Do you have 1,001 questions about RC year?  
The EC Ambassadors are here to help!

The EC Ambassador Program is a year-long initiative comprised of 30 dedicated second-year students who, we hope, will become your go-to resources on campus to help you answer any questions or help you get the resources that you need


Who are the EC Ambassadors?

The EC Ambassadors are a selected group of second year students (EC’s) who are invested in helping you acclimatize to campus and navigate your first year at HBS

The EC Ambassadors are a diverse group of students who hail from all parts of the world with varying career backgrounds, academic involvement, and personal interests

What do the EC Ambassadors do?

The EC Ambassadors will be participating in Orientation Week to make sure that your first week at HBS is a smooth transition

Throughout the RC year, the EC Ambassadors will be periodically checking in with your section about important topics your RC Year

When will I meet the EC Ambassadors?

Throughout August, the EC Ambassadors will be introducing themselves on the class Facebook page. During Orientation Week, you will have the opportunity to meet them on campus

EC Ambassadors

Alyssa Puccinelli

 

  • 3 Words to describe me: happy, friendly, foodie
  • Interests: jigsaw puzzles, cheese, restaurants... really, all things food
  • HBS Clubs: Women in Investing, Wine & Cuisine, Healthcare Club, Tennis Club, Admissions Rep
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Remember to say "no" sometimes. Your schedule will fill up so quickly that you have to proactively block out hours / evenings for "me time". It's hard but you have to do it for your sanity. (I say this and never lived by it but really wish I had!).
  • Section: Old J

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Ariana Tiwari

  • 3 Words to describe me: Optimistic, friendly, adventurous
  • Interests: Travel, running, dogs, beaches, marketing, finance, music, the bachelor
  • HBS Clubs: Wine and Cuisine, Aerospace and Aviation, Marketing, Social Enterprise
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Meet as many people as possible--both inside and outside of section. Throw yourself out there, because you never know what you might find. Attend as many info sessions as possible with the intent of broadening your horizons. Take advantage of all HBS has to offer in an intentional way.
  • Section: Old F

Brittany Williams

  • 3 Words to describe me: goal-oriented, restless, bubbly
  • Interests: Fitness (running, cycling), travelling, wine tasting, cooking
  • HBS Clubs: African American Student Union, Admissons Rep,  Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Consulting Club, Technology Club
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: FOMO is real! The quicker you learn to be comfortable missing out on some things, the bettter. There is so much going on at HBS, that you literally cannot go to every event or outing. Be sure to prioritize what you want out of the HBS experience and stay true to that throughout the school year.
  • Section: Old H

Chris Wolf

  • 3 Words to describe me: Outdoors, sports, optimist
  • Interests: Hiking, camping, fishing, sports, reading, traveling, all the things
  • HBS Clubs: VCPE, consulting club, tech club
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Recruiting can start early depending on the industry but don't get stressed and really take the time to feel out the culture of the companies
  • Section: Old J

Emily Scofield

  • 3 Words to describe me: positive, helpful, determined
  • Interests: reading dystopian fiction and skiing
  • HBS Clubs: Marketing Club, WSA, Admissions Rep
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Don't be too hard on yourself. There is so much to do at HBS and you can't possibly take advantage of everything. Remember to take time to relax!
  • Section: Old G

Geoffrey Cheung

  • 3 Words to describe me: social, happy, friendly
  • Interests: coffee, food, travel, tech, snowboarding
  • HBS Clubs: Tech Club, Management Consulting Club, Asian American Business Association, Christian Fellowship
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Set priorities at the beginning of the year of how you want to spend your time. There will be many conflicting events that all sound interesting and you'll have to choose what's most important for you.Take advantage of not only the resources available, but the opportunities to listen to interesting talks both at HBS and the other Havard campuses.
  • Section: Old E

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Joanna Beasley

  • 3 Words to describe me: curious, empathic, high energy
  • Interests: toddler psychology, trail running, DIY spa treatments, shopping, investing
  • HBS Clubs: Healthcare Club, Design Club, WSA, Marketing Club
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Give yourself permission to fail at something (or a few things!) and keep a growth mindset. There are so many talented people around you who can help you become the best version of yourself if you open up to that possibility. There are no official advisors at HBS, so find students, community members, professors, and staff that "get you" and call on them for help when you need it.
  • Section: Old F

