Jennifer Fluder Daytime MBA 2014 Co-President
Jen comes to Fuqua with eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked at two national health organizations in development-focused roles as well as for Edelman PR where she focused on building and supporting CSR initiatives for some of Edelman’s major consumer brand clients. Additionally, a year following college, Jen founded a nonprofit with the support of eight of her friends. This NPO focused on supporting two of New York City’s largest pediatric wards. Over the course of 3+ years this organization hosted twenty fundraising events and cumulatively volunteered thousands of hours. Before Jennifer arrived on campus she spent some time in Kenya working as a development volunteer with Comfort the Children International. While at Fuqua, Jen is excited to explore opportunities in global health and social entrepreneurship.
Michelle Kirby Daytime MBA 2014 Co-President
Michelle comes to Fuqua with six years of experience in international development, both in the US and in developing countries. Most recently, she spent the last three years working in Rwanda at the One Acre Fund, an NGO applying the microcredit model to agriculture in order to serve smallholder farmers with access to credit for fertilizer and seeds. Michelle graduated with honors from Bates College in 2005 and holds a B.A. in Francophone Cultural Studies. At Fuqua Michelle is focusing on social entrepreneurship while pursuing a concurrent certificate at the Sanford School of Public Policy in international development policy.
Maddy Devine Daytime MBA 2014 Career SY Cabinet
After growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Maddy attended Boston College where she majored in English and Economics. She joined Teach For America upon graduation and moved to New Orleans. In addition to her two years as a high school algebra teacher, Maddy spent her first summer working to open the first KIPP charter high school in New Orleans. After TFA, she returned to KIPP as part of their business operations team. At Fuqua, Maddy hopes to develop the business skills and knowledge to problem solve around the systemic poverty found in the impoverished and capital-scare regions of the South. Maddy is passionate about education and all things New Orleans, and in her free time likes to creatively repurpose shabby old pieces of furniture.
Alison Flinn Daytime MBA 2014 Finance SY Cabinet
Alison is the Net Impact Finance Manager. Outside of Net Impact, Alison serves as a Fuqua Buddies Mentor and serves as a board member for Easter Seals/United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina & Virginia through Fuqua Onboard. Alison plans to pursue a career in the consulting sector andhopes to leverage the consulting experience into a career with a social impact focus. Prior to attending Fuqua, Alison lived in Dallas, TX where she worked as a consultant at KPMG for five years. Alison attended the University of Texas at Austin and has a Masters in Accounting and a Bachelors of Business Administration."
R.J. Fox Daytime MBA 2014 Durham Liaisons SY Cabinet
After spending much of his childhood in Maryland, R.J.decided to explore the west coast for college. While studying economics at the University of Southern California, R.J. became interested in the dynamics of developing economies and decided to move to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduation, R.J. spent a year in Buenos Aires working for a startup software company and meeting a lot of incredible people. His next career move brought him back to Washington, D.C. as an analyst for an executive recruiting firm, where he learned how companies attract and hire the right talent. Now that he is at Fuqua, R.J. hopes to leverage all of his past experiences to launch a for-profit enterprise thattackles some of the problems facing today’s developing economies. In his free-time, R.J. enjoys anything even remotely associated with baseball or live music.
Lena La Daytime MBA 2014 SBSI Conference SY Cabinet
At age 11, Lena moved to the U.S. from Vietnam with her family and settled in northern Indiana. Motivated by opportunities for a better quality of life, Lena became the first generation in her family to attend college. She received her B.S. in Business at Indiana University – Bloomington with concentrations in Business Process Management, Finance, and Operations Management. Prior to Fuqua, Lena spent 6 years in the Technology practice at Deloitte Consulting. Her passion to give back led Lena to take a Sabbatical in 2010 to pursue a philanthropic initiative providing life necessities to orphans in Vietnam. At Fuqua, Lena is excited to expand her network of diverse leaders and explore opportunities in the social entrepreneurship area. Lena hopes to start her own non-profit organization and a small business consulting service in the future.
