Current Fellows

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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Angelinda_Chen
Angelinda Chen

Hometown:
London, Canada
Undergraduate:
Queen’s University
Career Before Wharton:
Accenture Strategy
Summer Internship:
Amgen
Clubs/Activities:
Admissions Fellow, Omnicom Communications Fellow, Wharton Women in Business (VP Leadership Development), Social Impact Club (VP External Affairs), Canada Club, Dance Studio, Wine Club

Chandra_Kaza
Chandra Kaza

Hometown:
London, UK
Undergraduate:
Imperial College, London
Career Before Wharton:
Oliver Wyman, London and New York
Summer Internship:
Amazon, Seattle
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Follies Head Producer, Admissions Fellow, Tech Club, GUIDE Mentor

James_McKean
James McKean

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate:
Brigham Young University
Career Before Wharton:
McKinsey, Tower Arch Capital (Private Equity)
Summer Internship:
Chatbooks
Clubs/Activities:
LDS Student Association (Mormon Club), Entrepreneurship Club, Boxing Club, Kids Club

Sachi_Sobti
Sachi Sobti 

Hometown:
New York, NY
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Citigroup, Uber
Summer Internship:
McKinsey & Company
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Women in Business Board, Dean’s MBA Advisory Committee, InSITE Fellows, Consulting Club, Dance Studio, Innovation & Design Club

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Julia_Hoos
Julia Hoos

Hometown:
Düsseldorf, Germany
Undergraduate:
Duke University
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Samsung Global Strategy Group
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Women in Business (Board and Conference Co-Chair), Wharton Impact Investing Partners, TA, Dance Studio

Eric_Johnson
Eric Johnson

Hometown:
Los Altos, CA
Undergraduate:
University of Southern California
Career Before Wharton:
Consulting, Entrepreneurship, VC
Summer Internship:
Amazon
Clubs/Activities:
Co-President of Tech Club, VP of Venture Capital of Entrepreneurship Club, Expert in Residence (Wharton Entrepreneurship), Cluster Council

Pragya_Nandini
Pragya Nandini

Hometown:
Marlton, NJ
Undergraduate:
George Washington University
Career Before Wharton:
NERA Economic Consulting
Summer Internship:
Deloitte Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Nonprofit Board Fellow, Return on Equality Board, Pub, Wharton Analytics Club, Canada Club, India Club

Parikh, Raj_original
Raj Parikh

Hometown:
Suwanee, GA
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Evercore Partners, Genstar Capital, Fête
Summer Internship:
Pindrop Security
Clubs/Activities:
Wildmen Hockey, Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, Wharton Venture Partners, Golf Club, E-club

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Anant_Bahl
Anant Bahl

Hometown:
Manama, Bahrain
Undergraduate:
University of Cambridge
Career Before Wharton:
BCG
Summer Internship:
JP Morgan
Clubs/Activities:
Dance Studio, General Management Club, MENA Club, India Club, Chocolate Club

Ioana_Calcev
Ioana Calcev

Hometown:
Chicago, IL
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summer Internship:
Omidyar Network
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Impact Investing Partners, McNulty Nonprofit Board Fellowship, Wharton Social Impact Club, and Wharton Innovation & Design Club

Jonathan_Chan_edit
Jonathan Chan

Hometown:
Vancouver, Canada
Undergraduate:
University of Western Ontario
Career Before Wharton:
Francisco Partners
Summer Internship:
Tourbillon Capital Partners
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Investment Management Club, Wharton Investment Management Fund

Isabella_Tang
Isabella Tang

Hometown:
Santa Clarita, CA
Undergraduate:
Stanford University
Career Before Wharton:
McKinsey & Company
Summer Internship:
Princess Cruises
Clubs/Activities:
Innovation & Design Club; Media & Entertainment Club; Public Speaking Club; Dean’s MBA Advisory Council; Community Consultants

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Kavita_Anand (2)
Kavita Anand

Hometown:
Mumbai, India/Milpitas, California
Undergraduate:
UC Davis
Career Before Wharton:
Teach for India
Summer Internship:
T-Mobile, New York
Clubs/Activities:
Volleyball Club President; Wharton India Club, EVP Community; Boxing Club

Charnice_Barbour_2
Charnice Barbour

Hometown:
Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate:
Dartmouth College
Career Before Wharton:
Life Sciences Strategy Consulting
Summer Internship:
Healthcare Investment Banking
Clubs/Activities:
Admissions Fellow, Return on Equality (ROE), African American MBA Association (AAMBAA), Wharton African Students Association (WASA), Health Care Club, Finance Club, Dance Studio, Food Club

Ishan_Irani
Ishan Irani

Hometown:
Mumbai, India
Undergraduate:
Swarthmore College
Career Before Wharton:
Monitor Deloitte
Summer Internship:
Evercore Partners
Clubs/Activities:
India, Wine Clubs,
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

