Alumni

Rodrigo Diamanti
I am the President of an International NGO called "Sin Mordaza" that defends human rights in Latin America through Artistic means. I am also working as a research fellow at the Ash Center of Harvard University in my own project to discover the applicability of three theories that I learned at the Harvard Kennedy School in the Venezuelan context: Organizing from Profesor Marshall Ganz, Exercising Leadership from Ronald Heifetz and Adult Development from Robert Kegan. Since 3 years ago I am living in the exile, so I am also very devoted to cause of freedom of my hometown Venezuela. Other passions: Meditation and traveling.
Ed Walters
Ed is a founding partner at Tamarisc Ventures, where he invests in early stage real estate technology companies. Representative investments include SmartCSM, Bevi, Getaway, Omni, and Serraview. He is also a partner at TMC Group, a private holding company with real estate and financial investments in the U.S. and Asia.

Ed moved to New York City from Irvine, California where he was the founding Vice President of Business Development for a venture-backed startup that leveraged big data analytics to purchase and operate single-family homes as short-term vacation rentals.

Previously, Ed worked at Morningside Ventures in Boston, one of China’s first and largest VC firms, where he focused on the biotech and cleantech sectors. He also held business development roles at a Morningside portfolio company that was acquired in 2015, and philanthropic roles at Morningside Foundation, which in 2014 gave $350M to the Harvard School of Public Health to address the world’s toughest health problems.

Ed received an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc from Oxford University, and a BA from Trinity College.
Eric Feigl-Ding
Eric Feigl-Ding is an epidemiologist, nutritionist, and health economist. He is a faculty at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, founder of ToxinAlert.org, Chief Health Economist for Microclinic International, and former founder of the 6-million person Campaign for Cancer Prevention. Both a public health advocate and researcher, his work focuses on the intersection of nutrition, epidemiology, health economics, and public policy.
Harold Mateo
I'm working on Social Impact Real Estate Developments and Investments in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. I'm enjoying the life of an entrepreneur. I'm a Global Citizen who loves life, culture, and people.
Erica Dhawan
Erica Dhawan is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that helps organizations transform by delivering collaboration across teams, business units, customers and other stakeholders. As one of today’s most provocative business thinkers on the future of work, Erica advises business leaders and companies to lead markets through innovations that matter, create increasing value for customers and clients, deliver sustainable results and ensure future global competitiveness.

Erica Dhawan is the co-author of the bestselling book: Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence rated #1 on What Corporate America is Reading. An in-demand speaker, Erica has spoken, worldwide, to organizations and enterprises that range from the World Economic Forum at Davos to U.S. and global Fortune 500 companies. Her clients range from Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, Credit Suisse, and Pepsico. Her writings have appeared in dozens of publications, including Fast Company, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. In 2015, Erica was listed on the Thinkers50 RADAR list for the emerging management thinkers around the world most likely to shape the future of business, management and strategy and was named one of Levo 100’s Transformers. Erica also serves as a member of the Aspen Institute Socrates Society, Marshall Goldsmith 100, Milken Young Leaders and the Young Entrepreneur Council. She previously worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital and served as a research fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, MBA from MIT Sloan, and BS at the Wharton School.
Iyah K Romm
Iyah is the founding CEO of Cityblock Health, a new company spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs with the mission of radically improving the health of urban communities by providing qualified Medicaid and Medicare members access to high-value, readily-available personalized health services in a fully-capitated environment. Cityblock seeks to fully integrate primary care, behavioral health, and social services into a comprehensive care model—all connected in its custom-built technology to enhance relationships between members and care teams. As CEO, Iyah is leading the development of a high-growth, scalable tech-enabled services company already considered among the preeminent start ups in the nation, both in terms of early capitalization and potential impact. Unique among start up CEOs, Iyah is launching Cityblock drawing on his experiences in the public sector and non-profit health services organizations (both plan and provider side). Iyah has built a world-class leadership team of technologists, clinicians, and business-operations leaders, and is tackling the hardest problem in healthcare, how to provide sustainable, cost-effective services to populations with greatest needs. Already Cityblock is trailblazing new partnerships (for example, bringing community social services agencies into captivated payment arrangements) and novel uses of technology (ranging from behavioral incentives to social determinants-driven risk stratification).
Windsor Hanger Western
(Former Curator)
Windsor is co-founder & President of Her Campus Media, the #1 new media brand for the empowered college woman and 360-degree college marketing agency, which she launched in 2009 as an undergraduate at Harvard. She has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc.'s 30 Under 30, Businessweek's 25 Under 25, and Glamour's 20 Amazing Young Women, among other accolades. Her Campus Media has been completely bootstrapped and profitable since its launch.
Elizabeth O'Day
Dr. Elizabeth O'Day is the CEO and Founder of Olaris Therapeutics, a precision medicine company that uses a pioneering metabolomics platform and proprietary machine learning algorithms to fundamentally improve how disease is diagnosed and treated. Olaris identifies “biomarkers of response” (BoR) to stratify patients into optimal treatment groups, increasing survival rates, decreasing adverse events and reducing unnecessary healthcare costs. Dr. O'Day is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Biotechnology, she serves on the advisory board for the Precision Medicine Initiative and was an invited speaker at the annual meeting in Davos. She was also a ""nominated change maker"" and invited to attend the first United State of Women Summit convened by the White House in 2016. She participated in Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Summit to discuss collaborative ways “to end cancer as we know it.”