Jen McFann Daytime MBA 2014 Alumni & Prospective Student Pipeline SY Cabinet

Jen graduated from NYU in 2006 and ran off to join the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia. After two years of teaching English and facilitating projects in women’s development and creative writing, she took a job with Peace Corps in New York to market this opportunity to future volunteers. Here at Fuqua, she is focusing her studies on social entrepreneurship, and she looks forward to having a chance to give back to the Durham community through a mentored internship in the spring.
Zubin Mistry Daytime MBA 2014 Fundraising SY Cabinet
Alexia Park Daytime MBA 2014 Communication SY Cabinet
Majored in business administration in college, she started her career as a financial information trainer at Thomson Reuters, where she developed and conducted training programs for clients. In 2011, she joined WeMentor, an education start-up, as a business development manager and designed and conducted leadership development programs for college and graduate students in Seoul, South Korea. Her growing passion & interest in education led her to pursue an MBA at Duke University.
As a highly optimistic and persistent person, she actively participates in various community works including Habitat in Humanity Durham and serves as Marketing Cabinet in the Net Impact student club. Her career vision is to make people come alive through leadership development programs she designs.
Clarice Strong Daytime MBA 2014 Communication SY Cabinet
Clarice grew up under the beautiful big skies of Montana. After graduating from Montana State University with a BS in Business Finance, Clarice moved to Las Vegas and began her career in a corporate finance role at Avery Dennison. Clarice later worked in the Project Management Office of Zappos.com and finally as a Marketing Analytics Analyst in the casino industry. At Fuqua, Clarice is focusing on Marketing and Decision Sciences. In her free-time she enjoys mountain biking, cooking, and playing with her Dachshund.
Kyle Svilar Daytime MBA 2014 Education SY Cabinet
A Midwest native, Kyle graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007 and headed off to work at Target in Minneapolis. After three years of working for a large, private company, he wanted the chance to do something completely different and took a job as a high school teacher in Chicagoland. Kyle is interested in community building, education, and impact investing. Outside school, Kyle loves to play basketball and golf and watch movies.
Tingting Tang Daytime MBA 2014 Education SY Cabinet
Prior to joining Duke for a joint MPP/MBA degree, Tingting worked for the Monitor Group’s Beijing office as an analyst with its market research division Grail Research. Tingting has a strong passion for impact investing in the energy sector, which led her to an internship with the World Bank to work on energy efficiency investments last summer. Originally from southern China, Tingting moved to Beijing for college and graduate school. Tingting received her MA in International Relations from Tsinghua University in 2009.
Rafael Uribe Daytime MBA 2014 SBSI Conference SY Cabinet
Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Rafael is an Engineer and worked for P&G for 7 years before coming to Duke. While working in different roles in Manufacturing and HR at P&G, he also has been involved in different Corporate Social Responsibility activities outside his main job.
At Duke, he has been involved in the LASA club, and the Net Impact club. Rafael explored the financial world for the first time during his summer internship at Citi.
Daniella Allam Daytime MBA 2015 SBSI – Marketing & Communications Cabinet
Daniella grew up in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and studied social anthropology at Harvard. After graduation, she worked at a small nonprofit in Mali, West Africa helping women entrepreneurs maximize revenue for their microenteprises so that they can improve their quality of life and that of their families. She then spent 3 years in Geneva, Switzerland at a think tank that worked to integrate sustainable development concerns into multilateral trade negotiations, with a focus on innovation, intellectual property, and climate change. Post Fuqua, Daniella is looking to leverage her b-school skills in the organic food industry. She has traveled to close to 50 countries and territories and hopes to reach 100 in the next few years!
Cristina Arellano Daytime MBA 2015 Durham Liaison FY Cabinet
Omar Arriaga Daytime MBA 2015 Sustainability Taskforce
Jeremy Conley Daytime MBA 2015 Education FY Cabinet
Saad Dar Daytime MBA 2015 SBSI Conference FY Cabinet
Saad comes to Fuqua with six years of experience in financial services. He holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, and the Macaulay Honors College. Saad obtained his CPA and began his career as an auditor at PwC and later worked as a senior accountant at Owl Creek Asset Management. Concurrently, Saad has been tutoring and teaching for the past 8+ years and is very passionate about education. He started a non-profit called How Money Works to teach financial literacy in NYC public high schools in 2011 and is now working on launching an education/technology company that brings career mentorship to college and high school students. While at Fuqua, Saad is excited to explore opportunities in social entrepreneurship and consulting opportunities through CASE.
