Current Class

Pooja Aysola

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management

Pooja is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan and a practicing emergency physician with a passion for improving healthcare through innovation and technology. At MIT Sloan, she is a teaching assistant for the dean, an MBA Core Fellow, and co-president of the Sloan Healthcare Club.

She completed her medical training and residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she served as president and site chief resident for her institution. Her experiences with the single-payer system in Canada were instrumental in her desire to realign incentives in the U.S. healthcare system and motivated her to create change in healthcare. During her summer, Pooja joined Buoy Health, an AI healthcare startup that is redesigning healthcare navigation and is currently working to implement new tools to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her spare time, she enjoys running along the Charles River in Boston, relaxing on outdoor patios, and learning golf.

Mehul Choudhary

Columbia University
Columbia Business School

At Columbia, Mehul focuses on strategy and finance. During his first year, he organized speaker events for Columbia FinTech and the PE Club. In his second year, Mehul was elected as a member of Columbia’s student government executive board. In this role, he is passionate about advocating for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the student body.

Prior to Columbia, Mehul worked in investment banking with Deutsche Bank for the New York, Mumbai, and Hong Kong offices. He covered clients in the financial institutions sector. In the summer of 2020, Mehul interned with Deserve, a Goldman Sachs-backed fintech startup that is promoting financial inclusion in the education sector.

Mehul holds a bachelor’s degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, India, and a master’s degree in finance from the Indian School of Business. He is also a chartered accountant. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Brittney Cummins

University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School

Brittney is an MBA candidate at Wharton, and she serves as vice president of the Consulting Club, vice president of leadership for Cluster 2 Student Council, and Student Life Fellow for the Office of Student Life.

Prior to Wharton, Brittney worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager for Burns & McDonnell, where she designed energy and power plants for university and medical campuses. Brittney recently completed an internship with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a management consulting firm, where she worked on pricing strategy for a U.S. grocery chain. She looks forward to joining BCG in Washington, D.C., upon graduation.

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Brittney enjoys college football, exploring new restaurants with her husband, playing cards, and finding antiques at estate sales. She is passionate about female empowerment and STEM education and dedicates her spare time to the Women’s Network, Phi Mu Fraternity, and Society of Women Engineers.

Sanat Daga

Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management

Sanat is an MBA candidate at Kellogg where he holds leadership roles with the Education Club and Kellogg Board Fellows and is a student admissions interviewer. Outside of Kellogg, Sanat serves as a board member at La Casa Norte, a Chicago homelessness nonprofit. Sanat recently completed strategy internships with Sesame Workshop and with Chicago Public Schools.

Before Kellogg, Sanat was a project manager at Dalberg Advisors, where he worked on projects ranging from youth employment in Rwanda for the Mastercard Foundation to access to higher education with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in economics and wrote his thesis on gentrification’s effects on low-income students in Oakland.

Next, Sanat hopes to work in city government in the intersection of educational equity, affordable housing, and criminal justice reform. In his spare time, Sanat provides unconditional love to the Chicago Bulls, and he loves reading, listening to hip-hop, and consuming every burrito in a 50-mile radius.

Adam Davis

Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business

At McDonough, Adam is focused on learning about financial markets, different asset classes, and investment management. He is a member of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and also serves as the vice president of finance for Georgetown’s Black MBA Association.

Prior to business school, Adam worked at a small accounting firm as an auditor and consultant. He supported engagements for USAID, the State Department, and the Department of Defense across Africa and Asia. On the consulting side, he worked with a major defense agency to improve internal controls over financial reporting. Before his audit career, Adam worked at Walt Disney World. Some of his most transformative professional experiences came while working in the theme park. This summer, he worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank with their Baltimore and D.C. offices.

Adam enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with family. If he’s not in the garage lifting weights, he might be running, golfing with friends, or having dinner with his siblings.

