A Global Introduction to the 2019-2020 Global Case Competition Club (GC3) Leadership Team

The Global Case Competition Club (GC3) is a Foster School student organization that trains students on how to tackle case competitions. Open to all UW students, the goal of this club is to help students acquire and improve skills that employers are looking for: problem solving, public speaking, and teamwork, in addition to building a lively case competition community at Foster. Meet the 2019-2020 GC3 Leadership Team below and learn more about how to get involved in GC3!

Karah Hsu, GC3 President

Hi, I’m Karah! I’m a Senior studying finance, marketing, and information systems. I’ve been involved in case competitions and GC3 since freshman year. I really enjoy case competitions because they have taught me how to improve my public speaking and think strategically and critically. I have represented Foster at USC for their Marshall International Case Competition last year and this year traveled to Thailand for CIBCC!

Outside of case competitions, I enjoy baking and discovering new restaurants in Seattle. I also like searching for new music to listen to and going to concerts.

Emily Albertson, Vice President of Communications

Hello, I’m Emily! I am a rising Senior studying finance and marketing. I got involved in case competitions after studying abroad in Rome last summer. Competing in the Russell Investments International Case Competition (RIICC) opened my eyes to the learning opportunities that case competitions provide. Recently, I represented the Foster School of Business in the Global Business Case Competition (UW GBCC).

When I’m not studying in Paccar, I enjoy cooking and baking for my friends, going for hikes in the mountains, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee.

Faith Dowsett, Vice President of Programming

Hi guys! I’m Faith, I am a Marketing and Entrepreneurship major, graduating in spring of 2020. I began competing in case competitions this year, specifically in RIICC and then recently for the UW team in our Global Business Case Competition (UW GBCC). The reason I decided to explore case comps was that I felt the world of business was flooded with information that I didn’t know how to tap.  In my first competition, I devoted 48 hours of my life to become an “expert” in the odd niche of blockchain for seaport logistics—& believe it or not, that knowledge has helped me solve problems in other competitions, classes, and interviews. These little nuggets of business give me a new lens to see through.

On a more personal level, I am from Eastern Washington and spend my time in Seattle trying new foods, finding live music, taking naps in the sun, and spending time with my friends. If you see me around, please say hi!

Lina Zou, Vice President of Marketing

Hi I’m Lina Zou and I grew up in Honolulu Hawaii, before moving to Seattle to attend UW. Growing up with parents who immigrated to America to further their education and start their own small business, I spent most of my childhood summers at our little shop learning from my mom’s natural sales charisma and my dad’s affinity for investments. When the time came, I knew I wanted to study business in college.

I am a rising Senior studying Finance and Marketing at the Foster School of Business and my favorite experiences thus far, have included studying abroad in Rome and traveling to compete in case competitions. When I graduate, I hope to work in investment banking or consulting and eventually work abroad. In my free time I love trying out new recipes, watching stand up comedy, and taking photos.

To learn more about the Global Case Competition Club (GC3) or learn about Foster Global Case Competition Opportunities, visit the Global Business Center Website or email [email protected].