Leadership Fellows Class of 2022

William P. Lauder Wharton Leadership Fellows (LFs) are second-year MBA students who mentor, support, and facilitate the Learning Team formation process and serve as personal and leadership development resources throughout your first year. Each team is assigned an LF who facilitates and guides teams through the Retreat and the Big Idea, an intensive learning experience designed to build transferable skills that promote effective personal and team performance. LFs also support Learning Teams during the first core course of the MBA Program, Management 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership. Beyond Pre-Term, LFs provide first-year students the opportunity to enhance their leadership potential through the development of practical tools and concrete strategies applicable in every area of their lives.

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Aditya Majumdar
Aditya Majumdar

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Career Before Wharton: Startup PM (6sense)
Summer Internship: Amazon
After Wharton: VC/Startups
Clubs & Activities: Venture Foragers, Cluster Board (Student Life), Tech Club, Entrepreneurship Club, WAAAM, Wine Club

Kim Cohen
Kim Cohen

Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton: McKinsey & Company, Obama Foundation
Summer Internship: Trust Neighborhoods
After Wharton: Social Impact
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Social Impact Club, Wharton Impact Investing Partners, Wharton Wildmen Hockey League, Future of Cities Conference

Sarah Shamsie
Sarah Shamsie

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Career Before Wharton: Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship: Google
After Wharton: Tech
Clubs & Activities: Education Club Co-President, Wharton Cybersecurity Club Co-Founder / Co-President, Wharton Analytics Fellows, Storytellers, Tech Club, Entrepreneurship Club

Tiffany Song
Tiffany Song

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Career Before Wharton: PowerAdvocate
Summer Internship: Deloitte
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Women in Business (Board), Wharton Asian American Association of MBAs (Board), Snider Center Venture Advising Fellow, Consulting Club, Tech Club, GUIDE Mentor, Teaching Assistant, Wharton Christian Fellowship

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Anna Purk
Anna Purk

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Career Before Wharton: Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship: Amazon
After Wharton: Digital Health / Tech
Clubs & Activities: Digital Health Club Co-President, Ski & Snowboard Club Co-President, Health Care Business Conference, Tech Club, Wildmen Hockey, Wharton FC Soccer Club, Whiskey Club

Max Yelsky
Max Yelsky

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Career Before Wharton: Dorilton Capital
Summer Internship: WSC & Company
After Wharton: Private Equity
Clubs & Activities: Leadership Fellowship, PE/VC Club, Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Club, Ski Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Agribusiness & Food Security Club, Venture Initiation Program Fellowship

Vanessa Decembre
Vanessa Decembre

Hometown: Spring Valley, NY
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Career Before Wharton: Accenture, Management Consultant
Summer Internship: Startup
After Wharton: Tech
Clubs & Activities: Co-President of AAMBAA, Retail Club, Yoga and Wellness Club, Marketing Club, and Dance Studio

Wendy Yu
Wendy Yu

Hometown: Toronto
Undergraduate: University of Toronto
Career Before Wharton: Kearney
Summer Internship: Amazon
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: WAAAM, Ski and Snowboarding Club, Yoga and Wellness

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Allison Rose
Allison Rose

Hometown: Hockessin, Delaware
Undergraduate: Duke University
Career Before Wharton: Labbrand Brand Consulting, Shanghai
Summer Internship: BCG, San Francisco
After Wharton: BCG
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Human Capital Club, Wharton People Analytics Lab, Wharton Football Club (soccer), Wharton Consulting Club, P3, Lauder

Kayo Shonibare
Kayo Shonibare

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria and Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Career Before Wharton: Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship: Google
After Wharton: Tech
Clubs & Activities: Career Fellow, WASA, AAMBAA, WCF, GUIDE Mentor, Tech Club, Dean’s MBA Advisory Council (’20-’21)

Kennan Murphy-Sierra
Kennan Murphy-Sierra

Hometown: McLean, Virginia
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Career Before Wharton: Product Management at Yext and OnDeck, Startup, Goldman Sachs
Summer Internship: Startups & Entrepreneurship
After Wharton: Entrepreneurship
Clubs & Activities: Entrepreneurship Club (Co-President), WHAMBAA, WHALASA, Catholic Club, Wharton Christian Fellowship