Joanna Cornell

  • 3 Words to describe me: optimistic, bubbly, persistent
  • Interests: Adventuring, outdoor swimming, bike share programs, Yelping, historical fiction novels, semi-trashy TV
  • HBS Clubs: TBD—going to try new things EC year!
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Don't forget to take some time for yourself each week (or better yet, each day). It'll help keep you sane!
  • Section: Old A

Jose Moreno

  • 3 Words to describe me: Joyful, foodie, and hopeful
  • Interests: Running, reading, mentoring, government, education, cars, technology
  • HBS Clubs: Volunteer Corps and LASO
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: If you have an idea or interest that will require a pivot from your career prior to HBS, begin developing the skills and networks early that will ease the transition. Doing so will ensure that you are in a optimal position when it comes time to recruit. With this in mind, it is important that if this is something you already know coming in, make it one of the priority items that you focus on. :)
  • Section: Old B

Josué Gil Deza

  • 3 Words to describe me: Optimistic, curious, easy-going
  • Interests: Aviation, sports and sports business (soccer, football, basketball), travel
  • HBS Clubs: Latam, aerospace & aviation, business of sports, soccer
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Don't be scared of feeling vulnerable! Say what you feel, be true to yourself, and learn when to say no. HBS is really like drinking from a fire hose, you won't be able to do it all! Also, if you are a bit of an introvert like me, cherish "small group" activities: dinners, club activities, startup ventures, etc. That's how I got to know people the best!
  • Section: Old B

Joycelyn Eby

  • 3 Words to describe me: introspective, optimistic, curious
  • Interests: classical music, cooking, running
  • HBS Clubs: Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Consulting Club, Social Enterprise Club, Management Consulting Club, Asia Business Club, Greater China Club, Admissions Rep
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Spend time thinking about what you want to get out of your (brief and fast-moving) time at HBS! Intentionality is the key to managing all the many awesome opportunities you will have here!!
  • Section: Old H

Kat Franklin

  • 3 Words to describe me: adventurous, happy, dedicated
  • Interests: Cooking, travelling, cadio dance class at Shad
  • HBS Clubs: Marketing Club, WSA, Admissions Rep
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Prioritize your time in the way that is most fulfilling to you. Don't feel pressure to do things just because other people are. It will take some time to find balance at HBS, but enjoy the adventure along the way!
  • Section: Old G

Katherine Degnen

  • 3 Words to describe me: positive, friendly, fun-loving
  • Interests: dancing, cooking and trying new cuisines, accosting every dog I pass on the street
  • HBS Clubs: eClub, Tech Club, Retail & Luxury Goods Club, Social Impact Club, Impact Connector, Rock Venture Partners, WSA, Texas Club
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: During your time at HBS, you will face a lot of new challenges. It's important to take a step back and remember that the effects of both lows and highs tend to be amplifiied when you're on campus. Friends, family, etc. can act as a really great gut check
  • Section: Old I

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Kim Chisholm

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Monte Desai

  • 3 Words to describe me: Whimsical, chill, optimistic
  • Interests: money, power
  • HBS Clubs: VCPE, Tech, Social Enterprise, SABA, Outdoors, Government & Public Policy
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Be thoughtful about building relationships. There will be plenty of 90-person events; get past the small talk with smaller crews. Professionally, one hour of time here gives you 10x normal returns. Reach out to professors or ECs on anything you're curious about. You'll get great convo and potentially opportunities.
  • Section: Old D

Neil Tuli

  • 3 Words to describe me: Grateful, creative, passionate
  • Interests: Music, film/tv, hiking, dogs
  • HBS Clubs: Entertainment and Media Club, South Asian Business Association, Sound Society, CMO of Student Association
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: It's as important to figure out what you are not interested in as it is to define your interests. Be open minded but don't waste your time.
  • Section: Old C

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Nikhil Dewan

  • 3 Words to describe me: Energetic, Friendly, Caring
  • Interests: Gaming, Sports, Tech, Pets
  • HBS Clubs: SABA, General Management and Ops
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: HBS will give you an amazing opportunity to make new friends (some call it networking!) and experience different cultures (with all the world travelling and diversity of the class). But as busy as life at HBS gets, do remember to carve out time for your family and partners.
  • Section: Old G

Olga Kogan

  • 3 Words to describe me: Morning person, techie
  • Interests: books, entrepreneurship, tech, education, languages, culture, outdoors
  • HBS Clubs: Tech Club, GMOC, VCPE, Entrepreneurship, WSA
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Leave enough time to actually get to know people
  • Section: Old J

