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Meet the 2020 – 2021 Forté Campus Ambassadors

Forté’s mission is to launch women of all backgrounds into fulfilling, significant careers, and as part of that, we help women build supportive networks. The Forté Campus Ambassador Program gives undergraduates the opportunity to take on campus leadership roles, get to know other talented women, and introduce them with Forté. Along the way, these “FAMbassadors” get access to special perks, including professional development opportunities, fun swag from Forté and our partners, and early access to Forté and partner events.

We’re excited to have the following talented women as Forté Campus Ambassadors for the 2020-2021 school year. We checked in with our FAMbassadors to find out what they’ve been up to, and we’ve shared their responses below:

Alabama State University

TAKERIA CHAPMAN (Class of ’22) spent the summer learning the programming languages Python, HTML, and JavaScript.

American University

HALI SIBILIA (Class of ’22)

TU-KHOA BURROUGHS (Class of ’22) took summer classes in psychology, nutrition, and science technology to earn extra credits for the CPA Exam.

Barnard College

SHANSHAN GUO (Class of ’21) interned at Citi Markets as a summer analyst.

Bates College

AMA ASAMOAH (Class of ’21) was a research intern at Promethos Capital, an investment boutique.

GABRIELLE ALPERT (Class of ’23) did a summer internship at Stix, a women’s health startup.

IMTITHAL HASSAN (Class of ’23) spent the summer working with the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.

Bryn Mawr College

MINOLTA NDLOVU (Class of ’23) has been taking no-cost coding courses through CodePath and developing her technology skills through Adjacent Academies to prepare for a tech career.

QIHUA (ASHLEY) YANG (Class of ’22) did a research project at Cornell University on diabetes treatment and took a remote course in physics.

Carnegie Mellon University

CHRISTINA LI (Class of ’21) worked at Evercore as an investment banking summer analyst.

JANIE XUE (Class of ’22) spent the summer as a data services intern at FHLBank Pittsburgh.

SEOYOUNG (CLAIRE) LEE (Class of ’22) was an Asia-Pacific marketing intern at Mary Kay.

Case Western Reserve University

ASHLEY PARHAM (Class of ’22) completed a Discovery Internship at Deloitte.

LILY ANNE TRANCAT (Class of ’22) worked at U.S. Bank as a digital engagement intern.

Colby College

LIYA YANG (Class of ’23) took two summer classes: Data Structures & Algorithms and Introduction to Sociology. She also writes a Medium blog on healthy living, productivity, and college.

College of William & Mary

MAEVE MARSH (Class of ’23) lived and worked Camp Rim Rock for Girls. She was the camp’s director of digital marketing, and also served as a unit head, supervising a group of about 15 staff members and 40 campers.

Columbia University

MAXINE VIDAL (Class of ’21) worked at BlackRock as an ETF and index investing summer analyst.

SALOME TKEBUCHAVA (Class of ’21) did an investment banking internship at Credit Suisse.

George Washington University

AIZHAN DANIYAR (Class of ’22) has been working as an underwriting intern with Amalgamated Bank.

KENDALL CARTER (Class of ’22) worked as a business development intern at Viva Vita over the summer.

MINNIE SUN (Class of ’21) completed a branding internship at Verite Consulting International in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.

Georgetown University

ANALISE IRIGOYEN (Class of ’22) was a summer business analyst at McKinsey & Company, where she worked on a public sector project.

LIANA WANG (Class of ’22) interned with the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation and the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance. She’s also the founder and CEO of Novaris Consulting.

MADISON BARRETT (Class of ’22) interned at the Center for Social Justice Advocacy and took classes in business law, social justice and technology, European history, and strategic management.

Howard University

IFENCIA SUCCES (Class of ’23) has been learning Spanish so she can get ahead in her classes.

STEPHANIE OKAFOR (Class of ’22) interned with Deloitte and took summer classes.

Hunter College, CUNY

DANI PENA (Class of ’22) did a product management internship at Mastercard; she is also working with a team of students to create a platform that helps underrepresented students transition from high school to college.

HELENA MACRIGIANE (Class of ’23) took a summer course in economic statistics and worked as a project manager at the Bronx Science Alumni Foundation to ensure that students have access to research and mentorship opportunities.

SINDY CHEN (Class of ’21) interned at Centerbridge Partners, working with the closing team on finalizing deals and trades.

STELINA GJECI (Class of ’21) worked as a part-time assistant for the Hunter College Office of Financial Aid; she also participated in Goldman Sachs’ Summer Insight Series.

Indiana University

SAMANTHA ZINNI (Class of ’21) did an internship at Lincoln International, a middle market investment bank in Chicago.

ZOE JENKINS (Class of ’22) spent the summer as a rotational intern at Baird, a Girls Who Invest scholar, and the co-creator of a company called Hopeful Jewelry.

Michigan State University

LEXI EAGLE (Class of ’21) continued her marketing content internship with MSU Career Services and worked as a customer service representative at McKesson.

SERENA CHUNG (Class of ’23)

New York University

CINDY HUANG (Class of ’21) worked as an equity research summer analyst at Barclays.

