2023 AWESOME Scholar Bios

Alexis Allen
Howard University

Bio coming soon.




Nicole Carvagno
University of Tennessee


Nicole Carvagno is a rising senior from Church Hill, Tennessee majoring in supply chain management with a double minor in sustainability and religious studies at the University of Tennessee. A member of the Haslam College of Business’s premier honors organization, the Smith Global Leadership Scholars, Nicole has engaged heavily in her community through volunteer work with multiple organizations. During her sophomore year in fall 2021, she worked as a supply chain intern at the Big Orange Pantry for a semester before taking the opportunity to study abroad in London, England in the spring. While there, Nicole had the privilege of interning with Climpson & Sons, a specialty coffee roastery. Continuing her education in international business, she took an opportunity in January of 2023 to study supply chain operations in Panama. Nicole completed a product supply internship with Procter & Gamble over the summer of 2022, and accepted a return internship offer for summer of 2023 in Cincinnati, OH. After two years of volunteer work, Nicole was offered, and accepted, the role of director at Smokey’s Pantry. Nicole is also heavily involved in several student organizations, including NeXxus: Connecting Women in Supply Chain, where she has been an executive board member for three years and was honored to have been part of the team that ran a supply chain simulation with a girl scout troop. During her junior year, Nicole gained three notable awards, receiving the Traffic Club of Pittsburgh Scholarship, the Excellence in Education Scholarship from Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education (AWESOME), and becoming a 2023 R. Gene Richter Scholar in the spring of 2023. As a winner of these scholarships, she has been recognized for being a future leader in the supply chain industry.

Abigail Crosby
University of South Florida


Abigail Crosby is a senior studying Supply Chain Management at the University of South Florida. She will graduate in December of 2023. Abigail is heavily involved with the University of South Florida’s Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management and Sustainability. She is currently serving her second term as president of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ USF student roundtable. She uses her platform at CSCMP to help other students build leadership skills and make connections. As a result, she has expanded the executive board from six to twelve members. Under Abigail’s leadership, the USF student roundtable has become the most active student chapter in the nation with over 70 active members. Most recently, she had the opportunity to attend the Florida Supply Chain Summit as a student ambassador for USF.  In addition to her involvement in both classes and clubs at USF, Abigail has worked in two professional internships. In the summer of 2022, Abigail interned at Reed TMS Logistics, a branch of Werner Logistics, an asset-based third-party logistics company with business throughout the US. During this internship, she completed a rotational program in sales and logistics and became the #1 intern for load sales that summer. In January 2023, Abigail began working in the supply chain co-op at Johnson & Johnson Global Services in procurement. As part of her position at Johnson & Johnson, she is currently working on a project to automate the closing process by data validation with the aim of closing a gap in the company’s software system. Abigail has also earned her Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate during her time at Johnson & Johnson. Abigail is excited for this opportunity to learn and grow as part of the AWESOME community!

Maggie DePirro
Indiana University


Maggie DePirro is a senior from Crown Point, Indiana attending the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with majors in Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Business, and Leading Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Organizations. Her professional experience includes interning as a Healthcare Consulting Intern at Pathstone Partners, serving as a student consultant for SpaceX, and working as a member of the R&D PSD Buying Co-Op for Toyota North America. These opportunities have honed her skills in supply chain optimization, standardization principles, and Lean Six Sigma fundamentals while she gained valuable experience in managing inventory, analyzing forecasting trends, and adapting to logistical stock complications. Throughout her collegiate career, she was selected for the Business Operations Consulting Workshop and the Supply Chain Consulting Practicum, two rigorous academic programs that have prepared her to begin her career in advisory services.

On campus, Maggie is very involved in IU’s chapter of Kesem, a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides year-round support for children who are impacted by a parent’s cancer, where she has held roles as a counselor, Operations Coordinator, and Director. These roles have developed her skills in event planning, budgeting, and resource allocation to effectively serve the Kesem community. In addition, she held the Vice President role in SCOMA, the Supply Chain and Operations Management Association, where she collaborated with faculty, corporate sponsors, and recruiters to drive event participation and establish corporate relationships between supply chain companies and Kelley students.

She is excited to continue her career in supply chain management, contribute to the growth of a sustainable business environment, and give back to her university and community by empowering those around her through leadership and mentorship.