Lizzie Dunn Daytime MBA 2015 Careers FY Cabinet
Lizzie graduated from Bucknell University in 2009 where she majored in Economics and Sociology. After working in Credit Risk Management at Barclays for four years, she was eager to find a career that she was passionate about and decided to pursue an MBA at Fuqua to focus on Social Entrepreneurship. Given her background in finance, Lizzie is particularly interested in the field of impact investing and while at Fuqua, she is developing her knowledge of the space through involvement with CASE Impact Investing Initiative. Outside of school, Lizzie enjoys running, exploring new restaurants and spending time with good friends.
Caroline Hoch Daytime MBA 2015 Pipeline FY Cabinet
Caroline grew up outside of Boston and studied psychology at Georgetown, making her a diehard fan of all Boston sports and Hoyas basketball. Prior to coming to Fuqua, she spent 4 years in New York City working in investor marketing in the financial industry. At Fuqua, she is a weekend coordinator for MBA Games and an Admissions Ambassador, as well as active in Association for Women in Business and the Wine Club. She is interested in making a career switch after Fuqua and is hoping to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to parlay her past experiences into a career in social entrepreneurship, ideally outside the U.S. to take advantage of her dual Swiss citizenship.
Ashley Humienny Daytime MBA 2015 Communications/Internal Liaison FY Cabinet
Kara Jones Daytime MBA 2015 SBSI Conference FY Cabinet
Kara Jones has 9 years of experience in project management, strategy consulting, research, and education. Before coming to Duke, she spent 6 years in Washington, D.C. conducting research at a think tank on ways to increase U.S. energy productivity and providing strategy consulting services to the U.S. Department of Energy. In Summer 2013, she analyzed projects that could achieve more than $20,000 in annual energy savings at Mack Trucks’ 1-million-square-foot assembly plant in Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing an MBA and a Masters of Environmental Management. After graduating, she intends to work with companies to design and execute systems-level sustainability initiatives that capture the economic value of wasted resources.
Janelle Kwan Other Education FY Cabinet
Janelle was born and raised in the eclectic town of Portland, OR, and after stints in Chicago and New York, she finds herself in Durham where she is quickly falling in love with the South. Prior to Fuqua, she spent six years working in urban education, first as a Teach For America corps member and then as a recruiter for Achievement First, a network of public charter schools. At Fuqua, she’s excited to explore opportunities in social entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation. Outside of school, you can find Janelle running, reading or baking.
Loree Lipstein Daytime MBA 2015 SBSI Conference FY Cabinet
Loree comes to Fuqua with 10 years of nonprofit experience. After graduating from Duke University (Double Dukie!) with a degree in Psychology and a certificate in Education, Loree moved to Washington, DC where she worked for several nonprofits before returning to get her MBA. Loree began her career working for a charter school network in DC as the Director of Community Involvement. From there she shifted her focus from service learning and community partnerships to fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Loree left LLS to spend time living in Argentina and returned to fundraising in DC once again to work in Corporate Partnerships at KaBOOM!. At Fuqua, Loree hopes to develop the business skills and acumen to start a business in nonprofit fundraising consulting to help more nonprofits access the funds they need to advance their missions. Outside of work and Fuqua, Loree likes to run, try new restaurants, watch movies, take pictures and spend time with people who make her laugh.