Jane Fisher

Dartmouth College
Tuck School of Business

Jane is passionate about cultivating community through service and mentorship. At Tuck, Jane is a co-chair of the Consulting Club, a Tuck Mentor to Dartmouth undergraduates, and a teaching assistant for several core classes. In her first year at Tuck, she worked on a pro bono consulting project for a local nonprofit and served as co-chair for the annual Tuck Women in Business Conference.

Prior to Tuck, Jane spent five years at L2 Inc, a New York based start-up helping consumer brands develop digital marketing and e-commerce strategies. Prior to L2, Jane graduated from Yale with a BA in the history of art.

After Tuck, Jane will join McKinsey in Boston and plans to pursue a career in management consulting. In her free time, Jane loves exploring New Hampshire and Vermont, sampling local beers, spending time in nature, and attempting to improve her skiing.

Alexander Goot

University of Virginia
Darden School of Business

Alexander is an MBA student at the Darden School of Business. He serves as president of the Media, Entertainment and Sports Club, as member of the Humans of Darden board, and as second year coach and tutor.

Prior to Darden, Alex spent more than a decade in television, working behind the scenes at ESPN and Fox Sports, editing video, writing scripts, and leading teams in the studio and in the field. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. This summer, he completed an internship with the Business Intelligence team at Dell Technologies, and he is particularly interested in how data analysis can drive insight and decision-making.

Alex is eternally grateful for the support from his study teams, Learning Team 28 and his beloved Section B Birds, and from the entire Darden community. In his free time, he enjoys distance running, live music, and time spent with his family.

Matthew Griffin

Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business

Matt is an MBA candidate at Tepper, focused on finance, strategy, and organizational behavior. He is the executive vice president of Net Impact and the vice president of community engagement for Pro Bono Consulting. He co-led Tepper’s participation in the first Small Business School Challenge designed to match MBA students with local small businesses to combat the impacts of COVID-19.

Prior to Tepper, Matt worked at an environmental consulting firm developing economic forecasts before joining an internal consulting team at a global law firm, K&L Gates, focused on pricing strategy. This summer, Matt joined Converse, Nike, Inc. as part of their Global Costing and Product Finance team.

After Tepper, he is interested in a role in finance or strategy with a global organization committed to addressing issues of climate change and social impact in their operations. In his free time, Matt loves watching NBA basketball, baking, and reading anything he can get his hands on.

Karthik Ilakkuvan

Duke University
Fuqua School of Business

Karthik is a Fuqua MBA candidate focusing on brand management and hoping to eventually move into marketing and partnership roles in sports. At Fuqua, Karthik is a Center on Leadership and Ethics Fellow and an Admissions Fellow, serves as co-president of the Media, Entertainment and Sports Club, and is on the leadership team for Fuqua Special Olympics. He also serves as a non-voting board member for Durham Nativity School.

Prior to Fuqua, Karthik spent six years in education—three years as an 11th grade precalculus teacher and three years at The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Karthik received his BBA in marketing from The College of William & Mary. This past summer, he interned at The Coca-Cola Company as a brand marketing intern.

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Karthik enjoys puzzles and genuinely believing that his favorite sports teams are going to win the championship every year. He is happily married and has the two most adorable nieces in the world.

Alex Lowy

University of Michigan
Stephen M. Ross School of Business

At Ross, Alex focuses on finance, strategy, and data analytics. Outside of class, Alex serves as co-president of the Consulting Club at Ross and as a student ambassador.

Alex began his career as an economist for Moody’s Analytics where he built regional economic forecasting models and studied the localized impacts of changes in the macroeconomic environment. He then transitioned to a role in the sales organization, focusing on business development and product strategy. Alex also served as the chair of the Moody’s Analytics Corporate Social Responsibility Council, helping to coordinate the firm’s volunteer activities across a variety of local nonprofit organizations. This summer as an intern at EY-Parthenon, Alex worked with a large manufacturing company to optimize their finance operations.

Originally from New York City, in his spare time, Alex loves to travel and to both play and watch sports. An avid reader, Alex cites his favorite book is The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (Caro, 1975); his favorite authors are Robert Caro, Erik Larson, and Rick Atkinson.