Yale School of Management

Meet the 2020 Orientation Leaders

Get to know the members of the MBA Class of 2021 who recently served as orientation leaders, helping new students get acquainted with each other and the Yale SOM community, introducing them to the hybrid learning format, and answering questions about COVID-19 guidelines.

September 2, 2020

Anshula ’21

Anshula

Home country 

India

Activities

Yale Philanthropy Conference co-chair and Human Capital & Organizational Behaviour Club co-leader

Loves

Basketball, abstract conversations, all things food, and is a regular at the Yale Cabaret and Yale Rep 

Orientation Leader

Gold Cohort

Clare ’21

Clare

HomeTown 

Chicago, Illinois

Activities

Design + Innovation Club, club leader

Internship

Hugo & Hoby, a B-corp custom furniture company

favorite new haven restaurant 

Sherkaan, Basta, and September in Bangkok

Hobby

Cooking: currently exploring eggplant-based recipes

Orientation Leader

Purple Cohort

Ezra ’21

Ezra

Hometown 

Indianapolios, Indiana

internship

Robin Hood Foundation

Listen to Ezra discuss his internship on the Career Conversations podcast

Orientation Leader
Silver Cohort

James ’21

James

Hometown 

Plano, Texas

Activities

Veterans Club co-leader

Future plans

Return to West Point to teach in the Systems Engineering Department

Orientation Leader

Purple Cohort

Jennifer ’21

Anshula

Hometown 

Seoul, Korea

Activities

Hockey Club co-captain and member of the Women in Management and Data Analytics clubs

Enjoys

Ice skating, attending sports games and musicals, and planning my next trip!

Orientation Leader

Purple Cohort

Joe ’21

Anshula

HomeTown 

Indianapolis, Indiana

Activities

Consulting Club leader, member of Student Government, Admissions Fellow

before som

Bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from Indiana University and a master’s degree in education leadership from the Broad Center

Orientation Leader

Red Cohort

Jonathan ’21

Jonathan

HomeTown 

Hyde Park, Utah

before SOM

Taught high school math for low-income schools as part of Teach For America’s Connecticut Corps 

Passionate about

Helping people, learning, family

Orientation Leader

Orange Cohort

Lina ’21

Lina

Hometowns 

Yaoundé, Cameroon, and State College, Pennsylvania

Activities

President of Africa Business & Society Club, Black Business Alliance club leader, and the 2Y Blue cohort rep. Passionate about funding female and people of color entrepreneurs

Internship

Global Ventures, focusing on deals in the MEA region

Orientation Leader

Blue Cohort

Naomi ’21

Naomi

Hometown 

Palo Alto, California

Before SOM

Spent seven years working with Reading Partners, a literacy nonprofit 

internship

Rural Opportunity Institute, an SOM alum-founded social innovation lab

Orientation Leader

Green Cohort

Orientation