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Meet the Forté Campus Ambassadors

The Forté Campus Ambassador Program gives undergraduate women an opportunity to take on a leadership role on campus, while helping Forté accomplish its goal of launching women into meaningful careers. These “FAMbassadors” champion the Forté mission, bring like-minded peers together, and advocate for their fellow students. Along the way, they get access to special perks, including professional development opportunities, fun swag from Forté and our partners, and early access and registration to Forté and partner events.

We’re thrilled to have these talented women on our team for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Carnegie Mellon University

RU JIA is in her senior year at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is studying information systems. Her campus activities include the Women in Business club, and this past summer, she interned at Morgan Stanley.

CHRISTINA LI (Lead FAMbassador) is a business administration major at Carnegie Mellon University, where she expects to graduate in 2021. This past summer, she worked as a global markets intern at Deutsche Bank’s New York office.

Case Western Reserve University

ASHLEY PARHAM (Lead FAMbassador) is a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University. An accounting major, she is double-minoring in finance and psychology. Ashley is a campus tour guide, risk manager for the Undergraduate Marketing Club, and a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Sigma Sigma Sigma.

Columbia University

SALOME TKEBUCHAVA studies economics at Columbia University, where she is part of the class of 2021. She has interned with Girls Who Invest and Searchlight Capital Partners. On campus, Salome participates in the Smart Woman Securities and Columbia Investment Banking Division groups.

MAXINE VIDAL is a junior at Columbia University, majoring in financial economics and computer science. Her student activities include Columbia Venture Partners and Aspiras ROS. In 2019, Maxine worked as a due diligence intern at Clockwork.

Cornell University

RABIA SYED (Lead FAMbassador) is majoring in mechanical engineering at Cornell University. Currently a junior, Rabia is part of Cornell’s Engineers for a Sustainable World team. Over the summer, she completed a maintenance internship at Chevron. 

Hunter College

SINDY CHEN (Lead FAMbassador) is a junior at Hunter College, pursuing a degree in economics. She completed two summer internships at BlackRock and spent summer 2019 interning with Centerbridge’s closing team. Sindy is a Leon Cooperman scholar, and vice president of Hunter’s Business Society. 

The George Washington University

MARY CLARE O’CONNOR (Lead FAMbassador) is a junior, studying economics and international affairs, at The George Washington University. She completed an internship at the American Enterprise Institute. Her campus activities include GW Alternative Breaks, GWU Club Cross Country, GWU Institute for International Economic Policy, and the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

Indiana University

GABRIELLA BRANNOCK (Lead FAMbassador) is a senior at Indiana University, studying entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, sustainable business, and international business. In the summer of 2018, she was a sales intern at Berry Global, and in 2019, she spent the summer at Nielsen as a commercial innovation intern. Gabriella is active in several campus groups, including The Women’s Network, Men As Allies, Alternative Break Program, and College Democrats.

New York University

EE NING FOO is a sophomore focusing on finance, computing, and data science at New York University’s Stern School of Business. She interned in business development at Partipost. At NYU, she is a member of Smart Woman Securities, and she writes for The Economics Review.

Penn State University

ABBY FALCE attends Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business, where she expects to earn a degree in supply chain and information systems in 2021. Abby interned with Altria Group in 2019. Her campus activities include Women in Business, Delta Sigma Pi, Smeal Integrity Advocates, The Daily Collegian, and THON, a student-run philanthropy group.

ERYKAH JACKSON (Lead FAMbassador) is a senior, majoring in finance, at Penn State University. In 2019, Erykah joined JP Morgan Chase & Co as a financial controller intern. She is the corporate relations director of Penn State’s Women in Business group.

Purdue University

HANNAH COHEN is a sophomore at Purdue University, focused on finance. She has interned with the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center. A member of Purdue’s dance team, Hannah is also active in the School of Management Council Associate Board, Financial Management Association, and Society of Human Resource Management.

ARIANA LOOR, a third-year student at Purdue University, is studying general management and human resources management. During the summer of 2019, she worked as a human resources intern at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. She writes for the blog “Life at Krannert” and is involved in several groups at Purdue, including the Association of Latino Professionals for America, Society of Minority Managers, and Society of Human Resources Management. 

NINA MILIVOJAC (Lead FAMbassador) will soon earn her degree in management and marketing at Purdue University. She is a senior who expects to graduate in December. She spent the summer of 2019 as a Target stores executive intern. At Purdue, she participated in Women in Business, Krannert Mentors, and the Center for Women in Management.

