Meet Our Bloggers & Photographers

Yale SOM: MBA Blog
2016 – 2017

Student Bloggers

Linda Du

MBA Candidate, Class of 2017
MEng in Manufacturing Engineering in 2014, Silver Scholar

Home Country/State: Enfield, United Kingdom
Extracurriculars: Student Government First Year Tech & Ops Chair, Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, Technology Commercialization Program.
Fun Facts: I once wore a neon green leopard print miniskirt to an interview with NASA (sorry, CDO) and I will have three masters degrees after graduating from Yale SOM.

Student Photographers

Tiago Cruz

MAM Candidate, Class of 2017
BA in Computer Science, (FTN-Brazil), Specialization in Project Management (FIAP-Brazil), MBA (FGV-Brazil)
Home Country/State: São Paulo, Brazil
Extracurricular: Too many to list (seriously), but D+I and Tech for sure!
Fun facts: Many moons ago I started a trip that was supposed to be just in New Zealand and ended up in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. I love to teach, my latest endeavor was to create and deliver a fully online photography course. I also have a blog about my MAM journey, if you ever see a guy around SOM filming with a GoPro and talking to himself, stop and say hi!

Jiawan "Jill" Ni

MBA Candidate, Class of 2018;
BA in English, minor in International Trade and Economics, Fudan University (China)
Home Country/State: Shanghai, China
Extracurriculars: Finance Club, Responsible Investment Club, Net Impact, Greater China Club
Fun Facts: I once played a 70-year-old woman with a grey wig when I was a member of the drama club in college. I love painting, I can sit there a whole day concentrating on my work; but I also enjoy exciting sports such as scuba diving, skating, skiing, horse-riding, and love to try more!

Matt Hanna

MBA Candidate, Class of 2017; Joint Degree: School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Home Country/State:
Atlanta, GA
Extracurriculars: Center for Business and the Environment
Fun Facts: I love hiking and am learning cross country skiing to adapt this to snowy winters.


Olivia Sanchez

MBA/MEM Candidate, Class of 2018
BSc Natural Resources Conservation, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Home Country/State: Mexico City
Extracurriculars: Environmental Film Festival at Yale, Tandem Language Café, D+I, Consulting Club, Net Impact
Fun Facts: Had a pet duck in Mexico City

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