Students with the Center
Madison is a studying Accounting and Finance in the College of Business. She is a Section Leader for Business 101 and works in Business Career Services, proving how dedicated she is to helping students through their college careers. As well as being student involved, Madison is also the treasurer of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Her journey with the Center began in Fall 2013. Major projects that she has worked on include restructuring and adding new content to the website, as well as researching faculty members throughout the University of Illinois to become potential Center affiliates.
Ariel am currently a Master in Accounting Science student. She graduated from her undergrad in August 2014 with dual degrees in Accounting and Finance. Ariel started her journey with the Center since the first semester of her sophomore year. She has been a voluntary research assistant for the center for two and a half years, until the second semester of her senior year when she was off campus for an internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers. During Ariel’s time as a research assistant for the Center, she first helped the Center to set up a professional responsibility network within the College of Business. She read the course descriptions for all the courses in the university, picked out the courses related to ethics and professional responsibility, and interviewed around 30 professors in the College of Business in order to understand their opinions on professional responsibility and get them connected to the Center. Ariel also helped the Center to organize a variety types of events, including movie nights in the College of Business followed by professor panel discussion, a movie night on the Quad, and a professional responsibility TED-style talk.
Lexi is a senior majoring in Finance and Marketing in the College of Business. She is originally from the Northwest side of Chicago. After graduation,Lexi will be starting at BP in their Fuels Value Chain Challenger Program. This semester, she will be assisting with the Center’s Professional Responsibility Case Competition in partnership with BP. She will be working primarily on finalizing the case materials and campus outreach to market the competition.
Keiko is a junior double majoring in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. She started working for the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society in January 2014. Since then, she has been working with Gretchen Winter to address business problems in an ethical and responsible way. She created a presentation discussing the ethics of supplier problems in the garment industry, which is being used in introductory business classes. She is also working on analyzing various marketing strategies to see if they are ethical to business and society. Outside of working at the center, Keiko works as a consultant at Illinois Business Consulting, where she researches and presents viable solutions to clients. She has also taken roles of fundraising and recruitment chair in an organization centered toward raising money for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Aside from that, Keiko loves playing tennis competitively, traveling, cooking, and learning new things.
Spencer is a senior majoring in Communication, with a minor in Environmental Economics and Law and membership in the Environmental Fellows Program. On campus, he has produced digital content for the American Advertising Federation and currently serves as Vice President of the Communication Leaders. These opportunities prepared Spencer for his journey with Center, where he is working to establish a social media presence and develop relationships with likeminded organizations. Specifically, he is managing the Center’s Twitter platform and assists in maintaining the web-calendar.
Chris is a senior in computer engineering, minoring in technology and management. On campus, he is heavily involved in iRobotics and Engineering Council. He has been developing an Android app that provides feedback on decisions based on the Professional Responsibility Decision-Making Model.
Katelyn is a sophomore majoring in Marketing at the University of Illinois. In addition to working as a Research Assistant, she is involved in the Business Honors Student Board, Campus Crusade, and the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Katelyn loves to travel and had the opportunity to travel to Singapore and Malaysia after completing her freshman year. She is excited to study abroad during the spring semester at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. Katelyn began working with the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society in August 2014. Her focus this semester will be on evaluating the effectiveness of anti-bribery initiatives and developing a presentation to share her findings.