Fellows

EMI Fellows

The Emerging Markets Institute Fellows program offers a unique experience for bright and motivated Johnson MBA students to engage in coursework, study trips and international exchanges, and creative projects while becoming an integral part of the Institute. Fellows candidates are competitively selected from our full time residential MBA program via an application process during the first semester of study at Johnson. Fellows candidates network with Johnson alumni, guest speakers, and corporate partners while contributing to the growth and development of the Institute.

For more information on applying to the fellows program please read the EMI Fellows Program or send an email to srr92@cornell.edu

Fellows can avail themselves of the Cañizares Fund and Cunningham fund during their studies. 

The Cañizares Fund provided through the generosity of Roberto Cañizares, BS’71. MBA ’74, provides a subsidy for a summer internship in the emerging markets and also provides travel monies for international case competitions.

The Cunningham Fund was established in the memory of Foster S. Cunningham, AB ’54, MBA ’55, who died unexpectedly in 1978. The fund provides from $1,000 to $1,500  towards study trips, so long as the student is not receiving any other financial aid. A Fellow can only receive one Cunningham award during his or her study. To apply you must send your cv and a half-page essay with your academic performance and the trek you want to participate, stating that you are not receiving other funding. Please send you applications via email to srr92@cornell.edu by November 15 for the winter treks and by February 15 for the spring treks. You will receive a response to your request two weeks after the deadline to submit your application. As we have a limited number of funds we are not able to award funding for all of the applicants. Funds are awarded based on merit and need.

If you are awarded funding for your trek you need to submit a 600-word essay about the business environment or company you visited and will be reimbursed after your trek is done. In addition, we encourage Fellows that have received this fund to pay these funds back at a future date when they feel they are able. In this manner, the fund will replenish itself.

A limited number of these awards are available each year only to EMI fellows.







