Wharton Alumni Fellows

Empowering students for lifelong engagement with Wharton

Hear what 2020 Alumni Fellows have to say about their student experience and why they support Wharton.

2021 Class Gift

It is a tradition for graduating students to make a class gift to The Wharton Fund, honoring our student experience. Our gift will fund Wharton’s future initiatives and help ensure Wharton has the resources to offer a world-class business education, support experiential learning and student life programming, and attract a vibrant and diverse student body.

Our class gift is an opportunity to commemorate what we’ve gained personally and professionally here, and give back so that future students continue to have an amazing Wharton experience. Join Today!

About the Fellows

The Alumni Fellows are 25 second-year MBA student leaders within the Wharton Community. Alumni Fellows:

Educate their classmates on the importance of philanthropy and establishing lifelong engagement with Wharton.

Collaborate with Student Life and External Affairs through a year-long program

Organize and execute their Class Gift Campaign during their final spring semester

Meet the 2021 Alumni Fellows

Danielle Finnerty, Co-Chair

Danielle Finnerty, Co-Chair

Previous Academic Institution:
Penn State University

Previous Employer:
CURO Wealth Management

John Sonsalla, Co-Chair

John Sonsalla, Co-Chair

Previous Academic Institution:
American University

Previous Employer:
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Shreya Bhargava

Shreya Bhargava

Previous Academic Institution:
Brown University

Previous Employer:
Charles River Associates

Dhanawat (Warren) Darakanada

Dhanawat (Warren) Darakanada

Previous Academic Institution:
University of California, Los Angeles

Previous Employer:
Cornerstone Research

Chukwuemeka (Mike) Ejoh

Chukwuemeka (Mike) Ejoh

Previous Academic Institution:
St. Petersburg Electro-Technical University

Previous Employer:
Worley

Chengyan (Clarisse) Feng

Chengyan (Clarisse) Feng

Previous Academic Institution:
National University of Singapore

Previous Employer:
Temasek

Arushi Gupta

Arushi Gupta

Previous Academic Institution:
Indian Institute of Technology

Previous Employer:
Goldman Sachs and Co.

Yoojin Jang

Yoojin Jang

Previous Academic Institution:
University of California, Berkeley

Previous Employer:
PwC

Shuni Liu

Shuni Liu

Previous Academic Institution:
Cornell University

Previous Employer:
Accenture

Alice Xie

Alice Markson

Previous Academic Institution:
University of Pennsylvania

Previous Employer:
Landseer Advisors

Jennifer Million

Previous Academic Institution:
United States Military Academy

Previous Employer:
United States Army

Aishwarya Mohapatra

Aishwarya Mohapatra

Previous Academic Institution:
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Previous Employer:
Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd.

Dhruv Parikh

Dhruv Parikh

Previous Academic Institution:
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Previous Employer:
Social Alpha

Leslie Peng

Leslie Peng

Previous Academic Institution:
University of Southern California

Previous Employer:
The Boeing Company

James Rex

James Rex

Previous Academic Institution:
Wake Forest University

Previous Employer:
Goldman Sachs and Co.

Kaustubh (Kos) Singhal

Kaustubh (Kos) Singhal

Previous Academic Institution:
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Previous Employer:
Kearney

Sakshi Soorma

Sakshi Soorma

Previous Academic Institution:
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI)

Previous Employer:
Mark Anthony Brands

Neha Srivastava

Neha Srivastava

Previous Academic Institution:
Yale University

Previous Employer:
L.E.K. Consulting

Liren Truong

Liren Truong

Previous Academic Institution:
Harvard University

Previous Employer:
Garnett Station, Cambridge Franchise Holdings

Stephen Varghese

Stephen Varghese

Previous Academic Institution:
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Previous Employer:
True North Managers LLP

Erica Williams

Erica Williams

Previous Academic Institution:
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Previous Employer:
Accenture

Oscar Wong

Oscar Wong

Previous Academic Institution:
Stanford University

Previous Employer:
Google China

Audrey Yong

Audrey Yong

Previous Academic Institution:
University of Virginia

Previous Employer:
China Life Investment Holding Co.

Amy Yuan

Amy Yuan

Previous Academic Institution:
Carnegie Mellon University

Previous Employer:
S’well

Become a Fellow

MBAs are eligible to apply to become an Alumni Fellow in the spring of their first year.

Benefits of Being an Alumni Fellow:

• Hands on experience running a philanthropic campaign

• Board Mentorship Program: opportunity to be matched with a member of Wharton’s Executive Board for one-on-one mentorship and networking

• Networking opportunities with notable Wharton staff and alumni faculty, including a Dean’s Reception

• Access to Wharton External Affairs that continues into alumni status

• Opportunity to meet new people and build long-term relationships with your peers

• Represent Wharton in branding and marketing materials

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the work of the Alumni Fellows help current students? ↓

Funds raised by the Alumni Fellows for the MBA Class Gift support The Wharton Fund. The Wharton Fund provides a valuable, consistent stream of resources that alleviate operating costs and the transferring of those costs to current students. The Wharton Fund helps the School respond to immediate needs, unexpected opportunities, and plan for the future.

