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Rice Business Board Fellows

Matching Rice MBAs with Houston-Area Nonprofits

Founded by Rice MBA students and staff in 2008, Rice Business Board Fellows is a year-long experiential learning program that matches talented, energetic, and committed Rice MBA students as fellows to local nonprofit boards to serve as non-voting board members.

Both students and organizations benefit from the Board Fellows program:

  • Organizations can deploy a Rice MBA student’s ideas and energy to solve a problem or execute a project with the possibility of cultivating a future board member. MBA candidates learn valuable leadership skills from community leaders and gain experience in the nonprofit sector from “real live” nonprofit management and governance.
  • Students and organizations must apply in order to participate in the program. Once they are chosen, the board fellows and organizations are then matched according to the student’s skills and background and the organization’s needs. The student’s personal interest in an area of service provided by the nonprofit is also considered.

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2021-2022 Board Fellows

Organization Student Program
A Children's Home for the Soul Eleni Stamatakis PMBA-W
Bayou Land Conservancy Rebecca Kuo PMBA-E
Capital IDEA Sunita Dharani PMBA-E
CareerGear James E. Williams FTMBA
Center for Houston's Future Scott Deans EMBA
Children At Risk Keri Sprung EMBA
Comp-U-Dopt Belinda Moreira FTMBA
Cullinan Park Conservancy Lauren Glinke PMBA-W
Cy-Hope Grant Leathers PMBA-E
Dream Catcher Stables Ashleigh Macaluso FTMBA
Family Point Resources Tian Tian PMBA-W
Fresh Arts Carla Venesio PMBA-E
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Brianna Singh PMBA-W
Girls Inc. Shelby Hillman PMBA-E
Houston Angel Network Sophie Randolph FTMBA
Houston Community ToolBank Margaret K. Schlesinger PMBA-W
Houston Health Foundation Lauren Nakazawa PMBA-E
Houston reVision Takeya Green FTMBA
Houston Zoo Leslie Lugrin FTMBA
Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston Mariela Camarillo PMBA-E
Junior Achievement Victoria Garcia PMBA-E
Literacy Now Jessica Faith Carter PMBA-E
M.E.N. Incorporated David Dix PMBA-E
Medical Bridges Stephanie Pons PMBA-W
Mercer Society Laura Hicks PMBA-E
Mission Squash Anthony Price PMBA-E
Musiqa Bradley Curtin FTMBA
NAMI GH Lizzie Jones FTMBA
Nature Discovery Center Gaurav Nayak PMBA-W
Nehemiah Center Eliza Ann Bornman PMBA-E
PAIR Houston Tohfe Beidas PMBA-E
Search Homeless Brandon Johnson PMBA-E
SER Jobs DeRae Crane PMBA-E
SIRE Victoria Hills FTMBA
Target Hunger Christina Tamayo FTMBA
The Beacon Krystal Mariko Tanaka PMBA-W
The Monarch School Megan Rosenbaum EMBA
The Women's Home Elaine Dong FTMBA
Urban Enrichment Institute Jordan Aré FTMBA
Workshop Houston Kandace Waddy FTMBA
YMCA Doug Woodcock PMBA-E