William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management,
Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management
Michael Useem is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and Faculty Director of the McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with many companies and organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Leader’s Checklist, The Leadership Moment, Executive Defense, Investor Capitalism, Leading Up, and The Go Point. He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes; co-author of The India Way, Leadership Dispatches, Boards That Lead, and The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap; and co-author of Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies (2017), Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy (2018), and Mastering Catastrophic Risk: How Companies Are Coping with Disruption (2018). Mike is co-anchor for a weekly program “Leadership in Action” on SiriusXM Radio Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff is the Executive Director of the Anne and John McNulty Leadership Program at The Wharton School and a Lecturer at Wharton and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. As Executive Director, Jeff leads the team that designs and delivers Wharton’s portfolio of curricular and co-curricular leadership development initiatives for undergraduate, MBA, and executive audiences. He also directs the School’s efforts to create the Penn Global Leadership Institute.
Jeff is also a founding member of the Penn Athletics Wharton Leadership Academy, working with Penn’s student athletes and coaches, as well as the Lipman Family Prize, a philanthropic prize that has distributed more than $2.3 million to exemplary civil society organizations around the world over the past 10 years. Jeff is the Executive Director of the Advanced Management Program, Wharton’s flagship 5-week program for senior executives. Jeff’s work with managers and executives, in partnership with the Aresty Institute for Executive Education, also includes Creating and Leading High Performing Teams and The Adaptable Leader: Strategies for the Emerging Leader.
He has worked with a variety of corporate, nonprofit, and governmental clients, including Alcoa, AXA, Breakthrough, the City of Philadelphia, Deloitte, the Estee Lauder Companies, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), FINRA, Google, iDE, Komaza, Merrill Lynch, the Mt. Rainier Institute, the National Outdoor Leadership School, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, the Opportunity Finance Network, the Philadelphia Eagles, Tokio Marine, Toyota, the United Nations, Vanguard, Vertical, and the World Economic Forum. Jeff is an honors graduate from Penn State University (BA, BS) and the Wharton School (MBA), and is currently an advanced doctoral student at Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
Prior to his career as an educator, he spent 10 years in corporate finance with AT&T and its cable unit, AT&T Broadband, as the Executive Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and the CFO of the cable telephony product line. Throughout his life and career, Jeff has grown his appreciation for authentic and accountable leadership and a willingness to learn through action and reflection. Jeff’s partner in life is Heidi, an accomplished educator and a wonderful wife; they have two kind and curious children, Samantha and Jakob. Jeff loves the outdoors, live music, his family and friends, and Philadelphia.
Anne M. Greenhalgh
Deputy Director, McNulty Leadership Program
Adjunct Professor of Management
Anne M. Greenhalgh is Deputy Executive Director of the Anne and John McNulty Leadership Program where she serves as chief operating officer. As adjunct professor of management, Anne co-leads the gateway course for Wharton freshmen — WH101: Business and You — and supervises the design and delivery of co-curricular programming that supports the new academic requirement, The Leadership Journey.
She was once voted the Best Lecturer in the Social Sciences by the entire student body at Penn. She has won the William G. Whitney Teaching Award for Associated Faculty at Wharton on numerous occasions. In 2019, she was one of the recipients of the Wharton Teaching Excellence Award. As a Visiting Professor at City University, London, Anne was a member of the Vice Chancellor’s senior management team and laid the foundation for the University’s learning and teaching strategy.
At Wharton Executive Education, she has facilitated sessions for a number of programs, including the China Advanced Management Program (CHAMP), the Security Industry Institute (SII), and the Management Development Program. Along with Jeff Klein and Mike Useem, Anne is co-host of “Leadership in Action” on SXM Business Radio. Anne’s research and publications reflect her dedication to leadership and management education, especially at the undergraduate level.
Wilma Arroyo is the Office Manager with ten years of experience in the education industry. Wilma coordinates finance and operations for the McNulty Leadership Program. Wilma specializes in administrative technology such as ZenDesk, BEN Financials, CampusGroups, and Asana.
Before joining Wharton, Wilma worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a temporary employee. For seventeen years, she worked at the Delaware Investments (aka Lincoln Financial Group), where she managed a team of seven retirement administrators, collaborated with marketing retirement products, was involved with the annual tax reporting for retirement products, and handled ERISA and legal transactions for several retirement vehicles.
Wilma also served as a Spanish Translator for The Philadelphia Family Court (summer of 2006), preparing victims for their court hearings, volunteering at the Philadelphia VIP as paralegal and translator, and translating for attorneys and immigration clients with the Philadelphia Bar Association.
