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Virtual Social Venture Challenge Live Stream Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Virtual Social Venture Challenge

Virtual Social Venture Challenge // June 2020 Online | June 6th Eight teams will showcase their proposed social ventures to judges. After a multi-stage process, winners will be announced and onboarded as Resolution Fellows. Judges Oliver LibbyChair & Co-FounderThe Resolution Project Tanya PerkinsChief Operating Officer Tembo Health Bill ProvinePresident & CEO Delaware Innovation Space Edna …

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Our Events

Our Events UPCOMING AMPlified Summer Panel Series, June 11th, 2020 Join us on Facebook Live for part one of a three-part summer panel series with Resolution Fellows as they share how they are Adapting, Mobilizing, and Pivoting their social impact in light of the coronavirus pandemic. RSVP Here WorldMUN Virtual Social Venture Challenge, June 27th-28th, …

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Our Events

Our Events UPCOMING Virtual Social Venture Challenge, June 6th, 2020 Eight teams will showcase their proposed social ventures to judges. After a multi-stage process, winners will be announced and onboarded as Resolution Fellows. More Info AMPlified Summer Panel Series, June 11th, 2020 Join us on Facebook Live for part one of a three-part summer panel …

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Giving Day: Amplified Dummy Site

$7,904 of $60,000 13% EVERY DONATION MADE TODAY WILL BE MATCHED BY A GROUP OF GENEROUS DONORS TODAY’S SCHEDULE All Day | Resolution Project Raffle 8:00 AM EDT | Live Stream #1 | Giving AMPlified Website 9:30 AM EDT | Breakfast Briefing Panel | Facebook Live 12:00 PM EDT | Live Stream #2 | Facebook Live …

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Response to COVID-19

With the deepening global crisis, the importance of Resolution’s work continues to increase. The young leaders we support are operating front-line interventions and last-mile delivery to vulnerable communities all around the world.  In responding to the crisis, we take inspiration from our Fellows, seeking to Adapt, Mobilize, and Pivot (or AMP) our work both to …

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Giving Day: Amplified Toolkit

CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER If you would like to create a fundraiser on Facebook, click here. Here’s an example of a Facebook Fundraiser.  If you would like to create a fundraiser outside of Facebook, click here.  POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA 1. Right click image and “Save As”  2. Upload to your social media platform 3. Share with friends! Facebook/ …

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Giving Day: Amplified

Today, on 5/18, we are raising funds to help support our 518 Fellows who have had to Adapt, Mobilize, and Pivot their social ventures during this global pandemic. Even in times of uncertainty and instability, the dedication of young leaders, and our commitment to them, will not waver. $66,923 of $60,000 100% EVERY DONATION MADE …

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Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Donate Donate Facebook-f Twitter Linkedin-in Youtube We stand for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Learning (IDEAL) The Resolution Project is committed to creating and advancing an inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, and positive learning environment for our community.  We continuously practice and weave these principles within Resolution’s culture in order to best support our Fellows. We value these …

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Madel Beaudouin

Madel Beaudouin recently graduated from Queens College with degrees in Political Science and Economics and is an incoming analyst at Moody’s Corporation. Passionate about learning new ways to spur community wealth building, she founded the Queens Entrepreneurship Fund. The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund designs one-year fellowships that equip college students with the skills and experience in …

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The Queens Entrepreneurship Project

Madel Beaudouin is the founder of The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund, in Queens, New York. Through her social venture, Madel (who pitched to us for the second time this year) will give rigorous training opportunities for Queens College students to provide consultation services to small businesses in the neighborhood surrounding the Queens College campus. In so …

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4 Social Entrepreneurs Win SVC at One Young World 2019

Four social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of our Social Venture Challenge held at One Young World 2019 in London. We are excited to welcome these young innovators to a community of now over 500 Fellows working to solve some of our world’s most pressing challenges. The Resolution Social Venture Challenge provides a pathway …

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Jariah McFadden

Jariah is the Special Events Intern at The Resolution Project. In this role, Jariah primarily assists Ellen Golackson, the Special Events Associate, with thorough research and planning to help execute the annual gala, Resolve. She is a full-time student at St. John’s University pursuing her Bachelor of Science in communication arts, while simultaneously working towards …

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H.O.P.E. for Success

H.O.P.E. for Success is a new initiative under The Humanitarian Organization for Providing Empowerment. It is a mentorship program aimed at helping ease the transition from high school to university. This encompasses workshops about the university application process, effective scheduling, and developing essential skills for first-year students.

Harvard National Model United Nations 2018

RECAPThe Resolution Project was thrilled to participate in its fifth Social Venture Challenge with the Harvard National Model United Nations on February 15-18, 2018.

Baobab Summit: Rwanda 2019

RECAPResolution was excited to once again partner with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to bring a Resolution Social Venture Challenge to the Baobab Summit: Rwanda 2019. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides access to secondary and higher education and leadership development for young people who are committed to giving back to their communities.

Paul Zummo

Paul Zummo is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management Hedge Fund Solutions. He is head of the Portfolio Management Group and lead portfolio manager for the JP Morgan Multi Manager Alternatives Fund, a US Mutual Fund. Mr. Zummo is Chair of the JPMAAM HFS Investment Committee and co-founded …

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Farah Zaman

Farah Zaman is Senior Global Data Privacy Counsel at Colgate Palmolive where she leads the global data privacy program.  Farah received her B.S. in Decision Science and International Relations from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a recipient of the Milton and Cynthia Friedman Scholarship and a Fellow of the Center for International Policy and …

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Richard Williams

Richard Williams is a technology and business executive working at the intersection of science, health and technology. He is a recognized thought leader and innovator implementing digital, AI, cloud and data science technologies with deep operational, financial and commercial experience in biopharmaceutical, health and consumer products industries. Most recently, Richard was SVP and Chief Information …

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Teri Whitcraft

Teri Whitcraft, Senior Producer for ABC News’ Special Units/Disney ABC Television Group, develops and produces exclusive, original content for all of ABC News’ top-rated broadcasts (Good Morning America, World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, 20/20 and This Week with George Stephanopoulos), as well as for the largest online news and information site in the country (ABC.com/Yahoo!News).  She has produced …

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Ryan Whalen

Ryan Whalen is the Director for Initiatives & Strategy at The Rockefeller Foundation.  In that role he focuses on developing the Foundation’s cross-sectoral partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as the management of its global program team.  Based in New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok, this team develops strategies and executes initiatives around …

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Sophie Wade

Sophie Wade is a speaker and the author of Embracing Progress. Next Steps for the Future of Work, an Executive MBA Program textbook. She has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world, working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. Sophie is the Founder and Workforce …

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Hugh Verrier

Hugh Verrier is the Chairman of White & Case LLP, a global law firm with 39 offices in 26 countries. With White & Case for 34 years, Hugh has been Chairman since 2007 and directs the Firm’s strategy and operations around the world. A New York-qualified lawyer, Hugh spent most of his career with White …