When can I apply to be an Alumni Fellow? ↓

Full Time MBAs are eligible to apply to be an Alumni Fellow in the spring semester of their first year. Applications can be submitted on this site only during recruiting season. The program takes place during the entirety of the second year. Contact Laurie Rothenberg, details below, for additional information.

Can I apply to be an Alumni Fellow in my second year? ↓

No. Applications will not be accepted as Alumni Fellows are already working on their MBA Class Gift campaign by early fall of their second year.

Can I still become an Alumni Fellow if I’m traveling in my second year? ↓

In order to serve as an Alumni Fellow, students must be on campus the spring semester of their second year. Participating in Semester in San Francisco or another off-campus activity is permitted during the fall semester. Alumni Fellows who travel during the fall semester are asked to remain engaged by calling into meetings and participating in ongoing MBA Class Gift efforts.

Are Alumni Fellows paid positions? ↓

No. Alumni Fellows are unpaid positions that work towards building philanthropic engagement between current MBA students and the School.

Do I need prior fundraising experience? ↓

No. Alumni Fellows attend an orientation and other meetings that explain the importance of philanthropy and provide them with strategies to help build confidence and a solid foundation for fundraising.

What’s the Board Mentor Program? ↓

The Board Mentor Program is a 1:1 mentoring relationship that pairs every Alumni Fellow with a current Wharton Executive Board Member. The mentoring relationship can be personal or professional-focused. The Board Member will share their passion for Wharton and giving back to the School with their assigned Fellow. This is an excellent and exclusive networking opportunity.

Contact Information

Laurie Rothenberg

Laurie Rothenberg

Associate Director
+1.215.779.7330

Meet Prior Alumni Fellows

Established at the start of the 2015 academic year, the Alumni Fellows program currently boasts over 130 alumni and counting.

Meet the 2020 Alumni Fellows

Ms. Diana Ann Jiang, WG’20, Co-Chair
Ms. Ishani Shrestha, WG’20, Co-Chair
Mr. Karim Ghassan Ahmad, WG’20
Ms. Claudia S. Ayaquil, WG’20
Ms. Sarah Shabnum Azizi, WG’20
Mr. Joseph Edward Buckley, WG’20
Mr. Peter Hansen Chapin, WG’20
Ms. Yi-Ting (Michelle) Chen, WG’20
Mr. Sakib Ahmed Chowdhury, WG’20
Mr. Aaron Roi Cohen, G’20 WG’20
Mr. Clifford Scott Cohn, G’20 WG’20
Mr. Brendan Green Crowley, G’20 WG’20
Mr. Anthony Gerard Gokianluy, WG’20
Ms. Melanie Jabbour, WG’20
Ms. Qiancheng (Verona) Lu, WG’20
Mr. Ronak Mayur Mehta, WG’20
Mr. Kenechukwu (Kenny) Nelson Osakwe, WG’20
Ms. Ravali Parsa, WG’20
Mr. Benjamin Ryan, WG’20
Mr. Hinal Shah, WG’20
Mr. Chirag Thaker, WG’20
Ms. Yingnan (Nancy) Xu, WG’20
Ms. Qian Xue, WG’20
Ms. Qiaoyi (Chelsie) Zhang, WG’20

Meet the 2019 Alumni Fellows

Mr. William Guo, WG’19, Co-Chair
Ms. Amee Shrimanker, WG’19, Co-Chair
Mr. Shunsuke Aonuma, G’19 WG’19
Ms. Jerina Martini Coku, WG’19
Mr. Kartik Das, G’19 WG’19
Mr. Rahul Garg, WG’19
Ms. Khushboo Goel, WG’19
Mr. Rohit Gupta, WG’19
Ms. Jennifer R. Ji, WG’19
Ms. Seoyeong Kim, WG’19
Ms. Emelia Larbi-Yeboa, WG’19
Ms. Jamila Chouyin Ma, WG’19
Mr. Ramy Matar, WG’19
Ms. Negin Navab, WG’19
Mr. Joshua Tu Tuan Nguyen, WG’19
Mr. Chong Ni, WG’19
Mr. David Ninikelashvili, WG’19
Ms. Chika Antoinette Ofili, WG’19
Mrs. Nicolette Obiaderi Omoile, WG’19
Ms. Sherrise Eugenie Pond, WG’19
Ms. Ankita Sodani, WG’19
Ms. Milo Yinian Tong, WG’19
Ms. Hafou Aissata Toure, WG’19
Ms. Sijia Yu, G’19 WG’19

