Current Blackstone Fellows

Kelsey Anderson

Kelsey Anderson is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. As a former consultant for Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations Practice, Kelsey has expertise in go-to-market and growth strategy, brand effectiveness, and consumer segmentation and engagement with leading consumer product and retail companies. Kelsey also has served in an operational advisory role for...

Kelsey Anderson is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. As a former consultant for Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations Practice, Kelsey has expertise in go-to-market and growth strategy, brand effectiveness, and consumer segmentation and engagement with leading consumer product and retail companies. Kelsey also has served in an operational advisory role for portfolio companies of a fashion-retail focused Venture Capital fund in NYC.  Kelsey currently is interning with BEN Portfolio Company Lonerider.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing at Miami University.

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Louise Williams Brunson

Louise Williams Brunson is a December 2016 JD/MBA candidate at North Carolina Central University School of Law and School of Business where she has been involved in the Intellectual Law Society, Business Law Society, and My Sisters Circle International.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she obtained her BS in Environmental Health.  Prior to law school, Mrs. Brunson was a...

Louise Williams Brunson is a December 2016 JD/MBA candidate at North Carolina Central University School of Law and School of Business where she has been involved in the Intellectual Law Society, Business Law Society, and My Sisters Circle International.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she obtained her BS in Environmental Health.  Prior to law school, Mrs. Brunson was a litigation paralegal for fifteen years and worked on environmental, personal injury and medical malpractice cases as well as national class action lawsuits.  She is currently interning with BEN Portfolio Company SaviiCare as well as SAS Legal.  Ms. Brunson is anxious to get back to fulltime work; she will sit for the North Carolina Bar in February and plans to sit for the Patent Bar in the near future.

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David Chambers

David Chambers is a 2016 graduate with an LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship at Duke University.  He graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University School of Law and has served as a summer law clerk in the US Attorney’s Office in Raleigh as well as for Hon. Robert J. Conrad in Western District of North Carolina. Prior to that, he interned in Justice Paul M. Newby’s Chambers in the...

David Chambers is a 2016 graduate with an LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship at Duke University.  He graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University School of Law and has served as a summer law clerk in the US Attorney’s Office in Raleigh as well as for Hon. Robert J. Conrad in Western District of North Carolina. Prior to that, he interned in Justice Paul M. Newby’s Chambers in the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and for the Hon. Lindsey O. Graham for the US Senate in South Carolina.  David’s experience as a summer intern with BEN Client Tethis stoked his passion for startups, inspiring entry to the LLMLE program at Duke.  He is currently working with multiple BEN Companies.  David holds a BA in Political Science from the University of South Carolina where he also played on the men’s basketball team.

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Corey Compton

Corey Compton, PhD, is a returning BEN Fellow and 2017 MBA candidate concentrating in strategy and operations. Before pursuing his MBA, Corey received his B.S. from The College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brown University, where he focused primarily on biotechnology and antibacterial drug development.  From his research tenures at Harvard, MIT and NASA, Corey understands...

Corey Compton, PhD, is a returning BEN Fellow and 2017 MBA candidate concentrating in strategy and operations. Before pursuing his MBA, Corey received his B.S. from The College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brown University, where he focused primarily on biotechnology and antibacterial drug development.  From his research tenures at Harvard, MIT and NASA, Corey understands the process of research and development in depth. He has successfully been issued 3 U.S. patents and plans to enter the startup world after graduation.  Corey is currently interning with BEN Portfolio Company Target Pharma Solutions.

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Sarah Faller

Sarah Faller is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where she is concentrating in Data Sciences and Strategy. Prior to Duke she worked as an equity researcher and portfolio analyst at Minot Capital where she completed the CFA curriculum. Sarah interned for McKinsey & Company last summer and will be returning full time upon graduation.  She is currently...

Sarah Faller is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where she is concentrating in Data Sciences and Strategy. Prior to Duke she worked as an equity researcher and portfolio analyst at Minot Capital where she completed the CFA curriculum. Sarah interned for McKinsey & Company last summer and will be returning full time upon graduation.  She is currently interning with an exciting UNC spinout that will provide 3D printed medical devices.  Sarah did her undergraduate at the University of Denver where she majored in Finance and Captained the Division 1 golf team as a four-year Academic All-American. Sarah is originally from Galway, Ireland.

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Andrew Gillette

Andrew Gillette is a 2017 MBA candidate at UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business. During his time at Kenan-Flagler Andrew has worked to gain hands on experience within the startup ecosystem in North Carolina. He takes a deep interest in finding new ways for entrepreneurs, investors, and customers to better connect. Over the summer Andrew was an Investment Banking Summer Associate at Bank of...