A native of Puerto Rico, raised in Philadelphia, and attended Pierce College for higher education, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. She completed her Masters of Science in Legal Studies in the year 2016. Wilma is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.
Juan C. Castro
Associate Director, Data & Technology
Juan is our Associate Director, Data and Technology and is responsible for creating, implementing, and maintaining an organization-wide approach to data collection, analysis, and reporting for MLP, the Lipman Family Prize, and the Center for Leadership and Change Management. He leads program evaluation functions, including survey design, implementation, and reporting via Qualtrics XM, Qualtrics 360, and other data management platforms. Juan also serves as the in-house resource for technology and software and as the main liaison with Wharton Computing and represent the MLP Core Teams in order to propose and implement technical solutions.
Juan graduated from West Chester University with a BS in Public Health Education and has a Master of Public Heath from West Chester and well as a Master of Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Financial Coordinator, Central Operations
Tia joined the Leadership Program team in September 2010 as Coordinator for Wharton Leadership Ventures. Currently, Tia assists with managing the financial logistics within the McNulty program as a Financial Coordinator.
Prior to coming to Wharton, Tia spent three years as an Academic Coordinator at Drexel University’s College of Medicine, Biomedical Graduate Studies and also served as an Administrative Assistant at Girard College, a private boarding school in Philadelphia for students grades 1 through 12.
Earlier in her career, Tia served as the front line at Wharton’s MBA Program Office for four years, greeting and supporting Wharton’s graduate population and providing a friendly face for new and current students. Tia is a Philadelphia native and a dedicated Eagles fan, who loves spending time with her family and friends.
Program Manager, Ventures
Christine serves as Program Manager for the Ventures team, responsible for the core operations of our program, and collaborates with the team on Venture Fellow development for both undergraduate and MBA students.
Prior to joining the McNulty Leadership Program, she worked for both Wharton MBA Career Management and MBA Admissions & Financial Aid. Christine came to Wharton following a career in the craft beer and hospitality industries. A proud Philadelphia native and Penn C’05 grad, Christine lives in West Philly with too many pets. She frequently travels to New Orleans, loves to read non-fiction, and can usually be seen running on the SRT training for an upcoming race.
Director, Marketing and Communications
Kate FitzGerald is a Director of Marketing & Communications for the McNulty Leadership Program and has been with Wharton since 2007. Kate is responsible for all marketing and communications activities across the Center, McNulty Leadership Program, and the Lipman Family Prize. This includes development and implementation of a strategic marketing plan and overall brand identity. She oversees the ongoing maintenance of multiple media channels, including the Center and Program websites, the McNulty Leadership and Lipman Prize social media presences and the photography and video creation needed to promote the brand and programs..
Kate holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of San Diego and an M.A. in Marketing and Advertising from Emerson College. She is graduating in May of 2020 with a Masters in Science of Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Kate comes from a 20+ year career in corporate marketing, with a focus on identity branding and messaging. Prior to coming back to her home base of Philadelphia, she spent several years living in Europe and Asia. Kate lives outside of Philadelphia and cherishes her time with her two children, Erin and Brendan. In her “free time”, Kate is an avid runner, having completed five marathons and many sprint triathlons.
Emily serves as an Associate Director for Wharton’s People Lab and women’s leadership initiatives. Previously, she was the Manager for the Nonprofit Board Fellows program and civic initiatives within the McNulty Leadership Program. Prior to Wharton, Emily spent over 10 years working at the intersection of sustainable agriculture, public health, and specialty food where she worked in nonprofit, small business and government settings. In her quest to understand and improve our food system, Emily farmed, bought, sold, imported, and worked on public policy for food and agriculture. She received her BA in Political Science and Spanish from Hamilton College and a MA in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University. She is an amateur gardener, chef, and cyclist.
Umi joined the Wharton School in 2011 to establish and serve as Director of the Lipman Family Prize, an annual global competition that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with a dual emphasis on impact and the transferability of practice.
Since January 2019, he has served as Senior Director of the McNulty Leadership Program. There, he is responsible for oversight of the organization’s strategy development and revenue generation work, executed in partnership with Wharton Executive Education, Wharton External Affairs, faculty partners, major donors, and other key stakeholder groups. He also leads MLP’s portfolio of civic leadership programs. A Lecturer at Wharton’s Management Department, he has taught a graduate level course on social impact interventions.
