Leadership

2021-2022 Executive Board

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Lauren Boike 

President (she/her/hers)

Lauren is a senior in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Liberal Arts double majoring in Marketing and Psychology. She is from Eagan, Minnesota. Lauren loves being active, baking anything sweet, and going out to eat with friends. To her, "WIB has been a place for me to grow personally and professionally. I've been able to connect with other great members, learn from guest speakers, and obtain leadership positions. I'm also thankful that WIB has helped me find an awesome community at such a large school.” This year, Lauren is looking forward to going to the social events that WIB puts on in person!

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Sydney Leisen

VP Community Involvement (she/her/hers)

Sydney is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Finance and minoring in Business Analytics. She is from Plymouth, Minnesota. Sydney loves hanging out with friends, taking her dog on walks, and trying new restaurants. To her, WIB means, “pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to explore your passions! I have met some amazing role models at WIB that have encouraged me to be the best version of myself and have helped me through any struggles. Women in Business is a wonderful place for all who want a network of motivated individuals who uplift each other.” This year, Sydney is looking forward to meeting all of our new and returning members. She is also excited to see how all of the VP's add their own personal touches to their sections as we find a new normal in this upcoming year!

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Neha Bhupatiraju

VP Corporate Relations (she/her/hers)

Neha is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Management Information Systems and minoring in Analytics and Spanish Studies. She is from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Neha enjoys hiking, cooking, online shopping, binging Netflix shows, and spending time with family and friends. To her, WIB is, “a community of like-minded, driven women who all support one another professionally and personally. I especially love all the new initiatives and events that have been made possible by our DEI committee!” This year, Neha is looking forward to further developing her relations with the sponsors from last year, as well as working together to host a while new set of events!

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Kaitlyn Wall

VP Philanthropy (she/her/hers)

Kaitlyn is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Supply Chain and Operations Management and minoring in Business Analytics and Leadership. She is from De Pere, Wisconsin. She enjoys hiking, trying new coffee shops, and spending time with family. To Kaitlyn, WIB has always been, “a safe space where I can meet other women in my field and learn about being successful in my future career. I am more confident as a result of my time in WIB and I can't wait to share that with new members." Kaitlyn is looking forward to building connections with other WIB members and supporting her committee members as we plan an in-person gala!

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Annika Muyres

VP External Relations (she/her/hers)

Annika is a sophomore in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Finance and Risk Management Insurance and minoring in Business Law and Entrepreneurial Management. She is from Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and was born in Germany. Annika enjoys working out, spending time with her dogs, dancing, and playing soccer and tennis. Annika believes WIB is important because, "it highlights womens' roles in business, and this group is so helpful in preparing us for our future in the business world." This year, she is looking forward to locking in an internship and getting more into her major!

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Aspyn Arendt

VP Finance (she/her/hers)

Aspyn is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Management Information Systems with a minor in Supply Chain. She is from Bloomer, Wisconsin, and enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and skiing, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and working out. To Aspyn, WIB is, “an organization full of driven women that empower and inspire one another. It is an inclusive environment where women can come together to learn and make a difference in society.” She is looking forward to building bonds with other WIB members, expanding her network, and learning from our guest speakers!

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Katie Rand

VP Marketing (she/her/hers)

Katie is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Marketing and minoring in Business of Healthcare and Management. She is from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, working out, online shopping, baton twirling, and spending time with friends and family. To Katie, WIB is, “an inclusive, supportive community that empowers women to help them grow and become the best they can be both professionally and personally. WIB has been a place where I have been able to grow as a leader and develop lifelong skills.” She is looking forward to expanding her marketing skills and bringing a new look to the organization.

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Christina Drown

VP Member Development (she/her/hers)

Christina is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Supply Chain with a minor in Management Information Systems. Christina is from Alexandria, Minnesota. She enjoys rollerblading, spending time outside or on the lake, and spending time with family. To Christina, WIB is, “a community of women supporting, empowering, and helping each other to be successful in their personal and professional lives. WIB is important to me because I believe in challenging the status quo for gender equality and believe that women can do anything." She is looking forward to picking out new speakers from around the Twin Cities that can inspire our members and teach us new things.

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Kyah Orr

Co-VP Member Engagement (she/her/hers)

Kyah is a senior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Marketing and minoring in Communications. Kyah is from Lakeville, Minnesota. She loves to play pickup hockey and be outside as much as she can. To Kyah, WIB is, “a place for me to learn from others, develop my professional skills, and build relationships with supportive women.” She is looking forward to all of the fun in-person events we will be having this year!

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Hannah Weng

Co-VP Member Engagement (she/her/hers)

Hannah is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Finance and Marketing and minoring in Business Analytics. She is from Mankato, Minnesota. Hannah enjoys lifting, going on hikes, and trying new recipes in her free time. To her, WIB is, “an inclusive and fun environment where I can meet women who have similar interests as me and network with business professionals.” This year, Hannah is looking forward to the fun in-person events that she and Kyah have been planning for the fall!

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Katherine Ngo

VP Data Analytics (she/her/hers)

Katherine is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Management Information Systems. She is from Saigon, Vietnam. Katherine enjoys traveling, doing yoga, exploring new restaurants, and listening to Taylor Swift. To her, WIB is “a place for me to learn from my peers and contribute my effort to empowering more women in our community." This year, Katherine is looking forward to meeting everyone in person again.

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Lexi Hopp

VP Networking (she/her/hers)

Lexi is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Supply Chain and Operations Management with a minor in Public and Nonprofit Management. She is from Los Angeles, California! In her spare time, she volunteers at Dress for Success, Twin Cities, plays on a Club Water Polo Team at the U, and enjoys reading, working out, and hanging out with her friends. To Lexi, WIB is, “a community of like-minded women who function as a support system for both professional and personal growth.” This year, Lexi is looking forward to being able to host our networking nights with our sponsors and members in person.

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Audree Ginsburg

Co-VP External Relations (she/her/hers)

Audree is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Finance and International Business. She is from Hector, Minnesota. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, traveling, cooking and eating, listening to and creating music. To Audree, WIB means, "I am surrounded by other ambitious, inspirational, and friendly women. These people push me every day to develop essential skills and be the best version of myself. These meaningful relationships mean so much to me!" This year, Audree is looking forward to being in person and staying that way, and relearning how to interact with people.