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Katz School Graduates Establish an Alumni Association

Katz School graduates have established an Alumni Association to inspire professional fulfillment, fellowship, acts of service and lifelong learning.

“As the Katz School continues to grow, you can feel the pride that our students and graduates have for their programs,” said Dean Paul Russo. “It speaks to the work of our faculty and staff that students want to stay connected.”

Humayra Kausar, a business development consultant at Viewsoft, will serve as president; Pujita Ravichandar, a consultant in energy, sustainability and infrastructure for Guidehouse, vice president; and Jesus Olivera, an advisory data scientist and data engineer at IBM, secretary and treasurer.

“The Alumni Association board members will work hand-in-hand with the Katz School administration to represent their fellow alumni,” said Rafael Reyes, director of student life and community engagement. “They’ll promote, strengthen and perpetuate relationships with other alumni, members of the Katz School and Yeshiva University communities, and external groups.”

The Alumni Association is hosting its first event, a graduate alumni mixer, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yeshiva University Museum on 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan. RSVP at by Wednesday, Nov. 23.

The Katz School Alumni Association board members are:

President Humayra Kausar ’22
Business Development Consultant, Viewsoft

At Viewsoft, a data technology firm, Kausar identifies industry trends and opportunities for creating new lines of business. She holds an MBA in finance from Wilmington University and a B.S. in accounting and human resource management from East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has a special interest in economic policy, the Enlightenment and Persian poetry.


Vice President Pujita Ravichandar ’21

Consultant in Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure, Guidehouse

Ravichandar works on energy and sustainability strategy at Guidehouse, a global consulting firm. In these areas, she helps utilities develop sustainability initiatives and programs. She holds a B.S. in physics from Truman State University. In her free time, Pujita likes to explore the outdoors, paint, visit new cities and hang out with her cat.


Secretary and Treasurer Jesus Olivera ’22

Advisory Data Scientist and Data Engineer, IBM

At IBM, Olivera works with data architects and scientists to create and deploy customized systems using the company’s technology. He holds a B.S. in finance from the State University of New York. He has a special interest in advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as public speaking and the performing arts.

For more information about the Alumni Association, contact Rafael Reyes at