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Battle Scars

November 11, 2020
When Manny Ventura ’14 was a kid, the mirror was where his insecurity lived. Born with a cleft palate to immigrant parents who divorced soon after his arrival, Ventura always felt different from his peers. Not even three childhood surgeries could stop their…

The Business of Beauty

November 5, 2020
(Above: Vittoria Baracchi at the Colosseum in Rome, her hometown.) L’Oréal is synonymous with makeup and beauty products around the world. But when Vittoria Baracchi ˊ14 joined the company’s Milan, Italy, office as a social and content media manager in 2018,…

Hooray for Hallyu

October 14, 2020
Student research shows the economic impact of a cultural wave (Above, clockwise from top left: K-pop band BTS, the South Korean flag, K-beauty and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho. Center: K-pop band Blackpink.)…

From Homeless to Student Government President

October 13, 2020
It was first-year orientation back in 2016 when Jesse Nava '20 did something he never expected, but that would change his life and the lives of others. In a last-minute decision, Nava stood on a stage in front of Bentley classmates, faculty and staff to share…,

Navigating the Numbers

October 5, 2020
Jhansi (Jen) Potluri, MBA, MSBA ’21, realized at an early age that she didn’t have to be behind a lab bench to help advance science. Her mother works on software development for a kidney dialysis company, and Potluri grew up just outside of Boston and its…

A Passion for Cold Brew

September 10, 2020
Aman Ailani ’20 is the founder of SAH.OL Cold Brew, a ready-to-drink cold brew product made with only two ingredients: coffee grinds and water. A Management major with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies, Ailani won Bentley’s inaugural Shark Tank Pitch…

Muscle Cars and Miniature Models

July 23, 2020
Almost nothing brings Brian Shultz ’80, MBA ’87 more joy than giving new friends — and interviewers — a tour of his basement. “See this here?” he asks, holding a large toy box. It reads Barney’s Auto Factory and shows a boy from the early ’60s playing with…

‘A Commitment to Making the World a Better Place’

July 14, 2020
Ahmadou Balde, MBA ˊ18 Works to Improve Education, Healthcare and Training Services in Guinea (Above: Ahmadou Balde with students at a school that is part of NAD Partnership, where he is COO.) “Business is a social…

An Eye for Analytics

June 22, 2020
Growing up in Abuja, Nigeria, Pearl Brian-Esema, MBA, MSBA ’19 remembers her father inviting her to listen in on his business calls. It wasn’t so much the topic of buying and selling crude oil that interested her. She was intrigued by the specialized terms and…

Shielding the Front Line

May 13, 2020
Unlike other alumni who are running into production roadblocks due to a lack of materials amid the pandemic, Daryl Flynn ’93, co-president of Plastic Design, Inc. is lacking people. Namely, workers at his custom plastic fabrications company in Chelmsford, Mass…