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Meet the 2021-2022 class of Fritzky Leadership Fellows

Each year, second-year MBA students are paired with first-year MBAs to provide peer coaching, team–related support, and more. Get to know this year’s class of Fellows by reading their bios below. Learn more about the Leadership Fellows Program here.

Katherine BoehrerKatherine Boehrer
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Katherine grew up in Dallas, TX before moving to Ithaca, NY, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and Environmental Science from Cornell University. After graduation, she worked as a social media manager for an international nonprofit, the National Outdoor Leadership School, before moving to Seattle to work as a digital advertising manager for a boutique marketing agency.

This summer, Katherine is working as a Product Management Intern at NetApp. She is excited to join the Leadership Fellows program and give back to first-year students as they tackle the beginning of their MBA program. She also serves as Co-President of the Business & Policy Group. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, and walking with her dogs.

Liz DalyLiz Daly
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Liz, a Bay Area native, took a non-traditional path to Foster. After earning her undergraduate degree in a liberal arts college, she worked in education, first as a special education teacher and then in collegiate athletics as a women’s lacrosse coach. Her career took her all over the nation, living in the Midwest, East Coast, and the South. Her interest in business grew during her time as a coach, and Foster was her top choice due to the opportunities and support for those looking to switch careers.

Liz is passionate about creating a welcoming environment to empower others to be themselves, and cannot wait to help foster that community through the Fritzky program in partnership with the incoming first-year class. Liz also serves as the VP of Wellness and the Sports Chair for Challenge for Charity. This summer, Liz interned with ProKarma Consulting where she built upon all of the skills she learned her first year. On the weekends, Liz is hiking or trying out the newest food spot in Seattle.

Marcella DeslogeMarcella Desloge
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Originally from Tallahassee, FL, Marcella earned her B.S. in Business from the College of Charleston. For four years before Foster, she worked in an administrative leadership position at a network of physician-owned clinics in Bellingham, WA, where she implemented new ancillary service lines to provide more comprehensive patient care. She is now pursuing a career at a tech company seeking to disrupt the healthcare industry.

Marcella chose Foster for its strong placement success in tech, especially for career-switchers. This summer, Marcella is a PMM intern at Microsoft on the Global Industry Product team. Marcella is the incoming VP of Operations for the Healthcare & Biotechnology Association and the Prospective Student Outreach Coordinator in Admissions.

Marcella’s Fritzky Fellows provided unmatched guidance and knowledge throughout her first year, fueling her decision to join the Leadership Fellows herself. She is excited to support the Class of 2023 in making the most of their time at Foster!

Mohit Girish JunejaMohit Girish Juneja
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Mohit grew up in Mumbai, India. After completing his under graduation in Information Technology engineering and a master’s in marketing, he joined the tech industry as an Account executive in enterprise sales. Mohit has managed global accounts bringing in large revenues for the company and his skills include relationship building, cross functional collaboration, solution selling, and data driven forecasting. During the summer he is interning at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a Product Manager.

Mohit is very excited to be a part of the Fritzky program for the academic year 21-22. During his first year, Mohit got tremendous support from his Fritzky fellow in navigating the challenges of the first year. Mohit, now wants to give back to the Foster community by helping the incoming first years overcome their challenges and strive forward in their MBA journey. Mohit is also the President of the Strategy Club and the VP of Corporate relations at the Foster Technology Club.

Emily MathisonEmily Mathison
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Emily is a native San Diegan and alumna of the University of California – Los Angeles, where she studied chemistry, materials science, and geography. Her love for science led her to spend five years working in nuclear fusion. There, running a failure analysis lab led Emily to find a true passion in ensuring that the best technical innovations successfully make it out of the lab and into the market. She has continued that path this summer, working in Global Marketing for Stryker’s Neurovascular Division. She is an MBAA VP, a board member of the Net Impact club, and can be found either in the ocean or on a mountain in her free time.

Emily was drawn to Foster’s commitment to authentic leadership and is thrilled to become a Fritzky Leadership Fellow; her own fellows were invaluable to her ability to navigate her first year. She is looking forward to being a resource, support system, and friend to the first years and can’t wait to learn from them in return.

Christine MooreChristine Moore
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A Baltimore native, Christine gradually strayed further from home by first attending University of Maryland and then working in DC managing digital marketing initiatives and scaling up internal programs for a regional healthcare system. Realizing that she wanted to develop her ability to bring out the best in others, no matter who they are, she decided to dive headfirst into the MBA experience and apply to the Fritzky Fellows program. She is interning this summer as a Program Manager at Tableau.

Christine is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment that both supports and challenges others as they are pushed to grow. She currently serves as the MBAA EVP of Communications, VP of Events for the Data & Analytics Club, and VP of Communications for the Healthcare and Biotechnology Association and can’t wait to meet the incoming cohort to be not just a mentor and peer but also a friend. Outside of work, Christine enjoys baking, aerial acrobatics, and rock climbing.