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Christian Van Kipp

Before joining Two Sigma, Christian served as a founder and Creative Director of Group 113, LLC, a brand management firm. Christian helps small to mid-sized businesses in all industries develop authentic brands and then communicate them to their audiences through an integrated outreach strategy. Christian’s path to brand management took him through studies in multidisciplinary design …

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George A. Tsougarakis

George A. Tsougarakis is a partner at Hughes Hubbard and Reed in New York City. He is one of the firm’s leading commercial litigators with more than 25 years of experience. Mr. Tsougarakis has spent his entire career at Hughes Hubbard, where he has enjoyed a broad and varied litigation practice. Mr. Tsougarakis’ experience covers …

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Bob Spoer

Bob Spoer is the Chief Entrepreneur for People at Ashoka, the world’s leading network of social entrepreneurs. A veteran of Silicon Valley’s search industry, Spoer has recruited global business and technical innovators for a number of Silicon Valley companies. In addition to LinkedIn, he has led global recruiting at Trimble and Teknekron. His search career began …

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Martin Smit

Martin Smit is a Managing Director and Head of Strategic Relationship Management at Voya. In this role he leads the effort of managing enterprise-wide relationships with Voya’s key partners. Prior to this role, he was head of business management for Voya Investment Management’s client group. Martin joined the firm as strategist, manager global marketing & distribution …

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Prabhjot Singh

Prabhjot Singh is the Director of Systems Design at the Earth and Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He was the Chair of the One Million Community Health Worker Campaign, which is supported by a steering group that includes the Broadband Commission, African Union and UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, with extensive activity in West Africa. In …

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Karyn Schoenbart

Karyn Schoenbart is Chief Executive Officer of The NPD Group, a global provider of information and advisory services.  NPD combines unique data assets and solutions with industry expertise, working with the world’s leading brands to support better business decisions. Under Karyn’s leadership, NPD is proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to …

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Denielle Sachs

Denielle is a social impact strategist, creative problem-solver and coalition-builder with equal experience in both the board room and the field.  She has over 15 years of diverse experience working across industry sectors, within diverse organizational structures, and at the nexus of business, policy and culture.  Denielle is a savvy communications expert, public speaker and storyteller at the …

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Jie Zhao

At Delos, Jie leads the research and development team. His responsibility is leading a group of scientists, engineers, architects, and designers to create innovative products to improve human wellness in indoor spaces. He also manages external academic relationships, supports primary research in the Well Living Lab, and provides strategic and technical advice to Delos Asia. …

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Sumorwuo Zaza

Sumorwuo is a Regional Manager at PublicStuff, a public policy startup based in New York City, where he focuses on helping local governments in the Northeast implement cloud based civic engagement tools. Prior to joining PublicStuff, he was a management consultant at Booz & Company in the Financial Services practice. His background includes real estate …

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Shan Xu

Shan is Senior Manager with Risk and Information Management at American Express based in New York. During her tenure with American Express, Shan manages a wide range of fraud and credit risk strategy using advanced statistical approach and big data analytics. Shan is passionate with helping others and supporting career development. She serves as an …

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Linda Xu

Linda Xu is an Investment Analyst at Folger Hill Asset Management. She covers global public investment opportunities in Tech, with a focus on Software and Internet companies. Prior to joining Folger Hill, Linda was an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group, advising Banks, Marketplace and Peer-to-Peer Lenders, and Asset Lessors. …

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Jesse Xu

Jesse Xu is a Senior Associate in the Debt Capital Markets group at PNC Capital Markets. His primary focus is providing capital structure advisory services and debt financing to the asset-based lending industry, often times to private equity firms in supporting various acquisition bids. Prior to moving back home to New York City, Jesse spent …

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Whitney Wood

Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Whitney Wood completed her undergraduate degree in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard (’05) and went on to complete a Masters in the Teaching of English at Teachers College Columbia University (’10). She has begun her seventh year teaching middle school English at Harlem Academy, an independent …

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Iris Wong

Iris Wong is a Senior Financial Analyst in Corporate Development group at Moody’s where she is responsible for mergers & acquisitions and other strategic initiatives for the Corporation.  Previously, she was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, working on initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and defense assignments.  Iris graduated magna cum laude from the …

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Dylan Wong

Dylan Wong is a Vice President with Silicon Valley Bank where he is focused on building and managing the Consumer Technology lending portfolio in NYC. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Dylan was a Business Development Associate with Techstars during the 2014 Kaplan/Techstars EdTech Accelerator. In this role, he was responsible for Accelerator operations as …

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Stephen Wing

Stephen is currently a Senior Staff Digital Product Manager with GE Digital, where he is responsible for assisting industrial customers on their Digital Transformation Journeys in order for them to achieve the value and benefits of implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT).  Stephen has experience across multiple industries, including Aerospace, Power Generation, Oil & …

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Zoe Weinberg

Zoe Weinberg is an Investment Analyst at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a global developmental institution and member of the World Bank Group focused on private sector investments in emerging and frontier markets. At IFC, she is a part of the Global Agribusiness Group. Previously, Zoe was an analyst at Goldman Sachs, where she worked …

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Andrea Wang

Andrea Wang is an Associate with the Global Energy & Power Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Previously, she worked at the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) at Ernst & Young, where she provided assets and business transaction advisory services. Andrea is passionate about helping others and giving back to …

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Amy Wang

Amy Wang is a Business Analyst at Deallus Consulting, a strategy consulting firm for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Prior to moving to New York City, Amy received her Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Yale University and her Master’s Degree of Science in Biochemistry from Cornell University. Amy is …

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Majid Waheed

Majid is currently a Process Development Engineer at Butamax, a joint venture between BP and DuPont. He assists the effort of Butamax to commercialize bio-butanol as a global transportation fuel through process modeling, flowsheet optimization and plant design. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College …

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Sandrine Vorburger

Sandrine is currently working as an Executive Assistant at Peter Pennoyer Architects, P.C. in New York, where the firm specializes in traditional classical architecture. Prior to her position at Peter Pennoyer Architects, Sandrine volunteered for 6 weeks in Cusco, Peru at a local medical clinic for children with special needs. Sandrine has earned 2 degrees …

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Laura Voicu

Laura Voicu is an ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, cornea transplant and glaucoma. She became interested in international work during high school when she visited Belize on a humanitarian house building project, and then revisited the same area on a mission as a medical student at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She later traveled to Liberia and …

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Kimberly Vespo

Kimberly Vespo graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2010 from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.  She earned her Master’s Degree from UMass Lowell in Music Education in 2011.  She is currently working as a K-4 Music Specialist in Lowell Public Schools where she teaches general music.  Previously, she worked in Lynn …

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Siva Vedhagiri

Siva Vedhagiri is currently a Technical leader at GE Power & Water. He has over 15 years of experience in leading global teams to solve complex engineering problems and develop products for Energy and Automotive industries. He is an innovative and inclusive thinker with eight patents to his credit. Siva completed his Masters in Mechanical …

