Steven graduated in Fall 2012 with a PhD in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics from Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Upon graduation, Steven started as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Chicago. During his time at Northwestern, Steven was a member of the prestigious Cabell Society of Fellows and recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Besides his research, he served as co-Director of the McCormick Graduate Leadership Council and co-founded the Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance, for which he was the inaugural President of Operations. During his time on ADCA, Steven spearheaded several initiatives, most importantly the Case Book for Nonbusiness People, for which he contributed 3 original cases, original content on business frameworks and analysis, and all major editing of the editorial board's content. In his spare time, Steven plays beach volleyball and writes amateur prose and poetry. Steven received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Civil Engineering.
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.