my B.S., Supply Chain Management. I was fortunate to start my M.S. degree during my senior year through the fast-track program–taking courses that helped me in my job as a Procurement Intern. I was able to use concepts taught Lean Six Sigma, Global Supply Chain, and Supply Chain Software (SAP) to add value to work projects while also making myself more marketable for future employment. UTD is a very inclusive school and there is no shortage of helpful people. However, should you need help, please reach out to me with any questions you might have.

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Jordan Vanover

Jordan Vanover – Class of 2018

Dallas, USA

Hobbies: Fitness, Sports, Watching Movies, and Automotive Tinkering

My undergraduate career began in the field of electrical engineering, but, I made the decision to switch to Business Administration at JSOM. In my junior year, I enrolled in the graduate fast track program, and decided to join the MS Supply Chain Management program. Supply chain is involved throughout all aspects of a business from the raw materials to the transportation of goods, all the way to the finished product. This is where I found my interests, from solving problems analytically and working with others to generate a more efficient and effective supply chain. My experience with the program has been amazing and most importantly, there are many opportunities for employment available throughout every semester. If you would like to know more about the program, please feel free to contact me. I am here to help!

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Abhishek Yawalkar

Abhishek Yawalkar – Class of 2020

Indore, India

Hobbies: Guitar, travelling, fitness

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and during my undergrad, I worked on a project for a retail firm where I became interested in the field of Supply Chain. The MS SCM program at UT Dallas is very versatile and provides different tracks like retail, risk, and analytics in the supply chain domain. Also, the program provides certifications in SAS, Lean Six Sigma and training for the CPIM certification. The different student organizations like SCLC and ISM helped me hone my networking and technical skills and I am still on the path to develop myself professionally. I would be happy to answer your questions so let me know.

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Colquitt Izumi

Izumi Colquitt – Class of 2019

Dallas, USA

Hobbies: Fitness, cooking, watching sports

After earning a bachelors degree from Texas A&M, I began working in logistics in the oil and gas industry. I originally did not come from a supply chain background and this experience exposed me to the field. I pursued a professional certifications through APICS in which I found about the SCM program through the school’s partnership with the local APICS chapter. The idea of being able to obtain an MS in Supply Chain Management as well as an MBA was very appealing. The curriculum is thoughtfully developed and there are even more opportunities within the program for certifications that you can tailor to your personal goals. The choice to invest in an advanced degree can be difficult so if you have any questions, I am here to help!

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Jessica Flores

Jessica Flores – Class of 2019

Tampico, Mexico

Hobbies: Travelling, watching movies

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Tec de Monterrey. During my undergraduate education, I had the opportunity to do an internship at one of Mexico’s most important ports, and I was amazed by how thousands of goods flowed every day and in many directions. From flatbeds with tons of wood coming from Brazil, to containers with boxes of tequila going to Germany. It was during this internship that I realized I wanted to pursue a career in Supply Chain. I am a graduate student majoring in Supply Chain Management, and so far, my experience at JSOM has been exceptional. The program curriculum covers the most relevant matters of the industry, the professors are highly qualified, and there are plenty of opportunities for networking. I would be more than glad to share my experiences with you so please feel free to contact me.

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Yihsuan Hung

Yihsuan Hung – Class of 2019

Taipei, Taiwan

Hobbies: Travelling, Baking, Jogging

My undergraduate degree was Accounting and I worked as an auditor for three years. My auditing experience at Deloitte & Touche provided me with an understanding of how a multinational firm operates, specifically how they establish an effective global supply chain—from design to manufacturing and warehouse organization to logistical support. The MS SCM program offers a balanced combination of skills enhancement focused on Supply Chain but also related to business management and industry knowledge. In addition, Dallas is home to the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the nation, which provides an ideal environment to get internship opportunities for the students. Please feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to answer any question you may have and to share my experience with you.