Shruti Kela
Shruti Kela

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Undergraduate: National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
Career Before Wharton: Field & Remote Operations at Schlumberger
Summer Internship: McKinsey & Company
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: Leadership Fellow, Storytellers (Co-President), Energy Club, InSITE Fellow, Food Club, Sailing Club

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Andrea Madu
Andrea Madu

Hometown: Dumfries, Virginia
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Career Before Wharton: Boston Foundation
Summer Internship: Bridgespan
After Wharton: Social Impact or HR Management 
Clubs & Activities: WGA VP of Diversity, Head of Analytics ROE, Cluster 2 VP of Diversity, VP of Social
Impact for AAMBAA, Member of Anime Club, WASA, Dance Studio, Human Capital Club

Chris Ferrer
Chris Ferrer

Hometown: Haiku, Hawaii
Undergraduate: Claremont McKenna College, Literature and Philosophy
Career Before Wharton: Product Manager at BlackRock
Summer Internship: Google, Product Management Intern
After Wharton: Tech
Clubs & Activities: Tech Club, Co-Host of Wharton Tech Toks Podcast; Penn Wharton Innovation Fund, Investment Team Member; African American MBA Association, VP of Careers

Jessica Powers
Jessica Powers

Hometown: Huntingdon Valley, PA
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Career Before Wharton: Vanguard
Summer Internship: Adobe
After Wharton: Product Marketing
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Women in Business Board Member, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

Simo Mohamed Senhaji Rhazi
Simo Mohamed Senhaji Rhazi

Hometown: Casablanca, Morocco
Undergraduate: Boston College
Career Before Wharton: Wayfair
Summer Internship: Strategy&
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: MENA club, Consulting Club, Tennis Club

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Adam Harrell
Adam Harrell

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Undergraduate: Williams College
Career Before Wharton: Microsoft
Summer Internship: Spotify
After Wharton: Consumer Technology
Clubs & Activities: Career Fellow, AAMBAA VP of Partnerships

Alexa Rogers
Alexa Rogers

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University
Career Before Wharton: PepsiCo
Summer Internship: Bain & Company
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: Return on Equality (ROE), Consulting Club, Venture Labs, Wharton Women in Business (WWIB)

Courtney Clower
Courtney Clower

Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA
Undergraduate: Duke University
Career Before Wharton: Merchandising, Abercrombie & Fitch
Summer Internship: Corporate Strategy, Nike
After Wharton: Pursuing jobs in CPG or Retail
Clubs & Activities: Ski & Snowboard Club, Graduate Retail Club, Wildmen Hockey, Food Club, Wharton GUIDE, Admissions Fellow, Undergraduate Marketing TA

Shreya Jaggi
Shreya Jaggi

Hometown: Singapore
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton: McKinsey & Company
Summer Internship: McKinsey & Company
After Wharton: McKinsey & Company
Clubs & Activities: Deans’ MBA Advisory Council, Food club, P3, Leadership Fellow

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Andrew Sparks
Andrew Sparks

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Career Before Wharton: Accenture
Summer Internship: Google
After Wharton: Tech/Human Capital
Clubs & Activities: AAMBAA, Wharton People Analytics Applied Insights Lab, Human Capital Club

Anoosha Chivukula
Anoosha Chivukula

Hometown: Singapore
Undergraduate: Nanyang Technological University
Career Before Wharton: Visa, Goldman Sachs
Summer Internship: Google
After Wharton: To be in the Tech/FinTech industry
Clubs & Activities: Leadership Fellow, Jacobs Social Entrepreneurship Fellow, Tech Club, FinTech Club

Christie Ledingham
Christie Ledingham

Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Undergraduate: Brown University
Career Before Wharton: Bain & Company
Summer Internship: Nature’s Fynd
After Wharton: Bain & Company
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Outdoors Club, Women’s Rugby, Wine Club, Food Club, WWIB, Cocktail Club, Entrepreneurship Club, MIINT Impact Investing and Training Network, GUIDE mentor program