Madeline Dorish
Lehigh University


Maddie Dorish is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania majoring in Supply Chain Management and Marketing with a minor in Management at Lehigh University. She will graduate in May of 2024. Throughout her time at Lehigh, she has been involved as a student-athlete on the swim team, a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and she is currently the Public Relations Chair of the Lehigh Supply Chain Club. Through the Lehigh Career Center, she has presented to first-year business students providing advice and mentorship. Maddie is involved with the supply chain community nationally as she is a member of the Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence Advisory Board. This board helps to plan the annual WISE Symposium which connects aspiring women in supply chain with established professionals in the industry. During the summer of 2023, Maddie will be interning in a supply chain position with Boeing. In addition to her involvement at Lehigh, Maddie enjoys volunteering. When she was twelve, she started a swim event and fundraiser, Breaststroke 4 Breast Cancer (B4BC). She raised $12,000 for the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. Maddie has also volunteered at the Hispanic Center of Lehigh Valley Food Pantry and Dress for Success, an organization that helps women who are seeking to enter the workforce by providing them with access to professional attire and career guidance. In the future, Maddie hopes to use her skills to be effective, innovative, and efficient in problem-solving and finding solutions for better business decisions. She also hopes to be a mentor and inspire more women to pursue careers in supply chain management. She looks forward to being a part of the AWESOME community and connecting with other members in the supply chain industry.

Randilyn Gomme
University of Oklahoma


My name is Randilyn Gomme, I am currently a junior at the University of Oklahoma double majoring in Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems. Some of the organizations I am involved in on campus include Alpha Sigma Kappa-Women in Technical Studies, Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE), Management Information Systems Student Association (MISSA), Multicultural Business Program (MBP), Big Brothers/Big sisters mentor program, and Reformed University Fellowship (RUF). Throughout my college career I have had many leadership roles. I became the youngest manager at the restaurant I worked at, being only 18 years old. I held multiple positions in my sorority such as candidate educator where I mentored incoming new members and retreat chair where I planned and budgeted our spring retreat. I was also a volunteer teacher in the program Girls Who Code where I taught young girls from 6th to 12th grade the programming language python. I will be interning this summer as a software engineer at Flint Hills Resources. I will graduate in May of 2024 and plan to take capstone and international business through an abroad program in Spain. In my free time I love hanging out with friends, traveling, working out, volunteering, and cooking! I plan to continue mentoring and volunteering to make a difference in others around me even after I graduate!

Katelyn Hartings
Miami University


I am currently a senior at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, specializing in Supply Chain and Operations Management with a minor in Information Systems. Throughout my academic journey, I have been a dedicated member of my school’s Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and Information Systems & Analytics Association (ISAO), where I actively participated in various seminars, workshops, and activities to enhance my understanding of these fields. In addition to this, I held significant leadership roles as the Treasurer and the Fundraising and Recruitment Chair for Miami University’s Club Jump Rope. In these positions, I honed my skills in financial management and teamwork, enabling me to contribute to the success of the club. Because of these involvements, I had the opportunity to take part in the 2022 General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition. Collaborating with a diverse team, I used my problem-solving and analytical skills to tackle a complex supply chain case, which eventually led us to win first place in this competition. That same year, I further expanded my global outlook by studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary. This unique experience fostered a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and global business practices, which I believe will be invaluable in my forthcoming professional journey.

Over the summer of 2022, I undertook a procurement internship at Honda Motor Company. There, I was tasked with implementing Microsoft PowerBi and visualizing supplier data, which enabled the buyers to make more informed sourcing decisions. This internship provided me with hands-on experience in procurement processes and data analytics. This summer, I will work as an Operations Intern at DHL in one of their Columbus, Ohio facilities. I am excited about the challenges and learning opportunities that this role will offer, as I continue to grow and develop my expertise in supply chain and operations management.

Amy Hernandez
Georgia Southern University


My name is Amy Hernandez I am 21 years old. I am from Glennville, Ga. I am a senior Supply Chain Management major with an emphasis in Logistics and intermodal transportation student at Georgia Southern University. While at Georgia Southern University I am involved in several student organizations and serve on the student board of directors. I am the Director of Operational Excellence for GSU Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE), I collaborate with the rest of the executive team to plan and execute supply chain events including workshops, high school outreach programs, professional development, and networking. Through the greater WISE organization, I serve as a board member for the Connections Advisory Board where I was selected to collaborate with other undergraduate women leaders studying supply chain at various U.S. institutions to advance the mission of WISE and plan the 2023 Symposium hosted and facilitated by the University of Arkansas. Through my local Chapter of Savannah Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) I serve as an Honorary Student Board Member where I participate in monthly board meetings and site visits and serve as a liaison for joint engagement with WISE and GSU undergraduate SCM students. This summer I will be interning for Syfan Logistics in Gainesville, Ga. learning the ins and outs of a 3PL asset-based company. My career goal includes one day owning and operating my own 3PL trucking company. I plan to work a couple of years in the industry and soak up every aspect of the supply chain that I can learn. A couple of years later I plan on owning my own trucking company.