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Abdullah Althaqafi

Abdullah Althaqafi – Class of 2019

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Golfing

Prior joining UTD, I earned my bachelor’s degree in health services and hospital management from King Abdulaziz University located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During my undergraduate studies, I worked in the Health Ministry of Saudi Arabia as an administrative intern. While working, I realized the importance of Supply Chain Management, and how it can help to increase productivity and quality as well as to reduce costs and risks. So, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management and joined JSOM. I can tell you that UTD has provided me with all the resources I need to grow academically, professionally and personally. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. I would be happy to help.

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Onoriode Oyibo

Onoriode Oyibo – Class of 2019

Mosogar , Delta State, Nigeria

Hobbies: Soccer , Chess

Howdy! My name is Onoriode Oyibo from Delta State , Nigeria, West Africa and More importantly, I am a Supply Chain Management Graduate Student at the Naveed Jindal School of Management. My undergraduate degree was Petroleum Engineering and I worked as an engineer for a while and realized that Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the backbone of the Petroleum industry and every other industry in the world today. UT Dallas has a renowned ever evolving Supply Chain Management Program that provides the knowledge base and exposure to the tools and skills set required to update your Organization /Company or become a professional and pursue a career in Global Supply Chain Industry. I have gained knowledge and networked with industry professionals at various meetings organized by student Organizations and the Faculty. If a graduate degree in Supply Chain is what you require , then UT Dallas is where you should be.

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Xi Cheng

Xi Cheng – Class of 2020

Shanghai, China

Hobbies: Art, Jewelry making, photography, swimming, fitness.

I received my bachelor degree with a double major in Business and Art. As a child, drawing stick figures on the sidewalk fascinated me. I dreamt of becoming a famous artist and longed to attend art school. Yet, in the Chinese culture, parents determine and firmly control the educational and career paths their children take; moreover, children respect their parents’ wishes. I was pursuing a business major as they wished. However, this decision led to a personal discovery that I have a skill for, and an interest in, Supply Chain Management. Many concepts of supply chain management fit perfectly well with my personality of liking to plan everything ahead.

My focus have always been in planning, consulting and purchasing. So far, my personal favorite is Lean Six Sigma course which involves many designing in order to reduce waste and defects. I’m taking variety courses from supply chain management. If you have any questions regarding the courses, program itself, career opportunities and so on, please don’t hesitate to contact me through email. Or if you want to talk about art (especially jewelry making and photography), I’m absolutely up to it too!

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Haomin Zhang

Haomin Zhang – Class of 2020

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China

Hobbies: Tennis, Basketball, Music

I am very glad to study here and I have gained a lot via attending many events and organizations such as APICS and ISM. Also, I have attended workshops on campus and learned about how to write out a perfect resume, how to dress up at work, and how to network with industry professionals. I must say, I have changed a lot since I set foot on UT Dallas. Speak of Supply Chain Management, it must be one of the hottest majors in US. I think it is a great opportunity to get into the family of our MS SCM program and finally achieve our professional goals!

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Jha Devyani

Jha Devyani – Class of 2020

Patna, India

Hobbies: Reading, Music, Singing, Cooking

I have an undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Different experiences post my undergrad, motivated me to pursue the field of supply chain management at UT Dallas. Another important factor that played a major role was various student organizations in JSOM such as INFORMS, APICS, ISM, and SCLC have helped me to learn more and network with people in the field. Please, feel free to contact me if you need any information related to SCM program, various resources available for students, or about life in Dallas. I would be happy to help.

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Yuhang Yi

Yuhang Yi – Class of 2019

Changsha, China

Hobbies: Fitness, Travelling, Sports, Reading, Watching Movies

I have earned a bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Operations Management at The Ohio State University. I have also acquired several professional certificates such as the Six Sigma Green Belt certificate in the supply chain filed during my undergraduate study. During the first year of study, I have actively participated in the events that were organized by JSOM and student organizations. I found them to be very helpful in building networks and having the exposure to real business practices in the industry. I also had the opportunity to serve as the industrial relations team lead at the SCLC in my first semester to develop my leadership ability. I can provide helpful information so if you have any questions, then just let me know.

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