Sara is from Casablanca and has moved to the United States
when she was 17 years old. She graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor in Finance
& Business Law and Political Science from the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is currently a candidate for an MBA in Finance and IT
Management. Sara is also Bloomberg certified as of March 2012.
While pursuing her bachelor degree, she has been very
involved in co-curricular activities. She held different leadership positions,
such as President of the International Student Association, and founder &
President of the Muslim Student Association in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She
worked for The Tranel Financial Group in Chicago after her graduation before
returning to complete her MBA program in Wisconsin. Sara has been awarded for
three consecutive semesters with a grant to be part of Launch Pad, a business
incubator program at the Whitewater Technology Park. She is currently
Co-Founder and CEO of Peer2Connect LLC, a provider of social and academic
software solutions for universities to meet the needs of their international
students. She is the winner of the 2011 Stateline Rockford Business Plan
Contest in Illinois and candidate for the Cartier Women Initiative in France.
Sara is proud sponsor through Peer2Connect of the first International Student
Conference in the Midwest. As a side job, Sara enjoys being a Market Analyst
for the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) and tutor at the Center of
Students with Disabilities.
When she is not in class or work, she enjoys writing,
learning piano, and making Moroccan tea for her friends. Sara’s biggest
motivation is her family in Morocco, especially her father Mohammed Amiri and
her mother Fatiha Kachouhi who have been a great support to her since the
beginning of her journey in the United States.
Sara’s mission is to be a successful woman entrepreneur and
return to Morocco to be part of the economic development of the country.
Some videos about me:
Issues and Ideas show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGo06nxnVIU
Video about Peer2Connect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1xqvWa8ohQ
Commercial of Peer2Connect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTbn5cDKKfg