105 Whitehead Hall
3400 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

JHU Business Plan Competition Staff

Trevor Mackesey

Director, Business Plan Competition
Trevor is a lecturer with the CLE and a veteran assistant vice president in the financial services industry. As a financial consultant, he delivered personalized advice and service on a variety of investment and risk management solutions, focusing on the management, preservation, and transfer of wealth for high net worth individuals and businesses. Trevor combines his professional experience in communication with graduate studies in creative writing to develop and deliver strategies to help engineers and scientists communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences. His short fiction has been published in multiple journals and his recognitions include the Guy Lemmon Award for Public Writing, two appointments to SunTrust Bank’s Chairman’s Team, and a fellowship to travel and teach throughout Nepal. Currently, Trevor serves as a member of the Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence.

Emily Myrick

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Emily is a Sr. Academic Program Coordinator in CLE. She advises the Entrepreneurship & Management, Marketing & Communications, and Leadership Studies minors, as well as several student-run organizations. She plans the annual JHU Business Plan Competition, CLE Connect, and other special events, and coordinates CLE communications efforts. Originally from the Atlanta area, she holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland, as well as BA and MA degrees in English from Georgia State University. Emily has worked in higher education for over a decade in both faculty and administrative positions.

Zyan Baptiste

Student Coordinator
Zyan is a freshman currently majoring in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. This is his first year as a student coordinator with the BPC. He has past experience with similar competitions, placing in the semi-finals for the University of Delaware’s Diamond Challenge. He’s excited to use his artistic skills with video editing and social media as well as his passion for entrepreneurship to help support the team.

Miya Herman

Student Coordinator
Miya is a junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in Business. Miya spent the past summer working for a start-up medical device company and is passionate about entrepreneurship. As the newest member of the BPC team, she looks forward to learning from the team and contributing to this great Hopkins tradition.

Amee Kapadia

Student Coordinator
Amee is a senior studying Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship & Management. This is her third year as a student coordinator for the JHU Business Plan Competition. She’s excited about connecting competitors with mentors, and is looking forward to learning about the businesses student entrepreneurs are building at Hopkins. 

Christine Wang

Student Coordinator
Christine Wang is a freshman at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Biomedical Engineering and planning to minor in Space Science and/or Entrepreneurship and Management. In her spare time, she likes to fence, spend time with family, and try new recipes in the kitchen. Christine looks forward to learning more skills in the realm of business and entrepreneurship and helping BPC achieve its fullest potential.