Prior to joining Wharton, Umi spent fifteen years working in a variety of roles, including running a social enterprise, organizational consulting, curriculum design and instruction and philanthropic administrator. For nearly two decades, Umi has served on nonprofit boards and advisory groups focused on social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion issues. His current work in that arena includes a signature initiative at MLP, sponsored by Deloitte, combining original research and program development to improve team inclusiveness. Umi is a graduate of Vassar College and received his Master’s from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
Program Manager, P3
Amelia graduated cum laude from Rutgers Camden, School of Business with a BS in Marketing and graduated with honors from the Business Leadership Development Program (BLDP). In April 2013, she was recognized as one of “Philly’s Future” outstanding marketing professionals by the Philly Ad Club, which awarded scholarships to 10 college students studying advertising and communications. Her passion for serving others has guided her career and led her to join the team at Wharton.
Before joining the McNulty Leadership Program, Amelia worked in both corporate and non-profit organizations beginning her career at Subaru of America, Inc. headquarters in their Marketing and Advertising department, and transitioning to the non-profit sector working at small to medium sized organizations in both Camden and Philadelphia serving youth and families.
As part of the Leadership & Development team at MLP, Amelia is responsible for the management and delivery of P3 Programming; and supporting William P. Lauder Wharton Leadership Fellows.
As a Jersey girl who is always finding her way back over the bridge to Philly, when she’s not on campus you can find Amelia spending time outdoors with her family and dogs, enjoying cooking and eating good food, and following wherever her creative instincts take her.
Associate Director, Nonprofit Board Fellows Program
Dan is Associate Director for the Nonprofit Board Fellows (NBF) program, which places MBA and JD students on nonprofit boards in Philadelphia for a year of visiting board service. Through NBF he also manages partnerships with more than 60 nonprofit organizations in the Delaware Valley.
Dan came to the McNulty Leadership Program from Congreso de Latinos Unidos where he led the growth and development of the agency’s post-secondary education access programs, including the creation of a satellite campus of Harcum College in the West Kensington neighborhood. Before Congreso, he taught high school English in Camden, New Jersey through Teach For America. He has served as a founding board member for a grassroots youth mentoring organization in North Philadelphia and currently sits on the governance committee of First Person Arts, a nonprofit organization that connects Philadelphians through shared storytelling experiences.
He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in English, and received a Master’s in Nonprofit/NGO Leadership at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D in educational leadership. He spends time outside of work and school reading cookbooks and Stoic philosophy, then cooking for his wife and daughters and pontificating about Stoic philosophy over dinner. They would tell you they just about break even in the relationship.
Erica joined Wharton’s McNulty Leadership Program in Summer 2017. Beforehand, she spent three years as a financial coordinator in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences.
Previously, Erica worked in the private sector as an analyst with JPMorgan. She attended Temple University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Erica currently resides in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia with her cat, Paris. She enjoys long walks on the Schuylkill River, music, cooking, and reality TV.
Program Manager, ECFP
Brian Lojewski is the Program Manager for the Executive Coaching and Feedback Program (ECFP) portfolio. As a coach, Brian appreciates this opportunity to support the development of the students who go through the program, which reaches the MBA, executive MBA, undergraduate and executive education audiences. Brian believes in establishing empathy and trust as crucial foundations to any engagement.
Prior to joining MLP, Brian was a Program Coordinator in Wharton Executive Education where his portfolio concentrated on custom programming relating to technology, financial and non-profit industries. Through his studies, Brian has pursued a holistic understanding of organizations and the employees that represent them. Brian is currently a candidate in the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics (MSOD), concentrating in Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching.
Appreciating the power of meaningful inquiry, Brian’s current studies are the perfect bridge between his previous Master of Science in Management from the University of Notre Dame and his undergraduate background in psychology from Loyola University Maryland.
Gwendolyn McDay is a collaborative leader energized by developing vibrant, self-reflective and high-performing teams. As Associate Director of the William P. Lauder Wharton Leadership Fellows, Gwendolyn engages stakeholders at every level and across silos to operationalize cutting-edge leadership content into experiential learning and service opportunities for Wharton MBA students.
Gwendolyn has over a decade of strategy and operations experience working for multi-national chemical companies as well as a stint with Deloitte’s chemicals and industrials practice. She ardently believes environmental sustainability will soon be the driver of innovation in how we build and our world. Career highlights include:
- Responsible for the P&L of 4 chemical product lines with $20M in annual sales throughout the USA and Canada, growing margin 22% while hiring a sales and marketing team and optimizing the supply chain for 35 SKUs manufactured across 3 facilities in Europe;
- Managed markets ranging from agrochemicals and pharma to cleaning and renewable energy;
- Voted winner of the Arkema Arena Award Peoples’ Choice award when, after facing negative EBIDTA trajectory at a domestic production site, she facilitated a plant consolidation and resource migration to 2 other business units. Executing to plan in just 90 days, this effort retained jobs, repurposed assets, enabled repatriation of 12M pounds of resin production and saved $6M in stranded costs and greenfield construction;
- Supervised staff of 16 in operation of hazardous waste incinerator, wastewater treatment facility, and steam production for an 80-acre chemical plant, ensuring compliance with all state and federal EPA regulations for on- and off-site hazardous waste handling and disposal.