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Camilo Varela

Camilo Varela is a Vice President in the Investments group at Equity International in Chicago. Camilo is responsible for origination, execution and management of investment in Asian, Latin American, and telecommunication infrastructure. Before joining EI in 2015, Camilo was at Balyasny Asset Management, where he helped run the Global Real Estate book. Previously, Camilo was …

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Jackie Valentine

Jackie Valentine is an Associate at American Securities, a mid-market private equity fund, where she is a member of the Strategy Team. In that capacity, she conducts due diligence on potential acquisitions and helps portfolio companies design and execute strategic plans. Prior to American Securities, she was an Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in …

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Alex Ulmer

Alex is currently based in New York City where he works as a Case Assistant at Reed Smith LLP. He supports the financial industry group in preparing court filings, research, and database organization. Prior to joining the law firm, Alex spent 3 years working in the information technology departments at Colgate University and a Fortune …

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Josiah Tsui

Josiah Tsui is a New York-based writer at Palantir Technologies, a Silicon Valley software company. His work at Palantir involves communications strategy, proposal management, and research. Prior to Palantir, Josiah was a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he conducted research on U.S.-China relations. Josiah holds …

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Vinay Trivedi

Vinay Trivedi is an entrepreneur, investor, and tech enthusiast. He has a background in venture capital at Romulus Capital and private equity at The Blackstone Group, and helped run growth and analytics at Locu, a venture-backed tech startup acquired by GoDaddy. Prior to Locu, he served as a team member on a TED fellow-led education …

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Bobbie Jo Traut

Bobbie has worked for over ten years in the NGO sector focusing on human rights and civil society. Her academic background and region of expertise is Europe and Eurasia. She speaks Russian and Polish and is an avid language learner who has studied several other languages. In her career, she has mentored other NGO professionals …

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Ariana Tiwari

Ariana Tiwari is an Investment Analyst at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a global developmental institution and member of the World Bank Group focused on private sector investments in emerging and frontier markets. At IFC, she is a part of the Global Infrastructure Group, and her focus is primarily on financing transportation projects, including ports …

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Joe Thornton

Joe enjoys helping organizations grow and drive positive change, and he brings over a decade of private sector investment experience to his role as a Resolution Guide.  Prior to his current role leading business development at behavioral health care company GainLife, Inc., Joe co-founded an educational venture focused on promoting youth entrepreneurship.  From 2006-2014, Joe …

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Matthew Thompson

Matt currently serves as the Marketing Automation Manager at StructuredWeb, an integrated channel marketing platform that serves global partner marketing programs. In his role within the growing organization, he develops strategic channel marketing programs, manages the marketing operation process and oversees two implementation teams. He graduated the Jindal School of Management from Texas at Dallas and currently …

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Taylor Thompson

Taylor joined the Thompson Katzaroff Group at UBS in 2012 after graduating from Vanderbilt University where he studied Community Development and Spanish. He earned the Certified Financial Planner designation in 2016 and completed Oxford’s Impact Investing Programme in 2017. He enjoys working with clients to understand and align their values, investment strategies, financial goals, and …

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Sarah Tesar

Sarah has extensive experience across the private, government and nonprofit sectors and has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper. Sarah works as a corporate strategy consultant at Advancy. She also consults to the International Trade Centre, a joint United Nations and World Trade Organization agency and holds fellowships with the …

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Samuel Taylor

Sam Taylor is an analyst with an investigative consulting firm based in the New York office.  Sam manages a wide variety of complex investigations including due diligence, fraud, counterfeit goods and FCPA. Prior to, Sam was a Managing Director with Gilford Securities Inc., a boutique investment bank.  During his tenure with the firm, Sam opened and served as …

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Kranthi Tata

Kranthi is the General Manager, Global Operations with GE Global Operations, South Asia based in Bangalore, India. He has over 15 years of diversified experience in Product Management, Engineering & Project Management across Oil & Gas, Pharma/Biotech, Industrial, Aerospace & Nuclear market segments. He has a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Bharathidasan University, India and …

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Mei Tao

Mei is an Investment Analyst at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group focused on private sector investments in emerging and frontier markets. As part of the Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources team, Mei works on petroleum investments across Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Prior to that, she spent 2 …

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Deborah Tan

Deborah is currently an analyst at the JPMorgan Private Bank in New York City. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems. She held numerous club leadership positions in the Marriott School of Business where she was heavily involved with helping fellow undergraduates recruit for Wall Street …

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Sophia Tan

Sophia is a strategy consultant and a biotechnology enthusiast. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medicine & Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute. Her research interests were focused on using mouse model to investigate the functional interaction between neural stem cells and blood vessels to discover mechanisms for treating neurological diseases. She currently works …

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Ganesh Swaminathan

Since 2015, Ganesh Swaminathan has been a strategy and management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. He works with Fortune 500 companies across industries such as energy, retail, and technology, advising them from traditional growth strategies to front/back-end digital strategies. Prior to BCG, Ganesh completed his MS in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, specializing …

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William Sternlicht

William (Will) Sternlicht currently works as the co-founder of a new eco-tourism hospitality brand. Previously, Will spent 3+ years at the Venture Capital firm, Social Capital, where he used his Stanford Computer Science & Product Design degree to lead the development of Capital-as-a-Service, a data first approach to VC investing that sought to democratize access …

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Bree Sterne

Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania Bree is a recent MBA graduate of The Wharton School, where she spent her summer with TPG Capital’s real estate private equity group. At Wharton, Bree was a board member of the PEVC Club and was also selected as a Leadership Venture Fellow. Prior to business …

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Melissa Steinkamp

Melissa Steinkamp is a Vice President at the JP Morgan U.S. Private Bank currently in the Strategic Programs Group focusing on global business growth initiatives.  Prior to that, Melissa was an Investments Associate directly advising the U.S. Northeastern client segment as well as the Mexican client base.  She started her career at JP Morgan in the …

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Marian Spurrier

Marian Hunt Spurrier is a Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach. She serves as Global Learning and Development Manager at Getty Images. She develops and delivers learning and leadership development worldwide. Marian also has a Leadership Development and Executive Coaching firm, where she serves as Principal and focuses on supporting Leadership Development for women executives …

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Jack Spitsin

Stress Testing AnalystHSBC Jack Spitsin is a Senior Analyst at HSBC, a leading global banking and financial services company. At HSBC, Jack is a part of the New York-based Stress Testing team, responsible for forecasting and evaluating the capital and liquidity positions of the bank in the various scenarios of economic stress. Previously, Jack worked …

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Simon Spagnoletti

Simon Spagnoletti is a Design Strategist and Researcher at a boutique consultancy in Seoul, where he specializes in extracting user insights and transforming them into compelling products and services. Previously he led a research and strategy team at Motorola Mobility Korea, studying Asian and European consumers to develop for international markets. He is dedicated to …

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Veronica Simpson

Veronica Simpson is a Program Manager Associate for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In this role, Veronica supports programs targeted towards the Medicare population and helps to demonstrate the value of investing in preventative care and the social determinants of health. Previously, Veronica worked as a Program Associate for Maimonides Medical Center …

