Graduate Fellows, Spring 2015

Chloe Fagan-Tucker

Senior Graduate Fellow

Chloe-Fagan-Tucker, Senior Graduate Fellow, Impact America Fund Spring 2015Chloe is a first-year MBA student at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a focus on the intersection of finance, social impact, and equity-based investing. Chloe brings her creativity, passion, and expertise in social impact strategy, education, and management consulting to identify and promote high-potential for-profit ventures address pressing social issues at scale.

Before returning to business school, Chloe worked with Kapor Capital as a Summer Associate helping to source and execute diligence on potential investments, as well as identify landscape opportunities for the education technology sector. Chloe also led a short-term engagement with Girls Who Code to systematically select an impact evaluation partner and lay the groundwork to identify potential opportunities to generate revenue from their computer science education programs for girls.

Prior to these experiences, Chloe worked with FSG Social Impact Advisors advising a plethora of organizations on strategies to enhance their social impact, as well as led implementation of the first set of education technology pilots at Aspire Public Schools as an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow. Chloe began her career as a Business Analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the Social Security Administration’s efforts to update their mission-critical case processing information technology systems.

Chloe grew up in Atlanta, GA, and holds a B.A. in African and African-American Studies from Duke University in Durham, NC.

Andrew Wu

Graduate Fellow

Andrew Wu, Graduate Fellow, Impact America Fund Spring 2015Andrew Wu is currently a first year MBA student at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business focusing on entrepreneurship and social impact. At Haas, Andrew is part of the Haas Impact Investing Network where he leads the financial inclusion team to source and evaluate startups for a potential $50,000 seed investment. He is also serving as a Berkeley Board Fellow for Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin to help them evaluate and analyze the online consignment market.

Prior to Haas, Andrew was a Senior Program Officer at Single Stop USA, a national non-profit organization using technology to help families and students access public benefits and other community resources. Andrew joined Single Stop through the ProInspire Fellowship, a fellowship designed to help young professionals launch leadership careers in the social sector. Andrew started his career in management consulting at PwC helping healthcare clients on digital strategy.

Andrew is originally from Saratoga, CA in the Bay Area. He holds a B.A. in economics and history from Northwestern University.

Stefanie Thomas

Graduate Fellow

Stephanie Thomas, Graduate Fellow, Impact America Fund Spring 2015Stefanie is a second year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) with a focus on the intersection of social enterprise, technology and entrepreneurship. Her most recent experiences include project work with a TechStars-funded mobile app company as well as small business consulting via a 6,000 mile US road trip to work with entrepreneurs under MBAs Across America.

Prior to Michigan, Stefanie led a short-term engagement with CODE2040, a Silicon Valley-based non-profit that provides professional support and development for Black and Latino/a computer science students seeking careers in technology. Before that time, she spent six years in New York at Citigroup within export finance, serving as Vice President within syndications and asset distribution. During her time there, she also was a founding member of a non-profit dedicated to career development for high school students within underserved communities.

Originally from Washington, DC, Stefanie holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and currently serves as Co-founder of Women Who Launch (a female-centered entrepreneurial organization) as well as Co-Director of the UM Social Venture Fund – the nation’s first student led impact investing fund.

Simone Andrews

Graduate Fellow

Simone Andrews, Graduate Fellow, Impact America Fund, Spring 2015Simone Andrews is an experienced public sector professional, whose work lies on the intersection of social innovation and finance. Simone is currently enrolled at NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is pursuing her Master of Public Administration with concentrations in management and finance. In 2014, Simone worked at Williams Capital Group in equity research and at the Institute of Child Success in the Pay For Success Department.

Before joining NYU Wagner, Simone was a Senior Community Organizer at Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE), where she organized and trained African American and Latino residents in South Los Angeles to advocate for policies that create economic opportunities and public sector green jobs. While at SCOPE, she helped advocate for the successful passage of the Los Angeles Green Retrofit Ordinance, an innovative green equity policy that not only produced public sector green jobs, but also trained disadvantaged workers with the necessary skills to retrofit city owned buildings.

Currently, Simone is interested in bringing financial resources and capital to underserved communities through innovative financing structures.