The Turner Social Impact Society helps today’s students become tomorrow’s social impact leaders. These students were selected for the 2014-2015 cohort.
|Leah Davidson is a Wharton junior concentrating in management and global innovation. She has created a microfinance program to incubate businesses in rural Peru, launched Act for Antarctica, an international campaign to protect the polar regions, and conducted research on frugal innovation in India as a Wharton Research Scholar.|
|Marisa Bruno is a junior in the Huntsman Program, studying International Business and targeting Portuguese. She is especially interested in the role that social enterprises can play in improving the quality of education and spent last summer teaching in a community school in Nepal.|
|Katlyn Grasso, a senior at the Wharton School from Buffalo, New York, is the Founder and CEO of GenHERation. She is the Managing Practice Leader of the Wharton Small Business Development Center, the Co-President of Wharton Ambassadors, and a member of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program.|
|Saloni Gupta is a senior studying Finance and Strategic Management. She hails from the Bay Area where she was introduced to the concept of microfinance. Since then, she has interned at Kiva.org, served as the President of Penn Microfinance, and currently resides on the Kiva U Advisory Board. She is also the CEO of Compass Capital, a student-led microfinance institution (MFI) serving entrepreneurs in West Philadelphia. In the past, she has worked a Wharton Social Impact Associate and been a part of the Wharton Social Impact Conference.|
|Will Slotznick is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences studying International Relations with concentrations in African studies and International Development. Will engages in research regarding international educational development at Penn, and has conducted field work in Ghana and Nicaragua.|
|Seaon Shin is a senior studying Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Wharton. She has taken two nonconsecutive gap years to work on pursuing her passion to build a non-profit turned social enterprise called GYEM (Global Youth Empowerment) in Dubai, UAE. Seaon is a fellow at the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, a WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Learner fellow (2014), was named top 8 young social entrepreneurs by Ashoka’s Youth Venture (2010), and has nervously presented at two TEDx conferences.|