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Alexandra Simon

Alexandra Simon serves as New Business Development Officer at Zeke Capital Advisors, LLC, a multi-family office established in 2008 to provide investment counsel to a select group of clients. Prior to joining Zeke, Alexandra served as Director of Marketing for Fairholme Capital Management, LLC, a super concentrated, value focused, long-term oriented investment advisor managing $11B. …

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Joseph Simon

Joseph joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Senior Associate in 2017 where he provides tenant representation and advisory services. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Joseph was an Associate with New Line Structures Inc., a Manhattan-based construction management firm. Previously, Joseph was a Dean’s List student-athlete at the University of Rhode. There he played defensive …

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Tripp Shriner

Tripp Shriner is a Resolution Leadership Council member and Guide to Resolution Fellows.  Tripp also is an Associate in J.P. Morgan’s Social Finance group, which provides financial services to the growing market for impact investments, meaning those investments made with an intent to generate positive impact alongside financial return. He helps manage the group’s principal …

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Labu Sharma

Labu Sharma is the Regional Vice President & General Manager for Southwest region of GE Healthcare ($450 MM annual revenue). With responsibilities spanning GE Healthcare’s imaging, ultrasound, life care solutions, IT, consulting and life science offerings, Labu leverages the capabilities across GE Healthcare in partnering with providers and governments to improve healthcare quality, access and …

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Apoorv Sharma

Apoorv is an Associate in the Transformation Strategic Initiatives Group within the Commercial Bank of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York. The work is redesigning the way the Bank operates in the Wholesale Banking space by way of digitization, employing machine learning, and simplifying business processes. Previously, he worked as an investment banking analyst …

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Sandeep Shah

Sandeep Shah is the founder of National Forensic Prep Institute, a p2p education non-profit helping under-funded communities. He is responsible for the organizations strategy and curriculum. He is also a partner at Deeya Designs (tech platform) & Rivenchi Capital (social micro-fund). He has previously worked at Alliance Data Systems, Citi, Facebook, Texas Government, US Senator …

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Paul Scott

Passionate about sustainability, innovation and social impact Paul Scott is Executive Director at Estee Lauder Companies focused on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Design. Paul has expertise in strategy, product development and impact investing working globally across sectors and industries. Paul’s professional journey has included launching the world’s first global competition for hardware led social impact …

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Andrea Schiller

Andrea Schiller is a Product Manager Analyst on the Mobile Products team at MicroStrategy, an enterprise software company. Andrea is interested in analytics, mobile app development, the lean startup method and finding ways to use technology for social good. In her free time, Andrea enjoys running and training for triathlons. In addition to volunteering for …

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Nisha Saxena

Nisha Saxena is an attorney at GE Capital Treasury, and is part of the GE Treasury – International legal team. She works with GE, external and counterparty bank counsel, as well as GE business teams to provide legal advice on cross-border funding, credit support, cash management and other Treasury matters. Prior to this, Nisha was legal …

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Sugam Sarin

Sugam is currently an analyst at American Express Ventures which is the corporate venture arm of American Express. In his role, Sugam focuses on investing in innovative startups in the FinTech and Consumer Tech sectors. Prior to joining American Express, Sugam was an investment banking analyst in the financial institutions group at Citigroup, evaluating and …

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Natalia Salas

Natalia is the President and Co-Founder of Going Master, an account management and consulting company that aims to improve products, services and processes to facilitate more profitable and efficient solutions for e-commerce businesses worldwide. As an undergraduate, she led the 2012 and 2013 team of Universidad de Navarra to the Harvard National Model United Nations …

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Ron Russo

Ron is a native of Brooklyn, New York who was fortunate enough to have been exposed to many cultures and ways of life. From an early age, Ron traveled extensively across Europe and spent a full year abroad, half in London and half in Florence during his junior year at Colby College. Although he was …

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Sebastian Rodriguez-Llamazares

Sebastian Rodriguez-Llamazares currently works as Chief Innovation Officer at salauno, a social enterprise committed to eliminate unnecessary blindness in Mexico. As a physician, Sebastian discovered the great need for sustainable solutions that bridge the gap of inequities in developing countries. Furthermore, during his work in rural communities around Mexico, he has become passionate about developing …

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Andrea Rodriguez

Andrea Rodriguez is an Affiliate Fund Development Strategist at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), a nation-wide not-for-profit organization with the mission of protecting and advancing civil rights and civil liberties in the United States.  As an in-house consultant, Andrea works to build organizational and fund development capacity across 53 ACLU affiliate offices.  Prior …

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Stephen Reynard

Stephen Reynard has a BA in History and Political Science and an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a focus on International NGO Management. While born in Germany and growing up in Canada, he is both a citizen of the UK and the USA. In 2009, Stephen was part of an international team …

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Caty Reid

Caty Reid is currently a Senior Digital Producer at Hill Holliday, a top advertising agency headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. She manages large-scale digital projects from defining strategic imperatives to successful and efficient program launches. Her work extends across major healthcare brands such as Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Janssen (a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson), and Celgene …

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Jessica Reed

Jessica is an experienced investment professional with skills spanning the private equity and debt markets. Prior to joining RapidSOS, Jessica was a Principal at Solera Capital where she assessed potential investments and managed several of the fund’s portfolio companies. Prior to Solera, Jessica spent 7 years at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank where she sourced, marketed, …

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Jessica Reading

Jessica Reading is Assistant Director for the Page Center for Entrepreneurship at Miami University, where her responsibilities include developing and deploying experiential programs, advising students interested in pursuing entrepreneurship opportunities, and developing partnerships with practitioners on a local, national and global level. Prior to joining Miami’s Institute for Entrepreneurship, Jessica was the senior field consultant for …

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Rima-Maria Rahal

Rima-Maria Rahal is a past Fellow of the Resolution Project, where her venture was ShareHealth!, a cross-border peer-education approach promoting dental health in Ukraine. She co-founded be.boosted, an initiative supporting youth in the development of their leadership skills, where she was also active in training, coaching and mentoring aspiring leaders of tomorrow. Rima studied psychology …

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Neha Rachumallu

Neha is currently an Associate at EY in the Financial Accounting Advisory practice. She graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and holds a CPA designation. She has primarily worked with the transactions team on consolidation transactions and worked on banking and capital markets audits. In addition to being a guide …

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Rogan Quinn

Rogan Quinn is an Associate Client Analyst at Marquette Associates, an investment consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. He joined Marquette in 2014 and actively supports consultants in all aspects of client service on a variety of client relationships. He serves as the secondary point of contact and is responsible for the daily administration and …

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Bhumi Purohit

Bhumi Purohit is a currently a Program Associate at One Acre Fund, a non-profit that provides inputs to small-scale farmers through credit with the aim of helping them achieve food security. Prior to working with One Acre Fund, Bhumi was an AIF Clinton Fellow in India where she helped create a small-scale supply chain to …

