Meet the 2022 Michigan Ross Outstanding Leaders

by | May 2, 2022 | Sanger News

Congratulations to the Michigan Ross Class of 2022! At the commencement ceremony last week, the Sanger Leadership Center was proud to present six students with the Michigan Ross Outstanding Leadership Award. The award recognizes graduating students who have made impactful contributions and demonstrated outstanding achievement within the Master of Management, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Accounting, Global MBA, Evening MBA, or Weekend MBA programs.

Meet the recipients below, now proud U-M alumni!

Siddhant Behera, MSCM ’22

Siddhant is a member of the Master of Supply Chain Management 2022 cohort. He admires his classmates’ uncompromised work ethic, unity, “never give up” attitude, and focus on always striving for diversity, equality, and inclusiveness. Prior to attending U-M, he was a marine engineer sailing across the three oceans, trading cargo at 88 ports in 27 countries. Siddhant is indebted to his parents and sister, the ships, officers, and crew from his sailing career, the amazing professors at Ross, and the phenomenal MSCM Class of 2022.

Marissa Bialecki, MBA ’22

Marissa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from The George Washington University and subsequently built her marketing career in Washington, D.C. While at Michigan Ross, Marissa was a Ross Leaders Academy fellow, peer coach, and served as President of the OMBA Council. She’d like to thank her parents, friends and classmates, professors, and the PTMBA program office for all their support over the past two and a half years. After graduation, Marissa plans to pivot to the tech industry and work in product marketing.

Shon Harris, MM ’22

Shon is a first-generation college student from Lansing, Michigan. He is graduating with a Master of Management with an emphasis in Technology & Operations. As Vice President and Parliamentarian of UMICH MANRRS, Shon equipped minority students studying science, technology, engineering, and math with the tools needed to succeed in professional spaces. He also volunteered with the Michigan Founders Fund, where he bolstered minority representation in entrepreneurship. This summer, Shon will begin his career as a Technology Architecture Delivery Analyst at Accenture’s Chicago office.

Taylor Knoop, MBA ’22

Taylor is a proud member of the Weekend MBA 2022 cohort and is awed by her classmates’ commitment to creating community with each other during the program. Currently, Taylor works with the Monitor Institute by Deloitte, which focuses on social impact strategy. Before coming to U-M, she worked in the non-profit space and earned her B.A. from the College of Wooster. Taylor is grateful for the support of her partner, Peter, their family and friends and is indebted to her class co-conspirator, Mike Atchoo, and the extraordinary WMBA 2022 class.