Kanyinsola Aibana is a 2nd year MBA student at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Harvard University. Before business school, she worked at ideas42, a behavioral design lab and non-profit consulting firm focused on applying behavioral science to solve social problems and improve the lives of people across multiple areas including global health, education, and financial health. At Haas, she has focused her studies on entrepreneurship and building a more sustainable, diverse, and affordable food system and plans to work in that space after graduating.
Zachary Blustein is a second year MBA candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. Prior to Tepper, Zachary spent about 7 years in engineering and product management across the refining and air conditioning sectors. At Tepper, he is very active in the Energy and Clean Tech Club, Consulting Club, and Jewish Business Association. After graduation, Zachary will be joining the Boston Consulting Group’s Pittsburgh office.
Gillian Cafiero is a second year MBA student at Yale SOM. Before starting business school, she worked in software and network operations for British Airways and Verizon, in London. She’s originally Italian and plans to return to her home city of Rome after her studies to work as a management consultant.
Danielle Dhillon is pursuing her MBA at UC Berkeley Haas (Class of 2022) with a focus on impact investing, venture capital, and technology for good. She spent her last summer with the Innovative Finance team at the Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to Haas she worked at the United Nations Foundation (Digital Impact Alliance) and the J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Danielle graduated from Georgetown University in 2014 with double major in finance and international business and a German minor. She is a certified yoga instructor and a storytelling coach. Danielle grew up in Darnestown, Maryland and is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient.
Emma Dunlap is a Consultant in Accenture's Strategy and Consulting practice. Serving as a public sector advisor, she partners with clients to navigate organizational change and transformation efforts. She is committed to helping cities better serve their communities. As a steering committee member at the Association for a Better New York, she supports efforts to engage civic-minded young professionals in urban issue-focused programming and volunteer activities.
Prior to Accenture, Emma completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, an intensive leadership training program where she worked for organizations across multiple sectors. Emma earned her B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College.
Born in Indonesia, Claudia Kwan grew up between the two homes of Jakarta and Singapore. She pursued her undergraduate studies at UCL, spending 3 years in London reading History, Politics, and Economics. After completing her degree, Claudia joined Kraft Heinz, where she helped build up its Asia-Pacific business units. She is currently based in Boston and pursuing her MBA at Harvard Business School.
Ian Lever is a Management Consultant for Accenture, where he serves and leads teams across public service and corporate citizenship with a focus on projects related to digital accessibility, workforce development, and environmental sustainability. As an undergraduate student, Ian helped initiate Washington University in St. Louis' Small Business Initiative, which connects students with local businesses in underserved communities. Most recently, he led a crowdsourced volunteering effort focused on utilizing artificial intelligence and optical character recognition to preserve historical memory of the Holocaust.
Kayemba Mvula is a soon to be consultant and currently an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. In a past life, he was as a data-driven, social impact-focused professional. Although he was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he considers himself a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Prior to business school, Kayemba accumulated over ten years of experience in the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa working at the intersection of technology and social impact, for organizations such as the Vera Institute of Justice, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). While at MIT Sloan, Kayemba served as a Co-Chair for the 2022 Africa Innovate Conference and co-founded the MIT Sloan Small Business Clinic. Despite his career remains an advocate for human rights and broadly.
Kashay Sanders is a proud native New Yorker and alumnus of Dartmouth College (B.A.) and University of Michigan (MBA). Kashay spent 6 years in the social sector exploring various facets of what it means to drive social change, which included working in social enterprise in India, running workforce development initiatives in NYC government, and activating communities to end homelessness in a national nonprofit. Upon realizing that culture and employee engagement are key for an organization’s success, Kashay unearthed a love of strategic HR, and specifically learning & development.
Currently, Kashay is the First Year Learning Program Manager at Microsoft, where she is charged with realizing a new immersive onboarding experience for all of the company's new hires. The thread that unites her diverse professional experiences is a passion for creating ecosystems where people can thrive.
Derek Soled is a MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. He has worked on health policy and business at the city, state, and federal level. Most recently, Derek served as an adviser for the New York City Health Commissioner during the COVID-19 pandemic. His research focuses on the intersection of business and policy, clinical medicine, and the humanities.
Derek received his master’s degree in medical anthropology from the University of Oxford as a Walter Byers Scholar and his bachelor’s degree in sociology and molecular biology from Yale University.
Angie Tang is a dual degree student pursuing an MBA at Harvard Business School and an MPP at Harvard Kennedy School. Originally from Toronto, she is passionate about approaching healthcare delivery from both the public and private sectors, with a particular focus on delivery/financing innovation and social determinants of health.
Previously, she was a strategy and implementation manager at Boston Medical Center Health System and a consultant at McKinsey focused on healthcare, social sector, and transformation projects. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BSc in Economics and a BA in International Studies.
Cameron Wood is an Oxford MBA Candidate focused on brand management and marketing. He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto – Trinity College. Prior to his MBA, he was a senior communications advisor for the provincial government of Ontario, Canada. Most recently he served as Director of Communications for the Minister of College and Universities, and as Senior Issues Manager for the Premier of Ontario.
