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Nov 2016

Meet the LGBT MBA Fellows: Jake Stallard

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and active ally MBAs in full-time programs. Each Fellows receives at least $10,000 funding per academic year (or $20,000 total for his/her/their two years) in addition free lifetime access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBT mentors, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the second class of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellows. These 44 fellows come from 30 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

35 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.

MEET JAKE STALLARD (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School)

Jake is a member of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Class of 2018. He received his BA from University of Florida in Elementary Education. He went on to receive his M.Ed. in Special Education with a focus on High-Incidence Disabilities from Vanderbilt University. Prior to enrolling in business school, Jake performed a variety of roles in the field of education. In the realm of behavior disorders, he worked as both an in-home therapist and as a teacher for students with severe behavioral deficits. In service of those with learning disabilities, Jake worked as a nonprofit program facilitator for adults lacking literacy skills, both native English speakers and adults for whom English is a second language. Finally, he worked as an SAT/ACT tutor for students struggling with test-taking skills and content deficits. His favorite pastimes are reading Car and Driver and getting out on the water, whether that’s paddling a kayak or floating in the waves.

What made you consider business school?
Business school presents an incredible opportunity to open new professional doors, increase my network, and to realign my passion with the work I will do.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
I am most excited about being back in the university setting and learning a whole new set of skills surrounded by so many smart, passionate professionals.

Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBT community, in society) that most inspire you?
Anderson Cooper inspires me with the compassion he displays in his reporting. He seems to bring himself to his job, which is something I strive to do.

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I’m with her.

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08

Nov 2016

Meet the LGBT MBA Fellows: Geoffrey Sokolowski

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and active ally MBAs in full-time programs. Each Fellows receives at least $10,000 funding per academic year (or $20,000 total for his/her/their two years) in addition free lifetime access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBT mentors, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the second class of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellows. These 44 fellows come from 30 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

35 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.

MEET GEOFFREY SOKOLOWSKI (University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management)

Geoff is a first-year MBA candidate at UCLA Anderson originally from Shrewsbury, MA. Prior to enrolling at Anderson, Geoff graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in International Affairs and Economics. He also spent 4 years at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, DC and San Francisco where he supported clients with large scale business transformations, including business process redesign and software implementation. With this background, Geoff hopes to use his time at Anderson to transition into a product management role with a long-term goal of starting his own business. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and exploring his new city of Los Angeles.

What made you consider business school?
I wanted to gain a better understanding of core business functions in an academic environment in addition to building a robust network of professionals across industries and functions.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
I’m excited to meet my new classmates and learn from the experiences that they’ve had.

Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBT community, in society) that most inspire you?
I’ve always found Elon Musk’s ability to bring his long-term vision for the future to reality inspirational. As the first openly gay man to be CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I also have looked up to Tim Cook.

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I love to travel and will rarely say no to a trip!

 

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07

Nov 2016

Meet the LGBT MBA Fellows: Fred Gehrig

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and active ally MBAs in full-time programs. Each Fellows receives at least $10,000 funding per academic year (or $20,000 total for his/her/their two years) in addition free lifetime access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBT mentors, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the second class of the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellows. These 44 fellows come from 30 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

35 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.

MEET FRED GEHRIG (Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management)

Project management professional specializing in healthcare and operations.  Attending the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt in the fall, where I will be specializing in Strategy and Marketing.

What made you consider business school?
I knew what trajectory I wanted to take with my career.  I felt that the current path I was on would not lead to that however. I think that business school will allow for that pivot.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
Learning about many different industries that I have yet to experience in my career.

Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBT community, in society) that most inspire you?
Steve Jobs is someone that continues inspire me, posthumously.  His drive for continual change and innovation was unprecedented.

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I love to dance.

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