2022 AWESOME Scholar Bios

Joyce Allen

Georgia Southern University

Joyce Allen is originally from West African Liberia and is a mother to her eight-year-old son. She is a senior at Georgia Southern University studying Supply Chain Management, emphasizing Intermodal Transportation. She moved to the U.S. in 2013, determined to acquire higher education. The adversities she has encountered have equipped her with the values of hard work and not taking “no” for an answer. She has continued to work full-time while caring for her son and taking 12-15-hour credit hours per semester. She serves as an officer of (GSLA) Georgia Southern Logistics Association, which hosts Q&A with almost 30 companies at the annual Logistic Roundtable. Joyce is currently on her third/last co-op rotation at Gulfstream Aerospace, performing the duties of an associate Buyer. Joyce says she chose supply chain management because it is one of the fastest-growing careers due to the growth of e-commerce shopping. SCM also provides in-depth insight into business operations, transforming raw materials into finished goods and delivery to customers. Joyce believes that a career in the supply chain will give her the knowledge to start and run a successful business. This directly ties into her dream of returning to Liberia to start a business and assist her community by creating jobs and opportunities that will, in turn, assist in reducing poverty, improving the economy, and providing hope for the next generation. 

Katelyn Cocco

Penn State University

Katelyn Cocco is a senior from Hershey, PA, studying Supply Chain Management at Penn State University. She is a Schreyer Honors Scholar and Sapphire Leadership Academic Program member. In 2021 she was President of the largest consulting organization at Penn State, the Nittany Lion Consulting Group. Additionally, she was the 2022 Professional Development Director in her business fraternity, Phi Chi Theta, where she helped earn “Professional Development Event of the Year” across all chapters in the United States. Throughout her college years she has been highly involved with THON – a student-run philanthropy that raises money for pediatric cancer. She is a member of Sigma Chi Mu Tau, Penn State’s Supply Chain honors society, as well as a former teaching assistant for Supply Chain Management 301 Honors, a member of a local church, and a volunteer for Gold Star Teen Adventures. She is passionate about servant leadership and making a positive impact through her work. She recently received the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Award, one of the highest honors among all Smeal College graduates. After graduation, she will be joining Dell’s Supply Chain Development Program (SCDP), a three-year rotational program exposing her to three different areas within Supply Chain Management.

Madison Dober

Western Michigan University

Madison Dober was recognized as a 2022 AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholar. Currently, she is studying Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics at Western Michigan University, where she will graduate in Spring 2024. Madison has completed internships at Consumers Energy and General Motors, this upcoming summer, she will be working at AT&T as a Sourcing Supply Chain Intern in Dallas, Texas. 

Claudia Duverglas

North Carolina A&T State University

Claudia Duverglas is a junior supply chain management student at North Carolina A&T State University from Boston, MA. On campus, she serves as the President of Waves of Change HBCU, Inc., an organization dedicated to uplifting the Black community through environmental sustainability and education and has executed multiple successful events with over 150+ volunteers at every event. Professionally, she has interned with Volvo Group, Meta, and Apple in a variety of supply chain and marketing roles. Summer 2023 she will intern with Cisco, the #1 Supply Chain in the world! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends & family, weightlifting, and traveling! 

Megan Formwalt

University of Arkansas

Megan Formwalt is originally from Shawnee, Kansas, and is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas graduating in May of 2023. She is double majoring in supply chain management and economics with a minor in business analytics. During her collegiate career, Megan has held numerous leadership positions including President of Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE), President of Beta Gamma Sigma, and Director of Community Events for the Walton Honors Student Executive Board. She is also a recipient of the Walton College Presidential Scholarship, which is awarded to the top-ranking student in the Walton College of Business each year. Outside of school, Megan has interned with two companies during the past couple summers. Her first supply chain internship was with the Happy Egg Co. USA located in Rogers, Arkansas where she spent most of her time in packaging and plant operations. Following that experience, Megan went on to intern with McDonald’s in Chicago, Illinois where she worked as a global strategic sourcing intern on the equipment team. In this role, she learned about international sourcing, the power of scale, and how to make the perfect Big Mac. After graduation this May, Megan will start her career with Sam’s Club as a Merchandising Logistics Manager in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Alexandra Henson

