Congrats on your graduation

Jun 05, 2018

We congratulate our second cohort of Jacobs Business Fellows, who've just graduated from their MBA Entrepreneurship Career Program at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Amanda Eller

Amanda will pursue the start-up she co-founded during her second year of business school, a ventured focused on plant-based meat alternatives. Within the food system, the most cost-effective way humans can reduce climate impact is by decreasing meat consumption. On top of that, she did extensive research on “regenerative agriculture” – an approach to growing food that restores the soil’s ability to sequester carbon. Key to regenerative agriculture is the cultivation of nitrogen-fixing plants, including lentils and beans. They are therefore launching a line of lentil- and bean-based meat alternative products to promote climate-positive foods. This summer a crowdfunding campaign is planned to demonstrate the demand for these products. 

Victor Leclere

Victor has spent his years at Berkeley Haas developing a network and skill set aligned with a career in emerging market private equity focused on social impact in the health care sector. He will be joining Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Health Care Group. As an Associate, he will be working alongside health care organizations pursuing strategic growth through mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He intends to leverage the skills from this experience to pursue an impactful career in emerging market private equity.


Tyler Saltiel

Tyler began the school year as VP of Finance for both the Net Impact and International Development and Enterprise Club, providing financial leadership for clubs that brought together students from across the UC Berkeley campus that are interested in social impact and development. Immediately after classes end, I will begin my next role as Director of Finance at Splash, a WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) organization focused on providing clean water and sanitation to children in urban communities of poverty in Kathmandu, Kolkata, and Addis Ababa. This role will give me an opportunity for further development in my career by providing financial leadership and influence as a member of the executive team to a young and promising non-profit.

We are honoured to have had these three inspiring, passionate and engaged fellows in our program and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours. We look forward to staying connected online and offline through our Jacobs Network.

The idea of the fellowship program is to support talented students and to build up a network of future opinion leaders and decision makers who are able to move between the corporate, public and non-profit sectors. The fellowship program is part of the comprehensive Jacobs Jacobs Network.

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