Fellows

MBA Associates

We offer an MBA Associates Program to first-year students to become an active participant in the digital business discussions offered by CDS. The students engage with center staff and faculty, second-year MBA Fellows, and alumni and other executives on digital strategy topics, forming a community of interest addressing technology trends and their implications for business leaders in the digital age. For a list of all previous and current MBA Associates, click here.

  • Katherine (Katie) Aldrich T’23

    Previous Employers: McKinsey & Company
    Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern University
    Interests: Change management; Creating data-focused organizations; Re-designing workflows to digitize; IoT in operations
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Killington, VT

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  • Alexander Arnold T’23

    Previous Employers: Eukarya Publishing; Republic Records; Capitol Studios and Mastering
    Undergraduate Institution: Berklee College of Music; Dartmouth College
    Interests: Data Visualization; Blockchain; Gadgets; AI
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Umpleby’s

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  • Elyse Curtis T’23

    Previous Employer: SFK Group
    Undergraduate Institution: Lehigh University
    Interests: Organizational structure in transformation; Digital strategy formulation; Digital human capital trends
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Wolf Tree

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  • Sophia Donovan T’23

    Previous Employers: Capgemini
    Undergraduate Institution: The George Washington University

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  • Calvin Garay T’23

    Previous Employers: KPMG
    Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
    Interests: Fintech; AI; VC funding of startups
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Woodstock, VT

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  • Yuanyuan (Jessica) Jiang T’23

    Previous Employers: Cargill
    Undergraduate Institution: Nanyang Technological University Singapore
    Interests: FinTech (including crypto); Ag & Food tech; Digital transformation in developing markets
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Connecticut River

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  • Sarah Jolley T’23

    Previous Employers: Deloitte
    Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University
    Interests: Digital transformation in fitness and wellness; Digital health; Wearables; The intersection of design thinking and digital strategy
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Occom Pond

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  • Andrew Kyeremeh T’23

    Previous Employers: Windfall; EY; Mondato
    Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Interests: Digital business models; AI, RPA; Cloud and API integrations; Corporate ventures
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Killington, VT

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  • Alison Kadavy T’23

    Previous Employer: Roku
    Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University
    Interests: AI; Digital marketing; Personalization/Recommendations; Visual search; Voice technologies
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Floating on the Connecticut River

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  • Amit Lakamsani T’23

    Previous Employers: Workday; ServiceNow
    Undergraduate Institution: UC San Diego
    Interests: Online privacy and security; Change management
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Anywhere with rolling hills and lots of trees

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  • Nicholas Lovinger T’23

    Previous Employers: WWE; MediaLink, CIT Bank
    Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
    Interests: Metaverse; Sports content consumption (e.g. betting, V/R); Regulation/moderation of big tech (e.g. section 230)
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Killington, VT

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  • Bharati Manandhar T’23

    Previous Employers: Impendi Analytics
    Undergraduate Institution: Mount Holyoke College
    Interests: FinTech; Metaverse; SEO optimization; NFT
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Murphy’s

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  • Theresa McCartney T’23

    Previous Employers: Wise Ltd.; Blackrock
    Undergraduate Institution: NYU Stern School of Business

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  • Luke McDermott T’23

    Previous Employers: Ford Motor Company; SoCore Energy
    Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University
    Interests: Future of mobility; Satellite/mapping technology; Blockchain applications
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: The Connecticut River swim dock

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  • Ishani Mukherji T’23

    Previous Employers: Etsy; PwC India
    Undergraduate Institution: Delhi University

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  • Emily Muller T’23

    Previous Employers: Altman Solon; Investor Group Services
    Undergraduate Institution: Colby College
    Interests: Connectivity; Role of technology & digital in driving sustainability; Ethics in technology
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Greens Woodlands

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  • Paul Pathikulangara Jose T’23

    Previous Employers: Setu; IDinsight
    Undergraduate Institution: St. Stephen’s College, Dehli
    Interests: FinTech; AdTech; Challenges to the monopoly rents extracted by dominant platforms.
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Pine Park Trails

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  • Julia Pearl T’23

    Previous Employers: CCS Fundraising; New York City Ballet
    Undergraduate Institution: New York University; UCLA
    Interests: Digital transformation of nonprofits; Digital accessibility; Digital business models for sustainability
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Vermontasaurus

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  • Sandhya Rajaraman T’23

    Previous Employers: Rockwell Automation
    Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
    Interests: Design thinking; Analytics; AI/ML; Social impact; Infrastructure development
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Gile Mountain

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  • Lena Rice T’23

    Previous Employers: Optum; The Advisory Board Company
    Undergraduate Institution: Amherst College
    Interests: Digital health; Digital marketing; AI and machine learning; FinTech
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Mon Vert Cafe in Woodstock, VT

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  • Adrian Rodriguez T’23

    Previous Employers: Criteo; Smaato; Google
    Undergraduate Institution: Bowdoin College
    Interests: Metaverse; Digital advertising; Gaming; Crypto; Automation
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Dunk’s

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  • Kenan Sakarcan T’23

    Previous Employers: Starbucks; Booz Allen Hamilton
    Undergraduate Institution: Clemson University
    Interests: Back Office Automation; DeFi; Robots; Digital community building
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: On his bike, ideally near a creemee stand

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  • Alicia Shiue T’23

    Previous Employers: Shippo; Vivino
    Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California
    Interests: eCommerce and marketplaces; Sustainability; Corporate responsibility and privacy; DE&I
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Cloudland Farm

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  • Carson Taylor T’23

    Previous Employers: Zynga; Electronic Arts (EA)
    Undergraduate Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
    Interests: Metaverse; Web3; Content distribution; Game engines; Social commerce
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Left Bank Books

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  • Kakeru Tsubota T’23

    Previous Employers: SAP; SAP.iO
    Undergraduate Institution: International Christian University
    Interests: Multi-sided platform; Metaverse at enterprises; Distributed ERP; Intrapreneurship
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Stella’s Restaurant

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  • Jeffrey Williams Navarro T’23

    Previous Employers: YouTube
    Undergraduate Institution: The George Washington University
    Interests: Interactive digital media and storytelling; Digital creation tools powered by AI; Digital innovation hubs in developing countries; Public-private technology partnerships; Green tech
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Tuk Tuk Thai

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  • Carly Wolberg T’23

    Previous Employers: Amazon
    Undergraduate Institution: UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
    Interests: Digital marketing, technical product management, digital business models, digital transformation by industry (e.g. Media and Entertainment industry)
    Favorite Place in the Upper Valley: Hiking Mount Cardigan at sunrise

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