This year, Business+Impact’s Summer Fund is financially supporting the summer impact internships of 28 University of Michigan students, and overall we are supporting 44 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
Steven Lohan, Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation – New York, NY
Ella Kaplan, Recycle Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, MI
Ponette Rubio, Sprout – Ann Arbor, MI
Prisha Grover, The Office of Haley Stevens – Washington D.C.
Jala Taylor-Pickett, Finding Joi – Chicago, IL
Annie Eng, UMich Center for Academic Innovation – Ann Arbor, MI
Gabrielle LeFlore, Cleveland Clinic – Graduate Administrative Internship Program – Cleveland, OH
Alexandra Perez-Garcia, Pop-Up Docs – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Taryn Leeney, Arbor Day Foundation – Lincoln, NE
Joseph Kind, Forte Preparatory Academy – Queens, NY
Phong Hong, Data Governance Department, Municipality of Budapest – Budapest, Hungary
Kaei Li, SKDK – Washington DC
Cindy Banh, diiVe – Cape Town, South Africa
Valery Martinez, USDHHS: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Washington DC
Maulshree Sinha, Environmental Defense Fund (India) – Pune, India
Audrey Dombro, City of Chicago – Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Gelman, Yousef Rabhi, Washtenaw County Board Commissioner, District 8 – Ann Arbor, MI
Lauren O’Hair, Chicago Mayor’s Office (Chicago Mayoral Fellowship) – Chicago, IL
Mayu Ueno, Japan Committee for UNICEF / UNICEF Sri Lanka Country Office – Tokyo, Japan / Colombo, Sri Lanka
Emily Kuttner, Office of the Mayor – City of Milwaukee – Milwaukee, WI
Hannah Cumming, Human Trafficking Clinic + Lab – Ann Arbor, MI
Joshua Holzworth, Treatment, Innovation, and Dissemination Research Group – Ann Arbor, MI
Emma Cohen, Michigan Center for Youth Justice – Ann Arbor, MI
Mingyue Lu, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
Gordon Impact Entrepreneurship Interns
The Gordon Impact Entrepreneurship Fund provides support for BBA or MBA student internships with ventures or funders seeking to create societal impact.
Ricardo Peres-da-Silva (BBA), Bookworm Trust – Panaji, Goa, India
Alhan Fakhr (MBA), One Acre Fund – Kigali, Rwanda
Mackenzie Mock (MBA), Verité – Amherst, MA
Satya Mummidivarapu (MBA), SJ Eco Projects – Andhra Pradesh, India
+Impact Studio for Local Business
The +Impact Studio for Local Business internship is now in in its fourth 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.
Nikki Ambas (BBA), Rising Junior
Erin McCann (BBA), Rising Junior
Eli Miller (BBA), Rising Sophomore
Risha Sirdeshmukh (BBA), Rising Junior
Dorothy Yin (BBA), Rising Junior
Open Road at Ross
Driving from business to business, 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 is a proud sponsor of Open Road at Ross, funded by Ford Motor Company Foundation.
Ankita Bansal, MBA
Jennifer Ugheoke, MBA
Zach Nerod, MBA/MS
Hayley Sakwa, MBA/MPP
Aaron Friedman-Heiman, MBA
Arpit Sharma, MBA
Jacob Kennedy, MBA
Mahima Obhrai, MBA
Juho Lee, MBA
Sanya Pritanjali, MBA
Vivek Varma Sakhineti, MBA
Omer Sfadia, MBA