Santa Clara University


Rudolf Siwy


RudyRudy is entering his third year in SCU MBA program with a concentration in Food & Agribusiness and Finance. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Geology at Fresno State where he played four years on the Men's Tennis Team. Rudy works for the SCU Athletics as the Men's Tennis Assistant Coach. His main responsibility is team coaching and development. Rudy is very excited to expand the Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN) by planning great events on and off campus, as well as connecting SCU MBA students with agribusiness alumni. In his spare time he enjoys other sports (squash, rock climbing, hiking, fitness), reading, cooking, and doing LA Times crossword puzzles.

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Alex Wold



Alex is in his third year in SCU MBA program with a concentration in Food & Agribusiness and Finance. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where he was on the Swimming and Diving Team. He is a member of the Santa Clara Swim Club. Alex works as a Corporate FP&A Analyst at Intuitive Surgical. In his spare time he enjoys big data, traveling, swimming, and hiking.

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Jasmine Ni

VP Marketing


Jasmine is in her final year of the MBA program. She is concentrating in Supply Chain Management. Before beginning her graduate studies at the Leavey School of Business, Jasmine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Managerial Economics from UC Davis. She currently works as Business Operations Manager at Marvell Semiconductors, Inc. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and practicing yoga.

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Taylor Thorn

VP Operations


Taylor is in his last quarter at SCU in the MBA program. He works as the Sr. Assistant Director for Student and Young Alumni Programs for Santa Clara University Alumni Relations. Prior to his current role, he spent three years with the Santa Clara Athletics Department managing ticket sales and promotions. Taylor holds a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Music Performance from Santa Clara University. As a student, Taylor and his dorm-mates started the SCU Bronco Pep Band. Bronco to the bone, he enjoys attending Bronco basketball games, experimenting in the kitchen, and learning about craft beer.

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Michael Billikopf

VP Finance

Michael Billikopf

Michael Billikopf is in his third year of the MBA program with a concentration in finance and agribusiness. He currently works full time for AT&T Advertising Solutions. In June 2013 Michael took first place at the International Food and Agribusiness Association student case study competition in Atlanta, GA and last year, his team took second place in Cape Town, RSA. Michael was part of a team of five students from Santa Clara that competed against 22 other schools from 17 different countries.  In 2012, Michael went to Svalbard on a National Geographic Expedition in search of the Arctic polar bear. On the trip they found 11 which included one they ran into on a hike through the arctic tundra.

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