2010 Students

Sung-Hoon Ahn
Brian Alward
Srujan Behuria
Elicia Carmichael
Hannah Choi
Chiropriya Dasgupta
Ntando Dhlamini
Kelly Dwyer
Meredith Gethin-Jones
Adam Goldstein
Hala Hassoun
Chris Herbert
Karen Hsu
Sergio Hunter
Agata Kostecka
Kiran Laxman
John Lowe
Rahul Murty
Elizabeth Mygatt
Vivek Pai
Nupur Pande
Anne Park
Sushmita Pilaka Saha
Vishal Rao
Gretchen Ruethling
Peter Scannell
Laura Schaffer
Pamela Spier
Amber Steinhilber
Junichi Takami
Cindy Tong
Brianna Tufts
Matthew Windt
Erik Winters
Jipei Zhang
Alessandra Zielinski

Sung-Hoon Ahn
Sung-Hoon Ahn
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

M.S. Chemical Engineering, 2000 - Pochang University of Science and Technology
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1998 - Pochang University of Science and Technology

Prior to the Johnson School, Sung-Hoon worked as a process researcher and new business planner at Samsung Fine Chemicals for 9 years. He performed various roles at Samsung, from conducting research to commercializing products focused on electronic materials for display, semiconductor, battery, and solar cells. He came to the CSGE to further his interest in renewable energy and venture capital industry utilizing his understanding of technology and new business. At the Johnson School, he is a deal sourcing officer of Big Red Ventures, a student-run venture capital fund, and a member of the Sustainable Global Enterprise Club and the Energy Club. After his MBA, Sung-Hoon plans to pursue a career in venture capital focused on clean-tech or high tech areas.

Brian Alward
Brian Alward
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University 
B.A. Public Policy, 2004 - Hamilton College

Brian comes to the Johnson School with an interest in natural resource/renewable energy management and consumer decision making. Prior to coming to the Johnson School, he worked on an institutional sales team with Investec, a South African investment management company. Brian also worked as an investment writer and marketing associate with Credit Suisse, founded Coast to Coast for Hope (a non-profit organization), and held the Wilderness First Responder designation from the Wilderness Medicine Institute/National Outdoor Leadership School. At the Johnson School, Brian is the Operations facilitator for the Sustainable Global Enterprise Club.

Srujan Behuria
Srujan Behuria
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
M.Eng, Industrial Engineering, 2004 - Rochester Institute of Technology
B.S. Industrial Engineering, 2003 - Rochester Institute of Technology

Before coming to the Johnson School, Srujan worked for 5 years as an Industrial Engineer with Intel Corporation in the Portland Technology Development Division. He came to the CSGE to learn about sustainable energy systems from a business perspective. After earning his MBA, he wants to pursue a career in business development within the renewable energy industry, specifically the Solar sector.

Elicia Carmichael
Elicia Carmichael
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. International Studies, 2001 - Colby College

Elicia began her career in nonprofit management, serving as the Executive Director for an international conflict-resolution nonprofit for young leaders from Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine. In 2006, she started reforesting a small former cattle farm in Costa Rica and founded the consultancy company, Compass Green, LLC. Through Compass Green, Elicia consulted remotely on strategy and innovation for Latitude, a boutique media research firm in Boston, and managed projects for Latitude's clients including the Food Network, ESPN, The History Channel, and Time, Inc. At the Johnson School, Elicia is the founder of the SGE Club's Agriculture Affinity Group and team leader of the Business of Water Club. Elicia is focusing her business studies on sustainability around food, water, and waste-to-energy topics and is currently consulting on projects for a nationwide fruit cooperative, a local farm, and an international development organization.

