Fellows chosen to advance CAI research and support MSBA program

7.29.2021 Alumni News, Business Analytics, Center for Analytics Impact

Four School of Business graduates have been selected as 2021 Center for Analytics Impact (CAI) fellows.

Through their knowledge and analytical expertise, fellows will advance CAI research projects, develop learning opportunities, and support the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program and faculty. The chosen fellows are all 2021 MSBA graduates and will serve as staff members for one year.

MSBA 2021 Fellows:

Morgan HesterMorgan Hester is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate program at Catawba College in 2020 with a major in mathematical finance and minors in business administration and computer science before attending Wake Forest.


Ruhi PatelRuhi Patel is originally from Gujarat, India and moved to Connecticut in 2016. She earned an associate degree in liberal arts and science from Norwalk Community College and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut before attending Wake Forest.


Jessica PetersJessica Peters is from Toms River, New Jersey. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington College prior to attending Wake Forest.



Rick QiuRick Qiu is from Hangzhou, China and spent much of his late adolescent years in rural Vermont. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Chemistry prior to attending Wake Forest.



The Wake Forest University Center for Analytics Impact goes beyond methodology to emphasize the non-technical aspects of the effective use of analytics. The CAI highlights the effective use and successful implementation of analytics for influencing, storytelling, and leadership.

Media Contact: Danyelle Gary, garyd@wfu.edu, 336.582.0622