Western Michigan University

Alexandra Henson is a senior from Allen Park, Michigan attending Western Michigan University. She is majoring in Supply Chain Management with a minor in business analytics graduating in April of 2023. Throughout her time within the Supply Chain Program at WMU, she has served as President of the Supply Chain Management Association and has been involved in the organization since her first semester at WMU. She also has participated in two national case competitions: the 3M National Case Competition and the General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition—in which she and her team placed first in Fall of 2021. In the Spring of 2022, she interned with The J.M. Smucker Company as a Logistics Intern. During school she worked as a Teaching Assistant supporting the Global Business courses. Also, she has been on the Dean’s List every semester she has been at Western. At the end of the 2023 school year, Alexandra was a recipient of the Outstanding Supply Chain Management Student award. She also received high recognition for the contributions she made for the Supply Chain Management Association. Upon graduation, Alexandra will be working for Accenture as an Entry Level Consultant in Chicago, IL. Most importantly, Alexandra was selected as a recipient of the 2022 AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholarship.

Michaela Holt

Auburn University

Michaela Holt is a current senior at Auburn University majoring in supply chain management with a minor in Spanish. Throughout these past four years, she has had the opportunity to intern the past two summers with WestRock Company as a Procurement Intern as well as Pischek Industries as a Logistics Intern. At Auburn, Michaela has been a part of the Student Government Association, a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, and the President of the Auburn Supply Chain Managment Association. When not involved on campus, she loves getting to spend time with friends and family as well as being active playing recreational sports and working out! Although her plans for post-graduation are not solidified yet, Michaela is excited to see what the future has in store! 

Lexi Hopp

University of Minnesota

Lexi Hopp is a California native, and is a soon to be alumni from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Carlson School of Management. She double majors in Supply Chain and Operations Management and Public and Nonprofit Management. Throughout her four years in college, she has devoted herself to building her community in her new home. Lexi is passionate about community engagement, completing over 550 hours in the community through a variety of nonprofit organizations. Following graduation, Lexi will return to Land O’ Lakes as part of their Talent Acquisition Program two-year rotational program. Long term, her goal is to transition into international development work, implementing the tenants of supply chain into grassroots initiatives in growing communities.

Maria Karamanos

Penn State University

Maria Karamanos is a 4th-year student at Penn State University. She has interned for the Hershey Company in demand planning, and twice for Clark Associates in Lancaster, PA in purchasing and procurement. Maria consulted for Walmart on a semester-long project to aid in truck driver attraction and retention. She interned for Microsoft within their Operations division and will be returning full-time as a Supply Chain Planner within the Azure Cloud group.  

At Penn State, she is a part of Lion Ambassadors and serves as a committee director, organizing projects to showcase University pride and giving tours to prospective students. Additionally, Maria is a part of the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and served as the Vice President for Sigma Chi Mu Tau, the supply chain honors society. She was also the President of the Hellenic Student Association, fostering a love of Hellenic culture on campus and engaging students from commonwealth campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Greer Kelly

Auburn University

Greer Kelly is originally from Birmingham, AL but currently attends Auburn University in Auburn, AL. She is a senior Supply Chain Management Major with a minor in Sustainability. After she graduates in May she is moving to Atlanta, GA to work as a Supply Chain Analyst for Invista. She interned for Invista in the Summer of 2022 as a Supply Chain Planner and loved applying her knowledge to a role where she could make a difference in Invista’s supply chains. She enjoyed her internship so much that she was offered a full-time position and decided to continue her career there. She also is continuing her education at the University of Tennessee where she will obtain her Master’s of Science in Supply Chain Management through their online program. During her time at Auburn, she was Vice President for Auburn Supply Chain Management Association and enjoyed serving all the students who are so passionate to learn more about supply chain. Also, she was selected to represent Auburn’s Supply Chain Department at the annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Edge Conference in the Fall of 2022. While at CSCMP she had the opportunity to make several connections and hear from some of the industry’s leading supply chain professionals. Greer is very excited about the future of supply chain for women and hopes to someday help other young women find careers in supply chain.   

Kailani Moore

Colorado State University

Kailani Moore is recent graduate from Colorado State University who recently began her first full-time career as an Analyst Peloton Consulting Group in Denver, CO. Kailani has a strong background in supply chain holding multiple internships throughout school, and was a 2022 AWESOME Scholar and a member of the 2022 WISE Advisory Board. Kailani was named the Fall 2022 Outstanding Supply Chain graduate at CSU, and is loving the start of her career in SCM ERP Consulting.