Hannah Choi
Hannah Choi
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

Hannah comes to the Johnson school after an 8-year career in telecommunications that spanned 3 continents and 4 companies. She worked at Sprint in the US for 4 years before pursuing a more international career, beginning with a 2-year stint in Brussels, Belgium, where she designed networks for major airlines in Europe. She then spent a year in Rwanda working for the incumbent telecom operator and traveled around the continent. Before returning to school, she spent a year in Germany, working as a consultant on telecom projects in the Gambia, Turkey, and Malawi. Her experiences have sparked an interest in the role of the private sector in development. She hopes to leverage her CSGE education toward an international career that focuses on private sector-led initiatives aimed at the BoP.

Chiropriya Dasgupta
Chiropriya Dasgupta
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.E. Electronics and Telecommunications, 2005 - University of Pune

Priya spent the past four years in technology, consulting and business development for social enterprises. She started her career developing telecommunications software at Infosys Technologies Ltd. but soon realized her passion was in enterprise development for poverty alleviation. She decided to give up her stable, conventional career and transition into consulting at a small boutique HR firm to work closely with top management in organizational change. She simultaneously ran her own pro-bono consulting firm. There, she applied her professional learning to rural tribes in India, through improving operational efficiencies and designing strategic plans for micro finance institutions and social enterprises working with the urban poor. Priya spent the summer prior to business school designing and implementing a pilot Ultra Poor Project with the largest tribal community in India. At The Johnson School, she is Chair of the Social Enterprise and Microfinance Club and is looking to leverage her previous experience and MBA education to continue working in enterprise development.

Ntando Dhlamini
Ntando Dhlamini
MENG 2010 - Cornell University
BSc NGN Certification, 2007 - Rhodes University
BSc 2005 - University of Cape Town

Ntando S. Dhlamini is pursuing her M.Eng degree with a focus on network design, control and optimization, and strategic technology management. Prior to studying at Cornell, she spent three years working for a South African telecommunications provider as a technical product developer on next generation networks. She was awarded a scholarship to complete an M.Eng degree at Cornell as part of a talent management program at the company. Ntando is passionate about people and strongly believes that sustainable economic and social development is the best way to achieve long-term quality living conditions. She joined the immersion to gain experience of sustainable development from the private sector and an international group's perspective. Ntando plans to pursue a career in telecommunications as a technology strategist, as well as extend her role in a local economic development forum for small South African towns. She aspires to contribute to sustainable development through entrepreneurship with an emphasis on private, public and international partnerships.

Kelly Dwyer
Kelly Dwyer
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

Kelly Dwyer has a passion for human potential and a head for entrepreneurship. Before coming to the Johnson School, Kelly launched Do U Yoga, an outdoor yoga adventures business that merged her ongoing study of yoga and fondness for the outdoors. Prior to starting Do U Yoga, Kelly worked in a number of startup and high growth environments, where she gained experience in sales, training and operations. In 2009, Kelly embarked on an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, to build upon her business management skills and to develop a career path towards large-scale positive social and environmental impact.

Meredith Gethin-Jones
Meredith Gethin-Jones
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
M.S. Teaching, 2004 - Pace University 
B.A. Francophone Cultural Studies & English Literature, 2002 - Bates College

Meredith spent the last four and a half years in the training and development industry where she worked with Fortune 500 clients on organizational learning strategies that aligned with core business objectives. She also advised clients on developing marketing plans, measuring program success and determining return on investment. Prior to that, she was a teacher in New York City. At The Johnson School, Meredith serves as the Communications Facilitator for the Sustainable Global Enterprise Club. She was inspired to come to the Johnson School to merge her personal interests in sustainability with her professional experience in marketing and consulting. She hopes to pursue a career in the private sector focused on driving economic growth through sustainable business practices. This summer she will be working at S.C. Johnson as an intern in Marketing and Sustainability.

