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 candidate in Marketing, focusing on Quantitative Modeling. His broad interests lie in applying empirical industrial organization methods to marketing questions. He is particularly interested in studying luxury fashion market and digital marketing. Before entering the Ph.D. program, Yao worked as a business analyst in Rowland Berger Consulting Firm and a data analyst in the National Development and Reform Committee of China. He will be on the job market in the summer of 2018.