Ayse, Candace, Dipti, Humaira, David
Shannon, Santiago, Jonathan, Olivia, Luke
Irma, Brenden, Johanna, Robbie, Ayanna
Shay, Alicia, Alex
Irma is spending her summer at the Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. Taproot’s mission is to lead, mobilize and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. As part of Taproot’s Advisory Services team, Irma will be developing strategies for how companies can use pro bono programs as leadership development tools.
Dave will be interning at Rip Road, a mobile healthcare technology and patient engagement startup based in New York City. Working directly for the CEO, he will be focusing on developing new opportunities for their technology platforms.
Ayanna will be spending her summer at Alchemy Learning, a education technology startup located in Baltimore, Maryland. She will be developing a strategic plan to help the organization market their platform to cultural institutions that seek to maintain educational relevancy as well as broaden their educational impact through digital curriculum.
Robbie is spending his summer with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington D.C. As a member of the Markets Room, he will focus on keeping top policy officials informed of currency, bond, and broader market movements on a day-to-day basis
Jon is spending his summer with the Clinton Foundation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is working with Caribbean Craft, a for-profit artisanal goods wholesaler, to expand their operations to artisan communities outside of Port-au-Prince.
Luke is spending the summer with Net Impact and the National Park Service at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. He is consulting on new ways of sharing business services between National Parks as part of the National Park Service Business Plan Internship program.
Humaira’s summer will be at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance arm of the U.S. government. She will be working on the due diligence, origination and underwriting of multi-million dollar microfinance and social enterprise deals in emerging and frontier markets.
Olivia is spending her summer launching a contemporary dress brand based in New York. For every dress sold, a school uniform will be given to a girl whose access to education is threatened. This summer, she is focusing on product development and securing a non-profit partnership.
Alex will be spending the summer with Eos Energy Storage, a startup developing a next generation battery technology that will strengthen the electric grid and increase renewable energy penetration. He will be responsible for helping assess business cases and manage their pilot program.
Candace is spending her summer as an Education Pioneers Graduate Fellow at the Tennessee Department of Education. As a member of the Curriculum and Instruction division, she will be exploring options for how the state could better allocate its pre-K funding and providing recommendations for the state’s Gifted and Talented programming.
Alicia will be spending her summer at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a non-profit consulting firm. She will be focusing on human rights in a variety of industries, supporting the Center for Sustainable Procurement, and conducting internal research projects.
Brendan is working on business strategy for Ulula. Ulula is a technology start-up based in New York that utilizes mobile technology to measure the impact of business on society. Brendan will be focused on finalizing the business model and preparing the company for it’s first round of investors.
Shay is spending his summer at Imprint Capital, an impact investing advisory firm. Imprint works with its clients to invest across investment areas and asset classes to generate measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Shay will be focusing on emerging market direct and private equity investments into mission-driven, early-stage companies.
Dipti will be spending her summer at United Nations Development Programme, UN’s global development network. As a member of Energy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology (EITT) group, she will be supporting EITT with regard to its portfolio of clean energy projects as well as assisting in a review of EITT’s use of financial derisking instruments.
Johanna will be spending her summer with The Bootstrap Project, a non-profit social enterprise empowering artisans in developing countries to achieve sustainable livelihoods and preserve centuries-old crafts and customs. Based in NYC, she will be developing a strategic plan for the organization as well as spearheading two new pilot projects supporting artisans in Turkey and South Africa.
Ayse will be spending her summer in Zimbabwe and South Africa as a fellow for Kiva.org, an innovative P2P microfinance platform. She will be assisting a Kiva partner in Zimbabwe with business development projects and will be scouting for new field partners in South Africa.
Shannon will be spending her summer as an Education Pioneers fellow within Teach for America’s Strategy, Innovation & Organizational Development group. Her project work this summer will focus on supporting Teach for America’s organization-wide operating model changes as well as developing and executing an integrated engagement strategy for these shifts.
Santiago Silva Restrepo
Santiago Silva Restrepo is a MBA/MPA dual degree student at NYU Stern School of Business and Wagner School of Public Service. Santiago is spending his summer at The World Bank working in the Latin American and The Caribbean unit. He will be responsible of consolidating, analyzing and mapping U.S.-LAC agricultural trade dynamics as well as studying and characterizing agribusiness investment in Central America’s coffee sector.