Loan Assistance: Examples of Impact
The HBS Nonprofit/Public Sector Loan Repayment Assistance Program supports graduates in pursuing career paths in the nonprofit and public sectors, allowing them to follow their desired career paths and to have significant impact on the organizations and communities with which they work. Since 1992, the program has been supporting graduates in a variety of roles; here are just a few examples of their career paths.
CARICE ANDERSON (MBA 2006) Director of Continuous Improvement, Fulton County Schools
As the Director of Continuous Improvement, Carice manages the district department planning process which helps department leaders connect district initiatives with the departments' objectives, performance measures and improvement planning. She serves on the Performance Management Team which is responsible for implementing new evaluation systems for all principals and central office leaders. Carice came to Fulton County Schools through the Broad Residency in Urban Education after working for 2 years as a senior consultant in Deloitte Consulting's Human Capital practice.
JOHN KIM (MBA 2009) Director of Applied Analytics, Clinton Health Access Initiative
John joined Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) through the HBS Leadership Fellow program in 2009. At CHAI's Ethiopia country office, John managed the daily operations of the 120-employee office, providing guidance and support to each of their six programs, and managing external relationships with the Ministry of Health and other partners. Following his Fellowship year, John became Director of Applied Analytics in the Boston office, addressing problems that affect the more than twenty countries where CHAI works.
NEERA NUNDY (MBA 2002) Managing Partner, Dasra
Neera is a co-founder and managing partner at Dasra, a strategic philanthropy foundation. Dasra works with philanthropists and successful social entrepreneurs bringing together knowledge, funding and people as a catalyst for social change. She brings to Dasra her experiences from Morgan Stanley, UBS Warburg and Harvard Business School, taking an integrated approach when working with social investors, nonprofits and social businesses, ensuring that locally driven solutions have a lasting impact.
STEPHANIE HIRSCH (MBA 1999) Director of SomerPromise, City of Somerville Mayor's Office and Superintendent's Office
Stephanie has brought her skills in analysis of operations and data to numerous organizations, including the University of Chicago, the City of New York, and the Boston Police Department. Continuing her use of data to inform decision-making, she launched the City of Somerville's SomerStat program in 2004, which serves as the Mayor’s primarily tool for municipal management. Most recently, Stephanie has been working on data-informed performance management with the Somerville Public Schools. She also helped launch and continues to support StatNet, which is a network of municipalities in New England that regularly shares data and meets to discuss best practices in municipal government.
MARIA RIVAS (MBA 2003) Latin America Regional Coordinator, United Nations World Tourism Organization
Following a pre-HBS career in advertising, Maria returned to Central America to help in bringing investment to the region. After two years at PRONicaragua, she became the youngest Minister of Tourism in Latin America at the Nicaragua Tourism Institute, where she contributed to the growth of the sector into the number one source of income for the country. She now serves as Latin America Regional Coordinator for the United Nations World Tourism Organization, managing sustainable tourism projects that seek to contribute to the elimination of poverty.