Summer Natour

Virginia Commonwealth University

Summer Natour  is a senior studying Supply Chain Management and Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She will use the intersection of these subjects in an attempt to redefine the way businesses operate across the country and internationally by redesigning their supply chains, daily practices, and the overall mission and focus of businesses around the world. Her experience in supply chain has consisted of inventory management and warehouse planning, indirect and direct procurement, logistics and data analysis, network planning, and project management. Throughout college, she has completed multiple research projects in the field along with a Supply Chain Internship in Facilities Management at VCU and another as a Procurement Analyst in the pharmaceutical industry at Indivior. She spent her senior year on the E-Board of Sigma Chi Mu Tau, the supply chain honor society at VCU, as Treasurer and now President. Her interests reside in circular supply chains and economies, ESG management styles, CSR, social psychology, urban sociology, human rights, and sustainable development. 

Katelyn Payne

University of South Florida

Katelyn Payne is a University of South Florida senior double majoring in Advertising and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. Katelyn has completed five semesters of professional internships. She most recently completed her second supply chain co-op rotation at Johnson & Johnson, where she is also the President of the North America Global Services Procurement Co-op Association. During her time at USF, Katelyn has been a Resident Assistant of USF’s cohort-style business advertising program for three years. Katelyn is part of the USF Business Honors Program where she studied abroad in France, and completed an undergraduate thesis in supply chain sustainability and reverse logistics within the fast fashion industry. She is heavily involved on campus, and has served as President of USF Advertising Club, a teaching assistant, a mentor to first-year business students, and a member of multiple campus organizations. She has also been named Miss USF First Runner-Up and was part of USF Homecoming court. Katelyn is a Muma College of Business top 25 Under 25 recipient, recognizing her as one of USF’s top 25 business students under the age of 25 for demonstrated success in academic performance, leadership, professional development, and community service. After graduation, she will be attending the University of Michigan Ross School of Business to complete her Master of Supply Chain Management degree. 

Lillian Qin

University of Tennessee

Lillian Qin is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, studying supply chain management with a minor in data science. Looking back, her college career has been a fruitful one, both academically and personally. Among Lillian’s favorite opportunities, she got the chance to serve as the president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ UTK student roundtable and host a University interview podcast series called “Project Inspire”. In regard to professional experience, she worked as a rotational procurement intern at Coretrust Purchasing Group in Nashville, TN, and as a supply chain and wireline transformation intern at AT&T in Dallas, TX. Following graduation, Lillian will be moving to Chicago, IL, to become an Advisory Associate in KPMG’s procurement and outsourcing practice. 

Mia Rinaldi

Indiana University

Mia Rinaldi is a 2023 graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with majors in Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Business, and Leading Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Organizations. While in college, she had her first internship with Toyota Motor North America, which introduced Mia to both purchasing and supplier diversity. There she discovered her passion for working with companies to increase their diverse spend and uplift women- and minority-owned businesses. She then shifted gears towards consulting and interned with PricewaterhouseCoopers where Mia will be returning full-time to work as a Management Consulting Associate in the Operations Transformation practice based out of the Chicago office. She is excited to utilize her knowledge of supply chain and operations to solve problems related to sourcing and procurement, ESG, and supplier diversity. Mia also stayed involved in multiple organizations at IU and held various leadership positions. She was President of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Vice President of Recruitment for Kelley’s Business Operations Consulting Workshop and also held executive positions in Supply Chain Operations Management Association and Women&Co. Mentorship is something that she values, and Mia was able to be a mentor to many students within and outside of the organizations mentioned, especially young women who share a similar passion for supply chain. Mia is honored to be part of the AWESOME community and excited to continue to meet other women in the industry! 

Josette Stewart

North Carolina A&T State University

Josette Stewart of Cleveland, Ohio, is a senior supply chain management major at North Carolina A&T State University. She is a Center for Advanced Mobility Transportation Scholar and President of both the Supply Chain Aggies and Midwest Aggies student organizations. A member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and National Society of Leadership and Success, she has been named to the Chancellor’s or Dean’s List every semester, is a former math tutor for the Black Male Initiative in the N.C. A&T Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics and volunteers through the Cleveland Muny Football League and a lead volunteer and mentor. In addition to being active in many campus organizations, She has interned with Apple as a service supply chain operations intern and with IBM as a procurement professional and upon graduating she will begin her full-time role as a New product lifecycle supply chain project specialist in California. Additionally, Stewart is the CEO and founder of her own business. JB Signature Collection LLC is a fashion accessories line she started in 2015 at age 13. Since the business’ inception, Stewart has donated a portion of her profits to various charities because she “hopes to inspire other teens to follow their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.”

