Fellows 2008


Top, from left: Chris Walker, Wangari Muchoki, Jon Yates, Jacqueline Novogratz, Deepti Doshi, Tricia Morente, John Tucker  Bottom: Jawad Aslam, Catherine Casey

Jawad Aslam
Jawad worked as a project manager for Saiban in Lahore, Pakistan, and for a land development company in Maryland. He has experience in both the public and private sectors in Pakistan and the U.S. He earned an MBA from the University of Baltimore.  Jawad will be returning to Saiban and working on a proposal to scale Saiban’s model throughout Pakistan.  Jawad’s delicious daal creations are popular among fellows.

Catherine Casey
Catherine was named a Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship, and she is the former director of CAMBA’s Refugee Professional Training Program. She earned a MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Catherine will be working in Kenya with SHEF,  non-profit that manages a chain of rural health clinics owned and run by local nurses.  Catherine loves running and winning various ping-pong and table hockey competitions with her ‘beatable’ partner Jon Yates.

Tricia Morente
Tricia is a former consultant at Katzenbach Partners and Braun Consulting. She has done microfinance and economic development work with Women’s World Banking, Grameen Foundation (Philippines), and the World Bank/IFC (Rwanda). She earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia. Tricia will be working with LifeSpring, a chain of maternity care hospitals in India. She is a master trapeze artist and can be found flying through the air with the greatest of ease all across New York.

Wangari Muchoki
Wangari was formerly the Assistant Human Resources Manager for Equity Bank, Kenya’s largest microfinance bank. She earned an MBA from the University of Nairobi. Wangari will be working in Lahore, Pakistan with Kashf, an organization that does micro-lending to women. Wangari is an amazing cook and is also highly skilled at interrogation of other fellows.

John Tucker
John grew up outside of Boston riding bikes and building forts in the woods.  He went to Bates College up in Maine and then moved out to San Francisco.  Before joining the fellowship, he got interested in India while working at Sapient and then he got interested in human-centered design for the base of the pyramid while working at IDEO.  This year, he is in Hyderabad, India working for Scojo Foundation, an organization focused on increasing the availability of reading glasses to the rural poor.  In his spare time, John likes to dance, eat noodles, make stuff and learn the mandolin.  You can see John’s photos at johnmtucker.com.

Chris Walker
Chris was the Associate Director of International Relations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation and a former international economist at the U.S. Treasury Department. He earned an MPA, from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.  Chris will be working with 1298, a private ambulance company in India. He is very gullible when it comes to movie recommendations.

Jon Yates
Jon was the Organization and Culture Review Leader for Tearfund, the UK’s sixth largest development charity, and is a former consultant at McKinsey & Co. He earned a BA at Oxford University. Jon will be working with Jami Bora, an affordable housing development outside Nairobi, Kenya. He has ginger hair.  Along with Catherine, he is a beatable member of Team Kenya and also enjoys watching Dawson’s Creek re-runs.

2 Responses to “Fellows 2008”

  1. Carlo Romjue Says:

    Toller Artikel, weiter so!

  2. Wiley Aleizar Says:

    Informativer Artikel, vielen Dank.

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