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Club Leaders 2018-2019


Emily Auerbach, MBA/MEM '20

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Undergraduate education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Experience prior to business school: Prior to SOM, Emily worked with over 100 chocolate and cocoa companies at the World Cocoa Foundation to identify opportunities for collaboration on sustainability initiatives. She also worked with UNC-Chapel Hill as an edible and working landscapes strategist and advocate.

Summer Internship: Brand Management at Pepperidge Farm

Why SOM: Emily chose SOM because of its joint degree program with the school of Forestry & Environmental Studies, its strong focus on social and environmental impact, and its propensity for theme parties.

Fun Fact: Emily used to do low-flying aerial trapeze and now satisfies her craving for heights through amateur rock climbing.  

Katherine Cole, MBA '19

Hometown: New Gloucester, Maine

Undergraduate education: Amherst College

Experience prior to business school: Prior to Yale SOM, Katherine worked in nonprofit consulting, focused on philanthropy.

Summer internship: Summer Associate at Innosight

Why SOM: Katherine chose SOM in order to gain exposure to diverse opportunities in addition to traditional MBA career paths, because the student body reflects a broad range of interests and viewpoints, and above all, because it felt like home from her very first visit.

Fun fact: As a result of officiating a friend’s wedding in June, Katherine is formally an ordained member of the clergy of a (very legitimate) online religion.

Lucas Silva, MBA '19

Hometown: Viçosa, Brazil

Undergraduate education: Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), Technological Institute of Aeronautics (Brazil)

Experience prior to business school: Prior to Yale SOM, Lucas worked as an aerospace product engineer at Embraer. He is an expert in flight controls and has a masters degree in auto-pilot design.

Summer internship: Operations at Uber

Why SOM: Lucas chose SOM because it is very diverse, and because he would have the chance to get to know people with authentic personalities, unique backgrounds, and singular post-MBA plans. People at SOM really care about society. Even though Lucas did not want to pursue a career in the public sector or in socially-driven businesses, he thought it was a very interesting opportunity to learn from a group of such caring individuals.

Fun fact: Lucas loves baking and promised to bake for all of his friends, now that he is a 2Y and will (hopefully) have more time.