​Dr. O’Day is also the Founder of Lizzard Fashion, an apparel company that uses fashion to promote science, and Proyecto Chispa (Project Spark), a 501c3 non-profit that recycles electronics and uses the resale of parts to build computer centers in orphanages throughout the world. Additionally, Dr. O’Day is an adjunct faculty at Boston College, teaching metabolism and entrepreneurship.

Dr. O’Day received her PhD from Harvard University, where she was a National Science Foundation fellow. She was one of 11 America scientists awarded a Winston Churchill fellowship and received a Master’s of Philosophy in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in Biochemistry, where she was awarded the Rev. Finnegan Award, the most prestigious award bestowed to an undergraduate, and nearly all of the nation’s top undergraduate research honors (Beckman scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Churchill Fellow, NSF Fellow, National Institute of Chemistry Excellence Award).
Ndu Okereke
Finishing up Harvard JD/MBA and working at hedge fund investment firm.
Raja H. R. Bobbili
Raja Bobbili is an investment professional at Abrams Capital, which manages approximately $8 billion dollars across a wide spectrum of investments – private and public equity, distressed credit, sovereign debt, real estate and structured products. He previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Bobbili is a graduate of MIT, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business. He previously served on the MIT Corporation. He was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012.
Scott Bailey
Scott is a strong advocate for entrepreneurial ecosystems and designs all programs and activity with the entrepreneur first mentality at MassChallenge.
Ajay Kapoor
Ajay Kapoor is the VP of Digital Transformation + Strategy, leading the transformation of SharkNinja's commercial capabilities into the digital age. Captured within this is overall responsibility of total SharkNinja's Digital Experience + Loyalty, Digital Marketing, omni-channel media planning, DTC and R.com eCommerce, and evolution into Big Data + IoT capabilities.

Previously, he functioned as a changemaker at Procter & Gamble, leading reinventing brand specific digital strategies, driving forward Big Data capabilities, and broadly focused on being an interpreneur within the larger organization. Prior to P&G, he was a serial entrepreneur, cofounding three companies across a variety of verticals, from cleantech, ecommerce, and biotech. He is motivated by big picture impact and social betterment for the globe, with all three of his startups embodying that social mission. He is an advisor and mentor to a variety of startups, a Trustee to the Awesome Foundation, functions on the Executive Team of Startup Leadership Program, and co-founded GrowDetroit, a non-profit focused on reimagining the economic and social ecosystem of Detroit and broader middle America. He was recently named as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. ​

Follow him on twitter @ajayskapoor.