Afiya Bediako is a recent graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business where she completed her MBA specializing in Strategy and Global Business. Most recently, Afiya worked as an MBA intern at Tesla focusing on Program Management for various quote-to-cash initiatives. While at Stern, she served as the Co-President of the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students as well as a Vice President of Hospitality and Spirits for Stern’s Luxury Retail Club.

Prior to Stern, Afiya worked at Goldman Sachs in their Operations division where she spent her time on Dodd-Frank initiatives, supporting the Commodity and Structured Equity Sales and Trading desks, and process improvement special projects. She received her B.A. from Amherst College where she majored in Black Studies and led the campus' Big Brother Big Sisters program.

Outside of school and work, Afiya is on the Board of Citizens Against Recidivism, a non-profit organization that helps formerly incarcerated individuals not return to prison and honors those who have served their communities. For fun, Afiya enjoys Yoga, traveling, and cooking.

Brandon Hoffman has worked in financial services for over 10 years, starting as a bank teller in Los Angeles, where he worked his way to wealth management before moving to NYC for investment banking. His experience on Wall Street has primarily been across the Tech/Consumer sectors. He has been an Equity Research Sr. Associate at Morgan Stanley for the last two years, where he covers the Internet sector (online advertising and eCommerce) and has worked on four multi-billion dollar IPOs.

In 2016, Brandon finished a dual-degree program at The Wharton School and Harvard Kennedy School, earning a MBA in Finance and a MPA in behavioral science and social entrepreneurship, respectively. Prior to graduate school, he also built a music production company and recording studio and invested in multi-family real estate back home in LA. Brandon graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Business Administration and Music Arts from CSU Fullerton at age 20, after transferring from Cypress Community College.

He is actively involved as an alumnus/fellow with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), the Toigo Foundation, Echoing Green, and the Center for Public Leadership (Sheila C. Johnson Fellow) at Harvard Kennedy School.

Raven Delk is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University interested in data science for social good. As US South Regional Lead and a former Teen Advisor for the Girl Up Campaign, a UN Foundation organization, Raven has led bipartisan advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, overseen the operations 100+ grassroots organizations, and traveled to Namibia to work on the ground with the US Department of State and corporate partners in STEM education for African women and girls. She has been awarded for her work at the intersection of social impact and technology by the Nichols Humanitarian Award and the TAVTech Big Data Fellowship.

Raven has worked in product management, program management, sales operations and strategy, and venture capital for the Vanderbilt Institute for Smart Cities Research, Google for Entrepreneurs, LinkedIn, and Contrary Capital, respectively. This summer, she will launch her career in the Business Strategy and Data Analytics rotational program at LinkedIn, a Microsoft Company. Raven is from Raleigh, North Carolina and enjoys live music, cooking, fitness classes, and multi-cultural dance.

Nathan Segal served through January 2017 in the Obama White House as a presidential appointee of the Executive Office of the President, working as a Senior Advisor across the National Economic Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.  In this role, he advised the Obama Administration on the interplay between economics, investing, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and finance. Among other initiatives, Nathan created the “Startup in a Day” program, which was directly cited by President Barack Obama in his 2016 State of the Union address.  Nathan served on the White House Council on Native American Affairs Economic Development Subgroup, the White House Rural Council, and the White House Interagency Group on Insular Affairs. Currently Nathan is a Fellow at Eli Lilly & Co.

Nathan previously worked in a variety of buyside and sellside roles at several large investment firms and banks. He is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Yale Alumni, ONABEN – Our Native American Business Network, the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) DC Chapter, the Yale Latino Alumni Association, and the Riordan Programs.  He is a Fellow of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Management Leadership for Tomorrow(MLT), the Toigo Foundation, the JumpStart Network, and InSITE. He also serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force of Yale University.

Nathan completed his undergraduate education at Yale and Stanford Universities, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with distinction in both of his majors.  He was a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, as well as a Truman and Udall Scholar.  Nathan was also named to USA Today’s All-USA Academic First Team during his senior year.

Blake West is an Investment Banking Senior Analyst at Citigroup, where he focuses on the healthcare industry, advising companies on debt, equity, and merger transactions.

Prior to Citi, Blake received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Howard University, graduating in 2016. While at Howard, Blake served as the Financial Advisor for the Howard University Student Association, while also being heavily involved in the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, Iota Rho Chapter, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Chapter – serving as the Treasurer of the latter. His academics and extracurricular activities also allowed him to embark on a cultural immersion trip to China and a case study tour in South Africa.

For leisure, Blake enjoys traveling, bike riding, and trying new restaurants. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in New York City.