Mitch PlatmanMitch Platman
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Mitch grew up in Portland, OR and earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mitch spent the first six years of his professional career as an Armor Officer in the United States Army. During his Army career, Mitch had the opportunity to lead Soldiers as a Scout Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, and Squadron Operations Officer. While the Army took him all over the world, Mitch is excited to take the next steps of his professional career back in the Pacific Northwest.

Mitch chose Foster because of its emphasis on teamwork, its small class size, and its strong relationship with the tech sector in Seattle. Mitch spent the summer interning at Zillow as a Strategy and Business Operations Manager and serves as the VP of Student Outreach for the Foster Veterans Association.

Mitch is excited and humbled at the opportunity to help guide first year MBA students as a Fritzky Leadership Fellow and is looking forward to learning and growing throughout his time in the program.

Luke SpragueLuke Sprague
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Luke stayed fairly close to his hometown in Sacramento to attend Sonoma State University for his undergraduate degree in Psychology. From there, he moved San Francisco, where he stayed for 7 years navigating the world of tech start-ups in various customer-centric roles. Most recently, he was a Customer Success Manager supporting enterprise-level businesses with the software that powered their early talent recruitment strategies. His desire to broaden his scope of the business world and to explore new strategic career opportunities led him to Foster.

Leadership development and mentorship are core to Luke’s values. He’s benefited from strong leaders and mentors himself, and he believes in paying that forward.

Luke is spending the summer at Apple in a Program Management role supporting multiple AppleCare initiatives before coming back to Foster as a Co-VP of Wellness, Co-VP of Professional Development in The Finance Society, and a member of the Foster Band.

Taylor StephensTaylor Stephens
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Taylor grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and holds a degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University. After college Taylor moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for a software start-up serving premium brands in boutique fitness. There he had the opportunity to work alongside the company’s management team to disrupt the health and wellness sector. This experience fueled Taylor’s passion for expanding his knowledge base in digital products and services.

This summer, Taylor is interning at Veritas Technologies as a Product Manager in cloud data protection. He is also the VP of Alumni Affairs and a board fellow for the Academy for Precision Learning.

Taylor is extremely excited to be a Fritzky fellow for the class of 2023. His first-year fellow was an invaluable resource, and he wants to continue the tradition of providing quality mentorship to students as they navigate coursework and recruiting.

Ezra TilayeEzra Tilaye
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I was an entrepreneur in the Baltimore/DC Metro area, where I owned and operated two restaurants. I was drawn to the industry for many reasons, but most importantly because of the amazing social connection associated with a career as a restauranteur. After 8 years in the industry, I sold my businesses and shifted my focus around food waste reduction – where I worked until coming to Foster.

I decided to become a Leadership Fellow because as a lifelong athlete and community leader, I have always personally experienced the importance of mentorship and leadership, and have always made it a priority to give back in my professional career.

This Summer I have been working at Ecolab as a MBA Product Marketing Intern working on medical device market growth strategies. I would classify myself as an extrovert. I really enjoy connecting with people over a common purpose and a great meal. That has been my personality my entire life, and I think it allows me to connect with a broad array of individuals in my day-to-day life.

Parker TownleyParker Townley
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A Pacific Northwest native, Parker grew up in Olympia, Washington and earned his BA in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane. Parker spent the next seven years working at the intersection of international development and sustainable business at Fair Trade USA in Oakland, California. He helped retailers, brands, roasters, and traders sustainably source coffee and share their stories of impact with consumers.

This last summer Parker joined Amazon’s Supply Chain Execution team as a Senior Program Manager Intern. In addition to the Leadership Fellow Program Parker also serves as Co-President of Net Impact, manages Challege4Charity/C4C’s relationship with the University Food Bank, and is part of the Board Fellowship Program, paired with global health NGO VillageReach.

As a Fritzky Fellow Parker looks forward to helping incoming students make the most of their MBA experience and building the leadership skills needed to build strong, collaborative teams.

Shivani TripathiShivani Tripathi
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Shivani is from India, and she worked at Deloitte Consulting for four years before joining Foster. She is passionate about technology and problem-solving, which got her to work on multiple business-technology problem statements during her career. While doing an MBA was her high-school dream, what brought her to Foster is the passion for learning how to create a lasting positive impact on people and businesses through empathetic leadership.

One of the most inspiring experiences that Shivani had during her first year at Foster was getting the mentorship of Fritzky Fellow leaders. She wants to pay it forward and support the incoming cohort by becoming a Fritzky leadership fellow. She also sees it as an excellent opportunity to enhance her leadership potential.

Shivani is interning at Amazon and reading cognitive psychology and self-help books this summer.