On behalf of the TIAA Board of Directors, I am pleased to tell you that Alicia Engel, EMGM class of 2016 (Cohort “E25”), has joined TIAA as its Operations Manager effective February 20, 2018. Throughout Alicia’s 20+ year career, her passion to drive growth through employee engagement has established her as a positive force for change in a diverse set of industries and functions. Her roles have included business development, sales operations, corporate learning and staff development. In her most recent role with Cigna Healthcare, Alicia developed U.S. based talent programs which she subsequently rolled out to several of the company’s international offices.
First-year student Simon Roca describes his new business Kogo, which helps the environment and small-scale farmers in Panama by upcycling coffee cherries into a delicious new superfood product.