Gwendolyn has developed an economic development strategy for The Cleveland Foundation and sat on multiple non-profit boards. She holds a BS in Environmental Engineering Sciences from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she loved serving as a Leadership Fellow.
Director, Lipman Family Prize
Euria is the Director of the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize and Lipman Fellows Program. She oversees the strategy and execution of the annual global social impact competition and partnerships with the wide Lipman Prize community of honorees organizations, nonprofit partners, philanthropic partners, reviewers and selection committee and steering committee members, fellow alumni, and University partners. She also leads the interdisciplinary year-long Lipman Fellows program which engages graduate students from across the University in a learning community immersed in the social sector through the philanthropic process, and in their individual leadership development.
Euria previously served as the Director of Operations for the Fels Institute of Government, Penn’s Master of Public Administration program. Prior to that role, she served as the Director of Operations for the Robert. A. Fox Leadership Program in the School of Arts & Sciences at Penn, helping students identify, develop, and apply their unique skills and passion through developmental research or public service fellowship opportunities and learning trips, both domestically and internationally.
Euria graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication Studies and minor in Global Studies, and received her Master’s in Public Administration from Cal State Long Beach. Euria grew up in Chicago and Los Angeles, and now calls Philadelphia home. She aims to be active in the Philadelphia community with her broad range of interests and passions, and has engaged in various volunteer capacities such as serving as judge of elections for her neighborhood polling place, an associate board member for Covenant House PA, community panelist with the district attorney’s office juvenile justice diversion program, and the American Red Cross disaster action response team. She also currently serves as a deaconess at her church in Chinatown. Euria currently lives in the East Kensington neighborhood with her husband, daughter, and rambunctious cat.
Program Manager, Lipman Family Prize
Tunisia co-manages the logistics and operations for the Lipman Family Prize and Lipman Fellows Program. Prior to joining Wharton, Tunisia worked at the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, where she provided administrative and operational support for the Education Team in the Impact Department, reviewed grant applications and handled reporting. She also served as a Special Projects Coordinator at The Philadelphia Tribune where she co-run special events.
Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Tunisia stayed in her hometown for higher education receiving her Bachelor’s degree in English from Temple University. She is a founding Steering Committee member of the Philadelphia Black Giving Circle and hopes to continue her professional journey along the philanthropic path.
Erica is Associate Director for Wharton Leadership Ventures and manages the Undergraduate Ventures and oversees the training and development of the Undergraduate Venture Fellows.
Erica joined the McNulty Leadership Program in November 2016 after working 8 years with Outward Bound. She has a vast array of outdoor and leadership experience in her roles as instructor, facilitator and staff trainer. She is passionate about experiential education and helping students discover themselves in unique environments.
Erica has a B.A. in Psychology from West Chester University and a masters degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Erica graduated from West Chester University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Associate Director, Management 610 and Organizational Behavior Conference
Prior to joining the Wharton Leadership Program, Megan served as the Director on the Open Enrollment team at The Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education. Her responsibilities included the design, development, marketing, implementation and evaluation of a portfolio of executive education programs.
Megan graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College with a B.S. in Business Marketing. She grew up in Vineland, NJ and currently lives in South Jersey with her husband, and their four children.
Program Manager, Nonprofit Board
Ridhdhi serves as a Manager for the Nonprofit Board Fellows program and supports the McNulty Leadership Program’s civic initiatives as well as business development. Ridhdhi has an extensive background in the nonprofit sector including direct service within the youth mentorship and nutrition education spaces, as well as volunteer and intern management.
Ridhdhi lives in Fishtown with her partner Matt. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Vermont where she received a B.S. in Nutrition & Food Sciences and Community & International Development. Ridhdhi can often be found traveling throughout the New England region visiting family and friends, experimenting with new recipes, catching up on her favorite shows, and exploring the nooks and crannies of Philadelphia.
Associate Director, P3
Monica Peters is the Associate Director for the P3 Program on the Learning and Development Team responsible for the management, planning, and delivery of all P3: programming. Monica serves a range of Wharton audiences including MBA, WEMBA, and undergraduate students.
Previously, she served as the Program Manager for the William P. Lauder Leadership Fellows program. Monica joined the McNulty Leadership Program in 2018 after working for five years in jewelry product development. She worked at companies such as L Brands and Tory Burch, supporting the product lifecycle from concept to store.
