Members

AAMBAA 2018 Members

Andre Ellis Jr.

 

Undergraduate Education: Morehouse College

Hometown: Neptune, NJ

Clubs/Activities: Wharton Rugby, WGA VP of GAPSA

Wharton Major: Finance

Industry before Wharton: Financial Services

Summer Internship: Consulting

Plans after Wharton: Consulting

Jessie Spellman

 

Undergraduate Education: University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: New City, NY

Clubs/Activities: Co-President of Return on Equality, Leadership Fellow, Say Yes to Education

Wharton Major: Organizational Effectiveness

Industry before Wharton: Consulting

Summer Internship: Social Entrepreneurship

Jock D. Payten

 

Undergraduate Education: Fordham University

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Clubs/Activities: President - AAMBAA, Investment Management Club, Wharton Boxing Club, Leadership Fellow

Wharton Major: Finance and Accounting

Industry before Wharton: Financial Technology Services

Summer Internship: Investment Management

Plans after Wharton: Investment Management

Kevin Chukuka

 

Undergraduate Education: The Pennsylvania State University

Hometown: Marlboro, NJ

Clubs/Activities: Wharton Boxing

Wharton Major: Finance

Industry before Wharton: Consulting

Summer Internship: Investment Management

Plans after Wharton: Investment Management

Lauren Baker

 

Undergraduate Education: Stanford University

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Clubs/Activities: Leadership Fellow, Marketing Club President, Dance Studio, Return on Equality, Cluster Council, GUIDE Mentor

Wharton Major: Marketing & Operations Management

Industry before Wharton: Management Consulting

Summer Internship: Brand Management

Plans after Wharton: Marketing/Brand Management

Richard Douglin

 

Undergraduate Education: Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University

Hometown: Dabadie, Saint George, Trinidad And Tobago

Clubs/Activities: Student Life Fellow

Wharton Major: Finance

Industry before Wharton: ‎Oil and Gas

Summer Internship: Investment Banking

Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking

Yolanda (Yolee) Walker

 

Undergraduate Education: Oberlin College

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa

Clubs/Activities: AAMBAA CFO

Wharton Major: Finance

Industry before Wharton: Investment Management

Summer Internship: Private Equity

Plans after Wharton: Private Equity

Juliet Zawedde

 

Undergraduate Education: Boston College

Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

Clubs/Activities: Wharton Africa Growth Partners (Investment Associate), Wharton Impact Investing Partners (Investment Associate), PEVC Club Board Member, Wharton Rugby, Wine and Cocktail Club

Wharton Major: Entrepreneurial Management

Industry before Wharton: Sales and Trading

Summer Internship: Private Equity

Plans after Wharton: TBD

Natalie Neilson Edwards

 

Undergraduate Education: Howard University

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Clubs/Activities: Startup Founder (Broomstick Wedding Co.,) VP of Diversity, Wharton Graduate Association; President, Wharton Travel & Hospitality Club; Admissions Fellow, Welcome Committee, Wharton Christian Fellowship, Return on Equality

Wharton Major: Operations & Multinational Management double major

Industry before Wharton: Consulting

Summer Internship: Southwest Airlines Office of the CIO

Plans after Wharton: Hospitality

Emmanuel Chimezie

 

Undergraduate Education: University of Georgia

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Clubs/Activities: Wharton Basketball, Editor-in-Chief Wharton Journal

Wharton Major: Entrepreneurial Management

Industry before Wharton: Healthcare

Summer Internship: Consulting

Plans after Wharton: TBD

Chuka A. Onugu

 

Undergraduate Education: University of Toronto

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Clubs/Activities: Wharton Africa Business Forum, Say Yes To Education, Soccer Club, Dance Studio,

Wharton Major: Finance and Entrepreneurial Management

Industry before Wharton: Financial Services

Summer Internship: Investment Banking

Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking

Stephanie Omo-Abu

 

Undergraduate Education: Georgetown University

Hometown: Baldwin, NY

Clubs/Activities:VP of Alumni Affairs for Marketing Club, Marketing Chair for AAMBAA, VP of Social for WASA, and Student Life Fellow

