This year, Business+Impact’s Summer Fund is financially supporting the summer impact internships of 29 University of Michigan students, and overall we are supporting 57 U-M students in several types of summer experiences.
Each summer, Business+Impact awards competitive grants for summer internships to MBAs and BBAs 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 student-led MBA pay-it-forward fund, and from General Motors. Additionally, the Gordon Impact Entrepreneurship Fund provides support for BBA or MBA student internships with ventures or funders seeking to create societal impact.
Finally, Business+Impact and Zell Lurie are supporting MBAs taking part in Open Road at Ross, funded by the Ford Motor Company. This year teams are back on the road, covering the nation in solid MBA consulting!
The Summer Fund
The Summer Fund is funded in part through the Give-A-Day Fund (for MBAs), Business+Impact (for BBAs) and the Ford School of Public Policy (for MPPs).
Sehrish Hussain, Studio Gallery, D.C., Washington D.C.
Faith Richardson, Backpac, San Francisco CA
Ponette Rubio, Lirico, Ann Arbor
Tanmay Arora, Global CO2 Initiatives, Ann Arbor MI
Soumya Tejam, University Impact, Provo UT
Summer Abiad, Purposeful Growth Institute, Remote
Jillian Brown, Do Good Foods, Princeton NJ
Alexis Kenworthy, Pacific Community Ventures, Oakland CA
Emily Griffith, The Encore Musical Theatre Company, Dexter MI
Linnet Leon, The Nature Conservancy, Washington D.C.
Patrick Burden, IDEO.org, NYC
Kathryn Mioduszewski, Embolden Athletics, Ann Arbor MI
Jason Hefter, Launch Factory, San Diego, CA
Aiko Ueda, Global CO2 Initiatives, Ann Arbor MI
Ariella Stafanson, ACLU of Northern California – Racial and Economic Justice Unit, San Francisco CA
Trevor Orginski, Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, Labor, Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Washington D.C.
Alhan Fakhr, mHUB, Chicago IL
Marco Ramirez, National Academy of Social Insurance – 2022 Congressman Pete Stark Health Policy Internship, Washington D.C.
Ariel Freed, Center for Integrity in Forensic Science, Madison WI
Laura Meyer, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit MI
Ellie Jorling, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing MI
Stephen Culbertson, City of Detroit, Detroit MI
Patricia Fisher, TABLE, Oxford UK
Daniel Hayes, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Washington D.C.
Luiza Macedo, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute, Washington D.C.
Gordon Impact Entrepreneurship Interns
The newly established Gordon Impact Entrepreneurship Fund provides support for BBA or MBA student internships with ventures or funders seeking to create societal impact.
Gretchen Ascher (BBA),Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Brunswick ME
Jillian Brown (MBA/MS – Erb), Do Good Foods, Princeton, NJ.
Nathan Lohrmann (MBA), Impact Venture Capital @ The Unreasonable Group, Boulder CO
Elijah Forrester (MBA), Africa Innovation Hub, Ann Arbor MI
+Impact Studio for Local Business
The +Impact Studio for Local Business internship continues to be robust in its third year. Student funding has been made possible by Ross’ Business+Impact and Applebaum Family Philanthropy, the School of Information, the Stamps School of Art & Design, and Ripple. Several community partners in Detroit, especially from TechTown, will be on hand throughout the summer to help orient students to Detroit’s entrepreneurial landscape, to refer business clients, and to serve as a sounding board and resource connector for students.
Brandon Matja, BBA
Faiqa Alam, BBA
Nova Wyrobek, BBA
Grace Aretakis, BBA
Allison Wei, BBA
Open Road at Ross
Due to loosening of restrictions from the recent pandemic, we are making up for the lost years by launching our largest contingent of Open-Roaders ever! Driving from state to state, meeting socially- and environmentally-driven entrepreneurs, Ross MBAs spend one week on-site in each location, working closely with the entrepreneur, to provide a solution or recommendation to a business problem they are facing. At the end of each week, students pack up the car and hit the road again to meet with the next entrepreneur! Business+Impact and Zell Lurie Institute are proud to partners on this program, funded by Ford Motor Company.
Team Hidden JEMMS (MBA2s):
Jaume Boneta Seco, MBA
Eric Hopfenbeck, MBA
Mallory Leibowitz, MBA
Megha Savla, MBA
Team Community Collective (MBA2s):
Amanda Hsieh, MBA
Marissa Cooper, MBA
Kat Nguyen, MBA
Hemangani Pande, MBA
Real Execs of Ross (MBA2s):
Patrice Drummond, MBA
Shayon Donaldson, MBA
Whitney Pollard, MBA
SEEL the Deal (MBA1s):
Eden Berdugo, MBA
Linnet Leon, MBA
Esther Chen, MBA
Sai Madhavi Antharam, MBA
Geek Squad (MBA1s):
Joss Woodhead, MBA
Summer Abiad, MBA
Messeret Kebede, MBA
Chisom Uche, MBA
Eats Meets West (MBA1s):
Ashley Tran, MBA
Patrick Nguyen Burden, MBA
Sam Teng, MBA
Gic-Owens Fiestan, MBA