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Phoebe Peronto

  • 3 Words to describe me: energetic, disciplined, curious
  • Interests: soulcycle, coffee (and lots of it), crosswords
  • HBS Clubs: Board Fellows, Admissions Rep, Entertainment & Media Club, Dorm Room Fund, Venture Capital/Private Equity, Harvard Women in Business mentor
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Give everyone an A. I loved this advice from one of our first-year professors. The sentiment is that you will have such a richer experience here at HBS if you assume everyone is an incredible, honest, and all-around star (which they are!). Leaving judgment at the door, this gives you so much more space to meet people you might never have become friends with.
  • Section: Old I

Regan Rau

  • 3 Words to describe me: friendly, upbeat, busy
  • Interests: Tech, sports, traveling, working out, puppies, scuba diving
  • HBS Clubs: Admissions Rep, Texas Club, Tech Club, Marketing Club, Business of Sports Club, Free Enterprise Club
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Take advantage of the opportunities on campus.  Its not the end of the world to miss reading a case or two in order to attend an interesting lecture or go to dinner with new friends.  They're a short two years so take advantage.
  • Section: Old E

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Sheila Enamandram

  • 3 Words to describe me: Caring, Dorky, Goofy
  • Interests: All forms of TV, cooking & baking, public health, puppies
  • HBS Clubs: Student Association, Health Care Club/MDMBA, Section Service Chair, VCPE
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Set little goals for yourself for the things that keep you happy -- whether it's calling your loved ones, finishing a book each month, getting to the gym regularly, regularly exploring New England, finding a new restaurant or whatever! HBS can get really busy, really fast, and it's important to build in some self-care and personal time from the start.
  • Section: Old A

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Surbhi Jain

  • 3 Words to describe me: Hyper, Candid, Nomadic
  • Interests: Outdoorsy stuff
  • HBS Clubs: TBD—going to try new things EC year!
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: You may not be good at everything and that does not make you an admissions' mistake!
  • Section: Old A

Tracy Williams

  • 3 Words to describe me: optimistic, determined, friendly
  • Interests: fitness classes, local resturants, social impact
  • HBS Clubs: AASU, Management Consulting, Social Enterprise, Admissions Rep, Board Fellows & Social Enterprise Consulting
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: During the summer, make a list of your top priorities and goals for RC year. When you find yourself struggling to decide whether to study, go to the gym, or go to a social event, use that list to help guide how you prioritize your time.
  • Section: Old C

Varun Mani

  • 3 Words to describe me: Realist, Loyal, Techie
  • Interests: Augmented / Virtual Reality, Food
  • HBS Clubs: Tech Club, South Asian Business Association, Student Association
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: 1) Do as many things as you possibly can and stretch yourself right until the breaking point. 2) Don’t Break. 3) Don't take advice at face-value.
  • Section: Old F

Wilson Kyi

  • 3 Words to describe me: optimistic, family-style, hungry (literally)
  • Interests: tech, vc, real estate, Fish Sauce Podcast, and other podcasts
  • HBS Clubs: Admissions Rep, VC/PE Club, Tech Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Finance, Asian American Business Association, Tennis Club
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: "Be hard on yourself, because the first year will go fast… but still chill. School, Career, Health, New Friends / Dating, Old Friends / Family. You can only choose 4/5 per quarter, so make tradeoffs, but don't forget to rotate them at the right time, especially calling your mom and dad!"
  • Section: Old E

Tuyee Yeboah

  • 3 Words to describe me: Passionate, Empathetic, Fun
  • Section: Old A

Yunuen Lizcano

  • 3 Words to describe me: Happy, friendly, energetic
  • Interests: Traveling, food, social impact
  • HBS Clubs: General Management and Operations, Tech, Latam, WSA, Admissions Rep One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Don't wait until you have the best comment to raise your hand in class. Especially if you are international and a little bit insecure given your accent, just get into the conversation. Your section will do a great job of understanding different accents and comments without perfect grammar.
  • Section: Old J

Zach Sarnoff

  • 3 Words to describe me: Easygoing, sleepy, sarcastic
  • Interests: Tennis, poker, politics, data analytics
  • HBS Clubs: LGBTSA, Management Consulting Club, Admissions Rep
  • One piece of advice for incoming RC's: Ask for help and advice.  ECs, alumni, HBS faculty, and your fellow RCs are tremendous resources for emotional support, advice, and knowledge about life at HBS
  • Section: Old C