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AWIB 2019-2020 Cabinet Members

Monique East  
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About Monique
Originally from Queens, New York, Monique attended New York University for undergrad where she studied Media, Culture and Communication. After graduating from NYU, Monique began her career at Nielsen in a management development rotational program. Following the program, she held roles in Client Solutions and Product Management.

Most recently, Monique pivoted to working at an education nonprofit as Program Director leading recruiting and managing a team of high school college counselors.

At Fuqua Monique is concentrating in Strategy, and is actively involved in AWIB as well as the Black and Latino MBA Organization. Monique also serves as a Career Fellow and MMS FCCP Fellow. In her spare time she enjoys jogging, cooking and listening to Beyonce.


Rachel Shapiro  
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About Rachel
Rachel is a "non-traditional" business school student with an undergraduate degree in Art History and Fine Arts from George Washington University. After graduating, she worked in the art world for many years before making the switch to human capital consulting, with a focus in Diversity & Inclusion.

Aside from being the Co-President of AWIB, Rachel is a COLE fellow, LEADS facilitator, a Gender Equity Working Group member, as well as a member of Consulting Club, BLMBAO Allies, and Improv Club. Outside of Fuqua, you can find Rachel baking bread and pie, working out, and spending too much time with her dog, Neville.

Sarah Herbert  
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About Sarah
A Houston native and dual US-UK citizen, I graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics. I spent five years in management consulting at Alvarez & Marsal, specializing in supply chain and technology strategy within the Energy industry.

At Fuqua, I serve within AWIB as the VP of Career and Mentorship, and as a COLE Leadership Fellow, member of the Wine Club, and P4E project team member. Beyond Fuqua, I love to follow Duke and UVa basketball, travel with my husband, and try my hand at new NYT Cooking recipes weekly.

Maya Kohli  
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Danielle Martin  
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Elizabeth Petersen  
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Rachael Tucker  
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About Rachael
Originally from Massachusetts, Rachael attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate where she concentrated in English and Government. Prior to Fuqua, she served as a public relations account manager at Boston-based agency InkHouse for technology clients. She came to Fuqua to pursue brand management and will be an intern at Mars this summer. Rachael is the VP of Brand Management & Marketing for AWIB and a Career Fellow. She also serves on cabinets for the Marketing Club and Retail Club. During her first year, Rachael served as the marketing team lead for Duke MBBStats, a Duke Basketball program, and a team lead for China GATE.

Mia Wise  
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About Mia
Originally from Ohio, I graduated from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy. After graduating, I worked on the Research and Development team at McChrystal Group, a leadership and management consulting firm in Washington, DC. Following, I became a Project Director for Duke Corporate Education, a global provider of custom executive education and other learning services.

At Fuqua, I am the VP of Member of Engagement for AWIB, am a COLE Leadership Fellow, serve as an Admissions Ambassador, and am a part of Human Capital Club. Professionally, I am interested in People Operations and organizational culture. Outside of Fuqua, I love reading about the latest org psych trends, teaching spin classes at Wilson Gym, exploring downtown Durham, and spending time with my puppy named Jameson.




Will Armour  
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About Will
Will is a student in the Fuqua Daytime MBA Class of 2020, focusing on Finance and Decision Sciences. He serves as a cabinet member for the Male Allies Program within the Association of Women in Business and as a Treasurer for the Fuqua Special Olympics Club. He also serves a COLE Fellow and was elected to be a FY Section Representative.

Will grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and studied Mathematics at Elon University in North Carolina. Prior to Fuqua, he worked in Finance and Strategy at a Silicon Valley software startup called BlackBag Technologies. He's avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Game of Thrones, and Parks & Recreation. He also spent a year with his wife working overseas via work-exchange programs such as WWOOF.

Stefanie Bailey  
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About Stefanie
A desert girl at heart, Stefanie grew up in San Diego and attended Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona to obtain her bachelors in marketing research. Prior to coming to Duke University she co-founded Illumination Machines, an LED lighting design company. She is a dual degree student studying Water Resource Management at Nicholas School of Environment and Finance and Operations at Fuqua School of Business.
She is active at Fuqua, serving as Service and Sustainability Section Rep and is a cabinet member on the Food & Ag club and AWIB as speaker and mentor lead. She also participates in Fuqua on Board with Musical Empowerment and a Mentored Study with AgTI. She is pursuing a career in Agriculture Management and Technology.
As a mother of 5-3 are daughters, she is vocal about women's opportunities in the workplace and the illusion of balance against the reality of priorities for a fulfilling life. She enjoys researching female workplace trends and discussing solutions with her peers at Fuqua.