Drew_Lawson (2)
Drew Lawson

Hometown:
San Anselmo, CA
Undergraduate:
Yale University
Career Before Wharton:
Oliver Wyman
Summer Internship:
Amazon
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Community Consultants, Yoga and Wellness Club, Tech Club, Innovation & Design Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Fintech Club

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Matt_Dabaco
Matt Dabaco

Hometown:
Palos Park, IL
Undergraduate:
University of Notre Dame
Career Before Wharton:
Silver Lake Partners, Morgan Stanley
Summer Internship:
Maverick Capital
Clubs/Activities:
PE/VC, Investment Management, Chocolate Club, Public Speaking Club, GUIDE

Elena_Gerasimova
Elena Gerasimova

Hometown:
Sofia, Bulgaria
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
JP Morgan
Summer Internship:
Tideline

Robin_Kendall
Robin Kendall

Hometown:
Woodberry Forest, VA
Undergraduate:
University of Virginia
Career Before Wharton:
Teach for America
Summer Internship:
Strategy&
Clubs/Activities:
Return on Equality, Food Club, Yoga Club

Ben_Zhou
Ben Zhou

Hometown:
Parsippany, NJ
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
BCG, Castanea Partners, Gap
Summer Internship:
Capital Group
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Investment Management Fund, Basketball Club

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Tony_Li
Tony Li

Hometown:
Hangzhou, China
Undergraduate:
University of Virginia
Career Before Wharton:
McKinsey & Company
Summer Internship:
McKinsey & Company
Clubs/Activities:
Greater China Club, Wharton Christian Fellowship, Wildmen Hockey, Dance Studio, Wine Club, Wharton Leadership Venture, Communication Fellow

Jeanenne_Rodrigues
Jeanenne Rodrigues

Hometown:
Roslyn Harbor, NY
Undergraduate:
Washington University in St. Louis
Career Before Wharton:
PwC Advisory
Summer Internship:
PepsiCo Global Strategy
Clubs/Activities:
General Management Club, Consulting Club, Wharton Women in Business, Cocktail Club

Eric_Salzberg
Eric Salzberg

Hometown:
Washington, DC
Undergraduate:
Washington University in St. Louis
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting, Umbel Corp
Summer Internship:
JBG Smith
Clubs/Activities:
Admissions Fellow; Real Estate Club, Careers SVP; GUIDE Mentor

Jessie_Spellman (2)
Jessie Spellman

Hometown:
New City, NY
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Bain
Clubs/Activities:
Return on Equality (Co-President); Undergrad Management TA

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Shaistah_Bahrainwala
Shaistah Bahrainwala

Hometown:
Crystal Lake, IL / Manama, Bahrain
Undergraduate:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Career Before Wharton:
GI Partners
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Impact Investing Partners, Wine Club, Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, Tennis Club

Eric_Lu
Eric Lu

Hometown:
Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate:
Harvard University
Career Before Wharton:
Management Consulting
Summer Internship:
Welltok
Clubs/Activities:
Non-Profit Board Fellows, Wharton Community Consultants, Social Impact Club, Tennis and Basketball Clubs, Health Care and Digital Health Clubs

Olivia_Morrissey
Olivia Morrissey

Hometown:
London, UK
Undergraduate:
Georgetown University
Career Before Wharton:
BCG
Summer Internship:
Estee Lauder (Corporate Strategy)
Clubs/Activities:
P3 (Facilitator), Wine Club, WWIB, GUIDE, General Management Club, Social Impact Club

Boyce_Whitesides
Boyce Whitesides

Hometown:
Wilmington, NC
Undergraduate:
Davidson College, Religious Studies
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company, Atlanta, GA
Summer Internship:
Haystack Informatics, Philadelphia, PA
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Impact Investing Partners, Social Impact Club, GUIDE Mentor, Coffee Club, Basketball Club, Golf Club

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Quincy_Darbyshire
Quincy Darbyshire

Hometown:
Savannah, GA
Undergraduate:
Dartmouth College
Career Before Wharton:
Technology / Strategy Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Tech Club, Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, Wharton Wildmen Hockey, Dance Studio, Rowing

Nipun_Jasuja (2)
Nipun Jasuja

Hometown:
Bhopal, India
Undergraduate:
Cornell University
Career Before Wharton:
Oliver Wyman
Summer Internship:
Dalberg Financial Inclusion, Delhi
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton FinTech Club, Wharton India Economic Forum, Small-group Poetry Meetups, Wharton Food Club

Kate_Parker
Kate Parker

Hometown:
Tampa, FL
Undergraduate:
Yale University
Career Before Wharton:
American Express
Summer Internship:
TULA
Clubs/Activities:
Out4Business, Small Business Development Center

Yan_Zhou
Yan Zhou

Hometown:
Stamford, CT
Undergraduate:
Rice University
Career Before Wharton:
General Electric
Summer Internship:
Accenture
Clubs/Activities:
Health Care Club/Conference, Global Health Volunteers, Consulting Club, Yoga, Boxing

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Lauren_Baker (2)
Lauren Baker

