Internship Profile

Summer Internship with NC IDEA Thomas Cheng, Daytime MBA 2024 I interned at NC IDEA, a foundation supporting economic development in North Carolina through entrepreneurship. The organization gives grants to early-stage startups, and for my summer project, I advised 15 of them on marketing, pricing, and industry research. It was a great experience to learn […]

Internship Profile

Summer Internship with Opportunity Finance Network Anna Gallerani,  Daytime MBA 2024 This summer I underwrote community development financial institutions (CDFI) applying for Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) loans and grants. This involved analyzing their financial statements and meeting with their management teams. I applied what I’ve learned from finance, accounting  and management courses to OFN’s CAMEL […]

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Summer Internship with NK Squared Ashwin Pant, Daytime MBA 2024 Working closely with Nikhil Kamath (India’s youngest billionaire) at his family office for three months allowed me a unique opportunity to work on a rotational basis with Rainmatter Foundation, a non-profit organization allied to the umbrella of the family office, and supporting climate action, a […]

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Summer Internship with Social Finance Kandasi Griffiths, Daytime MBA 2024 This summer I interned at Social Finance, a non-profit impact investing and advisory organization, out of their Boston headquarters. I was an Associate on the Investments team working on a couple of their financial products. I conducted due diligence on opportunities and a landscape analysis […]

Internship Profile

Summer Internship with REDF Annie Forest, Daytime MBA 2024 This summer, I interned at REDF, a nonprofit that invests in organizations reducing barriers to employment, as a Farber Fellow. REDF pairs Farber Fellows with employment social enterprises in its Growth Portfolio and I was matched with Coalfield Development in Huntington, WV. My project was specifically […]

Lilah Kalfus

Lilah has spent her career to date primarily working in the nonprofit sector and is passionate about finding innovative ways to use business as a force for good. Noticing the disparity in startup funding for minority founders, she joined the founding team of Righteous Causes, a Benefit Corporation that provides human and capital resources to […]

Ritika Rao

Originally from Bangalore, India, before Fuqua Ritika worked as a Portfolio Analyst at a climate-focused asset manager in Bermuda. Through the CASEi3 Fellowship, she hopes to gain leadership and client-facing experience, as well as the opportunity to deep-dive into a pertinent sector within the impact investing space.

Tom Tagliaferro

Tom grew up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Tufts University in 2016 with a B.S. in quantitative economics and a minor in history. Prior to Fuqua, he spent six years at Prologis doing real estate finance as a member of the US Fund Management team based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has applied this experience […]

Kandasi Griffiths

Kandasi Griffiths is from Atlanta, GA and holds a degree in Politics-International Relations from Princeton University. Pre MBA, Kandasi worked in international development across a dozen countries, primarily designing and implementing global health projects. She is also Founder and Chief Curator of SR Collaborative, a social enterprise focused on women of color building impact ventures. […]

Ryan Van Slyke

Ryan Van Slyke is a second-year MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business studying finance and social entrepreneurship, and international development at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Ryan is passionate about using the tools of business, policy, and civil society to invest in communities and walk with community […]