University of Tennessee Knoxville
Ashlyn Bowman will complete her bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and International Business from the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) in the spring of 2021.
Ashlyn’s interest in supply chain started in high school while taking business courses and grew during a mentorship program at the United Parcel Service (UPS) as well as various internships. Ashlyn knew then she wanted a career in supply chain. In the spring of 2019, Ashlyn studied abroad and interned with London-based supply chain intelligence company EyeForTransportation (eft) where she performed in-depth research on the future of supply chain and also connected with supply chain leaders from around the globe. During the summer of 2019, Ashlyn interned with International Paper as a Replenishment Planner. In this role, she was responsible for monitoring four facilities and selling excess inventory by analyzing the demand.
Ashlyn is a Smith Global Leadership Scholar as part of an honors program promoting global leadership, rigorous academics, and intercultural development. She is also the upcoming Vice President of NeXxus, an organization dedicated to connecting women in supply chain. She has served as a business senator for UTK’s Student Government Association and has volunteered with Girls Inc. to increase opportunities for women in STEM. Ashlyn also has served as the Membership Development Chair for CSCMP and has been a Supply Chain Management Scholar of Distinction throughout her college career.
University of Arkansas
Natalie Frauenheim will complete her bachelor’s degree with a dual degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance, and a minor in Business Analytics from the University of Arkansas in the spring of 2021.
Natalie was introduced to supply chain during her freshman year when taking a variety of courses, one of which was an introductory supply chain course that gave her insight into how the supply chain network is connected all over the world. During the summer of 2019, Natalie interned at Maxim Integrated, a semiconductor computer chip company where she learned the process of making computer chips, from raw materials to the finished product.
Natalie is the President of Women Impacting Supply Chain Excellence (WISE). As President, Natalie secures supply chain leaders to attend monthly meetings and share their professional and personal experiences. She also coordinates facility and manufacturing plant tours with organizations in Northern Arkansas giving members the opportunity to gain a real operational perspective. Natalie is a member of Tri Delta Sorority and serves as the chapter’s Payroll Coordinator. Natalie is also an active member of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
Colorado State University
Yailynn Melendez will complete her bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University (CSU) in the spring of 2021.
Yailynn became interested in supply chain when learning that agricultural companies were strategically gaining market share by encouraging sustainable harvesting practices and paying farmers competitive wages. As a result, she became a strong advocate for sustainable supply chains to reduce a company’s ecological footprint. Yailynn was offered an internship at Charter Communications, where she worked directly with the procurement team and assisted with contract negotiations and client relationship management. Learning more about the scope of global networks, such as how a simple meal can have ingredients from all over the world, has inspired her to continue learning ways to improve and advocate sustainable supply chains so products reach consumers with as little ecological footprint as possible.
Yailynn is a Board Director of Community Engagement in Business Diversity Leadership Alliance and is in charge of creating opportunities for members to make an impact on the CSU and greater Fort Collins area. Additionally, she organizes keynote speakers and programs for the organization. She is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Institute for Supply Management (ISM). After graduation, Yailynn hopes to continue work that values supply chain sustainability as an engine for business practices.
Penn State University
Hayley Peterson will complete her bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems with a certificate in Information Systems Management from Smeal College of Business at Penn State University in the spring of 2021. Hayley also studied marketing strategy at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England during the summer of 2019.
Hayley’s journey with supply chain began through various internships and research projects. In the spring of 2019, she worked as a Demand Planner as part of a Co-Op for Hershey, applying problem-solving skills to real-world business challenges and learning processes from start to finish. The supply chain curriculum at Penn State taught her a holistic, end-to-end view of supply chain. Hayley is interested in learning about all the career opportunities offered in supply chain.
Hayley serves as Events Coordinator for Smeal Student Mentors where she plans various programs for prospective and accepted high school students as well as events for first-year students at Penn State. Hayley is also a Donor and Alumni Relations THON Captain. THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, is Penn State’s 46-hour dance marathon to raise money for treatment and research to fight pediatric cancer. During her junior year, Hayley researched emerging supply chain issues for the Center of Supply Chain Research and was a Teaching Assistant for an honors supply chain class and a macroeconomics class. During the summer of 2020, Hayley will intern at DHL in Mechanicsburg, PA. After graduation, Hayley looks forward to learning new aspects of the business and gaining a wider perspective throughout her entire career.
Texas Christian University
Ashley Servais will complete a dual degree in Supply & Value Chain Management and Marketing and a concentration in Consultative Selling from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU) in the spring of 2021.
While Ashley’s fascination with supply chain grew in college, her first exposure to supply chain was her mother, a Senior Director of Transportation and International Logistics. Ashley’s interest in this profession continued to grow and, especially in light of COVID-19, Ashley recognized the immense impact and influence that a career in supply chain offers. After graduation, Ashley hopes to use her leadership, teamwork, and communication skills to work in the technology industry in either a supply chain or consultative selling role.
On campus, Ashley is a member of Neeley Fellows, a highly selective business honors program that develops enriched business skills through a unique and challenging cohort experience. She has served as the Vice President of Membership & Programming and the International Liaison for the Neeley Fellows Student Organization. In addition, Ashley has served as the Executive Education Vice President and New Member Education Leader for the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Zeta Chi Chapter. Also, she is a TCU Chancellor’s Scholar and a member of the Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Delta Upsilon Chapter. Ashley is a member of the TCU Supply Chain Organization and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. During summer 2020, Ashley will be interning for Craftwork Coffee Co., a start-up, focusing on the supply chain and sourcing of coffee beans. Also, she will be interning on the business development team for Centiro Solutions, an e-commerce logistics software company based in Sweden.