Our Graduates leave us prepared to become thought leaders as managers, consultants, military officers, policy makers, nonprofit executives, educators, and entrepreneurs. Meet our recent graduates!
Name – Daryan Rahimzadeh
Position Title - Staffing Services Associate, Recruiting
Company - Google
Short bio of your previous experience and current position
Prior to attending Peabody, I taught 7th and 8th grade math in Charlotte, NC through Teach for America. While teaching I became interested in the impact that leadership and culture had on performance, specifically in the context of student achievement. While at Vanderbilt, I had the opportunity to work as a Recruiting Coordinator at the Career Center, where I was able to apply the theories and strategies we were learning about in our LOP classes through the creation of a strategic plan around a diversity and inclusion plan. Ultimately I was able to leverage my classroom learning and hands on experience into a role supporting tech staffing at Google in Austin, TX. In large part to my experiences at Vanderbilt & Peabody, I was immediately asked to join initiatives aimed to improve the culture and performance of our organization.
Name – Davis Dudchock
Position Title - Technology Consulting Associate
Company - PwC
Short bio of previous experience and current position:
After earning my undergraduate degree at Stanford University in June 2014 studying Science, Technology & Society - a liberal art plus technology program - I moved to Nashville begin in the Leadership and Organizational Performance program in August 2014. After working in various roles and assistantships on campus during my time in LOP, I began pursuing opportunities in consulting based on my growing passion for organizational development.
I'm currently working in PwC's Advisory practice as a Technology Consulting Associate. I'm based out of the San Jose/Silicon Valley Market Office and am currently working with clients in the Software/Internet & Entertainment Media industries as well as clients in Healthcare space.
I help clients with areas such as: tech strategy and transformation, enterprise application development, and IT process improvement.
Name – Joe Reilly
Position Title - Project Manager, Project Management Office
Company - MissionPoint Health Partners
Short Bio - Upon graduating college I began my career as a teacher and coach at a private school outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and after three years I felt it was time for a change. My goal was to either segue out of education or further my career with an eye on administration. The Leadership and Organizational Performance program at Vanderbilt's Peabody College afforded the perfect opportunity to assist in determining my career path. After my first year I was able to intern at MissionPoint Health Partners: a subsidiary of Ascension Health in their Care Management branch. Upon completion of my internship I was able to remain with the company as an Operations Lead. Since then I have progressed to a Project Manager role in the Project Management Office where most of my day is spent managing new market implementations and focusing on executing process improvements to our organizational workflow.
Name – Ivy (Ruoshi) Li
Position Title – Global Data Services Analyst
Company – Willis Towers Watson
Short Bio - Ivy graduated from the LOP program in May of 2016. She is currently working as an analyst in the Global Data Services Team in Willis Towers Watson in Beijing. Her work mainly focuses on compensation projects and survey reports. Prior to the LOP program, Ivy got her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.