Jordan Van Althuis is a current MBA-MPA dual degree student at NYU and intends to be a global leader in the Business & Human Rights field. Prior to NYU, Jordan helped launch a Business & Human Rights practice at one of the world’s top international law firms.
More recently, Jordan was living and working in Kobe, Japan at a boutique consulting firm where she helped nonprofit and social enterprise clients improve their financial sustainability and social impact. This work inspired Jordan to pursue her MBA and MPA as she seeks
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Archana Ahlawat is a software engineer, investigative researcher, and writer. She is an incoming fellow at the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy in August 2022. Previously, she was a founding engineer at Color of Change, a racial justice nonprofit, where she built social movement technology, and a fellow with Just Futures Law investigating surveillance technology. She has also developed data analytics products at Microsoft. She graduated from Duke in 2019 and studied computer science and political science.
Shira Abramovich is a writer, translator, and software engineer. Her work has appeared in Kernel Magazine and Revue Fragile, among others. She holds degrees in Computer Science and Comparative Literature from Brown University, where she was a leader in Brown CS’s Responsible Computing program. In the past, she was a Civic Digital Fellow at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. She is now a software engineer at Monthly, a contributor to the techno-optimist publication and community Reboot, and an active member of the French-American translation collective Connexion Limitée. She is very happy with her first name.
Raisa Chowdhury is a recent graduate of the University of Calgary, having completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Business Analytics and a minor in Data Science. Throughout her degree, she was involved in club leadership roles, student government, and case competitions. She has previously interned at PwC, Canadian Natural Resources, and Deloitte. Raisa currently works at IBM as a Strategy Consultant.
Jessica Dai is a Machine Learning Engineer at Arthur AI and a recent graduate from Brown University, where she studied Computer Science. She is also cofounder and editorial lead at Reboot, a publication and community dedicated to thoughtful, critical techno-optimism. While at Brown she worked on the first iteration of the Computer Science department's Socially Responsible Computing program.
Isha Hans is a trans-disciplinary practitioner working at the intersection of Design and Emerging Technology. She uses, and advocates for, human-centered and value-based approaches to address complex questions in the domains of Privacy, Ethics and Venture Building. Currently, Isha is completing her Masters of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is building a tool to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration between Designers and Technologists to create privacy-preserving Internet of Things. She has lived in 4 different countries and firmly believes in bringing multiple cultural perspectives into her work.
Sonia Jodal is a second-year PhD student at the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in the intersection of computer science, applied mathematics, public health, and societal systems. Her current research topics include modeling the spread of COVID-19 and analyzing the equity of public transit in cities. Previously, she was a software engineer at Microsoft. She received her undergraduate degree in Computational and Applied Math and Statistics from the College of William & Mary.
Houssam Kherraz is a software engineer at Kensho, where he works on building Machine Learning tooling and infrastructure. In the past, he has worked on self-driving and facial recognition technology. He holds a Masters and Bachelors in Computer Science from MIT, where he spent a lot of time thinking about how to improve and understand AI systems to prevent harm. He was born and raised in Morocco, and after a couple of years living in Hong Kong with like-minded idealists, he moved to the US where he is still based.
John Mikesh is a designer, builder, and trained architect. He currently is completing a Masters of Architecture at Princeton University where he has developed a method for designing that considers how physical properties and automated manufacturing methods can result in novel solutions through carefully composing and coordinating multiple systems. This union of computation, materials, and design forms a critical triangle by which he locates his work and interests. To this end, he sees himself as a material programmer.
Dennis Müller is a master's student at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and works in the Cambridge University Ethics in Mathematics Project, where he studies ethical issues that mathematicians may face as part of their work. He initially studied mathematics at the universities of Bonn and Cambridge, where he served as the president of the Ethics in Mathematics Society. Dennis was a Cambridge Reuben Scholar, and he is currently funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He obtained his high school diploma via night school and has previously worked as a software developer.
Maximillian Obasiolu is a Dual Masters student at Carnegie Mellon University currently studying Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Technology Innovation Management. Previously, he received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. At WSU he cofounded the National Society of Black Engineers, was a peer mentor for underrepresented minority students, and Director of Outreach for the Harold Frank Engineering and Entrepreneurship Institute. A native Chicagoan, he credits growing up in the Rogers Park neighborhood for centering his core values around diversity, empathy and intersectionality. Upon finishing school, he plans to start a career in tech and eventually shift to technology policy.
Ian René Solano-Kamaiko is a graduate student in computer science at New York University (NYU) and a graduate research fellow at the Center for Responsible AI at NYU. Solano-Kamaiko is interested in building and evaluating computing technologies that aim to improve the lives of underserved and marginalized communities. Prior to attending NYU, he worked as a software engineer for various New York City technology startups. Some of his most recent work includes creating open-source software to make robots for biologists and writing software to help educators become entrepreneurs. Outside of academic activities, he is an avid Muay Thai practitioner.
Hal Triedman is a technologist, journalist, and political organizer who lives in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from Brown University in 2020 with degrees in Computer Science and History, he found work as a Privacy Engineer at "the last best place on the internet" — Wikipedia, where he is working on differential privacy, algorithmic accountability, anticensorship, and other issues at the junction of technology and policy. When he's not programming or writing policy briefs, you can find him running, writing music, or sweating over a pot of paprikash.