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Spotlight on Student Life: International Students

Thursday, January 11

9 - 10 AM CST

Join a live online chat with current Booth international students. Get different perspectives about coming to Chicago from outside of the U.S. and transitioning to life at Booth. Ask about classes, student life, faculty, recruiting, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to chat directly with current student and hear more about living in Chicago as part of the Booth community. Register for this chat »

Chat Panelists:

Kimberly Epps , Senior Assistant Director of Enrollment Strategy
kim epps Kimberly Epps joined Chicago Booth’s Full-Time Admissions Office in July 2015. Kim is Assistant Director on the Outreach Team and is responsible for the Campus Visit Program and Booth Live events. Prior to Booth, Kim worked in the non-profit sector and has held positions at American Bar Association and American Library Association. Born and raised in Chicago, Kim received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Governors State University and a Meeting, Convention and Exhibition Management Certificate from Roosevelt University. Kim volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House near the University of Chicago Comer Hospital. You can catch Kim on the sidelines cheering on her son at various sporting events in her spare time.

Nikhita Giridhar , Current Student
Nikhita photo Nikhita is a first-year student with a background in entrepreneurship and technology. Prior to Booth, Nikhita co-founded an e-commerce and data analytics company in India and ran it for two and a half years. Prior to that she worked as a technology business analyst at Goldman Sachs in London. She received her Bachelors in Computer Science and Business Studies at the University of Warwick, U.K. and is currently pursuing concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategic Management.

Inbar Goodman , Current Student
Inbar photo Inbar is a first-year student at Booth. Inbar holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B) and Management from Tel Aviv University. She has served in the Israel Defense Forces as an Intelligence Analyst and a commander, and most recently, she spent the last four years working in Intellectual Property Law, focusing on patent litigation in the technology and life sciences sectors. At Booth, Inbar has recently led the Health Care Group’s first student trek to health care companies on the West Coast.

Nishtha Jain , Current Student
student photo Nishtha Jain is a first year student at Booth. After studying Economics at in India, she started her career in consulting (Bain & Company). She eventually moved to an early stage consumer-tech startup, where she managed a variety of processes across product, operations, and strategy. She has also worked at LinkedIn in Sales Strategy prior to Booth. At Booth, she is involved with the South Asia Business Group (where she made 60 people dance to a Bollywood choreography for the annual cruise party!) and the Dean’s Student Admissions Committee. In her free time, she loves to host board game nights and attempt to play squash.

Emily Kidd , Current Student
Emily photo Emily is a first year student pursuing concentrations in Finance, Strategic Management and Economics. Emily is from the UK and did her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Bristol University. Prior to coming to Booth, Emily was living in Singapore working for Accenture Strategy in their banking practice. Emily is a member of the Chicago Women's Group, Investment Management Group, Wine Club and the Running and Triathlon Club. She is looking to move into Wealth Management post Booth.

Sebastián Pérez Restrepo , Current Student
student photo Sebastian is a second year student at Booth. He started his career as a first year analyst in Investment Banking, where he focused in M&A and capital raising. Sebastian then transitioned in to Private Equity, where he focused on infrastructure and infrastructure related assets mid-market acquisitions, and tracking portfolio company performance through Board of Directors participation. Before coming to Booth, Sebastian worked as an associate in Management Consulting, focusing on developing value based management systems for top tier companies in Latin America. At Booth, Sebastian has worked in 3 different internships, as an associate at Colombia's first search fund, as an operations associate for a search fund backed company in Chicago and as a summer chief of staff for a private equity backed company in Sao Paulo. At Booth, he is also a co-chair of the Latin America Business Group and the Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Group, and Colombia Country Captain. After Booth, Sebastian is going to start, with his partner, his search fund in Bogota, Colombia.

Richard Yin , Current Student
Richard photo Richard is a first year student from Canada. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to Booth, Richard worked in a renewable energy company in China where he evaluated renewable energy investments. At Booth, Richard is a China Country Captain, a Co-Chair of the First Day Committee, a member of Dean's Student Admissions Committee, Energy Group, Basketball Club and Boxing Club.