Adam Goldstein
Adam Goldstein
MPA Public Administration, Public Finance, City & Regional Planning, Economic Development, 2011 - Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
B.S. Finance, 2003 - The University of Alabama

Before coming to Cornell, Adam worked in real estate consulting providing due diligence services and CMBS loan underwriting to banks, institutional investors, and developers. Prior to getting into real estate, Adam worked as an analyst at Bank of America where he was in the Corporate Debt Products Group and was an analyst at Banyan Mezzanine Fund, a Miami private equity fund. Adam intends to use the SGE Immersion to help him better understand the government's role and how public/private partnerships can be used to promote economic development.

Hala Hassoun
Hala Hassoun
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

Before coming to the Johnson School, Hala spent six years in the apparel industry. Her most recent work at Ann Taylor Corporation focused on product merchandising, sales forecasting, and market research. As a result of her interactions with product developers and suppliers, she saw a need for improved environmental practices in product-driven industries. Through the SGE Immersion, she hopes to explore how corporations can effectively design and implement sustainability strategies to reduce their environmental impact.

Chris Herbert
Chris Herbert
MPA, 2010 - Cornell Institute of Public Affairs

Christopher is pursuing his MPA with a focus on environmental policy and international development. Before attending Cornell, he spent three years working as a financial analyst for Bovis Lend Lease LMB Inc, an international construction management firm. As an analyst, Chris worked with the senior finance team to track and recognize project profits, develop and maintain office-wide budgets, and provided finance-based reviews for senior operational managers. He joins the Immersion class with the hope of expanding his understanding of sustainable development in the private sector and how this development interacts with public policy.

Karen Hsu
Karen Hsu
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

Karen worked as an anti-money laundering consultant for the financial sector before coming to Cornell. Her efforts have helped numerous financial institutions more clearly understand the current regulatory environment and various impacts from their business operations. Karen hopes to leverage her investigative skills in fraud examination to pursue her passion for clean technology and sustainable energy.

Sergio Hunter
Sergio Hunter
M.R.P. 2011 - The College of Arts, Architecture and Planning at Cornell University
B.A. History, 2005 - University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)

Sergio is pursuing his M.R.P. in City and Regional Planning with a focus on real estate. Before attending Cornell, he spent several years working for a land and real estate developer in Los Angeles holding positions in construction management and purchasing. With his interest in green building, how new developments can utilize renewable energy, and the importance of affordable housing, Sergio came to the SGE Immersion to further his understanding of how partnerships between the public and private sector can help facilitate this holistic approach to sustainable real estate development.

Agata Kostecka
Agata Kostecka
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Sociology, 2006 - Yale University

Before business school, Agata led a sustainability research program at the Corporate Executive Board in Washington D.C. At the CEB, Agata was responsible for maintaining a network of 800 executives from Fortune 1000 companies with either direct responsibility for, or interest in sustainability initiatives. She worked on sourcing best practices in sustainability strategy from the network and change management for clients interested in implementing sustainability initiatives. At the Johnson School, Agata is interested in sustainability strategy consulting and has founded a Sustainability Consulting Affinity Group for the Johnson School's Net Impact chapter. She will be joining Deloitte Consulting this summer in the company's San Francisco office.

Kiran Laxman
Kiran Laxman
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2004 - Cochin University of Science and Technology

After graduating with an engineering degree in 2004 and working for the technology consulting industry for 5 years, Kiran's interest in sustainability and the clean tech industry prompted him to come to b-school. He brings to the table a strong understanding of technology and considerable expertise in project development and management. He hopes to combine his past experience with the skills from an MBA focused on sustainability to pursue a career in the clean tech industry. Through his work with the CSGE, he hopes to gain a good grasp on the socio-environmental and policy issues affecting the clean energy industry today. At the Johnson school, he is also the Sustainability Liaison for the energy club and is working to drive the discourse within the club towards clean energy.

John Lowe
John Lowe
MPA 2010 - Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
B.A. History, 2000 - Williams College

Jack is studying environmental policy at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, focusing upon the environmental and economic effects of energy production and how the public and private sectors interact in the energy industry. His decision to join the SGE class stems from a desire to understand how private firms can be the leaders in establishing new energy technology. Prior to coming to Cornell, Jack was a landman in the natural gas industry in Ft. Worth, Texas, working in the Barnett Shale. Prior to that, he taught middle school grammar, reading, and Spanish, as well as coached high school football, soccer, and track.

