Date
March 16, 2022
Time
6:00-8:00 p.m. CT
Event Type
In-person
Location
Moe's Cantina - River North,
155 W Kinzie St,, Chicago, IL, 60654, United States
This Is a Past Event

Calling all Harvard alumni in Chicago!

Harvard alumni worldwide are coming together both online and in cities around the globe for a night of connection and community. Register now to reconnect with friends and classmates and expand your Harvard network. Connect your social media accounts to the guest list to more easily connect with other attendees before, during, and after the event.

Please follow City of Chicago guidelines at the time of the event.

Shared Interest Group Contacts
Harvard Black Alumni Society
M. Elysia Baker Analo (melysia@gmail.com) and Jakina Dortch (jakinadortch@gmail.com)
Contact
Harvard Club of Chicago
Paula Daniliuc
Attendance Policy
Registration required

Who's Coming (126 + guests)

Alla Aizenberg
’14
Harvard Business School
CEOSignature Holdings
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Jakina Dortch
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Manager of Higher Education and ScholarshipChicago Youth Programs
Career/field of interest:
Non Profits
I am looking forward to meeting other alumni
M. Elysia Analo
’07
Harvard College
Associate Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
Career/field of interest:
Law
Alla Aizenberg
’14
Harvard Business School
CEOSignature Holdings
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Rebecca Ribaudo
’93
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Writing/Publishing/Journalism
Nikodem Pancewicz
’17
Harvard University Extension School
Career/field of interest:
Energy
Firas Suqi
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Product Manager / Consultant Slalom
Career/field of interest:
Technology/IT
Christian Sanchez
’19
Harvard University Extension School
Law StudentNorthwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Meeting great people in Chicago and making new friends. I'm currently a student at Northwestern Law and have a background in real estate development and equity syndication.
Christian Sanchez
’19
Harvard University Extension School
Law StudentNorthwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Liesel Garcia
’22
Harvard University Extension School
Senior Manager Abbott
Career/field of interest:
Biotech
A results-oriented Business Partner with extensive leadership experience in highly competitive biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage companies. Proven track record of leading multi-million-dollar international projects in Europe, the USA, and Latin-America. Expertise in improving process while securing customer satisfaction and forging valuable relationships with internal and external partners.
Bernice Fokum
Harvard Kennedy School
PhysicianUniversity of Chicago
Career/field of interest:
Medicine
Health Policy, Emergency Medicine
CHAR Kim
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Career/field of interest:
Philanthropy
Marcus Hall
’90
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Looking forward to reconnecting with others in person.
Valorie Nash
Harvard University Extension School
Senior Associate Director - StrategyUniversity of Chicago
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
Interested in connecting around higher ed consulting, education technology start ups, and innovations in education.
Cristina Covarrubias
’05
Harvard College
Attorney
Career/field of interest:
Law
joanna keska
Harvard University Extension School
Career/field of interest:
Environment
No Agenda. No Expectation. Coming to meet new people and make new friends.
Caroline Williams
’15
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Technology/IT
Barbara Hall
’75
Harvard Graduate School of Education
ConsultantExecutive Service Corp
Career/field of interest:
Non Profits
Cody Dean
’14
Harvard College
OwnerCody R Dean FinTech Consulting LLC
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Tracey Fredricks
’15
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Manager, Diversity, Equity, and InclusionAmerican Express
Career/field of interest:
hr_talent_acquisition
Tracey Fredricks
’15
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Manager, Diversity, Equity, and InclusionAmerican Express
Career/field of interest:
hr_talent_acquisition
Olamide Jarrett
’97
Harvard College
PhysicianUI Health
Career/field of interest:
Medicine
Dwight Hopkins
Harvard College
Managing DirectorPrometheus Nova Ventures, LLC
Career/field of interest:
Venture Capital
Looking to meet other venture capitalists and investors.
Peter Czarkowski
’17
Harvard University Extension School
Musician / Producer
Career/field of interest:
Art
Peter Czarkowski
’17
Harvard University Extension School
Musician / Producer
Career/field of interest:
Art
Monica Clark
’06
Harvard College
Senior Legal CounselPrimient
Career/field of interest:
Law
Ike Muzikowski
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Education
President and PrincipalChicago Hope Academy High School
Career/field of interest:
Education/Higher Ed
I appreciate great attitudes and a sense of humor at Moe's! I was born and raised on the near west side and I love connecting with anyone passionate about making Chicago a better place.
