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Chris C

- Research Program Mentor

MBA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Business, Sports Analytics, Engineering, Basic Finance, Communication/Public Speaking


I studied Mechanical Engineering at Brown University where I was also a Captain on the Varsity Track and Field team. I then worked in Eaton Corporation's Operations Leadership Development Program. I held roles across Continuous Improvement, Production Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain. I am now in a dual-degree program at MIT where I am a candidate for my MBA and MS in Mechanical Engineering. In grad school, I have taken classes across machine learning, finance, biomedical business evaluation, drug development, and communications. Mentors have made my accomplishments possible which has given me a deep desire to give back and mentor others. I am very interested in healthcare and how products can be brought to market more quickly. I also have a strong interest in basic personal finance. In my spare time, I love to bake--I have been perfecting my sourdough bread for over a year now!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Improving Efficiency in Manufacturing by Minimizing Waste

Waste is detrimental to any process and ubiquitous in manufacturing. Lean principles like eliminating wasted movement, 5S (sort, straighten shine, standardize, and sustain), value stream mapping, and work-cell design can reduce waste. Each of these principles can also be applied to every day tasks such as cooking a meal in your kitchen. Statistical tools help to determine if changes to processes have been successful. Six Sigma provides a standard set of statistical analysis that can measure if a significant change has been made. Once again, these tools are not limited to manufacturing but could be applied in a variety of projects.

Coding skills

R, basic Python


Work experience

Eaton Corporation (2017 - 2020)
Operations Leadership Development Program Participant
Vynamic (2022 - Current)
Senior Manager, Healthcare Management Consulting


Brown University
BS Bachelor of Science (2017)
Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS Master of Science (2022)
Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA Master of Business Administration (2022)

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