Meet the 2018 Alumni Fellows

Mr. Arjun Balaguru Baskaran, WG’18, Co-Chair
Mr. Richard Ts Koo, G’18 WG’18, Co-Chair
Mr. Ankit Agarwal, WG’18
Ms. Elizabeth (Lisa) Mari Andrekovich, WG’18
Ms. Anisha Arora, WG’18
Mr. Ross Andrew Caton, G’18 WG’18
Ms. Carina Cayan Chan, C’14 W’14 WG’18
Ms. Natalie N. Edwards, WG’18
Mr. Vivek Goyal, WG’18
Ms. Ayushi Gummadi, WG’18
Mr. Charles Cheever Hardwick, WG’18
Mr. Dhruv Jaggia, WG’18
Mr. Ryan Dunham Jewett, WG’18
Ms. Zeenia Jasper Kateli, G’18 WG’18
Ms. Cornelia Signe Moore, WG’18
Ms. Akwugo Ekene Nnama, WG’19
Mr. Itamar M. Rahabi, WG’18
Ms. Courtney Adams Sherman, WG’18
Ms. Anupama Suryanarayanan, WG’18
Mr. Neil Ralph Szymczak, WG’18
Ms. Nwamaka (Amaka) Uzoh, WG’18
Ms. Kathryn (Katie) Anne Welsh, WG’18
Mr. Jiahong Xu, WG’18
Ms. Xiaomeng (Jessica) Zeng, WG’18

Meet the 2017 Alumni Fellows

Ms. Karen Au Yeung, C’10 ENG’10 WG’17
Mr. Duncan Conrad Bays, WG’17
Mr. Guillermo Medina Benitez, G’17 WG’17
Mr. Robert Charles Brazer, WG’17
Ms. Sarah Budhiman, WG’17
Ms. Michelle Sarah Claxton, WG’17
Mr. Timothy William Danser, WG’17
Ms. Mary Lyman Gamber, WG’17
Ms. Kerry Ann Goodenow, WG’17
Ms. Rachel Shelbi Grant, WG’17
Ms. YanJie Hou, WG’17
Ms. Colleen Ann McQuillan, WG’17
Mr. Nicholas Jordan Mora, WG’20
Ms. Rupsa Mukherjee, WG’17
Ms. Irene Donna Nejad, WG’17
Mr. Viraj Patel, WG’17
Mr. Jeffrey Luke Perkowski, WG’17
Ms. Alex Sawyer Royer, WG’17
Ms. Emily Allyn Weber, WG’17
Mr. Wilson S. Wong, G’17 WG’17
Ms. Jungha Yi, G’17 WG’17

Meet the 2016 Alumni Fellows

Ms. Priya Chapnerkar Boyington, WG’16
Ms. Yue Jenny Cao-Wu, WG’16
Ms. Emily G. Chau, WG’16
Ms. Anne-Marie Chun, WG’16
Mr. Benjamin S. Cirlin, C’09 WG’16
Mr. Saul Udwin Gorman, WG’16
Ms. Xiaoyue He, WG’16
Mr. Daniel Ingram, WG’16
Ms. Katarzyna Janczura, WG’16
Mr. Anirudh Jangalapalli, WG’16
Mr. Zachary James Kahn, WG’16
Ms. Sydney A. Lapeyrolerie, WG’16
Ms. Steffi Li, WG’16
Ms. Jessica Kate London, WG’16
Mr. Jonathan David Mueller, WG’16
Mr. Adam Parchue, WG’16
Mr. Samir Pendse, WG’16
Mr. Neil Harish Shrimanker, WG’16
Mr. Jasdeep Singh, WG’16
Ms. Diviya Thomas, WG’16
Ms. Christina Uribe, WG’16
Ms. Laura Zhu, WG’16

Meet the 2015 Alumni Fellows

Ms. Christine Elizabeth Acker, WG’15
Ms. Kathleen Taylor Betz, WG’15
Ms. Danika Marie Fry, WG’15
Ms. Julia Squires Hazen, G’15 WG’15
Ms. Amy Marie Jaxheimer, WG’15
Mr. Price Alexander Karr, WG’15
Ms. Stephanie Jan Landry, WG’15
Mr. William Cowles Leavitt, WG’15
Mr. Daniel Andrew Leclerc, WG’15
Mr. Albert Ren Lee, WG’15
Mr. Hyunwoo Nam, WG’15
Mr. Harman Singh Narula, WG’15
Mr. Edward J. Nie, ENG’10 W’10 WG’15
Ms. Jamie Greta Quinn, WG’15
Mr. Robert James Reish, WG’15
Ms. Alana J. Rush, WG’15
Ms. Kaitlin Anne Solera, WG’15
Mr. Rayan Taleb, WG’15
Mr. Jackie C. Wong, GAR’07 WG’15