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate:
Stanford University
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Brand Management at Unilever
Clubs/Activities:
Marketing Club, Dance Studio, African-American MBA Association (AAMBAA), Return on Equality (ROE), Cluster Council

Piyush_Khandekar
Piyush Khandekar

Hometown:
Bhopal, India
Undergraduate:
IIT Roorkee
Career Before Wharton:
Schlumberger, Commonfloor
Clubs/Activities:
President, Storytellers Club; VP International, WGA; President, Photography Club; VP Finance, Cluster 2

Kate_Shofield
Kate Schofield

Hometown:
Annandale, VA
Undergraduate:
University of Virginia
Career Before Wharton:
Analysis Group
Summer Internship:
Apple
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton People Analytics Conference, MGEC TA, Wine Club

Kevin_Vichyastit
Kevin Vichyastit

Hometown:
Dallas, TX
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
LeapFrog Investments
Summer Internship:
McKinsey & Company
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Southeast Asia Club, Wharton FinTech, Boxing Club, Whiskey & Bourbon Club

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Deeksha_Bhat
Deeksha Bhat

Hometown:
Tampa, FL
Undergraduate:
Washington University in St. Louis
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company
Summer Internship:
The Primary School (K-8 school in East Palo Alto)
Clubs/Activities:
Nonprofit Board Fellows, Public Speaking Club, Social Impact Club, Dance Studio, WWIB Undergrad Mentor Program, Tennis Club

Vic_Khamesra
Vaibhav Khamesra

Undergraduate:
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Career Before Wharton:
Capillary (Tech Startup)
Summer Internship:
L.E.K. Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Leadership Rep, Cohort I; Board positions with the Tech Club, General Management Club and Entrepreneurship Club

Shiv_Sachdev
Shiv Sachdev

Hometown:
Davis, CA
Undergraduate:
University of California, Davis
Career Before Wharton:
Sapphire Ventures
Summer Internship:
Google
Clubs/Activities:
Boxing, PE/VC, Technology and Canada Club

Tori_Westerhoff (2)
Tori Westerhoff

Hometown:
Wellesley, MA
Undergraduate:
Yale University
Career Before Wharton:
Deloitte Consulting
Summer Internship:
Microsoft
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton People Analytics, Data Analytics Club, Innovation & Design Club, Marketing Club, and Technology Club

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Giselle_Aris
Giselle Aris

Hometown:
Bronx, NY
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Land O’Lakes International Development
Summer Internship:
Deloitte Consulting
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Impact Investing Partners, Wharton Agribusiness Club, Community Consultants, Wharton Women in Business, Storytellers, Human Capital Club

Karan_Dhruve (2)
Karan Dhruve

Hometown:
Mumbai, India
Undergraduate:
University of Pennsylvania
Career Before Wharton:
Bain & Company
Summer Internship:
Dasra (non-profit in India)
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Dance Studio Co-President, Dean’s MBA Advisory Council, Retail Conference, Wine Club

Shay_Familoni (2)
Shay Familoni

Hometown:
Upper Marlboro, MD
Undergraduate:
Cornell University
Career Before Wharton:
Google
Summer Internship:
Law Firm in Washington, DC
Clubs/Activities:
Non-Profit Board Fellow, African American MBA Association – Marketing Chair, Wharton Africa Student Association – VP Social, Return on Equality, Dance Studio

Andrew_Sinnenberg
Andrew Sinnenberg

Hometown:
Westfield, NJ
Undergraduate:
Bowdoin College
Career Before Wharton:
Sports/Media/Events
Summer Internship:
Private Equity
Clubs/Activities:
Basketball, Entrepreneurship, PE/VC and Sports Business

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Manvi_Goel
Manvi Goel

Hometown:
Centreville, VA
Undergraduate:
MIT
Career Before Wharton:
Greentown Labs
Summer Internship:
DBL Partners
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Energy Club, Wharton Impact Investing Partners, P3, Yoga & Wellness Club, Tall Ships Leadership Venture

Julie_McComish
Julie McComish

Hometown:
Seattle, WA
Undergraduate:
Yale University
Career Before Wharton:
Limeade (Corporate Wellness Technology Company)
Summer Internship:
DaVita
Clubs/Activities:
Nonprofit Board Fellow, People Analytics Conference planning team, Human Capital Club Board Member, Food Club Board Member, Health Care Club

Jock_Payten
Jock Payten

Hometown:
Dallas, TX
Undergraduate:
Fordham University
Career Before Wharton:
Ipreo LLC
Summer Internship:
Eaton Vance Investment Managers
Clubs/Activities:
African-American MBA Association (President), Wharton Boxing Club (VP of Training), Wharton 22s (VP of Partnerships), Investment Management Club

Alex_Teixeira
Alexandre Teixeira

Hometown:
São Paulo, Brazil
Undergraduate:
University of São Paulo
Career Before Wharton:
São Paulo State Government
Summer Internship:
Investment Banking
Clubs/Activities:
Wharton Latin American Student Association (WHALASA!), Wharton Impact Investing Partners, Tennis, Boxing, Wine Club, PUB