Welcome 2017-2018 CASE & CASE i3 Fellows!

Each year, CASE and CASE i3 selects 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 by 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 working with a sustainable cocoa farming initiative to developing a microcredit program in Central America, these Fuqua students are already showing the world that they have the drive and motivation to make big changes.

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

2017 CASE Fellows

Hannah Ford (co-chair) – Hannah has previous experience in the social impact space, having worked with several organizations with a focus on the arts. Most recently she was the Director of Development for the Washington DC Youth Orchestra Program. Hannah is also a CASE Scholar and CASE i3 Associate.

Yasu Nakano (co-chair) – Yasu comes to Fuqua with five years of experience with the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company in Tokyo, Japan. He has an interest in micro-insurance, a system of insurance tailored to bottom of the pyramid populations that typically don’t have access to mainstream insurance products.

Mariela Berrocal – Before coming to Fuqua, Mariela was an associate with PwC Interamericas in Costa Rica. She worked as a volunteer for over 6 years at CISV, a nonprofit focused on peace education, and at Fundamentes, an organization that provides mental health and academic support for at-risk youth in Costa Rica. She is also Co-President of the Design and Innovation Club.

Isabel Carrera – Isabel joins Fuqua from Mexico City where she was a business analyst for McKinsey & Co. She also spent 10 years working with a Mexico City nonprofit that develops skills in children through games.

Manuel Costa – Manuel believes strongly in social impact and spent a number of years working with TECHO, the largest Latin American-based nonprofit that seeks to eradicate poverty through community development and emergency relief projects. Manuels is also a CASE Scholar and co-chair of the CASE i3 Fellows.

Samantha Dina – Before coming to Fuqua, Samantha worked with a DC area nonprofit research and consulting firm to help nonprofits scale their missions. This year she served as a non-voting board member of Threshold Clubhouse through the Fuqua on Board program. Samantha is also Co-President of the Net Impact Club.

Zack Gorstein – Zack’s background includes a number of sustainability projects including working with a startup focused on clean energy and sustainability solutions for the mining industry and interning with a biofuel tech company. He is also a CASE i3 Associate.

Danielle Hayman – Danielle has spent a number of years in the education space, most recently as a college counselor in the New York City public school system. Danielle is also Co-President of the Net Impact Club.

Tiffany Hsieh – Before coming to Fuqua, Tiffany was a research analyst with SRI International, a nonprofit independent research institute with a focus on educational programs and policies. Tiffany is also a CASE Scholar and Teach for America alumnus.

Lee Johnson – Lee is a former technology consultant whose background includes working with the International Rescue Committee on helping recently-arrived refugees in the United States. This year, Lee served as a consultant for Gritcube, a virtual startup accelerator that empowers entrepreneurs in Africa.

Anna Moran – Before coming to Fuqua, Anna worked with the Center for Global Development in Washington DC as an Institutional Advancement Officer, managing relationships with Fortune 500 companies around their corporate social responsibility efforts. Anna grew up in the Philippines and Thailand, remaining passionate about promoting economic development, private sector growth, and environmental sustainability in developing countries.

Lauren Vick – Lauren has a number of years’ experience in talent management and consulting, most recently working as a Recruiter for McKinsey & Company. She’s also the executive chair and rising co-president of the Association of Women in Business. She’s passionate about gender and educational equality.

2017 CASE i3 Fellows

Kaylan Christofferson (co-chair) – Before pursuing a dual MPP/MBA from the Sanford School of Public Policy and Fuqua, Kaylan worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and in business intelligence at GlobalGiving, a DC-based nonprofit. Kaylan is also a CASE i3 Associate.

Manuel Costa (co-chair) – Manuel believes strongly in social impact and spent a number of years working with TECHO, the largest Latin American-based nonprofit that seeks to eradicate poverty through community development and emergency relief projects. Manuels is also a CASE Scholar and a CASE Fellow.

Tyler Clark – Before coming to Fuqua, Tyler worked as an investment officer with Pomona Impact, an impact investing fund that focuses on making investments in small growing businesses in Central America, Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Kushal Doshi – Kushal comes to Fuqua with a background in consulting, most recently with Deloitte. He is also a cabinet member of the Net Impact Club.

Yulia Gumeniak – Yulia worked with one of the top communications consultancy firms in Ukraine before coming to Fuqua. She is also a CASE i3 Associate.

Kat McNeil – Kat spent three years in the Peace Corps before coming to Fuqua, working as a math teacher and economic development volunteer in Cameroon where she trained other Peace Corps volunteers and Cameroonians in data collection, monitoring and evaluation. She is also a CASE i3 Associate.

Allegra Palmer – Allegra worked with Women’s World Banking, an international nonprofit consulting firm that develops financial products for low-income women, as a senior associate. She is also a CASE i3 Associate and speaks four languages.

Christin Prats – Christin was a strategy analyst with FHI 360, a nonprofit international development organization that works on a number of issues including healthcare, education, economic development, and the environment.

Eric Smith – Eric has a background in sustainability projects, including working as a Sustainability Certification Project Manager for SCS Global Services and being an analyst for the National Fund for Financing Forestry in Costa Rica. Eric is also a CASE i3 Associate and Peace Corps alumnus.