California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, USA

L-R: Asbjorn Egir (Coach), Jinfeng “Phoenix” Chen, Kenna Miller, Joel Navarro, Nicholas Medina


About the Team

Asbjorn Egir (Coach)
Norwegian born and raised, Asbjorn holds an undergraduate degree in marketing communications and a graduate degree in organizational psychology and leadership from BI Norwegian Business School. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in leadership.  Asbjorn is an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior and a Business Process Analyst at the College of Business Administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he also serves as Director of Operations for the school’s Global Leadership Initiative.  For the past 15 years, he has worked as a management consultant focused on organizational development, change, strategy, and implementation. Asbjorn currently lives in Claremont, California with his wife Kimberly and their two girls, Eleanor and Emma.

Jinfeng “Phoenix” Chen
Originally from China, Phoenix now proudly calls California home. She is a third-year Bachelor of Business Administration student focusing on management and human resources. Phoenix works as a student assistant at Cal Poly Pomona’s Educational Opportunity Program, where she helps students develop skills to improve academic performance. Over the past two years, she has gained professional leadership and organizational experience as an executive board member of the Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. In her spare time, Phoenix enjoys traveling and playing sports. She plans to pursue a career in human resources to contribute to the development of people and relationships in organizations.

Kenna Miller
Born and raised in southern California, Kenna is a third-year Business Administration student with a double major in accounting and management. She gained experience in both her concentrations during a recent internship at a health and wellness center, and now works as an intern at Clifton, Larson, Allen LLP, one of the big eight accounting firms. In her free time, Kenna loves to cook, read, and take care of her French bulldog, Coco. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation and obtain a master’s degree in taxation.

Joel Navarro
Joel was born and raised in Southern California. He is a third-year Bachelor of Business Administration student focused on marketing and media management. Joel is currently in a CMT training program with hotel operator Hyatt Regency, and hopes his exposure and experience will lead to further success in the hospitality industry. He has a passion for the ocean, surfing, and traveling, and aspires to a life that makes the world a place everybody wants to live in. Joel plans to pursue a career in marketing and sales for a global company that makes CSR a top priority.

Nicholas Medina
Born and raised in Hawthorne, California, Nicholas is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in human resource management and marketing, with a focus on organizational development. He is currently interning with Adapt Ovate, an international HR firm that specializes in transforming company culture. Nicholas aspires to help companies create cultures where inclusion and respect are at the forefront of everything they do.