Elizabeth Knarr
Elizabeth Knarr

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Career Before Wharton: BCG
Summer Internship: TikTok
After Wharton: BCG
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Follies, Dance Studio, MGMT 624 TA, O4B, Food Club, Yoga & Wellness Club

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Bilin Li
Bilin Li

Hometown: Xi’an, China
Undergraduate: Tsinghua University, Economics and Finance
Career Before Wharton: Boston Consulting Group Beijing office
Summer Internship: Capital One business analytics intern
After Wharton: Boston Consulting Group
Clubs & Activities: Investment Management Club, Greater China Club and Technology Club at Wharton

Jessica
Jessica Moore

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Career Before Wharton: Google
Summer Internship: Amazon
After Wharton: People Operations in Tech
Clubs & Activities: AAMBAA, Cluster Board Leadership, Human Capital, Wharton Women in Business

Nathan Case
Nathan Case

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
Career Before Wharton: Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship: Camus Energy
After Wharton: Climate Tech
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Male Allies, People Analytics Conference Team, Social Impact Club, Sustainable Business Coalition, Ski Club, Tech Club, GUIDE

Nini Ren
Nini Ren

Hometown: Wakefield, MA
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Career Before Wharton: L.E.K. Consulting
Summer Internship: Amazon Web Services
After Wharton: Health/Tech
Clubs & Activities: Health Care Club (Board), GUIDE (Board), Tech Club, WAAAM, Storytellers, Ski Club, Wine Club

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Andrea Herrera
Andrea Herrera

Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton: BlackRock
Summer Internship: Flatiron Health
After Wharton: Product Management at a Start-up or Business Design in a Design & Innovation Consultancy
Clubs & Activities: Leadership: William P. Lauder Wharton Leadership Fellow; Wharton Innovation & Design Club (2021-2022 Co-President, 2020-2021 Director of Careers); Wharton Latin American Student Association (2021-2022 Co-VP of Careers, 2021-2021 Director of Diversity & Inclusion). Membership: Wharton Venture Initiation Program Fellow; Tech Club; Wharton Hispanic American MBA Association; Entrepreneurship Club; Art Club; Wharton Wildmen Hockey Club; Cocktail Club

Emily Gisolfi
Emily Gisolfi

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Career Before Wharton: Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship: Nike
After Wharton: Supply Chain/Operations Consulting
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Volleyball Club (Co-President), Italian Club, Wharton Women in Business, Marketing Club, Retail Club, GUIDE

Maha Khan
Maha Khan

Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Career Before Wharton: AEA Investors
Summer Internship: Working on my own skincare startup!
After Wharton: Working on my own skincare startup!
Clubs & Activities:  Venture Lab (Venture Initiation Program), Entrepreneurship Club, Beauty Club, Wharton Women in Business, Dance Studio

Sam Yang
Sam Yang

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton: KKR, Vector Capital
Summer Internship: Gauge Capital
After Wharton: Private Equity
Clubs & Activities: WAAAM (Co-President), Food Club, Wine Club, PE/VC, Tech Club

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Amy Yang
Amy Yang

Hometown: McLean, VA
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Career Before Wharton: WeWork
Summer Internship: Pace
Clubs & Activities: Outdoors Club (Co-President), Founders Club (Co-President), Wharton Hockey League (Captain)

Anisha Kamat
Anisha Kamat

Hometown: London, UK
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton: Goldman Sachs
Summer Internship: Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: Leadership Fellows, Wharton Women in Business (VP of Internal Relations), Wharton Follies producer, Consulting Club, Wildmen Hockey, India Club, GUIDE mentor

Florencia Falk
Florencia Falk

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Undergraduate: ITBA
Career Before Wharton: Mastercard Advisors
Summer Internship: McKinsey & Company
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: WHALASA, Dance Studio, Wharton Wine Club, Consulting Club

Johnson Lightfoote
Johnson Lightfoote

Hometown: West Covina, California
Undergraduate: University of Southern California
Career Before Wharton: Video Games Product Manager – Activision, Scopely, Disney
Summer Internship: PepsiCo
After Wharton: Marketing in CPG, Tech, or Media and Entertainment
Clubs & Activities: Media and Entertainment Club, eSports and Gaming Club, Dance Studio, Leadership Fellow, Communications Fellow, African American Students’ Association (AAMBAA)

