MBA Impact Fellows

The MBA Impact Fellowship (MIF) was co-developed by the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) and the Office of Career Services (OCS) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Blending the expertise of both units, this cohort-based program matches select MBAs with trusted industry partners for paid summer experiences. Our fellows connect and engage with one another and CSVC/OCS throughout the summer for refection, personal and professional development, and networking – ultimately gaining depth, context, and the tool kit required to be well positioned for a social impact career. 

2014 MBA Impact Fellows

Blake CarltonBlake Carlton is a 3rd-Yr MBA and MPP dual degree student at UMD. His areas of expertise include International Development, Health Policy and Human Capital Management. While working with boutique international development consulting firm Value-Add, LLC this summer, Blake is thrilled to use his interests and skills, combined with his past experience in communications, to fulfill his true passion - helping under-served populations around the globe.

Albie DavisonBorn in Brazil as the son of a foreign aid professional, Albie was raised in several countries including the United States, Peru, and Bolivia.  Always inquisitive about one's place in the universe, Albie obtained a B.S. degree in Astronomy from the University of Maryland.  After graduating he held several data analysis positions within the Earth and space sciences but also a data quality position as an analyst within USAID's Global Health Bureau.  Albie aims to transition his data analysis skills towards the financial sector through shared value between social issues and sound business models.  This summer he will help foster social value by working at the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Office for the Majority (OMJ) working on funding proposals to assist the Base of the Pyramid population within Latin America and the Caribbean.

Nadine PayneNadine Payne is a creative thinker and leader with a developed a passion for using investments to create positive social impact. Nadine began her career as a civil litigation attorney, culminating with her work at the Department of Justice, where she specialized in complex financial services litigation involving the ratings of mortgage backed securities.  After enjoying a satisfying legal career focused on matters related to investment banking, securities and general business law, Nadine chose to pursue a full time MBA at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.  This summer, Nadine will work at Goodwill Industries International as the GMJCS Finance and Risk Management Intern.  In this summer intern role, Nadine will assist with financial analysis, underwriting and risk management activities of GII’s Job Creation Loan Fund.   

Miguel SlilvaMiguel is an MBA student with experience in project management of international programs related to social value creation. He also has extensive leadership experience as a language instructor for business executives and holds an MA in Spanish Literature. With a passion for improving the sustainability of businesses both socially and environmentally he hopes to help firms reduce costs, improve operating efficiency, and maximize overall profitability. He is focusing on supply chain management at the Smith School and is interested in pursuing a career in renewable energy. This summer he will put his skills to use working as a business and finance intern with Astrum Solar, LLC