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2023 Graduate Spotlights

Congratulations the Class of 2023! We're so incredibly proud to see these new graduates leave the nest and fly off to whatever the future may bring. Explore the spotlights below to hear from a graduate from each program—what brought them to UO, what they cherished about their time as a student, and where they're headed next.

Ethan Wong ’23
Undergraduate (Business Administration)

As a student, Ethan Wong explored his career interests through hands-on work in such organizations as the Associated Students of UO (ASUO) and the UO Investment Group. Now he's preparing to join Microsoft as a financial analyst

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Sarah Gentry ’23
Undergraduate (Accounting)

Sarah Gentry '23 (accounting), the Lundquist College's Class of 2023 valedictorian and a proud third generation Duck, feels that her time at the Lundquist College pushed her to become a more compassionate leader.

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David Olvera ’22, MActg ’23
Master of Accounting

David Olvera—now officially a Double Duck—is preparing for a move to Seattle, Washington to join Moss Adams's assurance staff in August.

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Ping Wang, MBA ’23, MS ’23
Master of Science and Finance and MBA

Ping Wang, who graduated with both her MBA and Master of Science in Finance degrees, is now off to New Jersey to join the finance PhD program at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Jorinde van Klinken, MBA ’23

In June, Jorinde van Klinken won her third-consecutive NCAA discus title and then graduated with her second graduate degree. Now, she plans to start a venture combating sexual harassment in her home country of the Netherlands—and win Olympic medals in both the discus and shot put events.

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Shan Rammah, MBA ’23
Executive MBA

By the time he graduated from the Oregon Executive MBA program this June, Shan Rammah had already launched Rammah Design, a firm specializing in airport planning, airfield design, and program management.

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Kiara Franklin, MS ’23
Master of Science in Sports Product Management

After having earned her second master's degree, Kiara Franklin feels equipped and energized to enter into the next phase of her career.

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Sophie Pychlau, PhD ’23
PhD (Management)

Sophie Pychlau came all the way from Germany to complete her studies at UO, and she says, it's been a more than worthwhile journey.

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PhD graduate Sophie Pychlau wearing her commencement regalia in the courtyard outside the Lillis Business Complex