Net Impact Minneapolis 2013 Conference Scholarship Recipients

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Please join the Net Impact Minneapolis Professional Chapter in congratulating the recipients of the 2013 Net Impact National Conference Scholarships.   We had a great pool of candidates, and it was tough choosing, but we are proud to announce the four recipients.  Each student was awarded a $750 scholarship to help them attend the 2013 Net Impact National Conference in San Jose this October 24-26.  You can learn a little more about each of the students below.  Special thanks goes to Target, whose grant to the Net Impact Minneapolis Chapter made the scholarships possible.

ElleElle Anderson

Elle is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business at  the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and plans to graduate in 2014.

Elle is interested in sustainable agriculture, and finds inspiration in the work of pioneering urban farmer Will Allen.  Upon graduation Elle hopes to pursue a career in community development.   At the conference Elle hopes to learn more about bringing together nonprofit and for profit business to collaboratively improve society.

Eartha BellEartha Bell

Eartha  is pursuing her MBA at  the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and plans to graduate in 2014.

Eartha is interested in social entrepreneurship, and launched her own venture last summer after being awarded a Sands Fellowship.  She started Tortoise, a line of all-natural and organic personal care products for people who practice yoga.  At the conference Eartha hopes to connect with and learn from others pursuing social ventures.

GeoffGeoff Leung

Geoff  is pursuing his MBA at  the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and plans to graduate in 2014.

Geoff spent his summer working with the New York Harbor School to officially launch New York City’s first oyster shell recycling program; a program that is already diverting shell waste from landfills and paving the way to cleaner water in NYC rivers and a more vibrant ecosystem.  At the conference Geoff is interested in learning more about social entrepreneurship and leadership  in the non-profit and for profit areanas.

MatsenovAlexander Matsenov

Alexander  is pursuing his MBA at  the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and plans to graduate in 2014.

Prior to attending the Carlson School Alexander served as the Chief Ecology Officer for a commercial bank in Moscow where he worked on providing financial stimulus to reduce the ecological impact of the bank’s client businesses.  At the conference Alexander is interested in learning more about microfinance programs, and how technology can be used to promote sustainability.

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