Kim is a senior in the Foster School of Business majoring in marketing and Information Systems. She spent this past summer working for Ernst & Young as a risk advisory consultant. She has also interned for the Seattle Reign FC professional women’s soccer team and the Make-A-Wish foundation. Kim joined BIG as a freshman and credits the program for developing her passion for consulting. She believes BIG not only provides students with tangible experience and skills greater than what is learned outside the classroom, but also makes an impact in the local community. Kim wants to pursue a career in consulting.
Vice President: Arvindh Natarajan
Arvindh Natarajan is a senior studying Informatics, focusing on data science, and minoring in Education and Entrepreneurship. He spent the last summer working as a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte Consulting and has prior experience working with cutting edge technology at Booz Allen Hamilton and a large Silicon Valley analytics company, OSIsoft. Arvindh joined BIG as a sophomore and believes it has immensely helped his professional development and determine his future career path.
Director of Administration: Kai Squires
Kai is a junior in the Foster School of Business studying Finance and Information Systems. He spent the last summer as a business analyst intern for Launch Consulting Group in Bellevue. He joined BIG as a Sophomore and credits it for his passion for consulting. Kai now plans to pursue a career in consulting post-graduation.
Director of Marketing and Recruitment: Kendy Bautista
An aspiring entrepreneur and lawyer, Kendy is a junior double majoring in Marketing and Law, Societies, and Justice. She joined BIG as a Freshman and strongly believes that the program helps students develop important skills while serving and impacting small local businesses. Kendy credits the program for developing her passion for consulting and hopes to pursue a career in consulting before going to law school.
Director of Events and External Relations: Coco Wang
Coco is a junior at the Foster School of Business majoring Marketing and Finance. She has been involved with BIG as a core consultant since fall quarter of her sophomore year. She believes that BIG gave her the opportunity to explore her passion in consulting with valuable hands-on experience, while making meaningful impact to the local business community at the same time. This summer she will be interning at Lanxum Technology Company as an executive assistant in Beijing, China.
Director of Center Relations: Cristian Smistad
Cristian is a junior in the Foster School of Business studying Finance and Information Systems. This past summer he completed a corporate strategy internship with T-Mobile in Bellevue, Washington. Cristian joined BIG as a core consultant in January 2018, gaining his first real professional experience. BIG has tremendously impacted his life, and he now plans to pursue a career in management consulting or finance post-graduation.
Director of Project Management: Sarah Elzinga
Sarah is a senior in the Foster School of Business majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She first became involved with the Business Impact Group starting her sophomore year. Sarah developed her skills as both a student consultant and project manager, where she attributes BIG to her professional development and passion for consulting. She interned with Amazon, and in the future, Sarah will be pursuing a career in marketing or consulting.