Monica earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Marist College. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Program Manager, Mgmt 610, Leadership DevelopmentWorkshop Series, P3
Jing Peng serves as a Program Manager who supports the MGMT 610, Leadership Workshop Development Series for MBA and the P3 (Passion, Purpose, Principles) program. Jing has extensive experience working in the education field, serving her stakeholders with passion for over 10 years.
Prior to coming to MLP, Jing spent five years working at Wharton Executive Education. There, she worked with fortune 500 companies such as Citi Group, Genentech, E-House (China )and others on customized executive learning experiences and program operations.
Jing received a Masters of Organizational Dynamics in Leading and Managing Change from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Thomas Jefferson University and a BA in English from the Hunan University of Forestry and Technology in China. She is dedicated to be a lifelong learner; she enjoys practicing all sorts of arts in her spare time as well as working out.
Senior Associate Director, Wharton Leadership Ventures
Jules is Senior Associate Director for Wharton Leadership Ventures and is the principal manager of Graduate Ventures and the Venture Fellow Development Program. He facilitates relationships with a variety of partner organizations around the world.
Jules joined the Leadership Program in March of 2015 directly after finishing a 22 year career as an Air Force Pararescue Jumper (PJ). He has served in most conflicts since the mid-90s and has led teams to locate and rescue or recover isolated personnel in highly contentious regions and often in the face of extreme environmental circumstances.
Jules holds a B.S. from the State University of New York with a capstone study in experiential education and a Masters in Organizational Dynamics from The University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at The Chicago School.
Associate Director of Events
Eden Sabala serves as the Associate Director of Events and supports the McNulty Leadership Program in a variety of capacities. She is charged with the oversight for the Authors@Wharton speaker series, conferences and other high-profile events sponsored by the McNulty Leadership Program, Lipman Family Prize, and Center for Leadership and Change Management. Eden has over 12 years of experience in event and program management in various university settings from weekly yoga and meditation sessions to presidential campaigns to rock concerts.
Prior to Wharton, Eden has recently served as the Assistant Director of Events at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, Special Events Manager at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago, and Events Manager at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.
Eden holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When she is not managing events and programs, you can find her volunteering at local festivals, outside hiking, seeking out coffee shops or curling during the winter months.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Jess develops and leads our strategic planning process and serves as the lead administrator for the Emotions Research initiative led by Sigal Barsade. Jess is also a core team member of the Advanced Management Program, where she focuses on the pre- and post- program participant experience, and will be the liaison between Executive Education and the Wharton Leadership Program supporting all aspects of the partnership.
Prior to coming to Wharton, Jess served as the Assistant Director of External Relations for the Division of Business Services at Penn. She graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Marketing and earned her master’s in Higher Education Management from Penn’s Graduate School of Education in 2008 after a career change from healthcare marketing and consulting. Jess grew up just outside of Pittsburgh and currently lives in Jenkintown with her husband, Brandon and their daughter, Ella and Molly.
Samantha leads the Wharton Executive Coaching and Feedback Program and is responsible for the management, planning, and delivery engaging a bench of executive coaches to provide executive coaching to full-time and executive MBA students each year. Samantha is also responsible for designing and implementing a portfolio of co-curricular leadership development programs for the Wharton Executive MBA population.
Samantha is a graduate of Susquehanna University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband Chris, two lovable and wildly energetic kids, Foster & Myron, and their other “children”, Hattie (dog) & Jack (cat).
Associate Director, Leadership Development
Amanda Zimmerman is dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their potential through self-discovery and maximizing their strengths. Coming from a background in leadership development, she believes that everyone can be a successful leader.
Amanda is responsible for creating and delivering the co-curricular experiences and learning programs for the undergraduate audience at Wharton. These programs provide opportunities for students to recognize and develop the skills to enhance their leadership potential. She leads the development and management of the Wharton 101 TA community, a team-based learning opportunity and mentorship role for undergraduate students. In addition, she is responsible for developing relationships with regional organizations and local Penn partners to cultivate case studies for the Wharton 101 student team projects.
Amanda has been developing leaders in higher education for over 13 years. She joined the McNulty Leadership Program in 2014 as the Associate Director for the Leadership Fellows program, where she led the team-based learning opportunity and mentorship program for MBA students. Prior to joining Wharton, Amanda worked at McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, where she managed the operations, admissions, and advising for a leading entrepreneurship graduate degree program. She received a Communications degree from Pennsylvania State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Organizational Dynamics from The University of Pennsylvania. Amanda spends her free time gardening, exploring the outdoors, and spending quality time with her family.