Class of 2017

Olga Abrosimova, Two-year MBA '17

Olga Abrosimova

Two-year MBA '17

Ishan Agnihotri, Two-year MBA '17

Ishan Agnihotri

Two-year MBA '17

Ross Harris Brown, Two-year MBA '17

Ross Harris Brown

Two-year MBA '17

Viviana Eugenia Gonzalez, Two-year MBA '17

Viviana Eugenia Gonzalez

Two-year MBA '17

Jay A. Joshi, Two-year MBA '17

Jay A. Joshi

Two-year MBA '17

Vincent K. Kapur, Two-year MBA '17

Vincent K. Kapur

Two-year MBA '17

Daniel Kim, Two-year MBA '17

Daniel Kim

Two-year MBA '17

Nhung Hong Le, Two-year MBA '17

Nhung Hong Le

Two-year MBA '17

Katherine Leonetti, Two-year MBA '17

Katherine Leonetti

Two-year MBA '17

Tejaswini Marathe, Two-year MBA '17

Tejaswini Marathe

Two-year MBA '17

Katherine C. McGuire, Two-year MBA '17

Katherine C. McGuire

Two-year MBA '17

Cody Mitchell, Two-year MBA '17

Cody Mitchell

Two-year MBA '17

Mehrdad Moghaddam, Two-year MBA '17

Mehrdad Moghaddam

Two-year MBA '17

Atul Mohan, Two-year MBA '17

Atul Mohan

Two-year MBA '17

Pidchapon Niruthisard, Two-year MBA '17

Pidchapon Niruthisard

Two-year MBA '17

Carlos Palacios tayro, Two-year MBA '17

Carlos Palacios tayro

Two-year MBA '17

Narayan Parasuram, Two-year MBA '17

Narayan Parasuram

Two-year MBA '17

German Peralta, Two-year MBA '17

German Peralta

Two-year MBA '17

Huong Holly Pham, Two-year MBA '17

Huong Holly Pham

Two-year MBA '17

Carlos Mauricio Poullet, Two-year MBA '17

Carlos Mauricio Poullet

Two-year MBA '17

Alex Prounis, Two-year MBA '17

Alex Prounis

Two-year MBA '17

Meghana Reddy, Two-year MBA '17

Meghana Reddy

Two-year MBA '17

Leo Aidan Renaghan, Two-year MBA '17

Leo Aidan Renaghan

Two-year MBA '17

Mario M. Saravia, Two-year MBA '17

Mario M. Saravia

Two-year MBA '17

Jacob Jelin Schwarz, Two-year MBA '17

Jacob Jelin Schwarz

Two-year MBA '17

Xiao Su, Two-year MBA '17

Xiao Su

Two-year MBA '17

Erik Suspanic, Two-year MBA '17

Erik Suspanic

Two-year MBA '17

Wilkeiy Tan, Two-year MBA '17

Wilkeiy Tan

Two-year MBA '17

Andrew Witmore Vittetoe, Two-year MBA '17

Andrew Witmore Vittetoe

Two-year MBA '17

Mr Peng Wu, Two-year MBA '17

Mr Peng Wu

Two-year MBA '17

Chao Yi, Two-year MBA '17

Chao Yi

Two-year MBA '17

Ms Eva Zhang, Two-year MBA '17

Ms Eva Zhang

Two-year MBA '17


Class of 2016

Matthew V. Agnello, Two-year MBA '16

Matthew V. Agnello

Two-year MBA '16

Michael Aiyetan, One-year MBA '16

Michael Aiyetan

One-year MBA '16

Mai Amano, Two-year MBA '16

Mai Amano

Two-year MBA '16

Fatma Barkus, Two-year MBA '16

Fatma Barkus

Two-year MBA '16

Darren Blount, Two-year MBA '16

Darren Blount

Two-year MBA '16

Trisha Chang, One-year MBA '16

Trisha Chang

One-year MBA '16

Po an Chen, Two-year MBA '16

Po an Chen

Two-year MBA '16

Leandro F. Chique, Two-year MBA '16

Leandro F. Chique

Two-year MBA '16

Jenna Cohen, Two-year MBA '16

Jenna Cohen

Two-year MBA '16

Alexandra Conde, Two-year MBA '16

Alexandra Conde

Two-year MBA '16

Luna Cui, One-year MBA '16

Luna Cui

One-year MBA '16

Michael Vincent Fazzino, Two-year MBA '16

Michael Vincent Fazzino

Two-year MBA '16

Meiling Hu, Two-year MBA '16

Meiling Hu

Two-year MBA '16

Kelsey Klaver, One-year MBA '16

Kelsey Klaver

One-year MBA '16

Jeremy Kuhre, Two-year MBA '16

Jeremy Kuhre

Two-year MBA '16

Brian Liberatore, Two-year MBA '16

Brian Liberatore

Two-year MBA '16

Yao Meng, Two-year MBA '16

Yao Meng

Two-year MBA '16

Marco Montoya, Two-year MBA '16

Marco Montoya

Two-year MBA '16

Baizeed Nur, Two-year MBA '16

Baizeed Nur

Two-year MBA '16

Janaki Palaniappan, Two-year MBA '16

Janaki Palaniappan

Two-year MBA '16

Osen Pogoson, One-year MBA '16

Osen Pogoson

One-year MBA '16

Zenaida Ricaldi, Two-year MBA '16

Zenaida Ricaldi

Two-year MBA '16

Radhika Sangireddy, One-year MBA '16

Radhika Sangireddy

One-year MBA '16

Laura Ioana Simion, Two-year MBA '16

Laura Ioana Simion

Two-year MBA '16

Roxana Solorzano, Two-year MBA '16

Roxana Solorzano

Two-year MBA '16

Winston Sun, Two-year MBA '16

Winston Sun

Two-year MBA '16

Schuyler Ballou Woods, Two-year MBA '16

Schuyler Ballou Woods

Two-year MBA '16

Jiajia Xu, One-year MBA '16

Jiajia Xu

One-year MBA '16

Lingling Zhang, One-year MBA '16

Lingling Zhang

One-year MBA '16


Morgan Yi, MBA '14

“EMI introduced me to a London-based Pan African Private Equity firm for a summer position in strategic planning at a winery in Ethiopia.”

- Morgan Yi, MBA '14
EMI Fellow

Johnson Students Featured on ETV Ghana

Johnson students were featured on ETV Ghana during their January 2013 visit to StratComm Africa, a communications consulting firm owned by Cornell alumna Esther Cobbah.


Student Groups

The Emerging Markets Institute maintains strong ties with student business associations, and often jointly plans speaking events and panel discussions, such as: