Members

  • Profile picture of Joe Lynch
    Joe Lynch
    Joe graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Economics in 2010. After his initial training as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, Joe was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five in Santa Rita, Guam. During his time at Mobile Unit Five, Joe deployed to a variety of locations throughout the Pacific region to conduct humanitarian demining operations and support theater special operations forces. Additionally, Joe completed a M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy from the University of Maryland University College. Joe will be separating from active duty and plans to pursue an MBA in the fall of 2017.

  • Profile picture of Brandon White, Co-Director of MBA Operations
    Brandon White, Co-Director of MBA Operations
    Originally from Texas, Brandon graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Management. A four-year member of the football team, he commissioned as a Signal Officer. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea where he served as a Platoon Leader and Communications Officer. He has also served in the 11th Signal Brigade at Fort Hood, TX, including two deployments to Afghanistan, as an Executive Officer, Logistics Officer and Company Commander. Brandon is a member of the class of 2018 at the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business. He is passionate about educating veterans on the power of graduate and post-graduate studies, moreover aiding veterans in the transition process from service to school.

  • Profile picture of Stephen Fraser, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2016-Present)
    Stephen Fraser, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2016-Present)
    Stephen served four years in the Marine Corps, including a deployment to Jordan, Djibouti, Israel, UAE, the Philippines, Bahrain and Singapore. After transitioning out of the military in 2015 at the rank of Sergeant, he helped run a Silicon Valley based national veterans employment program, where he also works in cyber-security sales and consulting. Stephen was accepted to Dartmouth College and awarded the Posse Foundation veterans scholarship. He plans on studying political science and economics and is a product of S2S. He looks forward to helping other veterans achieve their educational goals, especially those with a disadvantaged past and gaps in education.

  • Profile picture of Sarah Grant, Co-Director of JD Operations
    Sarah Grant, Co-Director of JD Operations
    Sarah graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in International Relations and commissioned into the United States Marine Corps. She was a 2010 Harry S. Truman Scholar and completed a Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2012 as a Fulbright Scholar. Sarah is a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Officer and is currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. She has served as a CI/HUMINT platoon commander and all-source intelligence platoon commander at 3d Intelligence Battalion and as the Production and Analysis Officer-in-Charge for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. She also fulfills duties as a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival and as the Command Equal Opportunity Representative. Sarah will transition to the Marine Corps Reserves in May and begin law school in the fall of 2016.

  • Profile picture of Michael Gonzalez, Chief Marketing Officer
    Michael Gonzalez, Chief Marketing Officer
    Michael graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology in 2005.  He then became an Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps and was first stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  After a deployment with 1st Group to the Philippines, Michael returned to Fort Sill, OK to serve as a Fire Support Instructor.  After working as a staff planner at CENTCOM, Michael began his transition out of active duty. Michael is a member of the Kellogg School of Management’s class of 2017 and is a drilling reservist with 3d Civil Affairs Group in Great Lakes, IL.

  • Profile picture of Brian Czarnecki, Co-Director of JD Operations
    Brian Czarnecki, Co-Director of JD Operations
    Brian received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the United States Military Academy in 2008. He commissioned as an engineer officer and served as a route clearance platoon leader, intelligence officer, and assistant S3 in the 54th Engineer Battalion in Bamberg, Germany. Brian also deployed twice to eastern Afghanistan, once as a platoon leader and once as a staff officer. Brian is currently in his third year at Yale Law School and he will graduate in 2016.

  • Profile picture of Alex Chivers, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2016-present)
    Alex Chivers, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2016-present)
    Alex graduated high school in New Jersey and served in the Army as a Non Commissioned Officer and Airborne Ranger. Alex has deployed multiple times to Afghanistan, and his military awards include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking, rugby, scuba diving, and reading. He is currently pursuing a degree in Cognitive Science at Dartmouth College.

  • Profile picture of Jeff Sommers, Legal Counsel
    Jeff Sommers, Legal Counsel
    Jeff graduated from the US Naval Academy and commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2003.  After four years in the infantry, he worked in various liaison roles for the Marines and government agencies until leaving active duty for Stanford Law School.  He now practices corporate and patent law in Silicon Valley.

  • Profile picture of Matt Agnew, Co-Director of JD Operations
    Matt Agnew, Co-Director of JD Operations
    Matt graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering and commissioned into the United States Marine Corps. His initial assignment was as the intelligence officer for a task force conducting humanitarian aid operations in Haiti and military to military engagements in Africa. Matt also served with US Army Special Forces teams in Uruzgan, Afghanistan before becoming an executive officer for a company with 2d Intelligence Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Matt also deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2012, serving as the Intelligence Battalion Detachment Officer In Charge. At the United States Pacific Command, Matt was a Counterterrorism Branch Chief and an Intelligence Planner for the Joint Intelligence Operations Center. Matt will be pursuing his JD/MBA at Stanford upon completion of his service.

  • Profile picture of David Lee, Co-Director of MBA Operations
    David Lee, Co-Director of MBA Operations
    David commissioned through the NROTC program at the University of Michigan and graduated with degrees in Political Science and History. He was stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines where he served as a platoon commander, the assistant operations officer, and the operations officer. David is currently serving with 3rd ANGLICO as a Firepower Control Team Leader and will be pursuing his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business upon completion of his service.

  • Profile picture of Katie Wurzbach, Co-Director of MBA Operations
    Katie Wurzbach, Co-Director of MBA Operations
    Katie graduated from the United States Military Academy with a B.S. in Engineering Management in 2010 and spent four years with the 4th Engineer Battalion serving as a Route Clearance Platoon Leader, Company Intelligence Officer, Executive Officer and Battle Captain (including two deployments to Afghanistan) and one year with Army Community Service, Fort Carson as the Operations Officer. Katie is a member of the class of 2017 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Profile picture of Khalil Tawil, Co-Founder
    Khalil Tawil, Co-Founder
    Khalil grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a B.S. in Economics and was commissioned in the Infantry. Upon graduation, he studied for an M.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo on a Fulbright Scholarship. During his military service, he deployed three times to Afghanistan. He enjoys traveling, literature, foreign policy, playing soccer, and ping pong. A Pat Tillman Scholar and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, Khalil is currently pursuing a JD / MBA at Yale Law School and Harvard Business School.

  • Profile picture of Augusto Giacoman, Co-Founder
    Augusto Giacoman, Co-Founder
    Gus completed his undergraduate degree and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the US Military Academy at West Point. As an officer in the US Army he served as a platoon leader, an executive officer, and an operations officer. In these roles he focused on a variety of projects, from analyzing human terrain in Sadr City, Iraq to negotiating training objectives with members of the Georgian Land Forces in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is an alum of the New York University Stern School of Business and works at the management consultancy Strategy&, where he works with the world’s top businesses, governments, and institutions to create essential advantage and outpace competitors.

  • Profile picture of Michael Anderson, Director of Undergraduate Operations (2015-2016)
    Michael Anderson, Director of Undergraduate Operations (2015-2016)
    Michael is a Senior at Stanford pursuing a BS in Science, Technology, & Society. He is the past president and founder of the Stanford Undergraduate Veterans Association (SUVA), as well as a member of the South Carolina Air National Guard, having spent the past five years as a crew chief on F-16’s. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge of the transfer process having formerly helped guide veterans to undergraduate admission at Yale, Columbia, Penn, Dartmouth, Amherst, and Williams.

  • Profile picture of Zachary McDonald, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2013-2014)
    Zachary McDonald, Co-Director of Undergraduate Operations (2013-2014)
    Zach served for just less than seven years in the Army, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan as a paratrooper and infantry sergeant in the 82nd Airborne. A recipient of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge and Purple Heart, he graduated from Yale in 2015 with a degree in political science, and is working on a master’s degree at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. In his spare time, he enjoys physical fitness, the outdoors, military and political theory, and the works of Hemingway.

  • Profile picture of Thadeus Hickman, Chief Technology Officer
    Thadeus Hickman, Chief Technology Officer
    Thadeus commissioned as an infantry officer after graduating from West Point with a degree in computer science. Thadeus transitioned to the Signal Corps for the last two years of his time in active duty. He now works in Silicon valley driving various technology initiatives.

  • Profile picture of Anna Ivey, Co-Founder
    Anna Ivey, Co-Founder
    Anna grew up in Germany very close to the U.S. Army’s V Corps Abrams Complex, and worked as a film finance lawyer in Los Angeles before serving as Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School. Currently she runs an admissions consulting firm advising college, MBA, and law school applicants. Based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she has been working pro bono with veterans applying to college and graduate school for over a decade. Anna has a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and is the author of How to Prepare a Standout College Application (Wiley) and The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions (Harcourt).

  • Profile picture of Lee Haney, Chief Financial Officer
    Lee Haney, Chief Financial Officer
    Lee grew up in Boulder, Colorado and is a 2008 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and 2015 graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He served for five years in the United States Marine Corps as a Human Intelligence Officer, deploying to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010 as a team commander and to Umm Qasr, Iraq in 2011 as a foreign military advisor to the Iraqi Marine Corps. He started his civilian career at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division before joining the COO's Operational Performance team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Palo Alto, California.

  • Profile picture of Tim Hsia, Co-Founder
    Tim Hsia, Co-Founder
    Tim completed his undergraduate degree and was commissioned as an Infantry officer from West Point. As an officer in the US Army he served as a platoon leader, an executive officer, and a battalion logistics officer. Tim has published articles in the New York Times, Small Wars Journal, and Los Angeles Times. Tim is a Pat Tillman Scholar and graduated from Stanford’s JD/MBA program. He works at a tech startup in San Francisco and enjoys spending time with family, running, playing basketball, and reading.