Welcome 2019-2020 CASE & CASE i3 Fellows!

CASE and CASE i3 Fellows

Each year, CASE and CASE i3 select an elite group of second-year MBAs to act as ambassadors of CASE’s work and collaborate with the CASE team throughout the year. These fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds and engage in CASE programming by providing great insights and by leading workshops, speaker sessions, and other programming in social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Read more about the Fellows programs here.

We are always amazed at the experiences and aspirations of Fellow applicants—from founding non-profits to providing education to under-served communities to leading environmental work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These MBAs have diverse backgrounds and perspectives and we already see how they are bringing their unique experience and motivation to drive social change.

Congratulations to this year’s CASE Fellows and CASE i3 Fellows!

CASE Fellows​​

Penelope Amuyunzu Penelope Amuyunzu

Prior to Fuqua, Penelope worked as a Transportation Engineering Consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Penelope is passionate about increasing access and opportunities for under-served communities worldwide. She came to Fuqua to pivot into a global strategy career in the travel and hospitality space. She came to CASE to learn best practices for leveraging her business skills to achieve her mission of eradicating income inequality worldwide. At Fuqua Penelope is part of the Hospitality and Travel Club, Business in Africa Club, Black and Latino MBA Organization, served as a trip lead for the Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE), and has worked closely with the admissions team to recruit top talent for future classes of the Fuqua School of Business.

Sarah Burns Sarah Burns

Prior to Fuqua, Sarah worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, where her case work focused primarily on projects with the firm’s global health and higher education clients. She is passionate about the role of the private sector and social enterprise in addressing economic inequality and opportunity. At Fuqua, Sarah is a Fuqua on Board Associate and serves on the leadership cabinet of the Net Impact Club.

 Matthew Calvert Matthew Calvert

Prior to Fuqua, Mattie taught third grade in Chicago through Teach for America. He also worked at Social Venture Partners, a venture philanthropy nonprofit organization. Mattie is a dual degree student pursuing his MPP at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He is passionate about educational equity and inclusive economic development. Mattie serves as a COLE Fellow and a cabinet member of the Net Impact Club.

Lia Dawley

Prior to Fuqua, Lia worked for five years at an economic consulting firm in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the art world and currently serves on the board of Wellesley College’s Davis Museum (Friends of Art). At Fuqua, Lia is a member of the Gender Equity Working Group and treasurer of the Net Impact Club and the Food and Agriculture Club.

Michelle Egger

Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, Michelle started her career back in her home town at General Mills as Food Scientist prior to starting at Fuqua. Always passionate about food insecurity and hunger both in the US and abroad, Michelle came to Fuqua to find a way to have a larger impact on the world around her. She is Co-President of Food and Ag club, Proud Founder of Resilient Foods via Program for Entrepreneurs, a Fuqua on Board Associate, a Career Fellow, an FCCP Fellow, an avid member of AWIB and Net Impact and all around center of the hub for all things food!

Ayush Gupta

Before coming to Fuqua, Ayush worked as a software developer for a Fortune 500 firm for two years, after which, he joined a health-tech startup as a business and data analyst. Ayush is passionate about educating underprivileged children, and he ran a nonprofit initiative in India for this. His long term goal is to establish a cradle-to-career nonprofit to help lift entire communities out of generational poverty. At Fuqua, Ayush is a cabinet member of INDUS and the Tech Club, and volunteers with the Emily K. Center, where he teaches children in after-school sessions.

Divya Kantamneni

Prior to Fuqua, Divya did logistics work for The White House under the Obama Administration and was later on President Obama’s post-presidency transition team. She then worked as a Policy Analyst for Via, a rideshare start up based in New York City. At Fuqua, she is a cabinet member of the Net Impact Club and a Fuqua on Board associate.

Alex Marchyshyn Alex Marchyshyn

Prior to Fuqua, Alex worked at Environmental Defense Fund in its EDF+Business division and with Edelman in its Business+Social Purpose practice. She is a dual degree Master of Environmental Management and MBA candidate who is passionate about sustainable apparel and the intersection of business, the environment and supply chain. Alex is a co-director of the Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference (SBSI) and a co-president of the MEM/MBA Club.

