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MBA Panelists

Claudia Moreno

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Summer Fellow in the Office of the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Commerce | MBA - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan, '23 ; MPA - Harvard Kennedy, '23

Claudia Moreno is a first-generation UC Berkeley Latina graduate. Upon graduating, she had the opportunity to intern for the White House Administration. An opportunity not only granted too few in her community but also an opportunity that exposed her to public service for the first time. Following the internship, Claudia continued breaking generational barriers and transitioned into the private sector. During this time, she joined UCLA's Riordan MBA preparatory program, a fellowship that brought clarity to what she truly cared for – impacting her community. This realization encouraged her to make an intentional pivot from the private to the public sector, joining Small Business Majority. As Southern California Outreach Manager, she elevated the underserved communities' voices through entrepreneurship and proudly served the same community she grew up in, the Inland Empire.
Currently, Claudia is pursuing her Master's in Business Administration (MBA) at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Master's in Public Administration (MPA) at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her studies focus on economic development, social impact investing, entrepreneurship, and the future of work. Truly humbled by the passion and impact entrepreneurs have in our communities, she hopes to be equipped with the tools offered at MIT and Harvard to return to the Inland Empire and work towards making equitable policies for our small businesses. In her free time, Claudia practices yoga and jiujitsu. You will always see her enjoying a cup of coffee.

Best Piece of Advice During MBA Journey:

"One of the most valuable components in your pre, during, and post-MBA journey is how it forces you to be introspective not just in your career but in all aspects of your life. My advice is to reflect and journal every step of the way."

MBA Clubs / Activities:

Co-founder of CYN's (21-present)
Founder of More than Ready Pre MBA Scholarship ('21 - present)
Co-President Hispanic Business Club ('21-'22)
Senator for MIT Student Government Body ('20-'22)
VP of Public Innovation Club ('20-present)
Inaugural John Lewis Racial Competition Finalist (January 2021)

David Harris

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Summer Associate at Blackstone | MBA - Stanford GSB, ‘24

David Harris is an incoming MBA student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is currently a Summer Private Equity Associate at Blackstone. Prior to holding this position, he was stationed at the National Reconnaissance Office of the United States Space Force, where he managed a $150M portfolio of satellite software development.

David is from Dallas, Texas where his passion for football carried him unexpectedly to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, earning his Bachelor's degree in Management. He serves on several non-profit boards and is a member of Congresswoman Eddie-Bernice Johnson’s Service Academy Nomination Board. He is also the Co-President of the Riordan Programs Alumni Association (RPAA).

MBA Clubs / Activities:

GSB Private Equity Club
GSB Black Black Business Student Association
Impact Fund Admission Fellows Program

Diana Perez

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Loop Media, Inc., Manager, Digital Marketing

Best Piece of Advice During MBA Journey:

"Do MLT. I had already applied and got in without MLT. If I could, I would do MLT and any other program that helps you successfully apply to b-school though."

MBA Clubs / Activities:

Entertainment Management Association
Out@Anderson
Association of Veterans at Anderson (AVA)
Alliance for Latinx Management at Anderson (ALMA)

Mea-Lynn Wong

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MBA - Yale School of Management, '23

Mea-Lynn is a rising 2nd year MBA student at Yale School of Management, graduating summer of 2023. She previously worked at Charles Schwab as a financial consultant and received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA. She is interning at Mckinsey this summer in Los Angeles and plans to return full-time post MBA. At Yale, she serves as the Community & Inclusion chair on student government and is co-president of the Black Business Alliance. She also holds leadership positions in PEVC and Crypto club. Outside of school, Mea-Lynn is an investment partner with Dorm Room Fund, where she supports and invests in student founders across the greater New York & Mid-west area.

Best Piece of Advice During MBA Journey:

"Find people across your schools of interests that will be willing to review your essays before submission"

MBA Clubs / Activities:

Student Government
Black Business Alliance
Private Equity and Venture Capital club
Crypto club