Featuring Beghou Consulting and Navigant






So you want to be a consultant?

Here is how it works:






  • 4:00 - 4:20pm: Presentation and Q&A about NU consulting resources with Elysse, Assistant Director at Northwestern Career Advancement. Consulting firm presentations and Q&A (featuring Beghou Consulting and Navigant)
  • 5:10 - 6:00pm: Networking social with consultants from Beghou and Navigant. 





Youbean Oak Ph.D., Managment Consultant, Navigant

Youbean Oak is a Managing Consultant in Navigant’s life sciences practice. Prior to joining Navigant, she was part of the life sciences team at Simon-Kucher & Partners. Youbean has helped pharmaceutical companies and biotechs with successful commercialization of innovations and is experienced in various aspects of product development and commercialization.

Youbean received her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard University. For her PhD, she combined basic cell biology with computer vision to study the role of a cellular scaffolding protein in tumor metastasis. She holds BAs in Biology and Mathematics from Cornell University. 


Brian San Francisco Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Navigant

Brian holds a PhD in plant and molecular biosciences from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he studied bacterial metabolism in the human gut microbiome. Brian has been actively working with the Chicago Life Sciences team on several projects including national health level assessments for various IVF, PTB and IBD agents.


Sandeep Pawar Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Navigant

Sandeep holds his M.S. and Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from UIUC. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at UChicago where he studied role of human microbiome on development and regulation of food allergies. In the past year Sandeep has worked on multiple engagements encompassing biosimilar market entry strategy, M&A Dashboard for Business Development, Drug target assessment and most recently on due-diligence and market re-entry projects related to medical device manufacturers.


Sarit Bravos Ph.D., Consultant, Beghou Consulting

Sarit Bravos is a Consultant at Beghou Consulting in Evanston. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern in 2015. Prior to that, he studied Chemistry and French at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. While at Northwestern, Sarit served as co-president of ADCA during the 2013-2014 academic year.


Paul Hartzog Ph.D., Consultant, Beghou Consulting

Paul Hartzog graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Zoology and later completed a Ph.D. in Plant Biology and Conservation at Northwestern University in 2015. Paul has been working at Beghou Consulting for a little over 2 years.


Elysse Longiotti, Northwestern Career Advancement

Elysse provides career advising to PhD students in The Graduate School, working with students from the start of their time at Northwestern through graduation. She provides advising and programming to help students connect their Northwestern experience to professional opportunities both within and outside of academia. In addition to guiding students through the process of applying to jobs, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities, she collaborates with TGS staff, faculty and alumni to develop tailored services for students across industries and disciplines.