2020 Summer Fund Interns Will Virtually Impact the World

Each summer, Business+Impact awards competitive grants for summer internships to MBAs and BBA juniors in the Ross School of Business as well as MPP students in the Ford School of Public Policy.  MBA funding comes from the Give-A-Day Fund, a Ross MBA pay-it-forward fund.

This year, although interns will be asked to work from home, these students are still making an impact around the world. Below is a list of recipients and who they will be working with this summer.

BBAs:

Claire Haase, Waterworks, Detroit, MI

Ryan Kellett, Positive Business Rapid Assessment Tool, Birmingham, MI

Yousef Kobeissi, US House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

Reena Mathews, Sierra Club, Lansing, MI

Jonae Maxey, Maxey Real Estate Investments LLC, Detroit, MI

Neha Paragi, Troy Digital Consulting Initiative, Troy, MI

Sara Sotirov, Total Impact Capital, Bethesda, MD

MBAs

Claire Babilonia, Ashoka, Arlington, VA

Sara Bemporad, Blavity Inc., San Francisco, CA 

Kelsey Casey, The Global Good Fund Columbia, MD

Robert Chen, Bcurrent Impact Investment, Taiwan

Suman Gidwani, VoteTripling.org, Los Angeles, CA

Andrey Higashi, Fleming Medicina, Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Dustin Huibregtse, Quorum: The Twin Cities GLBTA Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis, MN

J’Taime Lyons, East Durham Children’s Initiative, Durham, NC

Avani Sharma, Teach for India, New Delhi, India

Stephanie Simpson, NextStep, Ann Arbor, MI

Alexandra Taikowski, Henry Health, Washington, D.C.

Allison Winstel, Enterprise Community Partners, Washington, DC

Nicki Yochim, Spoiler Alert, Boston, MA

MPPs:

Paul Capp, Asia Society Policy Institute, New York, NY

Kellen Data, City of Hamtramck Community and Economic Development, Hamtramck, MI

Eli Gold, Soulardarity, Highland Park, MI

Vivian Kalumbi, CARE, Merrifield, VA

Emma Kern, Hawaii Appleseed, Honolulu, HI

Christopher LeFlore, Office of Detroit City Council Member Janee’ Ayers, Detroit, MI

Tanya Omolo, Mary Turner Center for Advocacy, Detroit, MI

Daniel Park, Movement Advancement Project, Boulder, CO

Victor Rateng, MIT GOV/LAB, Cambridge, MA

Orlando Sanchez, Monterrey County Free Libraries, Marina, CA

Kalena Thomhave, Institute for Policy Studies, Boston, MA

2019 Intern Photo Album

We probably won’t have exciting photos to share this year, so why not check out photos from last year.  See where impact summer interns Aaron Ngo, Sneha Yarlagadda, Sheetal Singh, Mingming Zhao, and Emily Blackmer found themselves in 2019!