Meet the Team

Anna Williams


Anna is a true YINZER, born and raised 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Prior to her MBA, Anna was a chemical engineer that worked within engineering consulting and then pivoted to a chemical manufacturing plant. Anna's concentrations are marketing, finance, and strategy. Anna loves sports, exercising and problem solving, so accepting an internship as an internal strategist at Dick's Sporting Goods is a dream come true.

Outside of Tepper, you will find Anna playing with her puppy and attempting to steal other dogs she spots. You can also find Anna sipping on wine, running the trails of Pittsburgh, and eating/drinking at all the restaurants.

Srishti Mishra

Community Service/Philanthropic Officer

Originally from India, Srishti has a background in engineering and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

Prior to pursuing her MBA, Srishti worked as a management consultant at a leading consulting firm, where she advised clients on business strategy and operations. At Tepper, her concentrations are in strategy, marketing, and technology innovation, as she is passionate about using technology to drive business transformation.

Outside of her academic pursuits, Srishti is an avid reader and enjoys spending time volunteering in her community.

Carla Suarez

Finance & Corporate Relations Officer

Originally from Atlanta, Carla has an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Before starting her MBA, Carla worked in a finance foundational program at Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation in Nashville, TN.  She gained valuable experience working with multiple departments and serving different customer segments. Carla's concentration at Tepper is in entrepreneurship and strategy, as she is passionate about helping companies create and execute innovative ideas.

When Carla is not studying or working, she enjoys exploring the vibrant Pittsburgh food scene, hiking, practicing yoga, and traveling. She is also an avid reader and loves to learn about new cultures and languages.

Ozioma Aniagu

Forte Liaison

Ozioma is a multifaceted individual with a diverse range of interests and experiences. Prior to her MBA at Tepper, Ozioma worked as a Software Engineer in the financial industry, fintech, and advertising sectors, where she gained invaluable experience in software engineering and technology. Ozioma has a passion for cooking and loves to experiment with different cuisines.

She also enjoys watching movies and socializing with new people. Additionally, Ozioma has a unique hobby of collecting silica, which she discovered can save electronics from water damage, such as her phone when it fell into water.Post-MBA, Ozioma is excited to join a tech company where she can leverage her technical expertise and passion for innovative products to bridge the gap between business and technology. She is a collaborative and enthusiastic team player who is always looking for ways to learn and grow both professionally and personally.

Hanisha Dewan

Marketing/Social Media Officer

Although born and raised in New Delhi, India, Hanisha has spent 5 years of her life in San Jose, California, and considers herself an honorary Bay-Arean. Hanisha pursued her passions for business and music as a double major in undergrad, with respective specialized concentrations in marketing and piano performance. Passionate about the intersection of social impact and marketing, Hanisha has worked in strategy and marketing within the tech/govtech space. Post Tepper, she plans to continue her journey towards curating socially-conscious marketing in D2C/B2C, and is excited to start that journey this summer as an intern at Warner Bros Discovery!

Outside of Tepper, you will find Hanisha organizing karaoke nights, hanging out with furry friends, or searching for pepperminty drinks around Pittsburgh.

Madhura Jadhav

Professional & Personal Development Officer

Madhura is a Mechanical Engineer from Pune, India. Her passion for 'All things Mechanical' landed her at Bosch, where she worked in Dynamic Vehicle development department. She was first woman engineer in India to work in this department. She is grateful to open the door in this field for all fellow and upcoming young female engineers in this field.

After 4 years of exciting journey at Bosch, she is now pursuing MBA at CMU-Tepper. Madhura believes in empowering Women in Tech. She wants to work in a Tech space as a Product Manager and create a sustainable product ecosystem.

In her free time you will find her engaging in artistic activities or practicing Indian Classical Dance.She is a dessert lover and owns a bakery named Sugary Affair. So if you are willing to explore any new dessert places, you can ask Madhura to accompany for sure.

Priyasha Patik

Alumni Relations Officer

Priyasha is a software engineer based in Pittsburgh. She is an MBA student at the Tepper School of Business, and has over 5 years of experience working in India, Germany, and the US. Her work in multinational corporations across the world has given her a unique perspective on global business operations and the ability to quickly adapt to new environments.

She loves the challenge of working on various projects and developing new skills. She completed her Masters in Computer Science back in 2017, and before that, got her Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in 2015.

She is always on the lookout for exciting new opportunities that allow her to use her skills to make a positive impact, so don't hesitate to reach out if you want to connect!

Hannah Messinger

Alumni Relations Officer

Hannah is a PT25 student based in Philadelphia. Currently, she's the Senior News Director at Penn Medicine -- University of Pennsylvania's medical school and health system -- managing the public relations team. Previously, Hannah worked in corporate communications at the global PR firm Edelman in New York. There, she supported a range of clients on corporate reputation, thought leadership, and sustainability campaigns, including Unilever, Yale University, Mars Wrigley, Comcast and more. Hannah graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in public relations and psychology.

If it's March, she's watching March Madness. All other months, you can find Hannah attempting to train for an upcoming race, hiking with her mini goldendoodle Winnie, or trying to find the best pizza on the East Coast.

Saumya Sachan

Professional & Personal Development Officer

Originally from India, Saumya has a background in electronics and communication engineering and a Bachelor's degree in Technology from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela.

Prior to pursuing her MBA, Saumya worked as a business analyst at a leading technology consulting firm, where she helped clients optimize their business operations and enhance their technology capabilities. At Tepper, her concentrations are in finance, operations, and strategy, as she is passionate about solving complex business problems and driving operational efficiency.

Outside of her academic pursuits, Saumya is an active volunteer, having worked with non-profit organizations to promote education and social empowerment.

Krishna Nittala

Allies for Gender Equity Officer

Krishna has lived in various parts of India (born in Hyderabad), but considers himself a Bengaluru local at heart. With an undergrad degree in Mechanical Engineering and a passion for dance, Krishna has balanced his professional career in analytics consulting with his love for dance - teaching corporates, hosting dance competitions, and even using his skills to support non-profit causes.

Krishna worked with Fortune 100 companies across the technology, telecommunications, retail, banking, and pharma industries. He moved to the United States and worked in Seattle & Austin for 3.5 years. During this time, he continued to teach dance for non-profit causes while instilling decision-driven analytics and data-driven decision-making.

After Tepper, Krishna plans to move into the product management space to create a global impact, all while continuing to pursue his passion for dance. Outside Tepper, you can find Krishna hanging out with friends, hiking, dancing, and even bowling.

Sudhindra Gowripeddi

Allies for Gender Equity Officer

Sudhindra graduated with a dual degree in Economics and Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology & Science. After graduation, he spent the last five years as a Data Scientist at Cisco. During his time, he worked with multiple clients in Telecom, Banking, IT, and Smart Cities to develop intelligent AI models to optimize their business needs. Sudhindra also mentored aspiring data scientists across Cisco offices.

Sudhindra came to Tepper to build upon his business acumen and gain broader business skills to move into Consulting. Sudhindra is also an amateur astronomer, and in his free time, he conducts star-gazing events for school kids & college students to promote astronomy as a hobby."