Paola Martinez Daytime MBA 2015 FY SBSI Conference Team
Ashley McPhail Daytime MBA 2015 SBSI Conference FY Cabinet
Ashley is a first year student at the Fuqua School of Business. She is a member of Net Impact, Association of Women in Business, Marketing Club and General Management Club. Prior to Fuqua, Ashley lived in Washington, DC, where she worked for a cause marketing and communications agency focusing in global health and domestic healthcare. At Fuqua, Ashley is studying strategy and marketing with a focus on sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Ashley enjoys running and yoga in her free time and has really enjoyed getting to know the Durham area. Ashley was raised in Houston, Texas and received her undergraduate degree at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
James Megivern Daytime MBA 2015 Careers FY Cabinet
James hails from the great state of Iowa where he attended Iowa State University and studied finance. Upon graduation, he joined Deere & Company where by apparent management oversight, he traded millions of dollars of foreign currency every day. After more than four years in corporate finance, James was overcome by a desire to put his business skills to meaningful use and joined the Peace Corps as a business development advisor in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
At Fuqua, James is interested in strategy and finance and hopes to work for a for-profit company with a strong social mission. In his spare time, James loves playing tennis, running, and eating competitively.
Laura Mixter Daytime MBA 2015 Fundraising FY Cabinet
Laura grew up in Maryland and first moved to North Carolina in 2005 to attend Duke for college. After graduating with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Art History, Laura returned to Maryland and worked in fundraising at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Frustrated with the financial difficulties facing the museum and all nonprofits, Laura returned to Durham to study Social Entrepreneurship and Finance at Fuqua. After business school, Laura hopes to return to the nonprofit sector, specifically in poverty alleviation at home in the US. In her free time (which was more plentiful prior to business school), Laura enjoys baking, reading and yoga.
Julia Mote Daytime MBA 2015 Finance FY Cabinet
Julia grew up outside Atlanta, and studied International Relations at NYU. During the four years, she studied abroad three times, solidifying her interest in work focused on positive social/environmental impact and poverty alleviation in the developing world. After exploring many potential career paths (politics, law, and technology) in the years after undergrad, she finally got back to her core and joined Peace Corps. She served for over two years in northern Peru as a Water and Sanitation Specialist. At Fuqua, Julia is pursuing a concentration in Energy and the Environment and seeks out opportunities for engaging with the Durham community.
Arthur Nie Daytime MBA 2015 Pipeline FY Cabinet
Born in the southwest part of China, Arthur graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in with dual degrees in Business and Law. 7 years of education experience in Chinese education sector including entrepreneurship, teaching, business development, product development and general management, etc. Arthur is interested in the education reform, Education technology development and personal development outside classroom. In his spare time, Arthur likes reading and he is a huge fan of sports, especially for basketball, tennis and F1.
Kristen O'Leary Daytime MBA 2015 Education FY Cabinet
John Peretti Daytime MBA 2015 Durham Liaison FY Cabinet
After a 10-year stint in the hinterlands of Connecticut and New Hampshire, John is happy to be back home in his home-town of Durham, NC for business school. Prior to Fuqua, John studied Chemical Engineering at Yale University, and went on to design camping stoves and other outdoor products for Jetboil, Inc. in New Hampshire. During his time in the great white north, John picked up skiing, snowboarding, and more other outdoor activities than he ever imagined. He also boiled a lot of water...while watching it. Back in the sunny south, John enjoys hiking, running, and taking his cat on walks around the park.

While everyone thinks that growing up in Durham makes John some kind of expert with restaurant recommendations, so much has changed in Durham (in a good way) that it's almost completely unrecognizable!
Julie Ryan Daytime MBA 2015 SBSI Conference FY Cabinet
Julie was born and raised in Iowa, which will always be home (but hopefully from a warmer distance). After graduating from Iowa State University, Julie joined the finance leadership rotation program at General Mills in Minneapolis, MN where she worked in sales, marketing, and corporate finance. She always felt a pull, however, to far-flung reaches of the world, and after a few years of corporate life, joined the United States Peace Corps. Julie lived and worked in a rural village in Burkina Faso, West Africa improving the education environment. Her day ranged from riding a bike to the local health clinic and talking about malaria prevention to hosting an after school club to empower girls in health topics and business skills. She now hopes to find a career at the intersection of social impact and for-profit business, which led her to Fuqua. In her minuscule free time, Julie enjoys outdoor adventures, trashy books, and chocolate ice cream.
Saurabh Singh Daytime MBA 2015 Fundraising FY Cabinet
Dan Weller Daytime MBA 2015 Sustainability Taskforce