Next Generation Leaders 2013-2014 Alumni Profiles

Kathryn Carlisle

Name: Kathryn Carlisle
School: Boston College
Major: Mathematics and Psychology

“The Next Generation Leaders Program caught my interest because it is more than an entry-level position. Leaders have the opportunity to delve into all areas of marketing and work with some of the best in the field. Being a part of this program is a way to gain hard experience while networking with top executives and learning new trends in direct marketing.”  Kathryn Carlisle, 2013-14 Next Generation Associate

Originally from Philadelphia, I graduated from Boston College with Bachelors of Arts in both Mathematics and Psychology. While at BC, I became involved with several campus organizations, my favorite of which included serving on the executive board of the Dance Organization of Boston College as treasurer and serving as a Committee Chairperson on BC's Relay for Life, a fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

I held several internships over the course of my college career, including one at United States Liability Insurance, a Berkshire-Hathaway company located just outside of Philadelphia, and one at Genzyme, a bio-tech company in Cambridge.

I am so grateful for the incredible opportunity to be a Next Generation Leader, working with top industry professionals at both Gerber Life and Paradysz.

Emily Nielsen

Name: Emily Nielsen
School: University of Denver
Major: Statistics

“I was immediately attracted to the program because it provided the opportunity to learn about marketing analytics from two companies that are industry leaders. I know that I will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience from both Epsilon and Return Path throughout the course of the program.”  Emily Nielsen, 2013-14 Next Generation Associate

I graduated from the University of Denver in June of 2013 with a major in Statistics and a minor in Communication Studies. While at DUI served as an Ambassador for the Undergraduate Student Business Association.

Over the course of my college career I have interned at several companies, including DTM Real Estate and OnTargetJobs doing research, data analysis, and most recently web and marketing analytics.

I could not be more excited to be a Next Generation Leader and have the opportunity to work with two amazing direct marketing companies here in Denver.

David Schneider

Name: David Schneider
School: Cornell University
Major: Human Development

"I was attracted by the unique emphasis on holistic marketing education and personal development as opposed to the narrowly specific responsibilities that most entry-level marketing employees tend to be assigned.By learning about multiple branches of marketing I hope to be able to make valuable connections and insights as a result of the diversity of my experiences."  David Schneider, 2013-14 Next Generation Associate

I graduated from Cornell University with a major in Human Development and a minor in Nutritional Sciences. In my free time I enjoyed serving as vice president and co-founder of the Unicycle Club. During my time at Cornell I had the opportunity to intern with a wide variety of organizations.

I’ve spent time at web startups, done analytics work for Decision Economics, and spent time doing legal research for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.  My coursework in combination with my work experiences led me to realize that I wanted to enter marketing so that I could incorporate analytical thinking in the context of human behavior.

I am extremely excited to have worked in the Denver area, learning from the highly intelligent marketing experts at both Epsilon and Return Path.

Erika Tang

Name: Eriika Tang
School: Carnegie Mellon University
Major: Economics

“I chose to join the Next Generation Leaders program because of the unique chance it presented to be more than a typical fresh college hire.  In the program, I worked directly with marketing executives and teams as a partner with greater opportunities to learn that I could not otherwise gain access to.”  Erika Tang, 2013-14 Next Generation Associate

I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a major in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. I developed a passion for behavioral economics and decision sciences—specifically, their applicability to marketing through numerous courses, projects, and research.  This included a summer as a research assistant for the Decision Sciences department within the Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Outside of academic pursuits, I was a member of Scotch’n’Soda Theatre, one of the oldest student-run collegiate theatre organizations in the nation. I served as the company’s Director of Development and appeared in numerous productions including 12 Angry Men, Eurydice, Urinetown, The Rocky Horror Show, and many others.

I was ecstatic to join this year’s Next Generation Leaders program in New York. The program was an amazing opportunity to work with and learn from marketing executives at Gerber Life Insurance and Paradysz.