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Meet Our Team

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Managing Director

Rahim Kouferidji

Psychology, Economics, 2024

Rahim oversees Pareto’s client sourcing, engagement staffing, and diversity initiatives, as well as promotes internal professional development for Pareto’s aspiring consultants. Rahim previously served as Pareto’s Client Director, leading the client sourcing team to find projects and manage client relationships. He has also served as an engagement manager for several projects, including providing product and service model ideation for a message optimization agency as well as identifying key partnership opportunities for a $4+ billion accounts payable unicorn startup. He brings extensive writing experience, having previously written articles for the University of Chicago’s Center for Practical Wisdom, and has also worked in the private equity space as a Business Development and Strategy Intern at Premier Early Childhood Education Partners. This summer, Rahim will be working as a Business Analyst Intern for McKinsey & Company here in Chicago. Outside of Pareto, Rahim enjoys working out, following the NFL, watching reality competition shows such as Survivor and Big Brother, and is a member of his school’s chapter of the Sigma Chi national fraternity.

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Managing Director

Pratham Gandhi

Computer Science, Economics, 2024

Pratham works to maintain Pareto’s high client service standards, leads the organization’s digital strategy and technical work, and helps implement the board’s vision of Pareto at a project level. Before becoming an MD, Pratham was previously Pareto’s Technology Director and Marketing Director. Pratham has also been heavily involved in the club as an engagement manager for several projects, including leading product ideation work for a $30+ billion fintech company and product customization algorithm development for a leading health and fitness brand. Pratham brings industry experience from working as a Data Science Intern at Dell Technologies and extensive academic experience from research work at the University of Chicago Computing for Anyone Lab and the University of Southern California Cyber-Physical System Design Lab. This summer, Pratham will be returning to Dell Technologies as a Graduate Data Science Intern. Outside of Pareto, Pratham is an avid Formula 1 racing fan, house music consumer, data analytics nerd, and President of the UChicago chapter of the professional technology fraternity Kappa Theta Pi.

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Consultant

Abby Adigun

Economics, Public Policy, 2025

Angela Mu

Consultant

Angela Mu

Economics, Data Science, 2027

Austin Sim

Consultant

Austin Sim

Philosophy, Business Economics, 2026

Brendyn Burkitt

Consultant

Brendyn Burkitt

Economics, 2026

Calvin Klemetson

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Calvin Klemetson

Business Economics, Computer Science, 2027

Evelyn Wang

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Evelyn Wang

Economics Spec. D.S., CEGU, 2027

Iro Panagopoulou

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Iro Panagopoulou

Economics, 2026

Jack Wells

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Jack Wells

Economics, Public Policy, History, 2027

Jeanette Gu

Consultant

Jeanette Gu

Anthropology, Economics, 2024

John Lohier

Consultant

John Lohier

Economics, Public Policy, 2025

Kennedy Jones

Consultant

Kennedy Jones

Environmental & Urban Studies, Media Arts & Design, 2025

Lorenzo Martinelli

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Lorenzo Martinelli

Business Economics, Public Policy, 2027

Mahum Sheikh

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Mahum Sheikh

Economics, Cinema & Media Studies, 2025

Matthew Lee

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Matthew Lee

Economics, Computer Science, 2027

Michelle Shin

Consultant

Michelle Shin

Economics, 2025

Ruochen Wang

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Ruochen Wang

Economics, Statistics

Seif Ayad

Consultant

Seif Ayad

Business Economics, 2025

Willow Zhu

Consultant

Willow Zhu

Business Economics, Music, 2026

Aidan Eldifrawi

Consultant

Aidan Eldifrawi

Economics, Cinema & Media Studies, 2027

Arnav Paluri

Consultant

Arnav Paluri

Economics, 2027

Boen Wang

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Boen Wang

Economics, Computer Science, 2025

Brian Li

Consultant

Brian Li

Economics, Computer Science, 2025

Chloe Attlan

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Chloe Attlan

Business Economics, 2025

Gianina Flegueras

Consultant

Gianina Flegueras

Economics, Public Policy, 2025

Isabelle Lu

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Isabelle Lu

Business Economics, Philosophy, 2026

James Rosenberger

Consultant

James Rosenberger

Economics, 2026

Jenny Li

Consultant

Jenny Li

Statistics, Economics, 2025

Julie Chen

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Julie Chen

Economics, 2027

Lal Koyuncu

Consultant

Lal Koyuncu

Business Economics, 2027

Luigi Soriano

Consultant

Luigi Soriano

Statistics, Computer Science, 2024

Marcus Shelton

Consultant

Marcus Shelton

Economics, Environmental Urban Studies, 2026

Matthew Li

Consultant

Matthew Li

Economics, Computer Science, 2027

Ralph Lam

Consultant

Ralph Lam

English Literature, Business Economics, 2027

Ryan Lobo

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Ryan Lobo

Economics, Computer Science, 2026

Sukhm Kang

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Sukhm Kang

Mathematics, 2024

Yasmin Shalim

Consultant

Yasmin Shalim

Data Science, Economics, 2025

Ana Emilia Davalos

Consultant

Ana Emilia Davalos

Public Policy, Economics, 2027

Audrey Zhang

Consultant

Audrey Zhang

Biology, Business Economics, 2027

Bowser Liu

Consultant

Bowser Liu

Economics, Political Science, 2026

Bryan Zhang

Consultant

Bryan Zhang

Economics, 2025

Elena Elbarmi

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Elena Elbarmi

Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, 2025

Haodi Howard Shi

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Haodi Howard Shi

Statistics, Economics, 2024

Jack Crovitz

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Jack Crovitz

Business Economics, Law, Letters, and Society, 2025

Jane Tio

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Jane Tio

Psychology, Economics, 2024

Jesenia Parthasarathy

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Jesenia Parthasarathy

Public Policy, Statistics, 2026

Kabir Goel

Consultant

Kabir Goel

Data Science, Business Economics, 2027

Lingzhou Xu

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Lingzhou Xu

Political Science, Economics, 2024

Luke von Kapff

Consultant

Luke von Kapff

Physics, Data Science, 2025

Mariam Contractor

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Mariam Contractor

Biology, Mathematics, 2026

Michael Yao

Consultant

Michael Yao

Economics, Data Science, 2025

Rhea Shah

Consultant

Rhea Shah

Biology, Economics, 2026

Samuel Choi

Consultant

Samuel Choi

Economics, 2027

Tae Hong

Consultant

Tae Hong

Business Economics, Environment, Geography, and Urban Studies, 2026

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