Rahul Murty
Rahul Murty
MBA 2010 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2008 - University of Southern California, Los Angeles
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999 - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Before coming to the Johnson School, Rahul worked for six years in various engineering and project management roles at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, CA. He has also taken leadership roles in several non-profit organizations such as Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M), Child Rights and You (CRY), and Hands on Atlanta (HOA). Rahul's interests lie in strategy and business development in the high-tech and clean tech sectors. With the SGE Immersion, Rahul hopes to complement his engineering background with business training to develop skills in bringing new technologies to market.

Elizabeth Mygatt
Elizabeth Mygatt
MBA 2010 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. Geosciences, 2003 - Williams College

Elizabeth came to the Johnson School with a background in environmental strategy consulting, research and advocacy, and hydrogeology. Her deep interest in the earth's natural systems, and water in particular, led to her fascination with the intersection of business and environment, and subsequently to the SGE immersion at the Johnson School. Elizabeth seeks to build a career developing innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges. She serves as Finance Lead for the SGE Club and as a Coach with Big Red MicroCapital.

Vivek Pai
Vivek Pai
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
M.S. Chemical Engineering, 2003 - Stevens Institute of Technology
B.E. Chemical Engineering, 2001, Manipal Institute of Technology

Vivek's work experience is primarily in business development and account management focused on the pharmaceutical industry. He worked at Radiant Systems, which is based in South Plainfield, NJ for five years in various roles, which culminated in his role of Practice Manager for their Pharmaceutical Division. Vivek comes to the Johnson School to complement his business development experience with a strong understanding of how organizations can translate problematic social and environmental challenges into business opportunities.

Nupur Pande
Nupur Pande
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, 2004 - Osmania University

Before coming to Business School, Nupur worked for five years in IT Consulting. She worked as a systems engineer in India for two years and then moved to the US to work as a Business Analyst for a financial services client where she analyzed business requirements and managed the development of a retirement planning product. Nupur is participating in the SGE immersion to understand the broad range of issues that sustainability encompasses and how these can be leveraged as opportunities in the corporate world. She is the VP of Marketing for the Johnson School Energy Club and hope to use the experience of working with a clean tech company during the immersion to transition into a career in the energy industry.

Anne Park
Anne Park
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
MPA International Development Concentration, 2010 - Cornell Institute of Public Affairs

Prior to coming to Cornell University, Anne worked with the US Peace Corps in the Philippines as a technical assistant as well as in teacher training at the secondary level. Anne is currently a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs where she is the President of the Women in Public Policy organization. She is interested in continuing her work in international development across regions and technical sectors including enterprise development, gender mainstreaming, and social impact assessment.
Anne spent her summer at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in the development management and public administration branch. She worked on online training modules for country offices to learn about how to incorporate civic engagement to the Millennium Development goals.

Sushmita Pilaka Saha
Sushmita Pilaka Saha
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

Sushmita spent the last six years in IT consulting and project management in the Insurance industry leading cross-functional teams in India and the US. Additionally, as a committed child rights activist, she co-founded and established the non-profit organization, Connecticut Action Center of CRY (Child Rights & You) America, and is now serving on its National Executive Committee. Sushmita came to the Johnson School to broaden her functional knowledge on Marketing and Strategy across different industries, and to further develop her understanding of innovative business opportunities within the sustainability umbrella. At the CSGE, Sushmita chairs the Sustainable Marketing Affinity Group.