Brenna McNally
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Education
AssociateMcKinsey & Company
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
Isaac Persley
’04
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Associate DirectorbKL Architecture LLC
Career/field of interest:
Architecture and Design
Adam Pere
’17
Harvard Graduate School of Design
VP of Creative TechnologyEnvoy
Career/field of interest:
Software
Paula Daniliuc
’12
Harvard College
SVP Population HealthOak Street Health
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Jason Koh
’90
Harvard College
Mark R. Neaman Family ChairmanNorthShore University HealthSystem
Career/field of interest:
Medicine
Entrepreneurship
Yi Zhou
’10
Harvard Graduate School of Education
CEOEase Consulting
Career/field of interest:
Business
It's my second year living in Chicago. Hope to meet like-minded professionals as well as complimentary groups of alum in town.
Zandile Moyo
’00
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Environment
Carbon Offsets
Dan Corboy
’03
Harvard Kennedy School
Chief Medical Officer IL MedicaidHumana
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Amy Chan
’99
Harvard Graduate School of Education
FounderSocial Catalyst Consulting
Career/field of interest:
Social Entrepreneurship
Jim Thomas
’77
Harvard College
Professor of CardiologistNorthwestern Medicine
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
George Pierce
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Analyst
Career/field of interest:
Investments
Excited to network with people in the energy sector
Yousef Alzaeem
’20
Harvard Kennedy School
Director of Business TransformationTayse International.Inc
Career/field of interest:
Business
Reine Rambert
’20
Harvard Kennedy School
Senior Associate, Global Risk and Government AffairsInvenergy
Career/field of interest:
Energy
Shared love of Chicago, Climate, Clean energy
Elizabeth Conlisk
’06
Harvard Kennedy School
Chief Communications and Marketing OfficerBeloit College
Career/field of interest:
Education/Higher Ed
A 2006 graduate of the Kennedy School, I moved to Chicago in 2007 to launch the Big Ten Network. I'm currently a chief communications and marketing officer while also consulting on strategic communications issues. I'm always interested in meeting new people.
Dianne Lee
’20
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Writing/Publishing/Journalism
Kevin Lee
’18
Harvard College
Chicago Booth
Career/field of interest:
Software
Erica Walker
’03
Harvard College
Program DirectorChicago HOPES for Kids
Career/field of interest:
Non Profits
Licensed clinical social worker, nonprofit administrator and therapist. Interested in connecting around board work, organizational culture shifts and mental health practice, open to unimagined possibilities.
Peter Martin
’82
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Michael Stone
’91
Harvard College
Legal DirectorCenter for Disability & Elder Law
Career/field of interest:
Law
Working for a legal aid agency, I am interested in connecting with others who working in the non-profit and service industry.
Laura Buso
’17
Harvard University Extension School
Administrative Business PartnerUniversity of Chicago
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
I'm here to learn, support, and connect on culture, entrepreneurship, startups, leadership and all things wine.
Johnny Powell
’20
Harvard College
Associate ConsultantBain & Company
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
I am currently an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company and am applying to medical school this cycle (2022-2023). For this reason, I would love to connect with fellow alumni around the intersections of medical research, public health and business.
Michael Hwang
’16
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Kelsey Bakken
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Education ResearcherIllinois State Board of Education
Career/field of interest:
Education/Higher Ed
Interested in connecting about all things education as well as college and career development and hoping to meet alumni from different sectors to learn about their experiences.
Yusuf Capar
’05
Harvard Business School
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Alex Chivescu
’13
Harvard College
MBA StudentChicago Booth
Career/field of interest:
Banking and Securities
Alyce Su
’16
Harvard Kennedy School
FounderChina Queen Capital (HK) Ltd.
Career/field of interest:
Investments
Darwin Lazatin
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Senior Software EngineerCentric Consulting
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
I like to connect with people with Consulting and IT background.
