Dan Lee


Dan is a second-year MBA candidate at the Wharton School. Prior to coming to Wharton, he was an Investment Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. At the Department of Energy, Dan worked in the Loan Programs Office-Origination Division, where he focused on financing energy infrastructure projects utilizing innovative technologies. Prior to this, he was an analyst at Houlihan Lokey in San Francisco and advised on M&A, financing, and securities valuations. Dan is originally from Los Angeles and earned his BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dan spent the summer of 2014 in the Project, Commodity and Infrastructure Finance group at Morgan Stanley.

Daniela Toleva


Daniela is a second-year MBA student at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Daniela worked as an investment analyst in the Infrastructure group at IFC, part of the World Bank Group. There she covered power, participating in corporate debt and project finance transactions for renewable energy projects ranging from concentrated solar power to large hydropower plants in countries such as Costa Rica, Morocco and South Africa. She was also able to gain experience in the transport sector, supporting port financings in Turkey and Papua New Guinea. Daniela graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniela spent the summer of 2014 in the Project, Commodity and Infrastructure Finance group at Morgan Stanley.

Michael Cherif


Michael Cherif is a second-year MBA Candidate at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Michael spent five years at ExxonMobil in reservoir engineering and strategic planning.

As a strategic planning analyst, Michael contributed to the ExxonMobil’s proprietary natural gas market and price outlooks. His experience focused on North America supply, economics, and prices. Michael also developed global gas supply outlooks for all gas-producing nations.

Prior to strategic planning, Michael spent four years as a reservoir engineer, specializing in reservoir simulation, opportunity generation, and economic analysis. His experience in reservoir engineering spans deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil, onshore gas, and carbon capture. Michael’s analyses have been used as the basis for investment decision-making and expert witness testimony.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in civil engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas (petroleum engineering).

Michael spent the summer of 2014 at Goldman Sachs in the Global Natural Resource group within the investment banking division and at Triangle Petroleum.

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Lisa Wang

VP, Administration

Lisa is a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton, where she is also co-chair of the 2014 Wharton Energy Conference and a Head Writer for Follies, a comedy show. Before business school, she worked as a management consultant at Opera Solutions, a big data analytics firm, with a focus on clients in the financial services sector. During the summer of 2014, she interned with the Philadelphia-area utility PECO, an Exelon company, in the Financial Planning & Analysis group. Lisa graduated from MIT in 2009 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology.

Alyssa Guo

VP, Alumni (International)

Alyssa Guo is a second-year student at Wharton. This summer, she interned at Ophir Energy in London doing business development and the IFC in DC working in its Agribusiness team. Prior to business school, she worked in energy banking and private equity in New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore for 5 years, focusing on mainly transactions in North America and Europe. Alyssa graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a BS in Commerce.

Hunt Kushner

VP, Alumni (U.S. East Coast & Houston)

Hunt is a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton. He did his summer internship at Royal Dutch Shell, working on business development for Arctic oil operations. Prior to business school, he worked for six years with Deutsche Bank’s Latin America Investment Banking Group, and one year with Ports America, the US’ largest operator of seaports. At Deutsche Bank, Hunt executed mergers, acquisitions, and stock offerings for Latin American corporations across the oil and gas, consumer, and industrial sectors. At Wharton, Hunt is the Vice President of Cluster 3, a player in the Hockey Club, and a Co-Chair of the Energy Conference. Hunt graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a BA in Political Science.

Caitlin McLaughlin

VP, Alumni (U.S. West Coast)

Caitlin is a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton, majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship. She has strong interest in Cleantech and Renewable Energy. Prior to Wharton, Caitlin worked in Equity Sales for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a sector generalist, focused on selling the bank’s research capabilities as well as IPOs and follow-on offerings. Prior to that she worked in Prime Brokerage for Merrill Lynch. Caitlin graduated from Duke University in 2008 with a BS in Economics and a BA in Environmental Science and Policy.

Caitlin spent the summer of 2014 working for the Government Affairs team in the Solar Leadership Program at SunEdison in San Francisco, CA.

Qiuyuan ‘Jamie’ Yang

VP, Careers – Alternatives

Jessica Fung

VP, Careers – Oil & Gas

Jessica is a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton. She did a summer internship at McKinsey & Company, working on an operational transformation study in the Chemical industry. Prior to business school, Jessica worked for four years with ConocoPhillips’ Finance department within the Commercial and Controller’s divisions. At Wharton, Jessica is an officer in the energy club, a Non-Profit Board Fellow, and the Wharton Women in Business Conference Content Chair. Jessica is a CPA and graduated from the University of Houston in 2008 with a BBA in Accounting and management and in 2009 with a MS in Accountancy.

Steve Hendricks

VP, Careers

Steven is currently a second-year MBA candidate at the Wharton School. Prior to business school, he worked for four years as a Project Manager at renewable energy Independent Engineering firm GL Garrad Hassan. Steven holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Steven spent the summer of 2014 in Prudential Capital’s energy project finance group.

Bobby Dean

VP, Education External

Bobby is a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton focusing on finance and strategy. Before business school, Bobby worked in Navigant Consulting’s energy practice focusing on emerging energy technologies and energy technology strategy. Prior to that, he worked for Duke Energy as an engineer on next generation nuclear plant development. At Wharton, Bobby is an officer in the energy club, a Non-Profit Board Fellow, and serves on the Wharton Student Sustainability Advisory Board. He spent the summer interning at Amazon in Seattle.

James Shoetan

VP, Education Internal

James is a second-year MBA candidate at The Wharton School. After earning his electrical engineering degree at Duke University in 2009, he relocated to Atlanta to work for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). INPO is a not-for-profit organization that promotes safety and reliability within the nuclear power industry. Upon finishing the INPO evaluator qualifications in the areas of Performance Improvement & Learning, James completed a second assignment with PSEG Nuclear in southern New Jersey. James is also an officer of the African American MBA Association, the Africa Student Association and a Non-Profit Board Fellow. Over the summer, he interned at L.E.K. Consulting in Chicago, IL focusing on growth and acquisition strategies within the oil and gas industry.

Christine Acker

VP, Market Research

Christine is a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton. Prior to business school, Christine worked as an engineer for Clark Construction based out of Washington, DC. At Wharton, Christine is an officer in the energy club, a Leadership Fellow, and a Marketing 101 TA. Christine is a licensed Professional Engineer and graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Civil Engineer and Masters of Engineer in Engineering Management in 2009.

Christine spent the summer of 2014 in McKinsey & Company’s Operations Practice, working on a capital productivity project in the public sector.

Anthony Vega

VP, Social

Anthony is a second year Wharton student, majoring in Energy Management. Prior to business school, he worked at EY, in both the Assurance and M&A due diligence practices. Anthony has a CPA. His main clients were in the oil field services and commodity trading industries. During the summer of 2014, Anthony interned at the Boston Consulting Group. He has a Master’s in Accounting from Notre Dame, and a Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics from the University of Miami.

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