Wharton Major:Marketing

Industry before Wharton: Tech

Summer Internship:Marketing at PepsiCo

Plans after Wharton:Marketing and/or Brand Management

Paola Garcia

 

Undergraduate Education: UC Berkeley

Hometown: Vallejo, CA

Clubs/Activities: Co-President WHAMBAA

Wharton Major: Finance & Management

Industry before Wharton: Government

Summer Internship: Investment Management

Plans after Wharton: Investment Management

Charnice Barbour

 

Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Clubs/Activities: Leadership Fellow, Return on Equality, Dance Studio, Food Club

Wharton Major: Health Care Management

Industry before Wharton: Healthcare Consulting

Summer Internship: Investment Banking

Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking

Jessica Reichsfeld

 

Undergraduate Education: Georgia Institute of Technology

Hometown: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Clubs/Activities: WHAMBA, Whalasa

Wharton Major: Finance

Industry before Wharton: Consulting

Summer Internship:Investment Banking

Plans after Wharton:Investment Banking

Abdul-Hakeem Buhari

 

Undergraduate Education: University of Lagos

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Clubs/Activities: Co-chair, Wharton Africa Business Forum

Wharton Major: Management

Industry before Wharton: Consulting

Summer Internship: Travel & Hospitality

Plans after Wharton: Consulting

Christopher J. Merriewether

 

Undergraduate Education: Kansas State University

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Clubs/Activities: Co-President Wharton Real Estate Club, Rugby

Wharton Major: Real Estate

Industry before Wharton: Corporate Finance (Energy)

Summer Internship: Real Estate PE

Plans after Wharton: Real Estate

Brent Wilson

 

Undergraduate Education: DePaul University

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Clubs/Activities:Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Investing Club (Board Member), Follies Writer, Investment Management Club, G.U.I.D.E. Mentor, Wharton Wildmen Hockey

Wharton Major: Finance

Industry before Wharton: Hedge Fund

Summer Internship:TBD

Plans after Wharton: Hedge Fund

Lester Simpson

 

Undergraduate Education: North Carolina A&T State University

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Clubs/Activities: Wharton Real Estate Club, Wharton Poker Club

Wharton Major: Finance & Real Estate

Industry before Wharton: Consulting

Summer Internship: Real Estate Investing

Plans after Wharton: Real Estate Private Equity

Amy Duffuor

 

Undergraduate Education: Columbia University

Graduate Education: University of Oxford

Hometown: Doylestown, PA

Clubs/Activities: Semester in San Francisco (SSF); Financial Inclusion Team Lead for Wharton Impact Investing Partners (WIIP); Co-Chair of the Wharton Social Impact Conference for the Wharton Social Impact Club; WASA; FinTech Club; Art Club

Wharton Major: Finance and Entrepreneurial Management

Industry before Wharton: Impact Investing; Management Consulting

Summer Internship: Investment Banking

Plans after Wharton: Investment Banking or Impact Investing

Simone Thomas

 

Undergraduate Education: Michigan State University

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Clubs/Activities: Co-President of Return on Equality, Co-Chair for Whitney M. Young Conference

Wharton Major: Marketing

Industry before Wharton: Advertising

Summer Internship:Retail

Plans after Wharton:Retail

Carlos Bonilla

 

Undergraduate Education: Florida State University

Hometown: Miami, Fl

Clubs/Activities: Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fellow

Wharton Major: Statistics

Industry before Wharton: Financial Services

Summer Internship: Investment Management

Plans after Wharton: Investment Management

Oluwaseun (Shay) Familoni

  

Undergraduate Education: Cornell University

Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD

Clubs/Activities: Leadership Fellow, Non-Profit Board Fellow, AAMBAA - Marketing Chair, WASA - VP Social, Director - Employment Advocacy Project at Penn Law, Human Capital Club, Return on Equality

Wharton Major: Strategic Management

Industry before Wharton: Tech

Summer Internship: Law

Plans after Wharton: Law

William Fields

 

Undergraduate Education: Morehouse College

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Clubs/Activities: Public Policy Club, WMY Co-Chair

Wharton Major: Finance

Industry before Wharton: Government

Summer Internship: Strategy

Plans after Wharton: TBD