Leadership Fellows Class of 2019

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.

COHORT A

Vivek Chauhan

Hometown:
Durg, India
Undergraduate:
IIT Kharagpur
Career Before Wharton:
Algorithmic Trading at Deutsche Bank UK
Summer Internship:
Consensys, NY
After Wharton:
Tech Product Management
Clubs & Activities:
President of Penn Bookchain Club, Industry outreach for Penn Bookchain Club, Career Treks for Wharton Technology Club, Marketing for Wharton India Club

Chanelle Lansley

Hometown:
Waterville, Maine
Undergraduate:
Wellesley College
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company – M&A Practice
Clubs & Activities:
Nonprofit Board Fellows, Common Cents Board, Storytellers Board, African American MBA Association, MKTG 211 TA

Yvette Leung

Hometown:
Jericho, NY
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
L.E.K. Consulting
Summer Internship:
Celgene
After Wharton:
Biotech
Clubs & Activities:
Health Care Club, Digital Health Club, Dance Studio, Leadership Rep (Cohort B), Wharton Women in Business, Wharton Ultimate Frisbee, Human Capital Club, Food Club

Lindsay Rosenstein

Hometown:
New Providence, NJ
Undergraduate:
Cornell University
Career Before Wharton:
Morgan Stanley, Crestview Partners
Clubs & Activities:
Dean’s MBA Advisory Council, Private Equity/Venture Capital Club, Social Impact Club, GUIDE Mentor

COHORT B

Peter Gao

Hometown:
Boston, MA
Undergraduate:
University of Michigan
Career Before Wharton:
LinkedIn
Summer Internship:
Google
After Wharton:
Entrepreneurship
Clubs & Activities:
People Analytics Conference, Digital Health Club, WAAAM, Atacama Leadership Venture, VIP Fellow, Tech Club, P3, Penn Tango

Gayatri Karandikar

Hometown:
Hong Kong
Undergraduate:
UCLA
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Global Strategy at PepsiCo
Clubs & Activities:
Wharton Women in Business, Marketing Club, Student Admissions Program, Dance Studio, India Club, Yoga and Wellness Club, Tennis Club, Japan Club

Michele Rudolph

Hometown:
Ambler, PA
Undergraduate:
Washington University in St. Louis
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company
Internship:
Moderna Therapeutics
After Wharton:
Bain & Company
Clubs & Activities:
Wharton Global Health Volunteers, Welcome Committee, Dance Studio, Health Care Club, Digital Health Club, Wharton Health Care Business Conference, GUIDE Mentor

Pablo Tempone

Hometown:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Undergraduate:
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Career Before Wharton:
DCM at Itau BBA
Summer Internship:
Mergers & Acquisitions at Citi
After Wharton:
Investment Banking
Clubs & Activities:
Finance Club, Community Consultants, Wharton American Latin American Association, WHALAC, Perry World House, Politics & Public Policy, Boxing Club, Ski Club

COHORT C

Agarwal, Manan
Manan Agarwal

Hometown:
Udaipur, India
Undergraduate:
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Career Before Wharton:
La Farine, food-tech startup
Summer Internship:
San Francisco
After Wharton:
Lead product at a direct-to-consumer tech firms
Clubs & Activities:
Scotch & Whiskey Club, Founders Club, Wharton Small Business Development Center, Crew & Rowing Club, Wharton India Club

Chopra, Sonali
Sonali Nicole Chopra

Hometown:
Plano, TX
Undergraduate:
Stanford University
Career Before Wharton:
The University of Texas at Austin, Vi Energy
Summer Internship:
BCG San Francisco
Clubs/Activities:
GE Ventures, Y-Prize, Food Club, Dance Studio, and WHAMBAA

Laura Kim

Hometown:
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Adobe
Clubs/Activities:
Tech Club, People Analytics Conference, Storytellers, UPenn Figure Skating Club

Wallingford-Greg
Greg Wallingford

Hometown:
Dallas, TX
Undergraduate:
Notre Dame
Career Before Wharton:
Stanford
Summer Internship:
McKinsey
After Wharton:
Management Consulting and part-time Emergency Medicine
Clubs/Activities:
Health Care Club, Digital Health Club