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Thomas Pryor

Tom Pryor is an MBA Candidate at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, concentrating on entrepreneurship, education, and technology. Tom recently helped launch and continues to advise Pearson Education’s new Affordable Learning Fund, a $15m impact investment VC fund that invests in low-cost private schools and service providers in emerging markets. He has also …

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Rebecca Pryor

Beck Pryor is an Associate in the Strategy and Business Development group at Cargill in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in June 2015. Prior to her MBA, Beck was the Project Manager at Community Enterprise Solutions, a non-profit that offers social entrepreneurial solutions to problems of economic development. Founded by an …

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Anxhelina Prenika

Born and raised in Albania, Anxhelina Prenika graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University (’08) and received a MPA (‘16) from the NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service with a focus in Non-profit Management and International Development. She has previously worked in social services program management …

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Greg Pilla

Greg Pilla is a serial entrepreneur. Greg currently runs a direct sales and marketing business which helps business owners cut costs. For several years, Greg has trained and developed franchise owners in the direct sales industry.  Greg also is a partner in a real estate firm that invests in large multifamily complexes. Greg advises several early stage businesses supporting their marketing and passive income strategies. …

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Sam Peurifoy

Sam Peurifoy is currently a PhD student at Columbia University in the City of New York. His work involves the synthesis and material properties of novel atomically precise graphene nanoribbon structures, specifically for applications in optoelectronics such as solar cells. Prior to Columbia, he completed his B.S. in chemistry and mathematics at the University of …

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Katelyn Peterson

Katelyn Peterson works with a team of Investment Sales brokers at Cushman & Wakefield to facilitate the operations, and to manage relationships with clients through communication strategies and events. Prior to joining C&W, Katelyn worked with a team of residential real estate brokers in Beverly Hills with a focus on sales and business development. In …

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Tanya Perkins

Tanya Perkins has long been interested in engendering social change through non- and for-profit organizations. Her interest has led her to successfully launch a non-profit while in college, work in several socially-minded companies, and work as a guidance counselor at the Harlem Children’s Zone. Tanya’s a Treasury trader / financial analyst for the federal government …

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Stephanie Perez

Stephanie is a consultant with MasterCard Advisors, a division of MasterCard Worldwide, where she focuses on payments consulting for retailers, banks, and government entities. She holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University with a focus on Latin America. While at Harvard she was a member of Harvard Women in Business, Institute of Politics, and …

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Dhara Patel

Dhara is a strategy analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. within the Digital & Payments Strategy group. She enjoys the role for its pure strategic focus and ability to provide broad impact, as well as the focus on digital technologies and their impact on today’s world. Previously, she served as a consultant for IBM where …

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Hersh Patel

Hersh is currently an analyst at GSAM Credit Alternatives which is a Goldman Sachs business development company/credit hedge fund. In his role, he works with middle market corporations to diligence investment viability to provide capital to support growth prospects and merger & acquisition activity. Prior to joining GS, Hersh worked at Macquarie Group’s Credit Solution …

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Lauren Passarelli

Lauren is an Internal Client Advisor at JP Morgan Funds based in New York City. Lauren joined JP Morgan in 2015 and is a part of the Institutional Advisory sales channel. Lauren partners with large RIAs and Family Offices by sharing JP Morgan’s research and investment solutions. She previously spent two years at Putnam Investments, …

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Brandon Parkes

Brandon currently serves as the Nonprofit Engagement Manager at CariClub, an AI tech company that connects young professionals to leadership roles on nonprofit boards. Previously, he has worked in finance and partnerships for an international humanitarian nonprofit, Right to Play, and has formerly worked in a corporate philanthropic capacity for companies such as Morgan Stanley …

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Benjamin Overton

Benjamin Overton is Programme Officer for North America at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, working on TrustLaw, the Foundation’s global pro bono program. He manages TrustLaw’s network of over 600 NGOs and social enterprises across the region and co-plans TrustLaw’s Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Training series. Prior to the Foundation, Benjamin worked in a number …

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Moshe Ovadia

Moshe Ovadia is a Ph.D student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) at Stanford University. His research focuses on mechanisms for embedding environmental sustainability into a firm’s culture and how sustainability initiatives can be promote cooperation and prosocial behavior among employees and customers. He has also conducted comparative research on large-scale sustainability …

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Chouly Ou

Dr. Chouly is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. She earned a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University on a Fulbright scholarship. She obtained a B.Sc. in Biology from Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia and a Master’s in Natural Resources …

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Emilie Openchowski

Emilie is the CGI University Associate at the Clinton Foundation in New York City, which organizes an annual conference for young global leaders to empower them to become social entrepreneurs and discuss tangible solutions to challenges facing their communities. She manages CGI U’s digital communications including social media, supervises team interns, and collaborates across departments …

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Yi-Ching Ong

Yi-Ching Ong is a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Global Health and Health Policy program. She is interested in applying interdisciplinary conceptual frameworks and methodologies to examine infectious disease dynamics and disparities. She was previously a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University and completed her PhD in microbiology and immunology …

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James O’Brien

James O’Brien is the director of Content Strategy and Development at Verve. He joined the advertising-technology company’s New York office following nearly a decade in the independent sector as a freelance journalist and a specialist in the branded-content space. His work at Verve has developed the organization’s executives’ voices and made them regular features in …

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Rahul Nirmal

Rahul Nirmal is a Product Manager in the Enterprise Productions and Solutions business unit in Bloomberg LP, responsible for the Event Driven Trading News feed that incorporates news content and economic data into low latency algorithmic trading applications. Prior to this role, Rahul was a Sr Network Engineer in the Network Design and Information Security …

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Greg Ness

Greg Ness is the Assistant General Counsel at FLS Energy, Inc., a solar energy development company focused on developing utility scale solar energy assets throughout the United States.  Additionally, Greg is the General Counsel and a minority owner of Noble Cider, LLC a rapidly expanding hard cider company that recently opened a successful taproom in …

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Danielle Naven

Danielle Naven currently works for a technology startup focusing on a Superstorm Sandy program that gives communication tools to businesses impacted by the storm. Previously, she worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic on a greenhouse project and teaching youth entrepreneurship courses. Additionally, she worked in economic development in Kansas City while …

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Amir Naraghi

Amir is an Application Development IT Manager at Voya Financial in West Chester, PA.  Amir enters as a Guide with 20 years of experience working within the information technology industry. His wide range of experience spans from working at information technology startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has shared experience in both the business and …

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Katie Naeve

Katie leads Root Capital’s impact evaluation program, designing and overseeing the implementation of mixed-method studies to identify Root Capital’s impact on our clients and the impact of our clients on farmer households and communities. Katie supervises a global team that implements these studies in Latin America and Africa, and is responsible for communicating the findings …

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Joseph Naber

Joe is an analyst for the Equity Structured Derivatives Group at UBS which is a team dedicated to supporting the Global Equity Derivatives Exotics Trading Desk. His support includes providing controls, oversight and risk mitigation of day to day functions on behalf of the business. Prior to joining UBS in 2014, he attended Marquette University where …

