Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Miller, Anik Shah, and Alejandra Rovirosa

October 08, 2020

Three MBA Students Join 2020-2021 Class of Swartz Fellows

Fourteen new graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University have been selected as James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellows in its newest class, including Tepper School of Business MBA students Robert Miller, Alejandra Rovirosa, and Anik Shah.

Through the Swartz Fellows program, the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship supports aspiring entrepreneurs at CMU with mentorship and learning opportunities. Fellows connect with a network of university faculty, staff, and alumni with entrepreneurial experience — as well as local business leaders, investors, and executives — for guidance and support through the process of launching a business.

“The Swartz Fellowship brings incredible students across disciplines, whether it be business, engineering, the sciences, or art, together to learn from each other and grow their startups,” said David Mawhinney, Executive Director of the Swartz Center, Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship.

Swartz Fellows also complete a summer internship with a startup company in the San Francisco Bay Area and have additional networking trip opportunities in the Bay Area. They attend weekly roundtable discussions with local entrepreneurs, VC’s and investors called Proseminars, and may also participate in events with entrepreneurial leaders invited to speak at the Swartz Center for events such as the CONNECTS seminar series.

The complete list of 2020-2021 Swartz Fellows includes students from across the Carnegie Mellon campus:

  • Shreya Agarwal, College of Engineering
  • Alex Baikovitz, School of Computer Science
  • Jennie Christensen, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
  • Piper Hayden, School of Computer Science
  • Ben Kolligs, School of Computer Science
  • Gladys (Hoi Yan) Lau, College of Engineering
  • Xinyuan Luciana Ma, College of Fine Arts CFA/Architecture
  • Spencer Matonis, College of Engineering
  • Robert Miller, Tepper School of Business
  • Tess Niewood, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
  • Alejandra Rovirosa, Tepper School of Business
  • Anik Shah, Tepper School of Business
  • Vivien Shen, School of Computer Science
  • Ramon Williams Sobers, College of Engineering

The fellowship program is supported by Jim Swartz (MSIA 1966), Founding Partner of Accel Partners.