Andrew Gillette is a 2017 MBA candidate at UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business. During his time at Kenan-Flagler Andrew has worked to gain hands on experience within the startup ecosystem in North Carolina. He takes a deep interest in finding new ways for entrepreneurs, investors, and customers to better connect. Over the summer Andrew was an Investment Banking Summer Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to Business School, he worked for Accenture in Atlanta focused on technology clients. Andrew is currently working with BEN portfolio company Baebies.   He graduated from Elon University in 2008.

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Candice Morales

Candice Morales is a 2017 JD candidate at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is Editor-in-Chief of the NCCU Law Review, sits on the NCCU Law Pro Bono Council, the NCCU Elder Law Project and is 3L class Student Bar Association representative.  Before attending law school, Candice was a Program Assistant for YouthBuild Winston-Salem, which provides education and job...

Candice Morales is a 2017 JD candidate at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is Editor-in-Chief of the NCCU Law Review, sits on the NCCU Law Pro Bono Council, the NCCU Elder Law Project and is 3L class Student Bar Association representative.  Before attending law school, Candice was a Program Assistant for YouthBuild Winston-Salem, which provides education and job training to high school dropouts between the ages of 16-24. Candice was born and raised in New York City, is a first-generation college student and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Winston-Salem State University in 2008 with a BA in Political Science, concentration in Public Administration.  Candice is currently interning with BEN Portfolio Company CloudFactory.  She aspires to practice in the area of intellectual property for either an entertainment company or with the US Patent and Trademark Office as an examiner.

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Diana Ngozi Obodoako

Diana Ngozi Obodoako graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2015, and is a licensed BAR attorney of Georgia. While in Law School, Diana served as a Senior Editor for the Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Law Review and was also a member of the Trial Advocacy Board.  She is now obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from NCCU while also...

Diana Ngozi Obodoako graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2015, and is a licensed BAR attorney of Georgia. While in Law School, Diana served as a Senior Editor for the Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Law Review and was also a member of the Trial Advocacy Board.  She is now obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from NCCU while also serving as an Intellectual Property Intern for the Division of Research and Economic Development.  She is currently interning with BEN Portfolio Company CloudFactory.  In the near future, Diana, plans to sit for the Patent Bar so that she can become a patent attorney. Diana earned a BS in Political Science from the University of West Georgia Honors College.  She is a Nigerian-American raised in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Meahgan O'Grady

Meahgan O'Grady is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She has spent the past 6 years working in Derivative Valuation at Goldman Sachs in New York City. During her time in valuation Meahgan specialized in credit, primarily focused on High Yield and Investment Grade, illiquid products.  Meahgan is currently interning with BEN Portfolio company RewardStock....

Meahgan O’Grady is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She has spent the past 6 years working in Derivative Valuation at Goldman Sachs in New York City. During her time in valuation Meahgan specialized in credit, primarily focused on High Yield and Investment Grade, illiquid products.  Meahgan is currently interning with BEN Portfolio company RewardStock.  She earned her undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary.

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Hakeem Rahman

Hakeem Rahman is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business with concentrations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Prior to Fuqua, Hakeem spent seven years in the chemical manufacturing industry at Dow Chemical where he developed a broad level of expertise in the equipment lifecycle management processes, manufacturing operations, and led global business-wide...

Hakeem Rahman is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business with concentrations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Prior to Fuqua, Hakeem spent seven years in the chemical manufacturing industry at Dow Chemical where he developed a broad level of expertise in the equipment lifecycle management processes, manufacturing operations, and led global business-wide reliability focused initiatives. Hakeem recently completed a summer internship with an automation solutions and technology company where he performed competitive analysis to drive the company’s strategy for growth within the factory automation space.  He is currently interning with BEN Portfolio Company Tethis.  Hakeem earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Roshal Ramdenee

Roshal Ramdenee is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He has spent the past 5 years working in Principal Investments across Sub-Saharan Africa, previous to which he spent time as an Investment Banker in the UK and South Africa. During his time in Principal Investments, Roshal sourced, structured and executed transactions across a number of industries and was...

Roshal Ramdenee is a 2017 MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has spent the past 5 years working in Principal Investments across Sub-Saharan Africa, previous to which he spent time as an Investment Banker in the UK and South Africa. During his time in Principal Investments, Roshal sourced, structured and executed transactions across a number of industries and was involved in several secondary market leveraged buyout restructures. He spent the summer of 2016 working on strategic initiatives and new business model development in Corporate Finance at Microsoft’s Cloud Division.  He is currently interning with BEN Portfolio Company CloudFactory.  Roshal earned his undergraduate degree in Finance at the University of Cape Town, after which he completed the CFA program.

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