Vishal Rao
Vishal Rao
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

Before coming to the Johnson School, Vishal worked as a Business Analyst at Freddie Mac. His experience includes business development, project management and operations. He came to the CSGE to pursue opportunities in promoting economic development of low-income communities by using partnerships with the private sector, government, and development agencies. Most recently, he was involved in a project with the World Bank to propose solutions for waste pickers displaced by land fill closures in the Philippines. Vishal also serves as the Director of Finance of Big Red MicroCapital, the Johnson School's microfinance fund. After earning his MBA, Vishal would like a career that promotes economic development through private sector initiatives for low-income communities.

Gretchen Ruethling
Gretchen Ruethling
MPA International Development Studies, 2010 - Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
B.S. Journalism - Northwestern University

Gretchen is a second year Master of Public Administration student focusing on international development. She is interested in improving the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in developing countries. Last year, she helped create a marketing strategy for a small natural food products company in Botswana and co-authored a related case study. She also worked with the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute on creating surveys to measure the impact of their entrepreneur training programs in emerging markets. Most recently, Gretchen worked with New Ventures at the World Resources Institute on measuring the environmental and social impacts of small and growing environmental businesses in Mexico and India. She has also worked as a journalist for an environmental organization and an agricultural research organization in the U.S. and Latin America. She received a BS in Journalism from Northwestern University and is fluent in Spanish.

Peter Scannell
Peter Scannell
MBA 2010 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, 2002 - University College Dublin

Peter's professional background includes three years working at sea as a Chief Marine Engineer in the Superyacht Industry and two years working in the Pharmaceutical Industry with GlaxoSmithKline and Jacobs Engineering. He came to the CSGE to further his interests in sustainable energy systems from an operations, finance and strategy perspective. Peter is President of the Johnson School European Club and Treasurer of the Johnson School Sailing Club.

Laura Schaffer
Laura Schaffer
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. Economics, 2000 - Wesleyan University

Laura comes to the Johnson School after nine years in the tourism and hospitality industry in Utah. She began her career in the publications department of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games where she was the media liaison for the alpine skiing events. Laura then married her passion for the outdoors with her enthusiasm for championing activities she loves as the Public Relations Director at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort. She plans to leverage her experience in the tourism industry with her passion for sustainability to develop a successful business model for ski resorts that wholly incorporates the community and the environment. Laura seeks to combine lessons learned from SGE coursework and experience gained from leadership positions in the Ski Club, Women's Management Council and the Sustainable Global Enterprise Club to prepare for a career as a leader of an organization with a mission to enjoy - and appreciate - the great outdoors.

Pamela Spier
Pamela Spier
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, 2005 - Cornell University

Before coming to the Johnson School, Pam worked for three years at a start-up software company in New York City where she drove core business initiatives which eventually led to an acquisition by technology giant Computer Associates. Prior to making the jump into business, Pam worked as an academic research scientist and co-authored multiple papers on climate change and severe weather forecast models. She has also spent time forecasting the weather in Alaska for the National Weather Service. Pam wants to continue her career in high-tech and plans to focus on ecommerce and marketing emerging technologies.

Amber Steinhilber
Amber Steinhilber
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University

B.A. International Business & Spanish, 2005 - State University of New York College at Brockport

Before joining the Johnson School, Amber served as the Deputy Director of Budget for the New York State Division of Parole, managing more than $200 million in appropriated funds. Near the end of her tenure in Albany, Amber took an environmental policy class that opened her eyes to the anthropogenic effects of climate change and the mismanagement of our solid waste. It was at that point that she decided to shift her career focus to building business models around recycling and enhancing the utilization of renewable energy. To promote her career goals, Amber worked on a Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion project with GE Energy that focused on the solar rooftop market. Amber serves as the President of the Johnson School's Women's Management Council, President of the Sustainable Operations SGE Affinity Group, and a consultant for Big Red Incubator and Community Consulting.

Junichi Takami
Junichi Takami
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Economics - University of Tokyo

Junichi Takami has worked for six years at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. With a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tokyo, he comes with several years of experience from being Deputy Director, Recycling Promotion Division at METI where he established a $2M consultation program to promote resource savings among manufacturers in 20 industries. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director in the Kyoto Protocol Procedural Office and two years as Assistant Director, Distribution and Logistics Policy Division. He has written sections of METI's annual White Paper, won a government-policy adoption competition, and enjoys tennis, jogging and photography.

