Congratulations to the 2015 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 participate in CASE programming throughout the year, providing great insights and 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 and this year was no exception. From founding their own non-profits to managing multi-billion-dollar pension funds, these Fuqua students are already showing the world that they have the drive and motivation to make big changes in the world.

We’re also excited to announce that Bahari Harris, a CASE Scholarship recipient, has been named a Class of 2016 Student Representative to Fuqua’s Board of Visitors. Student representatives join for three years and work with the Board to address topics of concern to current Fuqua students.

Congratulations to Bahari and to this year’s Fellows; we look forward to seeing all that you can achieve during your time here at Fuqua! Read more about this year’s cohort of CASE and CASE i3 Fellows: 

2015 CASE Fellows

Eleanor Boothroyd: Eleanor comes to Fuqua with a background in consulting providing human capital services such as executive search, board consulting, and leadership strategy services to global Fortune 500 clients. After Fuqua she plans to transition to the social sector, with a focus on education reform.

Kimberly Davies: Kimberly worked with the Grameen Foundation before coming to Fuqua. She is passionate about international development and the application of human-centered design to improve outcomes. She will be working at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this summer.

Alejandra Gerosa: Alejandra worked in the nonprofit sector in Argentina before moving to Spain to work for Doctors Without Borders. Alejandra is a CASE Scholarship recipient (read more). Alejandra will be interning this summer with PATH – an international health organization driving transformative innovation.

Andee Hendee: Andee is a dual Masters of Environmental Management/MBA student. Before coming to Duke, she spent three years with Teach for America and an additional year with SEEDS, a community garden in Durham.  She is working for Education Pioneers this summer and is also pursuing a social venture in the education space.

Libby MacFarlane: Libby is a dual Masters of Global Health/MBA student. Libby is passionate about global and mental health, recently founding HeartMind International, a non-profit providing culturally-appropriate mental health care to vulnerable populations in Nepal and around the world.

Sarah Martin: Prior to Fuqua, Sarah worked for Arabella Advisors, a strategy consulting firm helping donors and impact investors maximize the impact of their resources, and UnLtd India supporting social entrepreneurs. Sarah is a CASE Scholarship recipient (read more) and will be working with the Charter School Growth Fund this summer.

Emily Silman: Emily comes to Fuqua having spent three years in the Peace Corps in Madagascar after working in marketing and merchandizing for a number of years in New York. She is pursuing a career in corporate sustainability and will be working with Coca Cola’s sustainability group this summer.

Anne Steptoe: Anne is pursuing both her MBA from Fuqua and an MD at Brown University Medical School. Prior to medical school, she worked in health policy research at Massachusetts General Hospital. This summer, Anne will be using her MBA and medical skills to focus on a start-up social venture – read more about her venture here.


Ana Coronell: Prior to Fuqua, Ana worked as a financial analyst for P&G Latin America in Panama. She also coordinated P&G’s at-risk youth mentorship program with United Way Panama.  This summer she will be interning with Amazon in finance.

Adelina Dasso: Prior to Fuqua, Adelina worked in the asset management industry as a Research Analyst and Equity Portfolio Manager. Adelina is passionate about education and while at Fuqua has worked with KIPP Eastern North Carolina and Street Light Schools. This summer she will be interning with the Calvert Foundation and ACCION International.

Bandar El-Eita: Bandar has worked to build business development strategies for companies ranging from social entrepreneurship startups to large multinationals. Before Fuqua, Bandar was working with GovDelivery Inc. This summer he will be interning with Salesforce and the Salesforce Foundation.

Leah Farmer: Prior to Fuqua, Leah worked in international development in West Africa with the Canadian International Development Agency and then at a technology social enterprise called VOTO Mobile in Ghana. This summer she will be interning with McKinsey.

Bahari Harris: Bahari is pursuing a dual MBA/Master of Public Policy degree. Prior to Duke, Bahari founded and served as director of Urban Hope, a non-profit serving urban youth living in inner-city Durham, NC. He will be interning with Bank of America this summer.

Patrick Heinemann: Patrick worked as an Associate at a mid-size Private Equity firm in Mexico, where he helped manage 5 portfolio companies in the manufacturing and technology sectors. Patrick is involved in the Fuqua Latin American Student Association and Private Equity Club.

Matt Hendren: Matt has worked for the chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill, helped run a campaign for US House of Representatives, and spent three years working as a consultant to nonprofits in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He will be interning with the Boston Consulting Group this summer.

Mike Ide: Prior to Fuqua, Mike worked as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and a senior financial analyst in corporate finance at Bank of America. He will be interning with BlackArch Partners this summer.

Ishita Shah: Prior to Fuqua, Ishita worked at Bloomberg LP, most recently as a Business Intelligence Analyst. Outside of work, she taught financial literacy at urban public schools through a partnership with PENCIL. This summer she will be interning with Education Pioneers in New Orleans.

Becca Shepherd: Prior to Fuqua, Becca worked for Pacific Community Ventures where she provided impact evaluation services to prominent investors and as a researcher at an economic consulting firm in Washington, DC. This summer she will be interning with Gallo Winery.