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Bhavik Muni

Bhavik is a Master of Development Practice Candidate at UC Berkeley, with a focus on sustainable development through innovation and entrepreneurship. He is an independent consultant to Lend A Hand India, which provides vocational education to over 1200 schools across 10 states in India. Bhavik has also been a consultant at Ernst & Young for …

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Daniel Muhwezi

Daniel Muhwezi is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and graduated with a Master’s in Science in Community Sustainability from Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Makerere University. In 2017, Daniel started Bunifu, a registered US 501(c) 3, which seeks to curb extreme poverty and high unemployment in Africa. In 2005, …

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Catherine Mountcastle

Catherine Mountcastle is a Coach and Consultant at Mountcastle Consulting, a boutique consultancy that provides purpose-driven leadership, talent and organizational development solutions to startups, social enterprises and small businesses. Previously, Catherine was a Senior HR Consultant at AIM Strategies, a Training Specialist at Jil Sander and Senior Recruiter at C. Bridges Associates. She has a …

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Meredith Moshier

Meredith Moshier is a consultant at CFGI where she specializes in IT risk management. She was the third hire of that department, helping to develop that business. Before her experience a CFGI, Meredith worked as a Risk Assurance Associate at PwC. Meredith graduated from Union College with a degree in Economics and a minor in …

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Dara Morano

Dara Morano is a Research Manager at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a global professional learning platform that connects the world’s top professionals in order to share expertise. In her role on the GLG research team, Dara works with hedge fund investors to manage and support their primary research efforts.  Prior to joining GLG, Dara spent …

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Lindsey Moore

Lindsey Moore is the Senior Economist for the Asia Bureau at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She directs development economic policy, analysis and project implementation across 30 countries and leads the Bureau’s Private Sector Engagement portfolio. Lindsey is a Foreign Service Officer who served two prior postings as Regional Caribbean Economist based …

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Jasmine Mitchell

Jasmine Mitchell will serve as Assistant Professor of American Studies and Media Studies at SUNY-Old Westbury. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota with graduate minors in Feminist and Critical Sexuality Studies and African Diaspora Studies. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an Audience Development and Marketing …

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Sabrina Mirtcheva

Sabrina Mirtcheva currently works on the Business Process Center of Excellence team at Moody’s Corporation. She is involved in business transformation initiatives and improving the operating efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Sabrina also serves on the Moody’s Corporate Social Responsibility Council, and is involved in a variety of networking groups. Prior to that, Sabrina worked …

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Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller is a Director of Retail with over 10 years of experience expanding from mass to premium markets. Shannon attended Howard University’s School of Business graduating with a bachelor’s in Business Administration. She received her master’s degree in Global Fashion Management at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Shannon’s passion for retail has taken her …

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Alex Merkovic-Orenstein

Alex Merkovic-Orenstein is both a Resolution Fellow and Guide to fellow Resolution Fellows.  He is a Senior Consultant at FATE Consulting in Kigali, Rwanda.  He is also a Truman Scholar and Fulbright Public Policy Fellow.  Previously, he was a Technical Assistant for the Ministry of Agriculture of Cote d’Ivoire, and has worked for the UN …

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Damon Meng

Damon Meng is a Guide to Resolution Fellows and an investment professional in the Private Equity Group at The Blackstone Group, where he analyzes growth equity and buyout investment opportunities across Greater China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Damon graduated from The Juilliard School and received his A.B. in Economics and Government from Harvard …

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Dale Memering

Dale holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo which, along with passions for technology, materials, and problem solving, he leveraged into a career in consumer electronics. Currently working in New York as a Materials Engineer within the Product Design team at Apple, Dale was previously in the San Francisco Bay area …

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Sam Meldrum

Sam Meldrum is an experienced technologist with a background in startups as well as large scale enterprises. He is passionate about using technology to empower others. Sam is currently an Industry Solutions Executive at Microsoft, consulting with large retailers to digitally transform their businesses. Prior to joining Microsoft he was the cofounder of PeachyLabs, a …

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Vikas Mehta

Vikas is a graduate of the University of Greenwich, London, UK in 1996 and holds B.Sc in Computing Science (Information Management Systems). Currently working for GE in India, Vikas specializes in Business Continuity Planning, Sourcing and IT. Vikas likes to work for social causes and is involved in tutoring low-income children. In his free time, Vikas likes to travel …

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Emma Mediavilla

Emma is Surgical Innovations Manager at Johnson & Johnson, she is responsible for developing the long-term vision and commercial sales strategy around new key technologies in spinal surgery. Prior to her relocation in New York City she spent several years in Switzerland and Spain where she gained over 10 years of diversified experience in Marketing, …

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Pumla Maswanganyi

Pumla Maswanganyi is a South African entrepreneur, development strategist, and mentor, working at the intersection of design, global development, and youth and women empowerment. As a global citizen speaking 7 languages, and having lived and worked on 5 continents, she is committed to disrupting conventional development approaches, such as traditional education and employment norms. Pumla …

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Michael Mastruzzo

Michael is an Assurance Director in the New York office of McGladrey LLP. He works primarily in the Real Estate Services Group and serves various types of commercial real estate operations, an airport terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport, a public real estate investment trust (REIT), a real estate fund. His client work provides him …

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James Mastronardi

James Mastronardi is Co-Founder and CFO of Pharmapacks, LLC, an entity selling Health & Beauty products to end users both locally and internationally.  Social ventures have been a part of James’ background since high school, working closely with not-for-profit groups over the last fifteen-plus years.  James is a born and raised New Yorker, and an …

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Agbesi Worlanyo Koku

Agbesi Worlanyo Koku grew up in the eastern region of Ghana and now resides Accra.  In 2009 he completed Burma camp, the school for soldiers garrisoned in Accra, and then went on to Mawuli senior high school where he studied general science. During high school, he led the school as head boy in his third …

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Jose Ortiz Masllorens

Jose Ortiz Masllorens works for J.P. Morgan in the TMT Credit Investment Banking Group based in New York City. Previously, he worked at Capital Markets Argentina in their Asset Management Group based in Buenos Aires. In addition to his professional career, Jose is co-founder of Quiero Ayudar, a non-profit venture based in Argentina that connects …

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Edgar N. Marita

Edgar is the Divisional Business Analyst for the Northeast Division of UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA). In his role, Edgar collaborates with Field Leaders and Financial Advisors to identify operational efficiencies and leverages firm resources to drive business development and growth. Since joining UBS in 2010, Edgar has held several analytical and strategic roles. His …

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Morgan Mandigo

Morgan Mandigo is a graduate of Harvard (BA ’04) and Oxford (MSc ’10) and is a fourth year medical student at University of Miami. She has a broad range of local and global experiences related to healthcare inequalities – from HIV and malaria vaccine research at the National Institutes of Health to directorship of two …

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Eleni Magkli

Eleni started from an early age her professional career in the family business in Greece. The group is focused on the F&B business and the residential real estate development and construction business. As a young kid, Eleni quickly turned into a professional athlete in the track & field area. This flair of sports led her …

