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PROFILE

ALLISON LAMI SAWYER PERSONAL ELEMENTS ¥¥ Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama ¥¥ University of Colorado at Boulder, B.Sc. Engineering and Engineering Physics ’07

¥¥ University of Leeds,England, M.Sc. Physics and Nanoscale Science and Technology ’08

¥¥ Rice University, MBA ’10 ¥¥ Internship: Investment Banking at Livingston Securities in NYC

¥¥ Post-MBA Job: CEO of Rebellion Photonics

a full-time student at the Jones School, Allison Lami A sSawyer ’10 and her Rebellion Photonics team won first place at the mai Bangkok Business Plan Challenge and second place at the Rice Business Plan Competition, earning over $125,000 in prizes. Two years later, as CEO, she credits her experience at the Jones School with giving her the business knowledge to be successful. “I always knew I wanted to start a business.”

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With her background in physics and nanotechnology she thought the Rice curriculum was the perfect fit. “Especially since the Jones School has such strong relationships with the Houston Technology Center and Rice Alliance.” Allison’s technical experience gave her the background to understand the technology, but her MBA experience shaped her into a CEO. “The knowledge I gained through my courses is absolutely vital to running a business. On at least a weekly

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