The mentor Program
Mentors support and guide students as they adjust to the thought and decision structures utilized by consultants, as well as the way that these modes of thought and action are designed to produce measurable outputs for the partner nonprofit. Mentors also help students improve their presentation skills as students and mentors work together to prepare for Powerpoint presentations to partner nonprofits. Further, mentors help students in applying their analytic skills to tangible problems, and help students navigate barriers by guiding their thought and providing workaround options.
our WINTER 2018 mentors
Evelina Ibraimova: Evelina is a master of public policy student at the UChicago Harris School, originally from Ukraine. She works as a public policy analyst for the Chicago office of Anderson Economic Group, a boutique consultancy. Back in Ukraine, Evelina worked with city governments to design and launch capacity-building programs for city officials, as well as devise local growth strategies. Before that, she served on the communications team at Ukraine’s finance ministry, organized international events for a Kyiv-based newspaper, and led a youth community service movement in her native region. Evelina is a passionate traveler and a yoga fan.
Juan Mejia: Juan is a first year MPP at the Harris school of public policy. Prior to Harris he studied economics as an undergrad and pursued a masters in economics at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Right after graduation he worked as a research assistant for Fedesarrollo, the biggest think tank in Colombia, regarding education and women’s empowerment issues. Then, he moved to management consulting for a while, where he worked helping create strategy for the biggest companies in Colombia. Before the university of Chicago, he spent more than 3 years working in the public sector of Colombia, developing public policies for the technology sector. In his leisure time he enjoys sports and travelling.
Natasha Mathur: My name is Natasha Mathur and I'm a second year student at the Harris School of Public Policy. I'm combining two of my interests and getting a Masters in Computational Analysis and Public Policy. This past summer I interned at the Massachusetts governors' office, figuring out how to best use data to improve the way local government works. I'm originally from New York - I grew up in a suburb of New York City and then went to NYU, where I studied finance and economics and was heavily involved in the undergraduate women in business group. I also love to swim, read, and watch comedy shows.
Warren Speth: Warren is a second-year MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to Booth, Warren spent several years in public sector consulting at FCI Enterprises and Deloitte Consulting. He worked across a variety of strategy and operations projects, including strategic planning, analytics, and business transformation. Warren interned at Bain & Company in Chicago over the summer, and he plans to return to Bain after graduation. Warren received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.
Coco Yim: Coco is a second-year graduate student pursuing her Master's in Public Policy at the Harris School, with a concentration in Economic Policy. This summer she interned at the Asian Development Bank and led a best practice research on budgeting by surveying fellow development banks. She currently works with the World Bank to evaluate the impact of a health facility inspection program in Kenya. Her works involves analyzing survey response data, establishing impact parameters, and writing evaluation papers. Coco received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, and had been on design teams delivering biomedical device prototypes and presentations to clients at the University Hospital. In her leisure time, she enjoys podcasting and running.