Gizem Ceylan-Hopper is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumers’ judgment and decision making with a focus in attentional and motivational processes. Her research interest are mainly people’s motivational processes for future decisions regarding experiential purchases. In one line of research, she explores how visuals impact on people’s pre-experience decisions and their enjoyment during the experience. On a separate line of research, she studies how people’s motivational processes impact people’s risky decisions.
Chaumanix Dutton is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in Consumer Behavior. Her research interests are branding, persuasion, and complexity. Prior to entering the program, Chaumanix worked in Marketing and Brand Management roles for AT&T, PepsiCo, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
Jihoon Hong is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing quantitative marketing. He is broadly interested in crowdfunding, user-generated contents, and online brand management. Before coming to Marshall, he worked as an R&D engineer for a leading telecommunications company and electronics company in South Korea.
Jennifer Lee is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in consumer behavior research. Her research currently focuses on interpersonal relationships and product aesthetics. Prior to entering the program, Jennifer worked as a research analyst, helping guide marketing strategy for companies including the Los Angeles Times, Target, and General Mills.
Sajeev Nair is a Ph.D. student in Marketing specializing in Marketing Strategy. His research interests include new product management, channels of distribution, pricing, and digital marketing. Prior to entering the program, Sajeev worked for PepsiCo and Bharti Airtel in various sales and marketing roles.
Lei is a Ph.D. student in quantitative marketing. Prior to joining the program, Lei worked as a research analyst for a marketing firm in Toronto. She also worked as a program evaluation officer for the Canadian federal government and as a web developer for a major Canadian bank. Her research interests are in strategic communication, advertising, and online shopping.
Isamar is a PhD student in Marketing, specializing in quantitative research. Before joining the program, she worked as a research assistant for the Consumer Analytics Group (University of Chile, Santiago de Chile).
Yao(Alex) Yao is a Ph.D. student in Marketing who is studying quantitative modeling. His research interests lie in the luxury product market. Before entering the Ph.D. program, he received his Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics from Renmin University of China and was an exchange student at the University of California, Irvine. He also served as a research assistant in the Academy of Macroeconomic Research, the National Development and Reform Committee of China.