Welcome 2018-2019 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 founding social ventures empowering women in Indonesia to working as a business controller at Microsoft starting a SAAS Business in sub-Saharan Africa, 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!

CASE Fellows

Winny Arindrani

Prior to Fuqua, Winny was working as an Assistant Vice President at DBS Bank in Singapore, managing strategic projects and prominent cross-border M&A transactions. She was also the founder of Tatoen, an Indonesian-based social venture that empowers women in rural Java to produce and sell ceremonial attire. Winny loves to sing and play piano and is passionate about women empowerment and financial inclusion. She is currently the co-president of Net Impact Club and Arts@Fuqua Club.

Jing Cai

Jing has worked in various positions in the Energy sector in both Europe and China before coming to Fuqua. Jing is passionate about improving educational opportunities for people with less advantaged background so that they are empowered to reach their potentials. Jing is also a section representative and the VP of International Affairs in the Duke MBA Association.

David Claps

Before Fuqua, David spent several years working as a nonprofit financial manager in the professional performing arts industry. Having spent most of his life as a dancer, David has combined the arts and social impact through his involvement with various arts nonprofits. Since coming to Fuqua, David has become increasingly interested in clean energy and energy access. David serves on the leadership cabinets of Net Impact and FuquaPride.

Ali Fredman

Not fulfilled with the status quo of the education and social sectors, Ali came to Fuqua to learn how business and tri-sector leadership can be leveraged to create solutions for issues like systemic inequality and sustainable scalability. She previously taught middle school math with Teach for America and worked in curriculum development and teacher/leader training at Success Academies

Kelly Froelich

Before coming to Fuqua, Kelly began her career in tech, specializing in data analytics and business intelligence at Facebook and then at ClassPass, a fitness-based startup in NYC. She spent the summer before Fuqua pursuing her passion of double bottom lines by working at Wonderbag, a social enterprise in South Africa. She is also the co-president of LEADS (Leadership Engagement and Discussion Series) and MBA Games to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina and is a CASEi3 Fellow.

Shannon Griesser

Before attending Fuqua, Shannon worked in the Leadership Development Consulting space for three years, and then spent one year with a global social enterprise. She is passionate about how the private sector can drive positive social and environmental impact. She is the also a co-president of COLE and the AWIB Cabinet Lead for the Male Allies Program

Megan Nicholas-Harper

Megan Nicholas-Harper (co-chair) spent five years living and working abroad, mainly in south Asia, where she co-founded a grassroots organization in Eastern Indonesia that now provides drinking water to over 6,000 children a week. She is a dual degree student with the Nicholas School of Environment and Fuqua where she focuses on water science, management and finances. Megan is passionate about water access and financing water projects in developing countries to improve the lives of women and girls.

Maren Maland

Prior to joining Fuqua, Maren worked for Chemonics International where she specialized in managing United States Agency for International Development programs in countries undergoing political transition and conflict, including Syria, Ukraine, and Macedonia. She is passionate about social impact, conflict mitigation, resilience, and innovation. At Fuqua, Maren serves as a COLE fellow and a member of the leadership cabinets for the Net Impact Club and MBAA Service & Sustainability.

Rana Marks

Rana spent the last five years in the social enterprise space working on community-based agriculture and workforce development for people with disabilities. She is passionate about the role of the business sector in addressing the environmental and social implications of climate change. Rana is co-president of the Net Impact Club.

Asmi Patel

Before coming to Fuqua, Asmi worked in community engagement with Heifer International and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Jeff Wireko

Prior to coming to Fuqua, Jeff spent 5 years working for Discover Financial Services as a project manager and financial analyst. He is passionate about financial and economic inclusion, primarily focused on West Africa.  He also serves on the cabinet of the Black & Latino MBA Organization and the Business in Africa Club.

Jonathan Woodward

Prior to Fuqua, Jonathan worked in many corners of education, from program management for a Teach Plus to talent acquisition at the largest charter school network in Los Angeles. He wants to help organizations in the urban education sector create more sustainable business models and talent management practices. He firmly believes that top talent in our classrooms and communities will lead to the greatest impact on behalf of students and families.

Felipe Zuluaga

Felipe joins Fuqua from Colombia, after working for an strategic consulting firm and a steel distribution family business. He’s passionate about soccer and music and would like to work in the post conflict era in Colombia. Felipe is the Co-President of the Latin American Student Association.

