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Lisa Donchak
Wharton Student, Runner, Photographer, Game Theory Ninja


Lisa Donchak is an MBA Candidate at the Wharton School, studying Behavioral Analytics. Over the summer, she interned at McKinsey & Company in New York City, focusing on clients in the technology space. Prior to school, she worked at Google - in management and analytics, and Hewlett Packard - in sales.

Donchak's strengths and interests lie in the technology industry, and in business strategy, management, analytics, behavioral science, and sales operations.

In her spare time, Donchak runs ultramarathons, takes photos, and reads The Economist online.

While studying at the Wharton School, Donchak founded the first annual People Analytics Conference and created the Behavioral Analytics major, which focuses on the intersection of behavioral science and statistics. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, where Donchak graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Economics, she helped spearhead the first undergraduate program in game theory. During that time, she also studied behavioral economics at Oxford University.

People Analytics Conference

While at Wharton, Donchak continues to work on Wharton's
People Analytics Conference. People Analytics is a data-drive approach to managing people at work. The conference will provide a clearinghouse for those working in bringing data and sophisticated analysis to bear on people-related issues, such as recruiting, performance evaluation, leadership, hiring and promotion, job and team design, and compensation. For more information and to register, visit peopleanalyticsconference.com.