Sam Lemberg
’10
Harvard College
CounselGrubhub
Career/field of interest:
Law
Ven Mothkur
’23
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Medical DirectorFranciscan Health
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Miles McCollum
’17
Harvard College
Development ManagerGreystar
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
I am a 2017 graduate of Harvard College living in Chicago. During my time at Harvard, I was member of varsity football team. Today I'm working in real estate development with focus on student housing, and would love to connect with real estate-minded alumni working in various parts of the industry (planning, design, architecture, private equity, finance, etc.)
Jim Blake
’82
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
John Basbagill
’00
Harvard College
Sustainability Analyst / ResearcherStanford University
Career/field of interest:
Engineering
Looking for an opportunity to apply my research within industry: sustainability analytics, corporate ESG requirements/reporting, life cycle assessment, sustainability consulting, real estate, building science Chicago is my hometown, excited to connect with others here!
Sara Oh
’19
Harvard Law School
Career/field of interest:
Law
John McGeever
Harvard College
FHS
Career/field of interest:
Investments
I am a high school student at Fenwick High School. I will be attending in order to gain connections for future education and career opportunities.
Nathaniel Vincent
’20
Harvard College
AssociateBoston Consulting Group
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
Meet other Harvard alumni in Chicago.
Melissa Flores
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Career/field of interest:
Philanthropy
Chris Renn
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Shahi Shrestha
’24
Harvard University Extension School
Manager, Data Analytics & InsightsArthur W. Page Society
Career/field of interest:
Technology/IT
Jonathan Krieger
’12
Harvard Business School
Vice President of StrategyApex Fintech Solutions
Career/field of interest:
Finance
James Stone
’65
Harvard Business School
PresidentStone Asset Management, Inc.
Career/field of interest:
Non Profits
Shakeel Chowdhry
’00
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Medicine
Medical networking Medical device / engineering
Clare Kennedy
’21
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
KRISTOPHER MENDEZ
’02
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Government
Jonathan Krieger
’12
Harvard Business School
Vice President of StrategyApex Fintech Solutions
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Kevin Jain
’15
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Art
Chris Crosby
’12
Harvard Kennedy School
CEOXaqt
Career/field of interest:
Technology/IT
Adele Green
’22
Harvard University Extension School
ConsultantUNESCO
Career/field of interest:
International Affairs
NGOs, current affairs, world events
Heath MacLean
’14
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Roland T
Harvard Business School
CEOAspireUp
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
Lucien Carter
’06
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Law
Carmen Gardner
’20
Harvard University Extension School
Founder/CEOMomentum Management Group
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
Bruce Hochstadt
’81
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Medicine
Healthcare
John Harris
Harvard Divinity School
@PrimeMinisterOfUSAUnited States of America
Career/field of interest:
Government
Global economics, capitalism & socialism
Brittanie Maxwell
’14
Harvard College
Investment Banking AssociateWilliam Blair
Career/field of interest:
Finance
'14 Harvard College grad, '21 Kellogg full-time program grad, current investment banking Associate with William Blair's Tech coverage group. Long-term interest in diplomacy / the World Bank - future U.S. Ambassador to Italy.
Geneva Trotter
’09
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Technology/IT
Sav Sethi
’96
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
ProfessorUniversity of Chicago
Career/field of interest:
Research
Albert Montano
’72
Harvard Business School
ChairmanVentana Financial Resources
Career/field of interest:
Venture Capital
I am looking for ambitious persons who are interested in creating wealth.
Patrick Magnarelli
’10
Harvard College
Financial Advisor
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Kim Patel
’21
Harvard Business School
Head of Business DevelopmentMainStreet
Career/field of interest:
Business
Startups, venture capital, economic impact initiatives and small business initiatives in Chicago
Suvai Gunasekaran
’13
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Research
Sharon Deng
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
PhD University of Chicago
Career/field of interest:
Science
Nicole Kruijs
’21
Harvard Business School
Vice PresidentMadison Dearborn Partners
Career/field of interest:
Private Equity
Megan Murday
’21
Harvard Business School
Career/field of interest:
Software
Rochelle Zou
Harvard University Extension School
ConsultantAccenture
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
Braham Ketcham
’10
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Commercial Real Estate Attorney
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Chuck Bergen
’77
Harvard College
PresidentHarvard Club of Chicago
Career/field of interest:
Law
Ideas for and interest in the Harvard Club of Chicago.