CASE i3 Fellows


Tuokpe Ajuyah

Prior to Fuqua, Tuokpe worked as a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at Twinings Ovaltine and before that as Business Controller at Microsoft during which time she worked to establish the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Business in sub-Saharan Africa. Before this, Tuokpe worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse. She loves to travel and is an avid fan of the Formula 1 racing sport. On her free time, she enjoys travelling to live races with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. She is the CASE i3 Co-Chair, COLE Fellow, cabinet member of the Net Impact Club and the Business in Africa Club.

Michael Arena

Prior to Fuqua, Michael spent three years working in strategy roles at Visa Inc. in San Francisco, CA and two years working as a financial statement auditor at PwC in McLean, VA. Outside of school, he is a dedicated yoga practitioner and is driver by meditation, and a constant desire to learn.  He is a CASE i3 Co-Chair.

Kelly Froelich

Before coming to Fuqua, Kelly began her career in tech, specializing in data analytics and business intelligence at Facebook and then at ClassPass, a fitness-based startup in NYC. She spent the summer before Fuqua pursuing her passion of double bottom lines by working at Wonderbag, a social enterprise in South Africa. She is also the co-president of LEADS (Leadership Engagement and Discussion Series) and MBA Games to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina and is a CASEi3 Fellow.

Sai Kanak

Prior to Fuqua, Sai worked in New York City as an Account Manager at Rakuten Inc, Japan’s largest e-commerce company. While at Rakuten, Sai managed the affiliate marketing strategy and partnership development for a Big Four bank as well as a consumer goods company. He also worked closely with the global operations team developing launch strategies and performing market analysis for expansion potential. At Fuqua, he is enrolled in the Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E) and is an active member of the Consulting Club, Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club, and the Asian Business Club.

Ayush Mansingh

Before coming to Fuqua, Ayush worked at Cisco Systems in the health, internet of things, and cloud business units, focusing on business operations.  He is the co-president of the South Asian Students Association and the Career Director of the Net Impact Club.

Paige Scofield Contijoch

Prior to Fuqua, Paige worked at UC San Diego, managing operational planning for the university’s $2B fundraising campaign. Paige also previously worked in business development at a law firm, in management consulting at Accenture, and at a nonprofit museum. Her roles focused on project management, change management, process improvement, and communications. At Fuqua, Paige serves as an Executive Fellow, co-President of the Cocktail and Spirits Club, and on the cabinet of the Association of Women in Business.

Bill Shinehouse

Before Fuqua, Bill worked at the Qatar Foundation at the Qatar Leadership Academy and the Alexander Group, a boutique management consulting firm focused on revenue management. After getting experience in the Media and Life Sciences industries, Bill decided to come to Fuqua to learn more about social impact. In addition to being a CASE i3 Fellow, Bill is working with a social enterprise in Rwanda dedicated to bringing low-cost housing solutions to rural families.

Patrick Starr

Prior to Fuqua, Patrick served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru working in renewable energy project management and gender equity through entrepreneurship. Patrick also spent two years in investment management at CAPTRUST where he consulted endowment, foundation, and pension plan clients on risk management and optimal portfolio strategy. In addition to CASE i3, Patrick is a Cabinet Member of the Net Impact Club, Co-President of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, and Male Ally for the Association of Women in Business.

Lakshmi Suresh

Prior to Fuqua, Lakshmi worked in the Deals Valuation practice at PwC and served as a board member at HealthWorks, a community health center serving over 20,000 patients in Northern Virginia. In addition to CASE i3, Lakshmi is involved with Admissions, Fuqua2Duke (mentorship to Duke undergraduates), and Program for Entrepreneurs.

Lorena Vazquez Da Silva

Lorena has studied and worked abroad (UK, Germany, Mexico, and now the US), and has experience in imports/exports for chemical products and laboratory equipment, managerial teamwork, strategy, marketing and product development, NGO leadership roles and volunteering, chemistry, environmental sciences, and languages.  She believes in a sustainable future by using business as the driving force that can lead to long-term solutions to current environmental and social challenges.

James Williams

James’s journey into social impact began with an entrepreneurial venture based in Nairobi, Kenya where he piloted a joint venture with Feed The Children aimed at creating employment opportunities for men and women living in poverty. He later received the Elrod Fellowship through Princeton’s Alumni Corps program, through which he was employed in the disability employment space in Washington, DC. Before enrolling at Fuqua, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, where he worked with Grameen Bank to provide consultative services to female small business owners and helped to institute an entrepreneurship program in the local high school. He also serves as a COLE Fellow and a member of the Business in Africa Club Cabinet.