Sydney Stewart

Indiana University

Sydney Stewart is a Senior at Indiana University. She will graduate in May 2023 and then start her full-time career at West Monroe Partners in Minneapolis, MN. Sydney will be working as a Consumer and Industrial Products Consultant and is very excited to get started and apply what she has learned these past several years. During her time at Indiana University, Sydney was heavily involved in a few organizations. She was Vice President and President of a club known as SCOMA, which is the Supply Chain and Operations Management Association. Sydney was also the VP of Culture and President for a Business Operations Consulting Workshop. Another organization Sydney was part of was the Academic Fairness Committee, which hears student appeals for misconduct reports or grade appeals. Additionally, she is part of the Kelley Honors program awarded to the top 10% of Kelley business students. In this program, Sydney served as an Honors Leadership Team Mentor to younger students. In addition to being involved on campus, she was on a semester internship with Toyota Material Handling where her and her team developed an agile Supply Chain Risk Analysis focused on supply chain layout, business continuity, and legal and public landscape. Sydney also spent a summer interning with Target as an Inventory Analyst where she was on an inventory backroom project that required lots of cross-functional team communication.  

Carolyne Waldron

Iowa State University

Carolyne Waldron is a senior attending Iowa State University. She is set to graduate next month, and Carolyne will be beginning her career as a supply chain planner at John Deere in June. She is entering as part of their rotational program, so she’ll get the opportunity to have three different job titles, each for one-year rotations. Carolyne is very eager to get to have so many different experiences within her first job out of college. Last summer Carolyne had an internship with one of John Deere’s supply chain teams, and it was an amazing experience getting to learn the ins and outs of the supply chain world through the manufacturing industry.

Carolyne is very involved here at Iowa State University, and has held numerous leadership positions and memberships at various organizations. Last year, she was the treasurer for Circle of Sisterhood, a philanthropic organization dedicated to increasing girls accessibility to education. Carolyne was also the Vice President of Finance for her sorority. Currently, she is serving as the treasurer for Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence, or WISE. Carolyne and several other women started a WISE chapter at Iowa State last year, and it has been so rewarding to watch it grow into a well-developed organization that has name recognition and an average of 40 people attend every meeting.

Reagan White

University of Arkansas

Reagan White is a senior at the University of Arkansas graduating in May of 2023. She is a double major in supply chain management and international economics with a minor in Spanish. Throughout her time at the University of Arkansas, Reagan has held several campus leadership positions including Director of Engagement for the Associated Student Government, Vice President of Communications for Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE), Professional Development Officer of Phi Mu, and others across various student organizations. During her collegiate career, she has held two summer internships. In the Summer of 2021, she interned at an Amazon Fulfilment Center in Oklahoma City, OK as a Sophomore Area Manager Intern where she implemented a new repackaging process within the outbound ship dock department. The following summer, she interned at Hilti North America’s corporate headquarters in Plano, TX as a Logistics Intern where she standardized the S&OP process for all of the materials management department. Her passion for traveling and learning about other cultures led her to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain for the Spring 2022 semester. She then returned to Spain in January 2023 as part of the University of Arkansas’ Global Changemakers Program. Outside of work and school, Reagan enjoys serving her local community as a Spanish translator at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. She hopes to continue to give back to the community throughout her career by pursuing philanthropic efforts concentrated on increasing women’s access to education. 

Ashley Yearwood

Michigan State University

Ashley Yearwood will complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, with minors in Information Technology and Economics, from Michigan State University in the spring of 2023. Ashley is a member of the Honors College and President of the Supply Chain Management Association (MSU SCMA). She has been involved in SCMA since her freshman year and developed a true passion for the club and the field of supply chain management. Currently, Ashley works for the Department of Supply Chain Management at MSU as a Marketing Intern. Following her sophomore year, Ashley interned with Martinrea International, Inc. as a Supply Chain Intern. She learned about the complexities of the automotive industry and was able to connect what she was learning in the classroom about supply chain, to the real world. After her junior year, Ashley interned with Accenture as a Consulting Summer Analyst. Upon  graduation, she will be joining Accenture full-time in their Chicago office in their Consulting Development Program. 

Ashley is passionate about learning and helping others and hopes to follow those passions into her career. She understands that the field of supply chain is everchanging and wants her career to reflect that. Her goal is to experience new companies, new industries, and new people to continue to build her knowledge and make the world a better place.

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