Kevin Sievers
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Associate Director of Real EstateSonder
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Chris Vuturo
’93
Harvard College
Brand Manager / Communications ManagerProcter and Gamble
Career/field of interest:
Business
Looking for new role post-pandemic. Interested in new product development and marketing, and have expertise in sustainability products / marketing
Tessie McGough
’16
Harvard College
MBA CandidateChicago Booth
Career/field of interest:
Business
Jack Kearney
’10
Harvard College
Quantitative researcherJump Trading
Career/field of interest:
Research
Ves Atanasov
Harvard Business School
Career/field of interest:
Business
Grow my Chicago network.
Nathaniel Ekman
’01
Harvard College
Executive DirectorNAMI Cook County North Suburban
Career/field of interest:
Non Profits
Joe Pindelski
’11
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Managing DirectorJoel Hall Dancers & Center
Career/field of interest:
Performing and Visual Arts
Building support for Chicago's 47 year-old BIPOC LGBTQIA+ dance company.
Sara Zou
’18
Harvard University Extension School
United Airlines
Career/field of interest:
Transportation
Tony Arendt
’16
Harvard Kennedy School
DirectorDefense Innovation Unit
Career/field of interest:
Government
Nupur S Gurjar
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Design ConsultantDeloitte
Career/field of interest:
Human Rights
Tech, Design, International Affairs
Teresia Hinga
Harvard Divinity School
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSanta Clara University
Career/field of interest:
Education/Higher Ed
Issues of Climate Change , environmental justice and Sustainability particularly in Africa empowerment of women and youth through appropriate education Funding opportunities for vulnerable populations specifically women and youth
Jasmine Omeke
’14
Harvard College
Senior Software EngineerNetflix
Career/field of interest:
Urban Planning and Housing
Sustainability and environmental justice; Background: Social studies student who focused on sustainable urban development -> turned technologist with a focus on software engineering and big data processing
Gabriella Hirsch
’13
Harvard Graduate School of Education
UX ResearchJP Morgan
Career/field of interest:
Finance
Gwen Stewart
’06
Harvard College
CounselSidley Austin LLP
Career/field of interest:
Law
Jeremy Strickland
’19
Harvard Kennedy School
Chief of StaffGoogle
Career/field of interest:
Technology/IT
Benjamin Casillas
’21
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Consulting
Karen Straus
Harvard College
AttorneyState of Illinois
Career/field of interest:
Government
Cody Colon-Berezin
’09
Harvard College
Consulting Manager
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Roy Bingham
’95
Harvard Business School
Co-FounderRealize Therapeutics
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Wellness programs, nutrition, exercise, extended healthy, happy lifespan
Mike McMahon
’13
Harvard Kennedy School
Strategic PartnershipsNorthwestern, Institute for Sustainability & Energy
Career/field of interest:
Environment
Energy and sustainability issues
Phillip Acevedo
’13
Harvard College
AssociateCroke Fairchild Morgan & Beres LLC
Career/field of interest:
Law
nuzhat chalisa
’21
Harvard Medical School
MD, EndocrinologistMorris health care center
Career/field of interest:
Medicine
Connect with other colleagues in health care
Joshua Zhang
’14
Harvard College
InvestorFCPT
Career/field of interest:
Real Estate
Jacob Drucker
’15
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Internet/Commerce
Iulianna Taritsa
Harvard College
Medical Student
Career/field of interest:
Medicine
Mohit Bathija
Harvard Business School
Career/field of interest:
Media
Andrea Yang
’06
Harvard College
Career Development AdvisorMayer Brown
Career/field of interest:
Law
Edgar Gonzalez
’19
Harvard College
State RepresentativeState of Illinois
Career/field of interest:
Government
Patricia Pechter
’06
Harvard College
Chief Medical OfficerHealthJoy
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Smitha Arekapudi
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Jay Bhatt
’12
Harvard Kennedy School
Managing DirectorDeloitte
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare
Camille N'Diaye-Muller
Harvard College
Career/field of interest:
Law
Anika Heavener
Harvard Medical School
Career/field of interest:
Healthcare