25 May 2022

Class of 2022 Leadership Fellows on the Year Ahead


“I’m excited to join an administration that is so dedicated to meaningful social change. The opportunity will give me a unique insight on how city government works and how we can include the voices of the citizens of Boston in the decision and policy making processes. I’m especially looking forward to working on community building, economic development, and reducing the racial wealth gap.” – FATIMA ALBASSAM, CITY OF BOSTON MAYOR'S OFFICE

“I’m very excited to join the Environmental Defense Fund and contribute to a talented team that’s been pushing forward environmental goals for over 50 years. I’ve been aware of sustainability challenges since childhood but have recently gained increased conviction around addressing the climate crisis directly through my work. This opportunity will allow me to leverage both my experience in finance and passion for environmental sustainability to catalyze what I hope will be lasting change that benefits all stakeholders.” – ELIZABETH ARENZ, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

“I am thrilled to join the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. As a native New Yorker and dancer, I have always admired the Lincoln Center for its world-class performances and creativity. The Lincoln Center is the ultimate dream for anyone in the performing arts world. I can't wait to start building on Lincoln Center’s key initiatives around digital, diversity, and community and creating a space for all to come enjoy a wide tapestry of art forms.” – SUE CHUANG, LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

“I have always been fascinated by systems of public transportation, especially the subway element of it. I am joining MBTA to leverage the leadership skills I acquired in HBS, to learn more about the sector and implement strategic initiatives that will see the group transform and deliver superior service to Greater Boston.” – NIKITA CHUYKO, MBTA

“Joining the ecosystem of Juilliard and having the opportunity to work within the performing arts is a childhood dream come true – especially as a long-time amateur musician and theater-lover myself. I’m grateful for the opportunity to bring together my own education and perspective with the mission of the school, and am incredibly excited to contribute to the future of education in an organization where the hallways are filled with the next generation of creative talent and the people dedicated to their growth and success.” – MERVE CIPLAK, THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL

“I'm super excited to be joining the Environmental Defense Fund and help with pushing the world's largest emitters to cut methane pollution and credit those who make reductions. Climate change is the most important issue of our lifetime, and our generation will be responsible for turning the tide. I'm honored to be part of a team at the forefront of changing the global accounting, reporting, and actioning system of climate data.” – FIONA LIAO, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

“I am so excited to join MassHealth, working on the payment and care delivery innovation team! My long-term career goals are to improve patient outcomes, align incentives, and expand access. Thus far, I've enjoyed working primarily in the life sciences; however, that is only one piece of the healthcare puzzle in the US. MassHealth, Massachusetts' Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program will give me the opportunity to see the role state government plays in driving reform at the broader healthcare system level. Thank you to the HBS Leadership Fellows Program for making this possible. I am looking forward to the year ahead!” – ELISA MACCOLL, MASSHEALTH

“I am extremely grateful and excited to join the City of Detroit as a senior advisor to Mayor Duggan. Detroit has an incredible history and ongoing comeback story, and I am humbled to have the chance to work alongside some of the best public servants in the country. Here’s to a year of working hard, serving others, and learning as much as possible.” – KALEY MARTIN, CITY OF DETROIT MAYOR'S OFFICE

“I am delighted to be joining the Boston Ballet after graduation! As a native Bostonian and former musician, I have long admired the Boston Ballet, an organization that encapsulates both tradition and innovation. I look forward to working alongside this fantastic team as they continue to innovate and reimagine the ballet post-pandemic.” – MARIE ROSE MUIR, BOSTON BALLET

“I am excited at the opportunity to simultaneously grow as a professional and work towards making a positive, systemic impact within the core societal function that is education. The chance to explore and better understand both a new function (capital allocation) and industry (education) within the non-profit space gives me a lot of energy going into my new role, and my conversations with the leadership team gave me confidence that I’ll be both supported and challenged throughout my time at NewSchools Venture Fund.” – DAN SEGAL, NEWSCHOOLS VENTURE FUND

“I am incredibly excited to join the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Coming from the completely different world of tech, I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work directly with leadership at an institution leading the art world. I have always felt that providing access to art and other cultural representations to all is of the greatest importance, and I am delighted to have an opportunity to work on the Whitney's strategic and operational efforts. I am particularly excited to work on digital and technology initiatives, and ensure that the dialogue between contemporary artists and the public can continue long into the future.” – AUDREY SHENG, WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

“I have admired the Harlem Children’s Zone ever since reading about their innovative cradle-to-career model in Whatever It Takes, by Paul Tough (highly recommend!). I am honored to work at an organization that is committed to ending intergenerational poverty and recognizes the power of its own community to lead the work. I hope to engage, listen, and learn about what it takes to implement HCZ’s programs, and eventually bring that experience to other public school districts to advance equity in education for all students.” — JENNY ZHOU, HARLEM CHILDREN'S ZONE

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