Ph.D. IEOR 2010
Currently: Assistant Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York

B.S. IEOR 2002
Currently: Senior Manager / Associate Partner at Deloitte Consulting

B.S. IEOR 2011
Currently: User Experience Designer at Qualcomm

B.S. IEOR 2009
Currently: Investment Fellow at University of California Office of the President, Investment Office

What did you do after graduating from Cal?
Started a company in the digital loyalty & mobile space.

What are you currently working on?
Investing UC money to help cultivate, support, and capture entrepreneurship value.

B.A. ORMS 2016
Currently: Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co.

What did you do after graduating from Cal?
I worked at an adtech company in San Francisco before switching to management consulting.

What was the most important thing you learned while studying at Cal?
How to make the most of your time here. What you learn in school is not defined by your major. To figure out what it is you want out of Cal

B.S. 1989 & M.S. 1990
Currently: Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship Center at Loyola Marymount University

“We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.” – Bill Bryson

Michelle Fisher (IEOR ‘86) is the CEO and Founder of Blaze Mobile, a 10 year-old Berkeley company developing mobile commerce, health care, banking, and advertising solutions. She has successfully raised millions of dollars in private financing for Blaze and has nearly fifty patents pending. Michelle has always had an innovative spirit – she sent a company her first product sketch when she was just 10 years old – and brought her entrepreneurial mindset to large companies before launching her own successful startup.


I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in IEOR in 2008. After deciding to continue studying the field, I pursued a MS at Stanford University and graduated in June 2009. My coursework at Berkeley sparked my interest in Decision and Risk Analysis, the field I concentrated in while at Stanford.

B.S. IEOR 2007
Currently: U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer at The White House

What was your first job ever?
I picked up coding and designing pretty early on thanks to my Dad. I remember building small web and multimedia projects for people who were willing to pay a middle schooler..