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Meet the Team That Runs Gompei Goat Cheese

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December 15, 2021

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Gompei Goat Team
Abi Rauch

Abi is a sophomore Interactive Media and Game Development (BS) and Computer Science double major from Jackson, NJ. It is her first year with the Gompei’s Goat Cheese team, and is a Marketing Associate. She plans to take a fifth year to complete her double major and to play for an extra year of eligibility for WPI’s field hockey team before working at a studio or company to render environments and medical simulations. 

Ali Gannon

Ali is a senior Biomedical Engineering student and hails from a small town in southern NH. She quickly took advantage of WPI’s diverse community, competing on the Varsity Women’s Field Hockey team from her freshman year. Ali is the Chief Innovation Officer for Gompei’s Goat Cheese, and has spent three years with the team. First beginning as a Sales Associate her sophomore year, she quickly moved up the ranks, earning the title of Chief Sales Officer and eventually, her current position. Ali is passionate about giving back to her community through her work with GGC. She intends to return to WPI next year in pursuit of a master’s degree, helping her extend her passion through translational research.

Audrey Johnson

Audrey is a freshman Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering double major that grew up just outside of Worcester in Auburn, Massachusetts. She joined Gompei’s Goat Cheese this year as an Operations Associate and is currently transitioning into the role of Chief Operations Officer. In the future, she hopes to use her degree to create high-tech prosthetics. 

Ava Mattimore

Ava is a freshman Biomedical Engineering major from Syracuse, New York. She started as a sales associate for Gompei’s Goat Cheese in A term of this year. Ava joined GGC to give back to the WPI community and further develop her business skills. She is a cellist in the WPI Orchestra, a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and she is working for the Electric Guitar Innovation Lab next semester. In the future, Ava hopes to work in tissue engineering or biomaterials engineering. 

Brianna Ankstitus

Brianna is a junior Industrial Engineering major from Lancaster, Massachusetts. She is in the BS/MS program also pursuing a Masters in Management. Brianna is the Chief Sales Officer of GGC and has been on the team since her Sophomore year. After graduation, Brianna hopes to work full time as an Engineer working on continuous improvement.

Chris Guerrette

Chris is a senior Computer Science major from Prospect, Connecticut. He is also a part of the BS/MS program and is pursuing a masters in Computer Science. Chris has been a marketing associate with Gompei’s Goat Cheese since his freshman year at WPI, and has worked on all sorts of different projects with the team. He is passionate about many different aspects of Computer Science, and this summer he will be interning with Cisco in San Jose, California. After graduation, Chris is hoping to be working full time with Cisco.

Dani Ruberti

Dani is a Freshman Business student from São Paulo, Brazil. Dani is the newest member of GGC and was hired as an accounting associate within the last months. He is passionate for the causes and ideals that GGC stands for and wanted to be able to give back to his community whilst also gaining invaluable life and work experiences. I would really like to see GGC as the most recognizable brand on campus and grow into its potential even more.

Ethan Wilke

Ethan is a junior Biomedical Engineer from Mahtomedi, Minnesota. On top of biomedical engineering, he is working towards minors in Biochemistry and Mechanical engineering as well as fulfilling his Pre-Health requirements. Ethan has been a marketing associate since his sophomore year, where he has helped bring the team's designs to life with laser cutters and other manufacturing techniques. In his free time, he loves to innovate and experiment in his kitchen, as well as share his passions with others. 

Griffin O’Neil

Griffin is a senior Mechanical Engineering (BS) student from Syracuse, NY. He is currently a Marketing Associate at Gompei’s Goat Cheese, and joined the company in September of 2020 to develop his graphic design passion. Upon graduation, Griffin is looking to start his career in Construction Management, Advanced Manufacturing, or Product Development.