Ilana Mayid

Prior to Fuqua, Ilana spent eight years in asset management and private wealth, most recently as an Assistant Vice President in AllianceBernstein’s Funds of Hedge Funds group. Through her heavy involvement in employee leadership groups and initiatives committed to philanthropic engagement and the advancement of women at all levels of finance, she developed a passion for exploring the intersection of business and social impact. At Fuqua, she is the Co-President of Net Impact Club, a Fuqua on Board Associate, CASE i3 Apprentice, and Forté Fellow.

Antonia Taline De Souze Mendoca Antonia Taline De Souze Mendonca

Prior to Fuqua, Taline was working as an M&A Analyst at Petrobras in Brazil. She also had a fashion blog to raise discussions about the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry. She is the founder of Balné Brazil, a social business that empowers artisans to share their creations with the world. At Fuqua, Taline serves as a CASE fellow and at the MBAA Service & Sustainability cabinet.

Brooke Pierce Brooke Pierce

Prior to Fuqua, Brooke worked as a consultant in EY’s financial services risk management practice, managing strategic projects for clients in banking and capital markets. She is passionate about using business to drive environmental and social change. Brooke is a CASE Fellow, CASE i3 Fellow and Net Impact Club Fundraising Director.

Samantha Robinson Samantha Robinson

Samantha spent 7 years in the nonprofit sector working to empower low-income, high-potential college students through programs focused on academic achievement, career development, and mentorship. A first-generation college student herself, she is passionate about promoting educational equity and economic mobility. Samantha serves as a COLE Fellow and Co-Director of Career Development for Net Impact. She enjoys hiking, dancing, and water aerobics.

Molly Tyeryar Molly Tyeryar

Before Fuqua, Molly spent five years in IT consulting working with environmental regulatory compliance software. She also serves as treasurer for PureMadi, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing waterborne diseases through education and locally produced ceramic water filters. At Fuqua, Molly is a member of the leadership cabinets for MBAA Service & Sustainability and the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Club.

Brittany Van Ness Brittany Van Ness

Prior to Fuqua, Brittany spent nine years in event management and public relations working in both the private and education sectors. After founding an organization to address the nutritional needs of the cancer community, Brittany decided to come to Fuqua to address access to healthy choices for all. She is passionate about food systems, corporate environmental and social responsibility, and enjoying the outdoors. Brittany serves on the leadership cabinets of Net Impact, the Food & Agriculture Club, and the Culinary Club as well as connecting with fellow women pursuing an MBA as a Forté Fellow Ambassador.

 Ashley Warren Ashley Warren

Prior to Fuqua, Ashley spent nearly a decade combined in operations and technology management, instruction, and strategic communications in the social and public sectors, having most recently worked for Achievement First Public Charter schools in Brooklyn, NY. She is committed to ensuring children in under-served communities have access to innovative, high-quality education that prepares them to hone their interests and meet modern workforce demands. In addition to serving as a CASE Fellow, Ashley is co-president of the Net Impact Club, a COLE Fellow, Curriculum Representative for the Class of 2020, and supports Fuqua Admissions.

CASE i3 Fellows

Tate Byers Tate Byers

Prior to Fuqua, Tate worked as a Consultant in Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations practice, focusing primarily on supply chain strategy and social impact engagements. He has experience working with social ventures to help them use data and analytics to make decisions, and is excited to continue pursuing this passion while at Fuqua. Outside of CASE i3, he is the Co-President of the Fuqua Hoops basketball club, and holds a cabinet position within the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club.