Jenna Lewis
Michigan State University


Jenna Lewis is a junior at Michigan State University. She will graduate from Michigan State University in the spring of 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Information Technology.

She is excited to have the opportunity to intern with Meijer for the summer of 2023. She is working in their Lansing distribution center as a Supply Chain Distribution Intern, where she will work to optimize the warehouse space in the most efficient manner.

Jenna is involved in various on-campus organizations such as the Supply Chain Management Association, VIM Magazine, and Women in Business. She served as the Vice President Chair for the Michigan State Supply Chain Management Association during the 2022-2023 school year where she worked on various projects such as the Mentor/Mentee program. She was recognized as an SCMA Most Involved Member, and was selected to be a part of the 2023-2024 Supply Chain Management Association executive board as the Director of Internal Relations, where her role is to manage club memberships within the organization. Jenna combined her passion for business and fashion by becoming a Marketing Strategist for VIM Magazine, a student-run fashion and lifestyle publication at Michigan State. She was involved in the planning of the Collective Member Week, where she helped run Resume Workshops. She is also a member of the Women in Business organization, where she has learned the importance of connecting and networking with other women in the industry. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the 2023 AWESOME Scholars!

Emily McAtee
Miami University


I am a rising senior studying Supply Chain and Operations Management with a minor in Fashion at Miami University. During my studies, I was selected to represent Miami at the Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE) Symposium in Arkansas. I networked with women also studying supply chain at different universities and heard from top female executives impacting the field of supply chain. These women further inspired me to be an impactful leader and instilled the importance of networking and making connections throughout my career. Since my freshman year, I have been involved with the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and after the WISE Symposium, I decided to run for president. I was elected to this position and have found it greatly rewarding to collaborate with the executive team to provide meaningful meetings for peers such as networking, social, and speaker events. This year, we are rolling out our own WISE program at Miami University as a sector of the SCMA. I am excited to see many more women getting involved and our newest program will allow for a welcoming environment to explore challenges and opportunities as the upcoming generation of future leaders.

My passion for sustainability propelled me to be a part of supply chain management. This field enforces the proposition that wasting less and being lean in a global economy is beneficial to not only the environment but to companies as well. In the future, my goal is to be a part of a company that strives for zero waste and continuously innovates and challenges industry norms.

Lily Raccasi
University of Arkansas


Lily is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in International Business with a focus on supply chain management and minors in Chinese, Spanish, and maple Economics. She is also enrolled in Walton College’s Accelerated MBA Program to advance her business career track and achieve an MBA degree shortly after graduation.Originally an orphan from Chongqing, China who was adopted to the United States at nine years old, Lily has grown to appreciate the cultural, economic, and political differences between the two countries. As a result, she has developed keen interests in international commerce, cross-cultural exchange, and global immersion. This fueled her passion for traveling and led her to studyabroad in Madrid, Spain in the summer of 2022. While in Spain, Lily completed her Spanish minor and gained a global perspective of the Spanish business culture, practices, and value-system.Throughout her college years, Lily has taken on a variety of leadership positions on campus, including Vice President of Operations for Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence student organization, President of Dean’s Student Collaboration Team, Director of Events for Walton Honors Student Board, and Sustainability Chair for Phi Mu. Her campus involvements help her develop skills in servant leadership, effective communication, and adaptable organization.

Lily realizes the vital role that supply chain management plays in the success of today’s international business and the importance it holds in keeping the global economy moving forward. As such, she envisions supply chain management to be the gateway to improved global cooperation and foreign relations in the private and public sectors.

Ally Resa
Western Michigan University


Western Michigan University senior Ally Resa, from Fenton, Michigan, is a supply chain management major, with a minor in business analytics. She will be Vice President of the Supply Chain Management Association at Western where she helped the club grow from 20 members to over 70 over the past year. Through this club, she is able to connect with her peers and faculty members along with professionals in a range of different industries and backgrounds. She participated in the General Motors and Wayne State University case competition in the Fall where she was able to network with peers and professionals in the automotive industry. She was able to apply her critical thinking and teamwork skills to a real-life supply chain problem and develop a deeper understanding of how all functions work together in real-life problems.

Outside of school, she has had two internships at Purem, a tier-one automotive supplier where she worked on continuous improvements and lean six sigma solutions on the plant floor and global material planning. She is currently interning at Owens Corning, where she will work on their sourcing strategy and cost analysis of high-priority material. Ally has always had a passion for sustainability, and she has seen a need for it in the supply chain world. Her goal for her career is to find ways to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of the supply chain and sourcing world. She is honored to join an organization of such AWESOME women and future leaders of the supply chain world.

