Community Profiles

Yale SOM produces leaders across all sectors and a wide variety of industries. Graduates lead Fortune 500 companies, run global nonprofits, set key government policies, and start exciting, even groundbreaking enterprises.

Jamila Abston '17

Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 

"I was drawn to the business and society focus of Yale SOM, which is very different from a lot of MBA programs, and also to the integrated approach to introducing concepts—it’s completely novel."

Laurie Cameron '16

Portfolio Manager, Theta Trading

“When you combine students from all three tracks—asset management, sustainability, and healthcare—the results can be amazing.”

Alan Kurose '14

President and CEO, Coastal Medical

“I negotiate contracts with health insurance companies for all the physicians in our group. The things that I learned in Probability and Game Theory and Negotiations classes at Yale I was literally using the next week.”

Richa Pandey '16

Manager, Advisory Forensic Services Practice, PwC

“I approach my own clients from a different angle now, not just in terms of sustainability, but with a richer and more global understanding of their issues.”

Maharshi Trivedi '16

Senior Manager, Global Operations & Quality, Medtronic

“Now I look at not just my business, but also every single environment that my business operates in.”

John-Oliver Beirne ’16

Partner/Chief Strategist, Beirne Wealth Consulting 

“I’m learning how to lead an organization, and not just by making bottom-line decisions, but by making decisions that impact the entire organization.”

Christian Balderrama ’16

Associate Director, Scotiabank

“I’m combining my technical knowledge about oil with real understanding about how it’s going to affect our business, our customers, and our competitors.”

Amanda Skinner '08

Executive Director, Clinical Integration and Population Health, Yale New Haven Health System

My experience here has been an enormous part of what enabled me to be so successful, so quickly, in such a big shift in my career.

Aaron Smith ’16

Director, Sustainable Building Solutions, ASSA ABLOY, Americas Division

"You get the chance to meet classmates from all over the world, and to benefit from their expertise."

Wendy Davis '14

CEO and Founder, GestVision

"I thought I’d be involved in a new startup as part of a team or a larger group. But to actually be the founder bringing forth the new company was really awesome and not something I would’ve even dreamt about had I not been through the program."