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From DA to Charter School Founder: Adewale Oduye Shares His Experience Exposing Misconduct in the L.A. DA’s Office, His Post-MBA Plans


Inspired by the role models he saw as a kid, Adewale Oduye decided around age five that he wanted to be an attorney. “I used to watch a lot of legal shows as a kid,” he says, “but the idea

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This MBA Is Merging His Passion for Healthcare and His Knowledge of Business to Make a Difference


For Nicolas Palacios, just earning an MBA wasn’t enough. 

With a passion for healthcare and an interest in business, he is pursuing both an MBA at the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School and his PharmD at

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Cornell MBA Jefferson Betancourt Is on a Mission to Show Disadvantaged Youth They Have it Within Themselves to Succeed


As a first-generation American and a first-generation college graduate, Jefferson Betancourt has learned much about the American dream. 

In 1986, concerned about the escalating drug wars, his parents left Cali, Colombia, in search of a better life in the United

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This Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur Hopes to Use Her MBA to Give Back to and Empower Others


As the oldest child of immigrant parents, growing up, Fanta Kaba found herself pulled between parental expectations and her desire to help others.

“I really wanted to be a social worker because I wanted to give back, but my parents …


Surabhi Agrawal Strives to Empower Coffee Farmers through Traceability and Transparency


As an immigrant to the United States at the age of 8, Surabhi Agrawal has been shaped by her experiences in and the differences in opportunity that exist between the U.S. and her home country of India.

Both her role …