Josie Safir
University of Kansas


I am studying Supply Chain Management and International Business at the University of Kansas in the business honors program. Supply chain management gives me the ability to pursue my passions: helping people thrive and improving the environment. After returning from an impactful service-learning trip to Tanzania with my high school in The Netherlands, I crafted a proposal to the charitable arm of Signify, a $7B global lighting corporation, to provide sustainable solar lighting to the school I volunteered at in Tanzania, the Dutch INitiative Kids Africa (DINKA) school. Initiating this career-inspiring project revealed the complexities of a global supply chain and ignited my desire to pursue this field as my career.

To explore my interest in supply chain management, I interned for Enlight Institute, a budding Ugandan organization working to bridge societal gaps, where I authored informational documents to solicit investment. It was inspiring to learn about a new culture so different from my own. This provided me with a view of a regional African supply chain. I then broadened my professional knowledge while interning for Hallmark the following summer, where I worked on sustainability and social responsibility projects with multi-continental supply chains. From learning how farming practices can benefit Ugandans to reframing a sustainable forestry certification process for a global company, I am fascinated by both the micro and macro perspectives of supply chains.

As a current Capacity, Supply Chain and Provisioning (CSCP) intern for Microsoft, I am looking forward to developing an understanding of supply chain and sustainability initiatives in one of the world’s most dynamic sectors. I envision dedicating my future career to solving complex global supply chain problems, positively impacting the environment and enriching the lives of others. The value of human connection is so important to me, and I want to deliver life-changing products to people while preserving our world’s natural beauty and resources.

Breanna Schneider
University of Wisconsin-Madison


My name is Breanna Schneider and I am a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I study Supply Chain Management and Operation & Technology Management with a certificate in Data Science. At UW-Madison, I am part of the Grainger Center of Supply Chain Management Board of Directors that plans applied learnings, speakers and social events for supply chain majors on campus. I am a member of the 2023 Women In Supply Chain Excellence (WISE) Connections Advisory Board. The WISE Advisory Board focuses on fostering connections across universities and in the supply chain community, as well as executing new ideas to further the WISE mission. For the past year, I worked on the Applied Knowledge team at Breakthrough, a division of U.S. Venture, as a Market Research Intern. I had the opportunity to assist with providing data driven insights to our clients in fuel and freight. This upcoming summer, I will be a Global Supply Chain Intern at W.W. Grainger in Lake Forest, Illinois. In my free time, I enjoy hot yoga classes, weightlifting, and boating with my family! I am so honored to be joining the community of AWESOME Scholars and excited to learn from amazing young women and industry professionals!

Emma Scott
Pennsylvania State University


Emma Scott is a fourth-year student at the Pennsylvania State University where she is majoring in supply chain management and minoring in information systems management. Emma strongly believes the opportunities one possesses are byproducts of the people one meets, and this philosophy is particularly evident when examining her accomplishments. For example, she credits the university for the 2022 NASPO scholarship and for the Traffic Club of Pittsburgh scholarship she received this past year. Similarly, the relationships she established with professors and mentors led her to apply to the Schreyer Honors College and the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program. If it weren’t for her supply chain honors professor, she would not have had the opportunity to act as a student consultant on a project with Unilever. The inspiring students she has met led to her involvement in the Supply Chain Management Association, Schreyer for Women, and THON. Her supportive friends and family are what allow her to juggle these involvements while maintaining a 4.0.

This philosophy carries over to her professional life as well. Emma has interned with ALDI for three consecutive years, learning about demand planning, purchasing, transportation, warehousing, store operations, and management. During the school year, she works as a recruiter for ALDI, increasing brand recognition while helping mentor fellow students. She hopes to pass the torch; she plans to inspire underclassmen on developing themselves academically and professionally. Emma aspires to lead through honesty, creativity, and charisma. With her enthusiasm and passion for helping others, Emma hopes to drive change in supply chains to positively influence stakeholders. The idea of using business as a vehicle to improve others’ lives acts as a powerful motivator for Emma amidst her many commitments. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks on the beach, sipping pina coladas, and many other clichés.

