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Smith Net Impact 2011-2012 Board
Emmy graduated from Earlham College with a BA in International Studies. After graduating from Earlham she received a year-long fellowship to work for Mercy Corps International. While based in Portland, OR with Mercy Corps, Emmy led the organization's strategic engagement with youth, conducting field work that focused on youth HIV/AIDS and job training programs in Liberia and Niger. After leaving Mercy Corps Emmy served in the United States Peace Corps for two years as a Small Business Consultant in rural Senegal. In Senegal, she worked with a female-owned juice and jelly business on their financial management and supported them in product and brand development. After returning from Peace Corps Emmy moved to Washington, DC and has spent the past two years working in business development for IREX, an international development nonprofit that specializes in education, civil society and media. Emmy is currently a graduate assistant in the Center for Social Value Creation.
Executive Vice President
Megan graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University, with a degree in Interior Design. After working as a freelance decorative painter, landscape designer and bartender for two years, she left for the Peace Corps in Tanzania, where she served as a Health Education and Outreach Volunteer. Following her service, Megan worked with USAID in Dar es Salaam, where she developed a passion for business as a catalyst for social change and development. Back in the US, she worked with EcoVentures International on a project to create enterprise development curriculum for Somali refugees living in Kenya. She then decided to explore an interest in food service and entrepreneurship, and founded District Catering, which continues to operate in and around the DC metropolitan area. Megan also works as the Financial Assistant to the DC branch of Amani ya Juu, an Africa-based social reconciliation and entrepreneurship project.
Vice President of Finance and Business Development
Isabel graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Catholic University of America with a BA in Finance. At the same time, she graduated from the Autonoma University of Madrid in Business management and administration. Isabel grew up in Spain until 2006 when her family moved to Washington, DC. During her senior year Isabel interned in the emerging markets department at Tudor Investment, a Hedge Fund in DC. After her internship, Isabel decided to go to the opposite side of finance and went to work for a Microfinance Foundation in Peru. In Peru, she worked in designing and implementing projects that promoted financial inclusion for the poorest people in the rural highlands. In addition to her commitment to Net Impact, she is also a board member of LAMBASA. Her biggest passion is traveling.
Vice President of External Relations
After growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, Beatriz moved to Bogota where she pursued a degree in Economics at the Universidad de los Andes. After graduating, Beatriz worked as a macroeconomic policy analyst at the Colombian Ministry of Finance for five years. Prior to attending Smith, Beatriz joined the Colombian Chamber of Infrastructure to direct the Economic Affairs department. At Smith, Beatriz is focusing on finance and impact investing. In addition to her role with Net Impact, Beatriz is also a board member for the Latin American MBA Students Association (LAMBASA) and a GA in the Accounting Department.
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Adam graduated from American University with a BS in Business Administration and Finance. Prior to attending Smith, Adam worked for several years for Himmelfarb Commercial, a DC-based real estate investment company. There he managed a multi-state portfolio of commercial properties. In addition to Adamís board position at Net Impact, he is a graduate assistant in the Finance Department. At Smith, Adam is focusing on finance and energy, combining his passions for investing and renewable energy. In his free time, Adam enjoys running ultramarathons and traveling.
VP Part Time Relations
Tim is in the part time program with the 2013 Shady Grove cohort. He studied International Politics at Fitchburg State University, graduating magna cum laude and was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, a political science honors society. Originally growing up in Massachusetts, he moved down to DC in 2008 for work. Tim has worked at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and presently works as an analyst for an economic consulting firm, Economics from Washington. Tim is also a youth mentor with Big Brother, Big Sisters of the National Capital Area.