Caroline Bergan  
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About Caroline
Caroline is in the Class of 2020. She grew up in New York City and attended Vanderbilt University for undergrad where she studied Human & Organizational Development, French, and German. She then spent five years in Deloitte Consulting's federal government practice based out of Washington, DC before coming to Fuqua.

At Fuqua, Caroline is involved in AWIB, BOLD, MBAA Career Affairs Sub-Cabinet, and Christian Business Fellowship, and enjoys attending a variety of other club events and seminars. She has loved being a part of the Fuqua community and getting to know all her brilliant, kind, and interesting classmates!

Kirti Chandak  
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About Kirti
I am a First Year student in the Daytime MBA Program at Fuqua. I am from India and prior to Fuqua, I worked at Credit Suisse, as a technology lead, building trading applications.

Back in India, I worked with a non-profit, Disha for Victim and focussed my efforts on women empowerment. Continuing my involvement in the space, I'm excited to be working as an International experience liaison as a part of AWIB.

At Fuqua, I am also part of the Tech and INDUS Club and consistently trying hard to shed the 'Fuqua Fifteen' gained in my last six months here at Fuqua!



Sravya Durbha  
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About Sravya
I grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and attended UNC Chapel Hill (Go Heels!), where I majored in Health Policy and Management within the Gillings School of Public Health. I worked in healthcare consulting after graduating, first in Charlotte, NC at FTI Consulting and then in Washington, DC at PwC. My work with the National Institutes of Health at PwC involved working with healthcare entrepreneurs, which kickstarted my interest in innovation and entrepreneurship in the health sector. I also worked very closely with the WIN (Women's Initiative) at PwC and got to interact with many awesome female colleagues on special projects for our firm.

At Fuqua, I have been having an absolute blast working with so many amazing AWIB members and Allies as the FY Communications/Digital Media Lead on the AWIB Marketing Cabinet. I also helped plan the Duke MBA Health Care Conference as part of the Health Care Club FY Cabinet and am part of FCCP as well. Outside of Fuqua, I love running themed 5K races, scouting out the best local wines, and abusing the Instagram Stories feature to share all my ~super exciting~ adventures!

Alexandra Herrera  
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Ana Neri  
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Paige L. Nguyen  
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Rachel Pennington-Hill  
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Jessica Pollard  
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About Jessica
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Prior to Fuqua: Marketing Traffic Manager at Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Involvement: FCCP Executive Fellow, AWIB Internal Career and Mentorship
Hobbies: Yoga, Running, Scuba Diving
Summer Internship: BCG Atlanta
Email: jessica.pollard@duke.edu

Nicole Presta  
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About Nicole
Nicole is a native New Yorker, who grew up in Westchester, NY, went to Fordham University, and lived in NYC for five years after graduating. After college, she worked in broadcast television as a media buyer and media planner. Nicole came to Fuqua to pursue Brand Management, and she is an admissions lead on the AWIB SY cabinet and a career fellow.

Anne Song  
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About Anne
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Anne attended the University of California, San Diego, earning dual degrees in Political Science and History. Upon graduation, Anne joined a San Diego based securities and derivatives litigation firm as a research analyst where she developed an appreciation for both law and business. Since then, Anne has served as the Director of Operations for an education start-up and most recently, as the Associate Director of Operations for a VC-backed biotechnology start-up.

At Fuqua, Anne's concentration of study is in Management and Strategy. Anne is passionate about enriching the MBA experience for fellow Fuquans through her roles as a COLE Fellow, Career Fellow, and as the Parenthood & Partner's Lead for AWIB. Outside of Fuqua, Anne loves exploring Durham's trails and children's museums with her husband and 3-year-old son, Noah.

Josefina Van Thienen  
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About Josefina
I´m from Argentina and I´m having a great time here at Fuqua.
I grew professionally in the Nonprofit sector, leading Business Development teams. I came to Fuqua because I strongly believe that to make a more scalable impact, we as a society need to change the mindset of the private sector, merging the social and private worlds.