COHORT D

Bhatia, Pranay
Pranay Bhatia

Hometown:
Mumbai, India
Undergraduate:
IIT Bombay
Career Before Wharton:
McKinsey & Company, Swasth Foundation
Internship:
Google
After Wharton:
Product Management, Entrepreneurship
Clubs/Activities:
President of Wharton India Club, Chair of Wharton Ethics Committee

Blanco, Libby
Libby Blanco

Hometown:
La Canada, CA
Undergraduate:
Amherst College
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Universal Studios Theme Parks (Strategy & Development)
After Wharton:
Corporate Strategy
Clubs/Activities:
Innovation & Design Club, General Management Club, Wine Club

Wendy Chen

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
Viacom Media Networks
Summer Internship:
Johnson & Johnson
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Small Business Development Center, Dance Studio, Marketing Club, WAAAM

Tamas Kovacs

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate:
Cornell University
Career Before Wharton:
Acera Surgical, Inc.
Summer Internship:
Strategic Marketing Intern at Nevro
After Wharton: 
Med Tech/Med Device Commercial Strategy, market development, BD and/or product management
Clubs/Activities:
Health Care Club Executive Board (VP of Careers), WHCBC Marketing Committee, Digital Health Club, Marketing Club, Cocktail Club, Scotch & Whiskey Club, Wharton FC (back-to-back MBA National Champs!)

COHORT E

Ayene, Roashan
Roashan Ayene

Hometown:
Newtown Square, PA
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
PwC Consulting
After Wharton:
Technology Product Management
Summer Internship:
VMware Product Management
Clubs/Activities:
Wildmen Hockey, Out4Business, Coding Club, Tech Club, Politics & Public Policy Club, Student Admissions Program

Colin Campbell

Hometown:
Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate:
Yale University
Career Before Wharton:
Cornerstone OnDemand
Summer Internship:
Facebook
After Wharton:
Tech
Clubs/Activities:
Public Speaking Club, Wharton 22s, Technology Club, Analytics Club, Digital Health Club, GUIDE Mentor

Sophie Romans

Hometown:
Menlo Park, CA
Undergraduate:
UCLA
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company
Clubs/Activities:
Return on Equality, Nonprofit Board Fellows, One for the World, Rugby

Valeria Valdivia

Hometown:
La Ceiba, Honduras
Undergraduate:
The University of Texas at Austin
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Google
After Wharton:
Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Health Care Club, Wharton Hispanic American MBA Association, Wharton Latin American Student Association, Technology Club, Boxing Club, Volleyball Club

COHORT F

Michelle Hsieh

Hometown:
San Jose, CA
Undergraduate:
UC Berekeley
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company
Internship:
Togetherwork
After Wharton:
Bain & Company
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Real Estate Club, Communications Fellow, Wildmen Hockey, Dance Studio

Sahil Mehra

Hometown:
Toronto, CA
Undergraduate:
Carleton College
Career Before Wharton:
1Crowd
Summer Internship:
A.T. Kearney
After Wharton:
Management Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Impact Investing Club, Cluster Council, Boxing Club, Adam Smith Society, Global Immersion Program – India

Amanda Palmer

Hometown:
Miami, FL
Undergraduate:
Vanderbilt University
Career Before Wharton:
Allergan
Summer Internship:
BCG
After Wharton:
Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Dean’s MBA Advisory Council (Co-Chair), Wharton Hispanic American MBA Association, Volleyball Club, Dance Studio, Wine Club

Aghogho Ughwanogho

Hometown:
Bronx, NY
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Management Consulting
Summer Internship:
American Express
After Wharton: 
Corporate Finance
Clubs/Activities:
African American MBA Association (AAMBA), Wharton African Students Association (WASA), GUIDE Mentor, Wharton FinTech, Media and Entertainment Club, Student Admissions Program (SAP), Wharton Analytics Club