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Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate: Duke University
Career Before Wharton: Accenture Strategy
Summer Internship: Bain Atlanta
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: Global Impact Consultants, Consulting Club, Coffee Club

Felicia Yu
Felicia Yu

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Undergraduate: Mount Holyoke College
Career Before Wharton: BofA (IBD), Comcast (Corporate Development)
Summer Internship: SC Holdings
After Wharton: PE
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Women in Investing, Tech Club, PE / VC Club, GCC, WAAAM, GUIDE Mentor

Rebeca De La Espriella
Rebeca De La Espriella

Hometown: Palm City, Florida
Undergraduate: Princeton University
Career Before Wharton: Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Summer Internship: American Express
After Wharton: Internal Strategy or Strategy Consulting
Clubs & Activities: Dance Studio Choreographer, Communications Fellow, Teacher’s Assistant for Wharton Executive MBA summer term, Dealmakers Club

Sam Schiff
Sam Schiff

Hometown: New York, NY
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Career Before Wharton: Achieve Partners, Sycamore Partners
Summer Internship: 9Yards Capital
Clubs & Activities: Dean’s MBA Advisory Council, Wharton Women in Investing (President), Wharton Women in Business (VP, Leadership Development), GUIDE, Wharton Communication Fellow, Wildmen Hockey

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Bridget Scanlon
Bridget Scanlon

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Career Before Wharton: Booz Allen Hamilton
Summer Internship: McKinsey New York
After Wharton: Consulting
Clubs & Activities: General Management Club, GUIDE, Dance Studio

Gibson Farone-Collins
Gibson Farone-Collins

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Undergraduate: Pomona College
Career Before Wharton: BCG
Summer Internship: General Mills
Clubs & Activities: Follies, Wharton Sports Business Initiative, Basketball Club, Yoga & Wellness Club

Kristina Mani
Kristina Mani

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Undergraduate: Dartmouth College
Career Before Wharton: Health Advances (life sciences strategy consulting firm)
Summer Internship: Pfizer
After Wharton: Pharma/Biotech
Clubs & Activities: Career Fellow, People Analytics Applied Insights Lab, Health Care Conference Co-Chair, Health Care Club VP, Global Health Volunteers, Food Club, Wine Club, Yoga & Wellness, WWIB

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Nancy Zhang

Hometown: Montreal, QC, Canada/New York, NY
Undergraduate: Columbia University
Career Before Wharton: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Summer Internship: Colgate-Palmolive
After Wharton: CPG/brand management
Clubs & Activities: Marketing Club, Canada Club, Rugby, Hockey, WAAAM

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Anu Gupta
Anu Gupta

Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergraduate: Wharton
Career Before Wharton: Mellon Investments
Summer Internship: Parnassus Investments
After Wharton: Investment Management
Clubs & Activities: Wharton Women in Investing (Co-President), Admissions Fellow, GUIDE Mentor, Wharton Graduate Association, Food Club, Wine Club

Jing Chai
Jing Chai

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Career Before Wharton: Boston Consulting Group
Summer Internship: ConsejoSano
After Wharton: Boston Consulting Group
Clubs & Activities: Co-President of Digital Health Club, Co-Host of The Pulse Podcast by Wharton Digital Health, Membership in many multicultural clubs (e.g. Italian Club, WHALASA, WAAAM, etc.)

Logan Richard
Logan Richard

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Undergraduate: Stanford University
Career Before Wharton: Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC
Summer Internship: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
After Wharton: Development Finance
Clubs & Activities: AAMBAA, Wharton Africa Investment Partners, Food Club, Social Impact Club, Storytellers

Mitch Reeves
Mitch Reeves

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate: Queen’s University
Career Before Wharton: Northleaf Capital
Summer Internship: CPP Investments
After Wharton: Private Equity
Clubs & Activities: PE/VC Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Wharton Hockey League, Canada Club, Soccer Club