MIA GRADELSKI (Class of ’23) interned at Athena Capital and Scholars of Finance, while also working on her own startup.

Pennsylvania State University

CAITLIN MURPHY (Class of ’23) took on the role of THON Donor Relations Chair for Penn State Women in Business and participated in virtual externships for RKL and Grant Thornton.

Purdue University

OLIVIA WEST (Class of ’21) completed a marketing internship at Eli Lilly and Company.

SABRIA CROOM (Class of ’22) did an externship at AT&T.

Rutgers Business School

BHAAVI PATEL (Class of ’22) spent the summer as an information technology intern at Verizon.

HEMANI PATEL (Class of ’23) interned at Citi, working in institutional banking and global consumer banking, in addition to taking on a software engineering internship at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

PARNIKA ANAND (Class of ’23) worked as a business development intern at Elivade, a startup developing a networking and mentorship platform for underrepresented minorities and students of color.

SRI NARAYANAN (Class of ’21) was a summer analyst at Blackstone Group.

Smith College

JESSICA KIM (Class of ’22) did a digital learning internship at Smith College’s community service center, and she’s teaching herself how to use RStudio.

JIANI LI (Class of ’23) interned at a career consulting startup in Shanghai and volunteered at an organization that provides management consulting services to NGOs in China.

PERIS MWANGI (Class of ’23) interned with Smith College’s Women and COVID-19 Oral History Project, collecting and documenting the stories and experiences of women during the pandemic. She also participated in Goldman Sachs’ Summer Insight Series.

Spelman College

CAROLINE WHITFIELD (Class of ’23) interned in business client services at Chemical Bank and practiced for the Morehouse College Dance Team.

GIA TEJEDA (Class of ’23)

Tufts University

BREANNA LAU (Class of ’22)

GABRIELA DELELA (Class of ’21)

REBECCA QIU (Class of ’23)

University of Chicago

ANDEE SONG (Class of ’21) was an investment banking summer analyst at Rothschild and Co.

OLIVIA MILLER (Class of ’22) worked on her B.A. thesis, took classes, and participated in Goldman Sachs’ Summer Insight Series.

University of Kentucky

LAUREN CAMPBELL (Class of ’21)

University of Maryland

ANGELA CHIEN (Class of ’22) was an asset management intern at Walker & Dunlop.

GRACE VAETH (Class of ’22) interned at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, working in event management. She also launched the Better Business at the Beach Blog, where she interviews and writes about local businesses in Ocean City, Maryland.

ISHIKA SRIVASTAVA (Class of ’23) took summer classes and wrote articles for a magazine.

University of Michigan

ALAINA GREGORY (Class of ’22) interned in Creative Operations at eBay, where she focused on internal strategic consulting.

BREANA ANG (Class of ’23) took summer classes and interned with an early stage startup.

KRISTEN BOLLEDDU (Class of ’23) worked as an innovation consultant for Good Goes Viral, a startup with the goal of spreading positivity and hope.

University of Notre Dame

BRIDGET NAPOLI (Class of ’22) interned in client advisory at the wealth management company Bessemer Trust and completed several modules as a Girls Who Invest online scholar.

University of Pennsylvania

STEPHANIE TIAN (Class of ’21) interned at Select Equity.

YAN ZHANG (Class of ’22)

University of Pittsburgh

MAGGIE MOSES (Class of ’21) worked as an internal control analysis intern as FedEx Ground.

SILVIA BONONI (Class of ’21) took on a risk advisory internship at KPMG.

University of Rochester

VANSHIKA SINGHANIA (Class of ’22) worked as a financial and marketing manager with a startup called YoloShadow.

University of Southern California

ALLY WANG (Class of ’22) took summer classes and did an accounting internship with Caren Yoh, CPA, a local accounting firm.

JULIA VAN DER COLFF (Class of ’22) was an investments summer analyst at AIG.

University of Virginia

GUILIANA REJALAGA (Class of ’23) interned at CrediSolución, a savings and loans company in Paraguay.

Vanderbilt University

ASHLYN DONG (Class of ’21) worked as the senior analyst for a PE internship with Greenleaf Succession Capital and began working in investment banking at Jefferies.

Washington University – St. Louis

ASHLEY LESSEN (Class of ’21) interned in equity capital markets at Morgan Stanley. She has also been providing support to members of WashU’s Women in Finance group and planning events as part of her role as a Girls Who Invest regional representative.

JANEY FALES (Class of ’23) interned at Clarity Capital Partners, a wealth management firm in Newport Beach, California.

LISA HAN (Class of ’23) participated in Goldman Sachs’ Summer Insight Series, and has worked as a program manager intern at the Coding School, webmaster at Anike Foundation, business strategist at Anova Furnishings, and a finance extern at the Financial Planning Association.

Yale University

ALICIA PAN (Class of ’23) took classes as part of the Yale Summer Session.

PATRICIA ADAYA (Class of ’22) worked as a research intern with TechnoServe’s South Africa office.

SUSAN CHEN (Class of ’22) participated in Girls Who Invest and was placed in an internship at Taconic Capital.

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