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Alissa Lupu

Alissa Lupu is a registered dietitian-nutritionist. She was working as the dietitian for the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell until the birth of her daughter in November 2015. She is now taking some time with her daughter before seeking her next venture. Alissa specializes in nutrition for gastrointestinal diseases though she …

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Michael Avanti Lopez

Michael Avanti Lopez is a business development analyst at Palantir Technologies, a Silicon Valley technology company dedicated to providing data integration and analysis software in support of critical missions. Prior to Palantir, Michael was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in their Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and New York offices where his practice included …

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Emilia Lischke

Emilia brings a variety of experiences at the intersections of public and private, for- and non-profit organisations from around the globe. As the head of partnerships for a project-based university in Berlin, she is building a sustainable innovation ecosystem that brings together digital talents and companies. Prior to CODE, Emilia worked with Airbnb’s public policy …

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Ada Lio

Ada Lio is a consultant at Canback & Company, a firm that applies predictive analytics to management consulting and specializes in strategy development in emerging markets. She has worked in East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to Canback, Ada worked in investment banking and provided mergers and acquisitions advisory for entrepreneur-owned companies and small businesses. …

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Kristian Lind

Kristian spent his childhood growing up in Denville, New Jersey.  He attended Purdue University and obtained a BS in Finance and Financial Planning.  Since college, he’s spent a majority of his career in New York City working for asset management firms.  His specific work focus over the past twelve years has been within municipal fixed …

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Proud Limpongpan

Proud is currently working on accelerating the global operational transformation of John Hardy, a private equity –backed jewelry brand known for its emphasis on handmade craftsmanship and sustainable luxury. She is interested in the intersection between craftsmanship and technology/innovation, and has also worked at Kate Spade’s & Company’s Tech Product Strategy Group. Prior to business …

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Oliver Dean

Growing up Oliver spent extensive periods of time following the development of and fundraising for his family’s charities in Juba. This first hand experience with absolute poverty has always inspired him to do what he can to help abolish it.  As a student at the University of Chicago, Oliver has developed his leadership skills through …

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David Campillo

Having grown up around the world, David has had the privilege of experiencing a plethora of different environments.  Driving through the slums of Malaysia on his way to school or attending high school in Mexico across from impoverished families, he is inspired to make a difference by his experiences living around the world. More recently …

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Phoenix Development Fund

Phoenix Development Fund is a Chicago-based non-profit organization that provides business development services to entrepreneurs and small business owners on the South Side of Chicago.  These beneficiaries today lack awareness, education, and access to traditional sources of financing and consultation services.  This venture team will hold nine-week training and business strategy sessions to support small …

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Rebecca Li

Rebecca is a 2nd-year Associate on CAS (Corporate Audit Stuff), currently supporting process-related initiatives in the Product Management organization at GE Digital. Her previous experiences on CAS include Software demo development (Digital), Commercial framework design (Capital), ERP implementation (Transportation), Source-to-pay process redesign (O&G), etc. Prior CAS, Rebecca was a Corporate FMP based in China. She …

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Faina Leyvi

Faina Leyvi is a Senior Financial Analyst in the Investor Relations group at Moody’s Corporation. She is a member of the Moody’s Finance US Networking Committee and a participant in the Moody’s Reading Partners Program at PS 234. Prior to this role, Faina was an Internal Auditor at Moody’s. Previously, Faina worked as an Assurance …

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Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee, CFA is currently a Vice President for the Multi-Asset Class (MAC) team at Neuberger Berman, focusing on portfolio engineering and research for the firm’s strategic partnerships.   Eugene began in the firm’s Quantitative Investment Group (QIG) as a cross-asset trader in 2008 before becoming an emerging market debt strategist in 2011.  Prior to …

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Gipsy Lebowitz

I was born in Colombia and moved to the States (NY) with my family when I was 10 years old. I went to college in in Providence, RI. After graduation, I moved back to NY and started my career working at McKinsey & Company in their Investment office as a comptroller reporting to the CFO. …

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Caroline Le Viet

Caroline is currently working as Program Manager at Ashoka in Switzerland. Previously, she was consulting in the Strategic Initiatives team at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, where she participated in cross-cutting team projects to design strategies and facilitate the change processes within the organisation to better serve the mission promoting immunisation programs in developing countries. She …

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David Laskin

David Laskin is currently an Analyst at MasterCard where he works on corporate strategy and planning within the organization’s commercial product group. Previously he focused on cash elimination tactics within the consumer product group where he was responsible for laying the foundation for the company’s ongoing work with non-governmental organizations in an effort to improve …

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Victoria Laniakea

Victoria (Tori) Flannery is a social policy advisor, community development practitioner, social entrepreneur and creative rebel with a passion for connecting humans through our shared experiences. Tori has a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), is currently completing her Masters and has extensive experience in both government and not-for-profit sectors. Her background and areas of expertise …

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Victoria Lakers

Victoria Lakers is President of Frank Marketing & Communications. In this capacity, Victoria built and sold a signage and graphics company where her team developed and executed visual communications solutions for over 500 clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Since selling the signage business, Victoria has been focused on helping small to …

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Sumati Joshi

Sumati is passionate about women having access to, and educational resources for, best hygiene practices so that they can realize their ambitions. She founded Mission SanScar and volunteers with NGOs with this aim. With a background in engineering, work experience in niche consulting firms and an enthusiasm for design thinking she hopes to address pressing …

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Mission Sanscar

Sumati Joshi and Urvi Talaty are the founders of Mission Sanscar, a social venture that will work in Mumbai, India to eliminate the restrictions, shame, and impact on school attendance and success that accompanies the onset of women’s menstrual cycles. Mission Sanscar will work to shift women and girls to the use of cotton napkins, …

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Urvi Talaty

Urvi Talaty is a chemical engineering student who aspires to one day turn environmentalist. She has won the Harvard Diplomacy Award at Word MUN Seoul, 2015 and is passionate about the environmental and social problems that plague the world. She has trained in the Indian classical dance of Bharatanatyam for seven years and bungy-jumped and …

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Layla Nassar

Layla Nassar is currently pursuing a B.S. at the University of Miami in Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with an emphasis in molecular and behavioral neurobiology. Layla researches in a neural circuitry laboratory and plans to pursue a doctoral degree and eventually a career in academic research. She is an active NIH IMSD participant …

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Grace Jean

Grace grew up in Palm Beach Florida. Although she was not wealthy by any measure, she wouldn’t call herself underprivileged. She grew up in an environment that supported education and truly made her feel that she could be whatever she wanted to be as long as she was willing to put in the work. When …

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W.I.N.G.S. (Women In Next-Generation Sciences)

Layla Nassar, Rowanne Ali and Grace Jean are the co-founders of W.I.N.G.S. (Women In Next-Generation Sciences), a social venture that will expose disadvantaged middle-school-aged girls to interactive Physics curricula as well as advance personal development via mentorship-based support networks. Together, these initiatives will empower young women for further study and future careers in applied sciences.