COHORT G

Berkowitz, Julie
Julie Berkowitz

Hometown:
Bryn Mawr, PA
Undergraduate:
University of Michigan
Career Before Wharton:
PwC
Summer Internship:
Prudential
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Community Consultants, Food Club, Yoga Club, General Management Club

Bhalla, Arushi
Arushi Bhalla

Hometown:
Delhi, India
Undergraduate:
Washington University in St. Louis
Career Before Wharton:
Goldman Sachs
Summer Internship:
BCG
After Wharton:
Management Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Dance Studio, Dean’s MBA Advisory Council, Consulting Club, Boxing Club

Thabo Matse

Hometown:
Manzini, Swaziland
Undergraduate:
Dartmouth College
Career Before Wharton:
Dalberg Global Development Advisors
Internship:
CrossBoundary
Clubs/Activities:
Nonprofit Board Fellow, Communications Fellow, Wharton Africa Business Forum Board, WASA, AAMBAA, Venture Foragers

Jenny Mi

Hometown:
San Jose, CA
Undergraduate:
UC Berkeley
Career Before Wharton:
Accenture
Summer Internship:
Brand Management at General Mills
After Wharton:
Marketing
Clubs/Activities:
Co-President – Marketing Club, Wharton Analytics Fellows, Retail Club, Wharton Asian-American Association of MBAs (WAAAM), Dance Studio, Food Club, Yoga Club

COHORT H

Miguel Carino

Hometown:
Manila, Philippines
Undergraduate:
University of the Philippines- Dilman
Career Before Wharton:
Mondelez International
Summer Internship:
Ayala Education
After Wharton:
Education, Entrepreneurship
Clubs/Activities:
Communications Fellow, Public Speaking Club, WAAAM, Southeast Asia Club, Social Impact Club, Consulting Club

Margaret Fletcher

Hometown:
Middleburg, VA
Undergraduate:
The College of William and Mary
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Procter & Gamble
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Women in Business (Co-President), Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fellow, Wharton Impact Investing Partners (WIIP), Storytellers Club

Jelece E. Morris

Hometown:
Coral Springs, FL
Undergraduate:
University of Florida
Career Before Wharton:
IBM
Summer Internship:
A.T. Kearney (Chicago)
After Wharton:
Consulting/Entrepreneurship
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Student Admissions Program (Co-Chair), Communications Fellow, Return on Equality (Community Committee), Healthcare Business Conference (Operations Team), MBA Welcome Committee, Storytellers (Supper Leader), African American MBA Association

Vasanth Subramanian

Hometown:
Westport, CT
Undergraduate:
University of Chicago
Career Before Wharton:
BCG
Summer Internship:
Intercept Pharmaceuticals
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Food Club Board, Dean’s MBA Advisory Council, Health Care Club, Politics and Public Policy Club, GUIDE, UPenn Choral Society, University Lutheran Church Council and Choir

COHORT I

Bulto Riera, Ines
Ines Bulto Riera

Hometown:
Barcelona, Spain
Undergraduate:
ESADE Business School
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company
After Wharton:
Restaurant Brands International
Clubs/Activities:
WHALASA, Dance Studio, GUIDE Mentor

Pratik Dixit

Hometown:
Clarksville, MD
Undergraduate:
University of Maryland
Career Before Wharton:
Consulting
Summer Internship:
Viacom
After Wharton:
Media/Entertainment
Clubs/Activities:
Cluster Council, MBA Welcome Committee, Return on Equality, Wine Club, Dance Studio

Andy Scott

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MI
Undergraduate:
Georgetown University
Career Before Wharton:
Accenture
Summer Internship:
Amazon
After Wharton:
Healthcare Technology
Clubs/Activities:
Healthcare Club (Community), C4 Cluster Council (Social), Venture Foragers, Digital Health Club

H. Jess Seok

Hometown:
Seoul, Korea
Undergraduate:
Georgetown University
Career Before Wharton:
Cornerstone Research, EducationSuperHighway
Internship:
Twilio
After Wharton:
Tech
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Women in Business (Co-President), Scotch & Whisky Club (Co-President)

