Yale School of Management

Community Profiles

Brandon Galang ’21

MBA
Internship: Technical Product Manager, Amazon
Industry: Technology

Everyone here is looking to make meaningful connections and build out their networks. Our cohorts and learning teams really help us do it. Teamwork projects introduce you to the people you can turn to for help and support in the future.

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Loc Bao ’21

Internship: General Electric, Renewable Energy Division
Industry: Energy

You see this sense of camaraderie, and of helpfulness, all over the SOM community. Every single person here is so supportive, and everyone is mission-driven.

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Song Kim ’20

MBA
Co-founder, KovaDx
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

Through Yale SOM’s core curriculum, I gained a more holistic approach to problem-solving that took into account different perspectives and levers of change, as well as creative applications and arguments based on numbers and data.

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Nitya Kanuri ’20

MBA
Founder, NaviWell; Consultant, The Chartis Group (starting January 2021)
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

This school’s emphasis on serving ‘business and society’ really attracts a unique student body. My time here has helped me understand what real ‘fit’ feels like and how to seek it in future communities.

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Jess Thompson ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Investment Director, IFM Investors
Industry: Finance

The MBA for Executives program is for people who are intellectually curious and ready to take the next step in their personal and professional development. It’s for people who want to both lead and learn and who are passionate about making an impact.

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Ezra Nelson ’21

MBA
Internship: The Robin Hood Foundation
Industry: Nonprofit

I was attracted to Yale SOM’s mission and its commitment to educate leaders for business and society. Once I got here, it was easy to see how that mission is lived and breathed in the curriculum, clubs, and culture of the school.

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Stephanie Park ’20

MBA
Internship: MBA Associate, Strategy and Business Development, Disney Theatrical Group
Industries: Consulting, Finance

Teamwork has been a big part of my time at Yale SOM, and it’s been incredibly enriching. I’ve learned tools and frameworks to think through business problems from new angles and in a more methodical fashion.

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Linda Amah ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Healthcare
Physician, Yale New Haven Health – Bridgeport Hospital
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

It’s often unsettling for a physician to not have answers, such as when faced with a novel medical challenge that we are all still learning about. I relied on tools learned from the Executive Toolkit elective course—the importance of maintaining honesty and transparency while communicating my dedication as a provider.

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Michelle Gilroy ’21

MBA
Internship: Boston Consulting Group, Philadelphia
Industries: Consulting, Aerospace

You feel Yale SOM’s mission of educating leaders for business and society in every area of campus life. The impacts of business decisions on society are part of our classroom discussions. And there are entire courses, like State and Society, that are really based on the mission, and we look at impacts on a larger scale.

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Leon Dong ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Vice President, Prime Brokerage, J.P. Morgan
Industry: Finance

The EMBA program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn with and from the best, to be among a community of leaders with diverse experiences, and to create a network of connections that lasts forever.

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Allen Xu ’21

MBA
Investments and acquisitions, Jonathan Rose Companies
Industries: Consulting, Finance

At Yale, the law school offers me some of the same ways of thinking about the world that the humanities did, while my MBA program is sharpening my quantitative edge. I didn’t want to do one of these degree without the other. I’ll have a legal background, but a business school education prepares you to lead organizations in ways that no other education can.

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Ann Graf ’20

Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society
Post-GBS Position: Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Industry: Consulting

The GBS curriculum offers us a lot of liberty, while also making sure we build close relationships within our cohort. Having two mandatory core courses at the beginning of the fall semester was a great way to form bonds with our classmates.

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Meredith Dworkin ’20

MBA
The Bridgespan Group
Industry: Nonprofit

Before the core curriculum, I saw issues through a pretty narrow lens. I missed the connections between one group of stakeholders and another. Now I’ve developed a much more nuanced understanding of how systems and groups of people work together.

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Carlos Guzman ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
Senior Manager, Pricing, Walmart
Industry: Consumer Products

I want to be the kind of leader who inspires others to focus on initiatives that do good and that give back to society. I also want to inspire my fellow leaders, in business and in society, to utilize empathy when making decisions that will impact people’s lives.

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Frank Shaw ’20

MBA
Internship: Finance Rotation Associate, Delta Air Lines
Industry: Finance

After a cardiac arrest, I was given a second chance, and I realized I needed to do something with my life to make a difference. I wanted to be a leader, and I thought that going back to business school would be a good way to get started.

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Junko Oguri ’20

Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk
Financial Analyst, Bank of Japan
Industry: Finance

At Yale SOM, I’ve interacted with PhD students, MBAs, and undergraduates taking courses here. In talking to students who work in impact investing or who are interested in social mobility, I’ve started to think more about how decisions made by central banks go far beyond the banking sector. To me, that has been the beauty of Yale—you’re introduced to a truly diverse community.

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Jamie Cox ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
General Manager, The Mall at Short Hills, Taubman
Industry: Real Estate

All of my courses have been interesting and engaging, and a surprising amount of the content has already been put to use in my professional role. From the teamwork lessons in Managing Groups & Teams and the quantitative analysis in Probability and Statistics, Modeling Managerial Decisions, and Competitor, I’ve learned new ways of approaching problem-solving.

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Daniel Fernandez Palomares ’20

Master of Advanced Management
Industry: Entrepreneurship

In the MAM program, I’ve been able to choose my own path, taking the courses that I’m most interested in. I’ve been able to fill the gaps in my skill set. I didn’t have a strong background in finance... I now view business problems more holistically.

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