Rowanne Ali

Rowanne Ali’s integrity and open mind make her a leader with vision and direction. Through collaborating with peers and mentors, Rowanne strives to contribute to alleviating issues within her community and beyond.  She is not afraid to speak up, make her input known, and work with constructive criticism to reach her full potential as a …

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Enaccess

Wyckliffe Madunda Aluga is the founder of Enaccess, a social venture that aims to address energy poverty and water scarcity in sub-Saharan Africa. Wyckliffe and his team will assemble, distribute, lease, and service portable solar power stations with integrated water pumps for low-income smallholder farmers who live on incomes of $2.50 or less per day. …

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Wyckliffe Madunda Aluga

Wyckliffe is a freshman majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Berkeley. Born and raised in Kenya, and a recent graduate of African Leadership Academy in South Africa, Wyckliffe started his journey as an entrepreneur and innovator at a tender age of nine by selling snacks in school to carter for small needs …

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The Collegiate Conference: Let’s Talk Success

The Collegiate Conference will help underprivileged students overcome challenges faced during the college application process by providing educational resources, tools, and peer mentoring in a day-long conference in New York City. TCC recently launched its first conference with New Visions Charter High School in the Bronx, NY for 75 students, where panelists discussed college applications, …

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Sohil Shah

Sohil is a student at UNC Chapel Hill where he is preparing for a career at the nexus of entrepreneurship, social innovation, and education technology. At Chapel Hill, Sohil is heavily involved in Student Government, collegiate dance, and is co-founder of The College Essayist, an organization dedicated to providing students with resources and knowledge on …

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Model City Council

Saje Molato is the founder of Model City Council, a social venture in the Quezon District of the Philippines that will provide local opportunity for students to participate in simulations of city council meetings. Model City Council will engage young people in local discourse, empower them to influence government policy and decision making, and increase …

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Saje Miguel Molato

Saje is a fresh graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, where he earned his BA in Political Science. He has long been an advocate for the youth, having initially launched a program that provided free summer classes for both public speaking and essay writing in his home province in the Philippines. He recently launched …

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Paul Mukuye

Paul Mukuye is a Ugandan student in his senior year at EARTH University-Costa Rica pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agronomic Engineering. He is a MasterCard scholar. Paul is a winner of Social Venture Challenge Resolution Project, Ghana-2016. He also participated in HULT PRIZE Regional Finals, Clinton Global initiatives in San Francisco-2016. Co-founder, Administrator and Coordinator UNEGA …

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Fatumah Birungi

Fatumah is a Ugandan student pursuing her degree in Agronomic Engineering at EARTH University, Costa Rica. While at Earth, she has worked as a treasurer and productions manager at Forest Paradise, a project company operated by 6 students from 6 different countries of American continent. She also works as a laboratory assistant of Natural Science …

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Unega Farm – Uganda

The founders of Unega Farm – Uganda, Alex Kyeyune, Fatumah Birungi, and Paul Mukuye, will work to reduce hunger and poverty in local communities in the Wakiso District of Uganda by teaching them sustainable micro-gardening techniques. The produce grown will improve families’ own nutritional intake, while allowing them to sell any excess to also improve …

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Alex Kyeyune

Alex Kyeyune is a 25 year old Ugandan gentleman, a MasterCard scholar at EARTH UNIVERSITY in Costa Rica pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture Engineering. He is the President and Co-Founder of UNEGA FARM – UGANDA, an innovative business project which aims at improving agriculture value addition in Uganda by introducing, implementing and fostering latest …

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H2O Project

Camila created the H2O Project as a water business that will provide clean drinking water to peri-urban and rural residents of Cochabamba. Camila and her team will purchase water directly from water companies and then sell the water to residents at an affordable price. The team will also train and empower women in the local …

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Camila Olmedo Mendez

Camila is currently pursuing her Economics degree from the University of Texas in Austin. She is one of the ambassadors for Bolivia, her home country, for the One Young World organization, as well as a founding member of a student organization, START Americas Together, dedicated to affiliating the continent through networking, volunteering, and financial sponsorship. …

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Hanifah Hasuri Iskandar

Hanifah Hasuri Iskandar is very honored to receive this kind of prestigious fellowship award through Social Venture Challenge HNMUN 2016. Her project is titled “Coconut PROJECT” which is conducted with her partner from another major, in Indonesia. She is currently studying Biology in Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, East Java class of 2017. Apart from being …

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Coconut Project

Ekky Hardiyanto and Hanifah Hasuri, are the founders of the Coconut Project in Indonesia, a social venture that will create light concrete utilizing discarded coconut husks. Their efforts will increase income for coconut sellers, while also decreasing the harmful effects that cement making has on the environment.

Ekky Hardiyanto

Ekky Hardiyanto was born in Pasuruan, Indonesia in 1995. He is currently majoring in civil engineering department at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia. He is focused on studying material engineering and transportation systems. He is involved in his lecturer’s research team to find any alternative materials in infrastructure and he is working on the …

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Why Youth?

Why Youth aims to encourage students in Belgrade to recognize the important leadership roles they can play in developing their communities. Stefan and his team will deliver a leadership development curriculum in schools, building students’ social skills, awareness, and self-confidence. Why Youth will create strong young leaders who take the initiative in creating positive change. …

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Stefan Raicevic

Stefan was born in Bar, Montenegro and graduated from the local primary and high school. After finishing his first year of high school, Stefan was chosen as a scholar of the U.S. State Department’s Young Leaders Exchange ASMYLE. Through this program, Stefan spent one year in the United States. He graduated in the top 10 of both …

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Moses Surumen

Moses is in his third year at the University of California at Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a MasterCard Foundation scholar and plans to work in the African continent after graduate school to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the continent. Born in Kenya, Moses graduated from high school in …

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M-Soma

M-Soma is a computer skills training program for Kenyan youth from under-resourced communities and schools. The Fellows aim to increase the number of skilled software engineers/developers in East Africa and enable other career professionals to actively apply technology in their work. Recently, the venture successfully hosted its first boot camp.

Fanice Nyatigo

Fanice Mangoja Nyatigo is a Kenyan student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is passionate about health and medicine, and plans to use her bioengineering degree from Berkeley to contribute to the improvement of healthcare in Kenya. Outside class, Fanice is a big lover of adventure and travelling. In addition, she values mentorship and …

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Prasanth Kumar

Dr. N Prasanth Kumar, is a Senior Scientist at GE Global Research, Bangalore. He is with GE Global Research for past 13 years and has been working in the field of Materials Science, developing new materials for GE Lighting, GE Healthcare and GE Oil &Gas businesses. One of the phosphor material developed by his team …

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Sandeep Kulkarni

Sandeep Kulkarni is an Investment Analyst in the Biotech Group at QVT Financial. He covers public and private investment opportunities spanning all therapeutic areas, with a focus on oncology, hematology, and endocrinology. Prior to joining QVT in 2013, Dr Kulkarni was a Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group, working exclusively within the life sciences. …

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