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Oct 2017

Meet the LGBTQ MBA Fellows: Alexandra Tapley

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer 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 access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBTQ mentors, digital programming, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.  Since the inception of the ROMBA Fellowship 129 students have received over US$6.2M in scholarship support from participating schools.

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the third class of the ROMBA Fellows. These 56 fellows come from 35 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

41 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2017-2018 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.

MEET ALEXANDRA TAPLEY (BABSON COLLEGE, F.W. OLIN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS)

Alexandra Tapley is an MBA candidate at Babson College in Massachusetts. Alexandra graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Relations with minors in marketing and conflict resolution studies. During her time at USC, Alexandra was an award-winning member of the women’s Varsity rowing team, winning a PAC-10 Championship and competing at NCAA Championships. Alexandra’s experience in international relations, social responsibility and working with street artists from local youth community centres and the surrounding neighbourhoods of South Central, Los Angeles led her to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking. Following her time at USC, Alexandra worked as an Associate Producer for the acclaimed documentary filmmaker and author, Jon Reiss and his company Hybrid Cinema. During her five years at Hybrid, Alexandra worked on the sequel to the internationally acclaimed film, “Bomb It”, which featured street-artists from 12 different countries. Alexandra also served as an outreach and distribution consultant for the film “Fambul Tok”, produced by Rory Kennedy. For the past three years, Alexandra has been based in Boston, streamlining her family’s business, The Children’s Spoon Inc. – an international social education program for children into an online platform and mobile app. In addition to The Children’s Spoon, Alexandra, with 25 years of equestrian experience, has been working in nonprofit development for equine therapy centres in addition to instructing children with special-needs and veterans. Alexandra was born and raised in London, England, and holds dual-citizenship with the United States.

What made you consider business school?
I first considered business school when I took on re-booting a family business, that focuses on social education for children, into an app/online program.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
Having worked with top gaming developers and child education specialists in both Boston and San Francisco over the last few years during pre-production of my app, I am excited to take the company and development to the next stage and complete production during my MBA. I can’t wait to work with and learn from people with vastly diverse backgrounds and experiences from myself and discover new areas and opportunities. Maybe in business school, there are more than just 24 hours in a day?

Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBT community, in society) that most inspire you?
My inspirational leaders have a varied range. Growing up in England, I looked up to Winston Churchill, not because of his victories but because of his humility as a leader. He acknowledged his shortcomings as a leader, and always reminded people that we are all just human. But first and foremost his decree was never to give up – always persist! I find Richard Branson’s business and entrepreneurial spirit inspirational. I would be remiss not to include an athlete, being a former coach and DI college athlete For me, Chris Ernst, an Olympic rower, who along with her Yale teammates back in 1976 paved the way to create the opportunities that female athletes enjoy today. She is the Billie Jean King of rowers!

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I love a good adventure into the unknown.

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Oct 2017

Meet the LGBTQ MBA Fellows: Alberto Fabian

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer 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 access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBTQ mentors, digital programming, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.  Since the inception of the ROMBA Fellowship 129 students have received over US$6.2M in scholarship support from participating schools.

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the third class of the ROMBA Fellows. These 56 fellows come from 35 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

41 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2017-2018 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.

MEET ALBERTO FABIAN (NYU STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS)

Born and raised in Chicago, Alberto received a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations at Loyola University Chicago in 2012. After graduation, he spent four years working in digital analytics at two of the largest global public relations agencies: Edelman and Weber Shandwick. Most recently, he worked as a data quality analyst at Google as part of the rebuild of Google Attribution 360 (formerly known as Adometry). While at Google he managed product integration and data management across 13 clients. Alberto is now a first-year MBA candidate at the NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Business Analytics & Strategy. In addition to being a ROMBA Fellow, he is also a fellowship recipient of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. In his spare time, Alberto is likely to be found reading a book or going for a run. In November 2017, Alberto will race in his third marathon in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

What made you consider business school?
As a communication professional turned analyst, I knew I needed to sharpen my quantitative and technical skills. I decided on an MBA specifically because I believe that analytics is about business problems, not just data or technology challenges. I believe that an MBA will help me better understand and navigate the business landscape to deliver true impact.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
I am most excited to engage with my new classmates. With approximately 400 students in my incoming class, there is naturally a lot of diverse talent and interests. I am thrilled to meet everyone, collaborate, and help shape each other over the next two academic years and beyond. As a life-long Chicagoan, I’m also excited to do that in a new city. 

Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBT community, in society) that most inspire you?
Howard Schultz, Larry Page and Jeff Weiner are among the most inspiring leaders to me. They each represent a range of admirable qualities, pioneering initiatives around sustainability, diversity, community outreach, STEM education, and more. The principles upon which they’ve built their companies I think have contributed immensely to their success.

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I am often the first one on the dance floor.

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Oct 2017

Meet the LGBTQ MBA Fellows: Adam Macie

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The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship is a scholarship and leadership development program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer 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 access to all Reaching Out programming (including the ROMBA Conference), LGBTQ mentors, digital programming, and a leadership summit exclusively for the Fellows.  Since the inception of the ROMBA Fellowship 129 students have received over US$6.2M in scholarship support from participating schools.

This fall Reaching Out welcomed the third class of the ROMBA Fellows. These 56 fellows come from 35 top business schools and over the next month we’ll introduce each of them to you.

41 MBA programs will be part of the Fellowship for the 2017-2018 application cycle. To learn about the Fellowship and let schools know of your interest here.

MEET ADAM MACIE (EMORY UNIVERSITY, GOIZUETA BUSINESS SCHOOL)

Adam is a current MBA student at the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. Adam was born in Buffalo NY, raised in Atlanta, GA, and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he majored in Business Administration. After graduating in 2012, Adam joined the Huron Consulting Group as an analyst working to implement business process improvements and net revenue enhancement strategies at nationally recognized healthcare systems. In 2014, Adam joined Apple Inc. as a business analyst responsible for the forecasting, implementation, and oversight of global repair-related initiatives, confidential repair programs, and operational procedures. Outside of work, Adam has been involved with the Communities in Schools organization, serving as a volunteer math/science tutor for middle school students, Net Impact, and local running clubs in Austin and Atlanta.

What made you consider business school?
Through my experience at Apple and Huron, I have learned where I want to go in my career. Business school will provide me with the necessary breadth of knowledge and leadership skillset to draw from to ultimately make a larger, positive impact on society.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
I’m most excited to learn from the diverse experiences of my classmates, who will also become lifelong friends.

Who are some leaders (in business, in the LGBT community, in society) that most inspire you?
Tim Cook, Lisa Jackson, Al Gore, Rose Marcario.

What’s one thing everyone should know about you?
I have never met a person I didn’t want to talk to or a dog I did not want to pet.

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