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Diverse Tepper Students

MBA Admissions Diversity Liaisons

These MBA students and inclusion organizations fellows are leaders in our continuous effort to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community at the Tepper School.


Get to know some of our Tepper MBA students who are affiliated with various national MBA inclusion organizations. Contact them to learn more about the support they received through these organizations; they are happy to share with you!

The Consortium: Elevating U.S. Underrepresented Minorities in Business Education

Larnelle Rogers, MBA '19

Involvement: Black Business Association, Asian Business Association, Pro-Bono Consulting, Business and Technology, Net Impact

What is your proudest achievement at the Tepper School?

I worked on a pro-bono consulting project to help a local non-profit start a global social enterprise. We presented to the non-profit's board of directors. Working with my team to gain their buy-in was my proudest achievement.

Contact Larnelle

Shane Gorth, MBA '19

Track: Business Analytics

Concentrations: Operations, Finance, Marketing

What is the greatest benefit of CGSM?

The friends you make at the orientation program and in your class. You start off the program meeting a great set of people that become friends who will support you through your two years and the rest of your life.

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Shamel Jacobs, MBA '19

Internship: Product manager, VMware

Concentrations: Business Technologies, Marketing

What is your favorite Tepper memory? 

Attending the Egypt Trek with 15 other classmates was a phenomenal experience. I was able to bond with individuals that I do not normally engage with as we all learned about and enjoyed Egyptian culture.

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Forté Foundation: Because Women Belong in Business

Tepper Shield

Eve Surcobe, MBA '19

Involvement: Data Analytics Club, Net Impact, Tepper Women in Business

Concentrations: Strategy, Analytics

What is your proudest achievement at Tepper?

I am really proud of my summer internship! I spent a lot of time networking, practicing cases and polishing my interview skills this winter. Making a transition from the government and legal fields to the private sector is a big shift and I am very excited to put my MBA experience to use.

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Dahlia Ting, MBA '19

Job prior to MBA: Stage manager for theatre, opera and musicals

Internship: R&D strategy & planning intern, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Why Tepper? 

I chose the Tepper School for the strong student community and opportunity to develop my analytical skills. I'm involved in many organizations and am always learning something from my classmates. There are so many great opportunities to grow my skills inside and beyond the classroom.

Contact Dahlia

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA): Empowering LGBT Students to Make an Impact in Business

Carlton Forbes, MBA '19

Concentrations: Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Marketing

Internship: Operational risk intern, Humana

What is the greatest benefit of ROMBA and CGSM? 

The greatest benefit of Consortium and ROMBA is the built-in sense of community that comes with membership; wonderful people from both communities have helped me with recruiting and become some of my dearest friends.

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Esme Rhine, MBA '19

Involvement: Out&Allied, Tepper Consulting Club, Business & Technology, Graduate Entrepreneurship Club, Endurance Club, Tepper United, Tepper Women in Business

What is your proudest achievement at Tepper? 

Competing in the finals of the Tepper Innovation Challenge is my proudest achievement so far. Although we didn't win, it was an honor to represent the Tepper School and work on the case with some amazing classmates.

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Military Veterans

Tepper Shield

William Maston, MBA'19

Job prior to MBA: U.S. naval officer, aviator

Internship: Pathways intern, Amazon

Concentrations: Strategy, Operations

Why Tepper? 

Tepper is a tight-knit community focused on making a real and positive impact on the world. I wanted to be a part of such a group, both to learn from and to add to it.

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Ben Strickhouser, MBA' 19

Involvement: GBA Admissions Officer, Veterans Club, Data Analytics Club, Adam Smith Society, Marketing Club

Internship: Brand management intern, The Hershey Company

What is your favorite Tepper memory?

Traveling through the Colombian jungle with 20 other classmates during spring break is my favorite memory so far.

Contact Benjamin