Jane Cohen

Jane is a senior majoring in Actuarial Math from Oceanside, New York. They will be graduating this upcoming spring and have accepted an offer to join The Hanover Insurance Group as an actuarial analyst. Jane just joined Gompei’s Goat Cheese this year as a financial analyst after being a long-time fan of their goat cheese. They love the innovation and enthusiasm that the entire GGC team brings to every meeting and enjoy having the opportunity to flex their analytical muscles by using Excel and Power BI to find and explain trends in sales and other data. In their free time, they are involved in Club Fencing, Actuarial Math Club, Alpha Phi Omega, and a few other clubs. They also enjoy knitting and crochet.

MC Shea

MC is a junior Aerospace Engineering major on the Aeronautical Engineering track from Ewing, NJ. This is her third year with the Sales team, as she has held both Sales Associate and Chief Sales Officer roles since her freshman year. Her favorite thing about Gompei’s Goat Cheese is the invaluable life skills that she has gained while working in roles that are very different from her traditional career path. This summer, MC will be working with Pratt and Whitney as a Design Intern with their Military Fan/LPC design team in Middletown, CT.

Kaustubh Pandit

Kaustubh is a senior from Dubai, UAE and originally from India. He is pursuing a BS in Data Science along with Minors in Business and International and Global Studies. He will be graduating from WPI in May 2022 and will be looking to pursue a masters degree thereafter or also work in the financial field. Kaustubh joined as a sales associate in the spring of his freshman year and as a sophomore was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer due to a long held passion for finance and data. The ability to meet and work with so many great people, learn entrepreneurial skills,and make a positive impact on campus is what keeps him motivated to work for GGC. 

Natalie Mohn

Nat is a senior from Huntington, VT who is pursuing degrees in Management Information Systems (BS) and Innovation with User Experience (MS). She will be graduating with her BS in 2022 and will be staying another year to complete her masters degree. Natalie joined GGC as a marketing associate in the spring of her freshman year and was promoted last spring to Chief Marketing Officer. Natalie is passionate about people, organization, and effective design. This summer, Natalie is hoping to work as a User Experience Design/Research Intern in California. She is still in the progress of looking for and applying to internships, and would be excited to talk with any UX alumni about their experiences.

Nini Acquista

Nini is a junior from Longmeadow, MA, pursuing a BS in Computer Science (2023) and also working towards a Masters in Innovative User Experience. She joined GGC in January 2020 as a sales associate, but quickly realized their true passion was on the marketing team and has been an associate in the department since September 2020. This summer, Nini is hoping to work as an intern doing software engineering, UX design, or front-end development, and would be interested to learn about more opportunities.

Rachel Hurley

Rachel is a Junior on the sales team from Peterborough NH. Although only at WPI for the Fall Semester, Rachel has been welcomed as a member of the Gompei’s Goat Cheese Family as if she is a WPI student herself. She is a Junior Integrative Engineer at Lafayette College, with a concentration in the Environment and Energy. She is here at WPI for the Fall to work on research begun this past summer. She hopes to return to WPI for her PhD after completing her undergraduate studies at Lafayette and to one day work as a university professor. She is passionate about research focused on climate change and natural disasters, indoor environment, and human wellbeing.

Spencer McClellan

Spencer is a senior Industrial Engineering student from Watertown, MA. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Gompei’s Goat Cheese, and will be transitioning the current Operations Associate to take over her position when she graduates at the end of this semester. Spencer has been with the company since the start of her junior year, and has loved being a part of such a driven and capable group of students. 

Zoe Januszewski

Zoe is a senior Industrial Engineering (BS) and Management (MS) student from Ventura, CA. She is currently the CEO of Gompei’s Goat Cheese, and has been a part of the company since she joined the sales team her freshman year. Upon graduation in May, Zoe will be working for GE Aviation in their Operations Management Leadership Program. This is a rotational program that will do three, 8 month rotations in manufacturing engineering, supply chain, and cell leadership. Zoe is excited to be an engaged alumni in WBS and hopes to contribute to the goal of developing more career connections within the Business School.