Andy Chenlo Andy Chenlo

Prior to attending Fuqua, Andy worked at Coleman Research, a market research firm that works alongside buy-side and sell-side clients during their commercial due diligence. His journey into social impact began when he helped launch a non-profit soccer academy in Cape Town, South Africa, where he witnessed the power of entrepreneurship to transform communities. At Fuqua, Andy is the Co-Chair of CASEi3 and additionally serves as the President of the Soccer Club, and as a cabinet member of BLMBAO, LASA, and the Gender Equity Working Group.

Kiersten Chresfield Kiersten Chresfield

Kiersten spent four years with Deloitte Consulting in their Federal practice primarily serving clients in the healthcare and defense sectors. She also did a pre-MBA internship in Kigali, Rwanda working for a global nutrition nonprofit before heading to Fuqua. At Fuqua she is co-president of both the Business in Africa and Food & Agriculture Clubs. She is looking to transition into food & beverage strategy post-MBA, with a long-term goal of working in an emerging market.

Juliana Collamer Juliana Collamer

Prior to Fuqua, Juliana served as the Executive Director of Volunteers On Call and spent three years in major gifts fundraising at New Classrooms. She is focused on sustainable investing and was a Fellow at Impact Capital Managers, a network of market-rate impact investing funds with $11B AUM. Juliana is a CASE i3 Co-Chair and is working to incorporate social impact into Fuqua’s curriculum as the Academic Chair for the Net Impact Club.

Vivek Jayaraman Vivek Jayarman

Prior to Fuqua, Vivek worked extensively to support and scale entrepreneurs of virtually every stage and sector. His experience includes launching business education programs for the City of New York and managing consultants that provided advisory and technical assistance services to small businesses. Vivek is interested in leveraging his CASE i3 experience to better understand how to bridge small and medium size enterprises with impact capital.

Caryn Laska Caryn Laska

Caryn spent four years as an Accenture consultant advising electric and gas utility clients on systemic change. She is a dual degree student with the Nicholas School of the Environment and Fuqua, where she studies energy & the environment and finance. In addition to being a Casei3 fellow, Caryn is the Career Mentorship Lead for the MEM/MBA club, Co-President of the Jewish Business Association, and a dedicated member of the MBA Food and Agriculture club

Brooke Pierce Brooke Pierce

Prior to Fuqua, Brooke worked as a consultant in EY’s financial services risk management practice, managing strategic projects for clients in banking and capital markets. She is passionate about using business to drive environmental and social change. Brooke is a CASE Fellow, CASE i3 Fellow and Net Impact Club Fundraising Director.

Kevin Rahill Kevin Rahill

From 2012-2013, Kevin served as the Director of Open Arms Home for Children, a South African AIDS orphanage. For the next five years, he worked at PwC in Financial Services Assurance and Deals Advisory. Kevin is involved in FuquaVision, Case i3, Net Impact, Fuqua Special Olympics, Male Allies, Fuqua Pride Allies, Consulting Club, HSM, and is a BDW Co-Chair.

Ashlie Tyler Ashlie Tyler

Prior to Fuqua, Ashlie served as the Director of District Partnerships at SAGA Innovations, an education nonprofit that specializes in personalized learning in high school math and early literacy. She spent the early years of her career in operations and human capital-related roles in the education and financial services sectors at firms including Match Education, Bain Capital, and Fidelity Investments.

Ashlie also attended Duke for her undergraduate degree and maintains commitments across the University, including being a member of Fuqua’s Gender Equity Working Group and the Duke Student Alumni Board. She also serves as a mentor for the undergraduate club Black in Business and is on the External Engagement Committee of Duke University’s Board of Trustees.

Tanvie Vanayak Tanvie Vinayak 

Prior to Fuqua, Tanvie worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and PwC’s Government and Public Sector Advisory on designing and executing strategies to address global development challenges. She also briefly worked on setting up her own social enterprise ‘Yuti’, to help small-size NGOs raise and efficiently deploy funds to create sustainable impact.  At Fuqua, Tanvie is undertaking a project as part of the CASE Impact Investing Initiative and is a Board Member with Meals on Wheels Durham as part of Fuqua on Board. She also serves as the Fundraising chair for Net Impact.