Rachel Spencer
University of Arkansas


Rachel Spencer is originally from Overland Park, Kansas. She is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas, where she plans to graduate in December of 2023 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Marketing. While at the University of Arkansas, Rachel has held numerous leadership positions, including her current roles as President of Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE) and Director of Lifelong Membership for the Arkansas Alpha chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. Outside of school, Rachel has held two internships and one part-time role during her collegiate career. She was a 2022 Summer Customer Supply Chain Intern with Del Monte Foods, Inc., in Rogers, Arkansas, for their Walmart Inc. office. Throughout the 2022-23 school year, Rachel worked part-time as a General Mills Campus Leader. As a Campus Leader, Rachel helped promote careers at General Mills to qualified candidates at the University of Arkansas. She will continue working with General Mills during the summer of 2023 as a North America Retail (NAR) Sales Intern in their Rogers, Arkansas office. As a NAR Sales intern, her role will be to help support their Walmart Cereal team! After graduation, Rachel is interested in pursuing a career in Supply Chain Management, Marketing, or Sales.

Christine Truong
University of North Texas


Growing up in a small city in a developing country, Viet Nam and having a dad who was an entrepreneur, Christine Christine always dreamt of being deeply involved in manufacturing and businesses. She moved to the United States by herself in 2019 to pursue her American dreams. Currently a senior at the University of North Texas, she is majoring in Supply Chain and Management and Operation. On campus, she holds the prestigious position of President in two influential organizations, the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) and the Institute of Supply Chain Management Association (ISM), where she has led the organizations to become some of the largest at the university with over 136 members and 16 officers and were awarded on University of North Texas articles and social media platform more than 4 times.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Christine was named ASCM Student of the Year in 2023 and received an Honor Scholarship from the IANA organization. Beyond her academic pursuits, Christine is a founder of SHE Inspires Me, an non-profit organization that inspires women’s perspectives for Gen Z with more than 10k followers on Instagram and conducted podcasts with successful women in male-nominated field at Pepsico, Microsoft, Schneider, Ben E Keith, ASCM, Abbott, while also fundraising to build schools and raise awareness about critical issues such as human trafficking, child marriage, sexual abuse, women’s health in rural areas of Vietnam and Philippines.

Currently, Christine is actively involved in Logistics and Supply chain research at the University of North Texas, and she is gaining valuable experience as a digital commerce professional at Ben E Keith Corporate. Christine believes that nothing is impossible, as long as we out our mind and heart into it.

Mina Turkyolu
Lehigh University


Bio coming soon.




Sally Wysong
Ohio State University


Sally Wysong from Hartland, Wisconsin, is a senior studying Operations Management at The Ohio State University. During the summer of 2021, Sally worked for Johnson Controls as a Lean Manufacturing Intern in Wichita, Kansas, manufacturing residential HVAC systems. In the summer of 2022, she worked for Meijer as a Supply Chain Intern in Holland, Michigan, learning about process manufacturing of milk and other drinkable products. Her project was the implementation of a maintenance inventory control system. She thought it was important to learn process manufacturing versus mechanical manufacturing like at JCI. During the summer of 2023, Sally will be interning with PepsiCo as Supply Chain Intern in Hartford, CT.

At Ohio State, Sally has been involved in many clubs and organizations. During freshman year, she became a Pathways Scholar of the Pathways – Women in Supply Chain Program and later became a mentor during her sophomore year. Sally joined WISE (Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence) her sophomore year as an advisory board member and is currently on her second year with WISE. The University of Arkansas sponsors this program that includes women from over fifteen universities across the country. WISE works to encourage young women to enter and stay in the Supply Chain profession.

She is also the former External Vice President of Phi Gamma Nu, a professional development organization. She was responsible for recruitment, corporate relations, philanthropy and DEI. Sally even brokered a corporate sponsorship between Johnson Controls International and PGN that has provided many members summer internships. Sally’s most recent involvement is Fisher College of Business’ Honors Cohort. Sally was selected to be part of the program that recognizes the top 35 students in the Fisher College of Business. The Cohort program at OSU provides specialized classes for the final two years in the business school. Being amongst the top students at the Fisher school requires an intense focus and a large amount of incremental work to meet the higher expectations as a member of Cohort. Sally is incredibly passionate and cannot wait for the future opportunities the Supply Chain field will provide.

Brooke Younger
Kansas State University


Brooke Younger is from Limon, Colorado graduating in May 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management along with minors in Statistics and Fashion Studies at Kansas State University. Throughout her time at Kansas State University, she has been involved with Global Supply Chain Club serving as the Vice President of Event Coordination. She also has competed in two case competitions: the General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition and the inaugural Collins Aerospace Supply Chain Case Competition. On campus, she has been a member of the Women in Business club as well as serving on the Leadership Team for her campus ministry. During her summer breaks, Brooke has attended a 9-week spiritual leadership program called Kaleo where the focus is to develop in her faith, character, and leadership alongside other college students. Brooke does not have specific post-grad plans but is enthusiastic about the potential opportunities in the supply chain field.

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