IRENE VALLET is in her senior year at Purdue University. She is majoring in supply chain analytics.

Rutgers University

PAIGE MOSHER is a finance major in her junior year at Rutgers University. This past summer, she worked at Prudential Financial as an IT project management intern. She is on the executive board of Rutgers’ Women in Business group and the School of Arts and the programming board for the Sciences Honors Program’s Peer Mentor program.

SRI NARAYANAN (Lead FAMbassador) is studying business analytics information technology and marketing at Rutgers University. Currently a junior, she spent the summer of 2019 as a data science intern with Teladoc Health. She is involved in several student organizations, including Rutgers Women in Business, Rutgers Venture Capital Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Her Campus.

NEIDELYN PINA (Lead FAMbassador) is in her senior year at Rutgers University. She is majoring in accounting with a minor in economics and a concentration in real estate. Her club affiliations include Rutgers Undergraduate Women in Business, WomenBUILD, and Latinos United Networking for America.

Texas A&M University

WEIJIA YAN (Lead FAMbassador) studies management information systems at Texas A&M University and expects to graduate in 2022. Weijia is active in Texas A&M’s Data Analytics club, Epic Movement, and Cybersecurity club, as well as the Center for Management Information Systems.

The University of Chicago

AYA SOMAI is an economics and data science major at The University of Chicago. During the summer of 2019, she interned with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Currently in her junior year, Aya is part of the Trott Business Program, which prepares undergraduates for business leadership.

University of Kentucky

SARAH BEGLEY is a junior at University of Kentucky. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in finance and marketing. In 2019, she completed a ticket sales internship with the Lexington Legends, a minor league baseball team. On campus, she’s a peer advisor with the Graham Office of Career Management, and she’s a member of the women’s fitness group CHAARG.

KENNEDY EKOVICH is a sophomore, focusing on finance and management, at the University of Kentucky. She’s a member of the university’s equestrian team, and she’s also active in two clubs, Women Business Leaders and Investment Banking.

University of Maryland, College Park

JENNY CHEUNG is a senior at University of Maryland, College Park, where she will earn her degree in finance and information systems. In 2019, she interned with Grant Thornton. She’s part of the Smith Philanthropy Club on campus.

SARAH ELGENDY is pursuing a degree in finance and information systems at University of Maryland, College Park. She interned at IBM in 2019, and is currently a senior.

University of Michigan

ANGIE CHEN is studying business and psychology at the University of Michigan, where she will be part of the graduating class of 2020. She has worked as a business development associate at SMP Global Consultants. On campus, she’s involved with the China Entrepreneurship Network, Michigan Chapter of CHAARG, and Michigan Business Women.

University of Rochester

ANA GARCIA is in her junior year at the University of Rochester, majoring in business analytics and marketing. During her last winter break, she completed a data analytics internship with Ingenio San Antonio. Over the summer, she traveled to Berlin for an intensive German language course. She’s a member of the university’s Squash Club. 

VANSHIKA SINGHANIA (Lead FAMbassador) is a finance major at the University of Rochester, where she expects to graduate in 2022. This past summer, she worked as a risk and advisory intern at Deloitte, India. Her student activities include Meliora LaunchPad, She’s the First, and the dance performance group Rochester Rangoli.

Wheaton College

BLAKE FERRETTI (Lead FAMbassador) is a senior at Wheaton College MA. She is majoring in business and management, with a concentration in analytics and new media, and a minor in education. In 2019, she interned with Agent Elite, a company that does website design and marketing for real estate agents. Blake is co-president of the Forté Rising Stars Club on campus. She also plays on the women’s lacrosse team, is a Wheaton Athletic Mentor, and mentors first-year students as a Preceptor.

GENESIS MALDONADO (Lead FAMbassador) is a political science major in her senior year at Wheaton College MA. Over the summer, she worked as a legal assistant at Sayegh & Sayegh PC. She is a member of the Latin Student Association, R&B Acapella Singing Group, Christian Fellowship, Step Team and Model UN.

College of William & Mary

LANI DAVIDOFF (Lead FAMbassador) is a junior, pursuing a degree in finance, at William & Mary. During the summer of 2019, she worked with Talcott Resolution as a financial analyst. On campus, she is an EcoRep and an Orientation Aid, and she participates in Women in Business and the William & Mary Dance Marathon.

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