Cindy Tong
Cindy Tong
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.S. Finance and Economics, 2004 - NYU Stern School of Business

Prior to attending the Johnson School, Cindy worked at Lehman Brothers in Prime Brokerage Sales & Marketing and in Client Services. In those functions, she serviced hedge fund clients with AUM greater than $100mm. At Lehman, Cindy was actively involved in the Analyst Recruiting program, the Women's Network, and with Corporate Philanthropy. During her free time, she volunteered for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and EarthWatch. At the Johnson School, Cindy aims to build a career in sustainable consulting, which would combine her business skills with her interest in environmental sustainability. In addition, Cindy is Co-President of the Student Association, Co-President of the Ski & Snowboard Club, and Treasurer of the Career Action Group.

Brianna Tufts
Brianna Tufts
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University
B.A. Mathematics, 2007 - Colby College

Brianna is pursuing her MBA with a focus on renewable energy and finance. Prior to school, Brianna worked for Horst Frisch Inc., an economic consulting company in DC, where she helped prepare expert testimony on oil pipeline regulation for cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She came to the Johnson School to learn more about finance, strategy and operations. Brianna is an active board member of the Energy Club and president of Community Impact. In early 2010 she participated with a Cornell team in the International Renewable Energy Case Competition and proposed a renewable energy business in Macedonia. In the SGE Immersion, Brianna is hoping to gain greater exposure to how business address and solve global issues of climate change, poverty, health, energy access and supply.

Matthew Windt
Matthew Windt
M.Eng Chemical Engineering, 2010 - Cornell University
B.S. Biological and Environmental Engineering, 2009 - Cornell University

Matthew comes to CSGE with an interest in clean technology and business. He is pursuing a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering degree with a focus on Energy Economics and Engineering. He is particularly interested in learning how clean-tech and alternative energy advancements can lead to successful businesses and investments. Prior to his graduate studies, Matthew received his B.S. in Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell.

Erik Winters
Erik Winters
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University 
B.A. History, 2002 - Brown University

Before coming to the Johnson School, Erik trained with the US National Rowing Team, competing in the World Championships twice. When he stopped rowing, Erik worked at M&T Bank, where he completed a Management Development Program and was an assistant branch manager. He chose to attend the Johnson School to pursue his interests in entrepreneurship and clean technology.

Jipei Zhang
Jipei Zhang
MPA 2011 - Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
B.A. International Relations and Political Economy, 2006 - Carleton College

A native of Changsha, China, Jipei joins the SGE Immersion with a background in education NGO, international development and social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. After working briefly for a China-related higher education exchange organization in Connecticut, she spent the last two years in northern Laos working for a Lao-German bilateral rural development program. She conducted English training for local government officials, researched large Foreign Direct Investment on rubber plantations, and headed a small task force initiating public-private policy dialogues on impacts of large-scale rubber planting among the local government, western development partners and Chinese investors. She is also a co-founder of a small social enterprise in northern Laos that aims to create income for villagers through value chain development and sustainable natural resource management.

Alessandra Zielinski
Alessandra Zielinski
MBA 2011 - The Johnson School at Cornell University 
B.A. Political Science and French - University of Notre Dame

Alessandra believes in the power of entrepreneurship to generate wealth in developing countries. She spent four years supporting social entrepreneurs through her work with Ashoka in Washington, DC. In addition to her experience in fundraising and partnership development, she has spent several years abroad, most recently as a rotary scholar in Quito, Ecuador. She wants to use the skills gained in business school to advise small and medium-sized enterprises on improving their impact. She currently serves as the Director of Big Red Microcapital, a student run microfinance and business assistance organization that coaches entrepreneurs in the Ithaca community.