COHORT J

Alabi, Gbenga
Gbenga Alabi

Hometown:
Lagos, Nigeria
Undergraduate:
University of Lagos
Career Before Wharton:
BP Energy
Summer Internship:
McKinsey London
After Wharton:
Management Consulting / Energy Private Equity / Entrepreneurship
Clubs/Activities:
Cluster Council Leader, Rebuilding Philadelphia Together Board, Wharton Africa Business Forum Board, GUIDE Mentor, Energy, Tech, Consulting, Investment Management, WASA, AMBAA, Black History Month Board, Soccer, Japan, Cocktail Club

Jenny Ji

Hometown:
Palo Alto, CA
Undergraduate:
UC Berkeley
Career Before Wharton:
Citi, Apple, Tencent
Summer Internship:
Consulting
After Wharton:
Going back to California!
Clubs/Activities:
Art Club, Admissions Fellow, WAAAM, Return on Equality, Communications Fellow, Quantico Leadership Venture

Shruti Shah

Hometown:
Hershey, PA
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania/The Wharton School
Career Before Wharton:
BCG
Summer Internship:
Care/of
After Wharton:
BCG
Clubs/Activities:
Nonprofit Leadership Fellows, Marketing Club, Cluster Council, GUIDE, Coffee Club, Boxing Club, Global Impact Consultants, Yoga & Wellness Club

James Wieler

Hometown:
Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate:
Swarthmore College
Career Before Wharton:
The Brattle Group – Economic Consulting
Summer Internship:
LEK New York
After Wharton:
Management Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Communications Fellow, Dance Studio, Consulting Club, Wharton Community Consultants, JD/MBA Association

COHORT K

Julio Erdos

Hometown:
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Signpost, a SaaS digital marketing business in NYC
Summer Internship:
Sigo Seguros, a Wharton Insurtech startup
After Wharton:
Sigo Seguros
Clubs/Activities:
Lauder Student Advisory Board, Marketing 101 TA, Tech Club, Analytics Club

Michelle Moon

Hometown:
Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate:
Schulich School of Business, York University
Career Before Wharton:
Private Equity
After Wharton:
Private Equity
Clubs/Activities:
Wildmen Hockey Club, Canada Club, Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, Storytellers, Wharton Food Club

Matt Perrotta

Hometown:
Morgantown, WV
Undergraduate:
West Virginia University
Career Before Wharton:
Consulting
After Wharton:
Tech
Clubs/Activities:
TechClub, Entrepreneurship Club, Pub Food Club, Rugby, Tennis Club, Squash Club

Manasi Shah

Undergraduate:
The Wharton School
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company, Acumen, EduBridge (Ed startup in India)
Internship:
Learn Capital (EdTech VC)
Clubs/Activities:
Nonprofit Board Fellow, Wharton Impact Investing Partners (Co-President), Wharton Social Impact Club, Tennis Club, Dance Studio

COHORT L

Alexa Fishman

Hometown:
Ardsley, NY
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
IBM Internal Strategy Consulting
Summer Internship:
Wayfair (Talent Team)
After Wharton:
Human Capital
Clubs/Activities:
People Analytics Conference Planning Team, Human Capital Club Board, Wharton Women in Business Board, Food Club, Dance Studio


Atasha Jordan

Hometown:
Newtown, PA
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
Perelman School of Medicine
Summer Internship:
Boston Consulting Group
Clubs/Activities:
Christian Fellowship, Storytellers, African American MBA Association, Boxing Club, Dance Studio, Healthcare Club

Yohei Shoji

Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan
Undergraduate:
Princeton University
Career Before Wharton:
Morgan Stanley
Summer Internship:
American Express
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton FC Co-President, Japan Club, Small Business Development Center, Fight Night Planning Committee

Anant Shukla

Hometown:
Richmond, VA
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Google, Booz & Company
Summer Internship:
National Football League
After Wharton:
Tech
Clubs/Activities:
Dean’s MBA Advisory Council, C1 Cluster Council, MGMT 101 Teaching Assistant, GUIDE Mentor, Dance Studio, Tech Club