Daniel Yeow - Co-Founder of MicroEmpowering.org
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Dabo worked at Black & Veatch and Lehman Brothers for the M&A Group for Power and Infrastructure group. He also worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein for the M&A Group for Power and Energy, where he conducted many deals in Latin America. Dabo started his extensive career as a Process Engineer for ExxonMobil in Texas.
Katie Dischner - Chairman of the Associates Board
Katie Dischner has been working in microfinance and emerging markets finance for the past several years. Katie worked for Women’s World Banking’s Capital Markets Group as well as Grameen Foundation’s Capital Advisory and Management Center in Peru, where she wrote a case study on MFI capital structure decision-making. She was a Summer Associate at Bear Stearns in Emerging Markets Equity Research covering the Latin American financial sector. Prior to attending graduate school, Katie was a Financial Analyst at HSBC and she also worked for a human rights organization in Brazil.
Katie is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Masters in International Finance and Policy. She holds a BA from Boston University in International Relations with minors in Business and Spanish.
Julia Kotlyar - Associate Board Member
Julia Kotlyar graduated with her Masters of International Affairs at Columbia University where she was also a Program Assistant for her concentration, International Management. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, concentrating in Finance and Accounting. She has extensive experience working in the financial services industry. Prior to attending graduate school, Julia was a Financial Analyst at JPMorgan Chase and also worked within insurance for several years. She continues to pursue her interests in financial services while working in the Financial Services Office at a large consulting firm in New York.
Julia is fluent in Russian and has been very involved in the Russian community in the US, both in Michigan and New York. During her University of Michigan tenure, she was the President of the Russian Student Association and continued her involvement at Columbia by being a Representative at the Russian International Association. Her interests include microfinance and emerging markets finance with particular attention to Eastern Europe and the CIS countries.
Erin Kang - Associate Board Member
Erin Kang is currently a Corporate Communications Manager at LivePerson, Inc., a technology company based in New York City.
Erin earned her Master of International Affairs at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and her Bachelor of Arts at U.C. Berkeley. Previously, Erin worked with Policy Analysis of California Education and Amnesty International.
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