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JHU Business Plan Competition Staff

Trevor Mackesey

Director, Business Plan Competition
Trevor Mackesey 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 the CLE. She advises the Entrepreneurship & Management, Marketing & Communications, and Leadership Studies minors. She also supports the annual JHU Business Plan Competition, CLE internship sponsorship, Hopkins Student Enterprises, several student-run organizations, as well as CLE communications and special events. Originally from Atlanta, she recently has made Baltimore her home. 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.

Miya Herman

Student Coordinator
Miya Herman is a sophomore 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 junior studying Biomedical Engineering and Entrepreneurship & Management. This is her second 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. 

Akash Mandavilli

Student Coordinator
Akash is a junior pursuing a dual degree in Economics and Public Health as well as a minor in Computer Science. Akash recently finished an internship with the Cleveland Clinic in their International Business Operations department where he furthered his skills in nonprofit development and project management. The most exciting part about the JHU Business Plan Competition for Akash is helping build and sustain the Hopkins entrepreneurial ecosystem. After graduation, Akash looks forward to working in management consulting and eventually product management.