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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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2022-2023 Board Fellows

Organization Student Program
AIDS Foundation Houston Abhi Bansal FTMBA
Bayou Land Conservancy Natalie Burges PMBA-E
Big Brothers Big Sisters Tameka Brown PMBA-E
Buffalo Soldier Musuem Alecia Harris PMBA-E
Capital IDEA John Michael Dampf PMBA-E
CareerGear Allan Arroyo Amaro FTMBA
Center for Houston's Future Ahmed Elgohary EMBA
Child Care Council Neal Edward Wakefield FTMBA
Children At Risk Bradley Simmons EMBA
Cullinan Park Conservancy Stuart Bell PMBA-W
Cy-Hope Andrew Corman PMBA-E
Family Point Resources Will Alston PMBA-W
Family to Family Network Fuad Alexander PMBA-E
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Alissa Nguyen PMBA-W
Girls Inc. Taylor Anne Adams PMBA-E
Houston Angel Network Karen Gentry FTMBA
Houston Chamber Choir Calvin Dotsey FTMBA
Houston Community ToolBank Yu-Cheng Hsu PMBA-W
Houston Health Foundation Caroline Reasoner PMBA-E
Houston reVision Monica Hicks FTMBA
Houston Zoo Mason Galanski FTMBA
Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston Juan Carlos Moya PMBA-E
Junior Achievement Emmanuel Jimenez PMBA-E
Legends of the Ball Chaundra Frank MBA@Rice
Literacy Now Jonathan Garcia PMBA-E
Magpies and Peacocks Giovanna Boyd MBA@Rice
M.E.N. Incorporated Adrian Dever PMBA-E
Medical Bridges Brett Kovach PMBA-W
Methodist Retirement Communities Thi Nam Phuong Nguyen FTMBA
Musiqa Taylar Lewis FTMBA
Nature Discovery Center Wesley Page PMBA-W
Nehemiah Center Francisco Arana PMBA-E
Open Dance Project Marcus Wade PMBA-E
PAIR Houston Neashia Rayani PMBA-E
Plan It Forward Teddy Tilahun PMBA-W
Reading with a Rapper Rima Lancelin MBA@Rice
Search Homeless Evan Welborn PMBA-E
SER Jobs Aleena Tholanikunnal PMBA-E
SIRE Travis Peterson FTMBA
Target Hunger David Hoster FTMBA
The Beacon Dan Moore PMBA-W
The HEART Program Daniel Boben PMBA-W
The Mercer Society Grant Blazina FTMBA
The Monarch School CJ Holderread EMBA
The Rose Cassandra Opadukon FTMBA
The Women's Home Arwa Hasanali FTMBA
Unite Initiative Briann Ryce MBA@Rice
Urban Enrichment Institute Chikere Ogbonnaya FTMBA
YMCA Adam Schiedler PMBA-E