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AAMBAA
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About Us

The Black MBA Association was formed in 1973, and was subsequently changed to the African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) in 1986. The organization was formed to augment the professional, academic, and social development of students of African descent at The Wharton School.
 
The mission of AAMBAA is to support the continued achievement of students of African descent and to provide extensive resources to foster the successful progression from prospective students to Wharton alumni.
 

2021 - 2022 Leadership Team

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Vanessa Decembre

Co-President

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Malcolm Leverett

Co-President

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Daniella Lomo
Chief of Staff

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Vera Barnwell

WMY Conference Co-Chair

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Stacy Delapena

WMY Conference Co-Chair

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Kevin Harvey

WMY Conference Co-Chair

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Vicky Thompson
WMY Conference Co-Chair

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Ross Emory
Chief Financial Officer

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Erna Fefe

VP of Content & Digital Media

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Lauren Gilbert

VP of Content & Digital Media 

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Heather Meads
VP of 100 Series

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Sherryce Baker

VP of 100 Series

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Azline Nelson

VP of Prospective Students

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Audley Mackel

VP of Prospective Students

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Chris Ferrer

VP of Careers

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Jasmine Slaughter

VP of Careers

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Jessica Moore

VP of Partnerships

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Adam Harrell
VP of Partnerships

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Chelsea Jackson

VP of Alumni Relations

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Itunu Dacosta 

VP of Alumni Relations

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Kristen Myers

VP of Sponsorships

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Andrew Sparks

VP of Sponsorships

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Jordan Woodard

VP of Social 

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Ayanna Warrington

VP of Social

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Jalen Gilmore

VP of Social

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Andrea Madu

VP of Social Impact

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Ngozi Udeh

VP of Academics

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WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR MEMORIAL CONFERENCE

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For over four decades, the Wharton African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) has celebrated the legacy of a visionary leader and an avid advocate of equality and economic empowerment for all with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial conference. We invite prospective MBA students, professionals, alumni, and students of The Wharton School to relive this vision at our annual conference held in the city of Philadelphia. 

Click here for more information on the conference.

 

Corporate Sponsors

THANK you TO OUR 2020-2021 SPONSORS!

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With 160 members (~8% of Wharton’s MBA population), AAMBAA is one of the largest groups of
African, African American, and Caribbean students of any business school. Through an extended
family network of thousands – comprised of prospective students, current students, and alumni –
AAMBAA prepares its members for leadership roles in all sectors of society by providing academic

support, professional development, career guidance, and mentorship.

Please contact one of our Sponsorship Co-Chairs if you are interested in learning more about how to become an AAMBAA corporate sponsor:

Kristen Myers (WG'22) or Andrew Sparks (WG'22).

 

Prospective Students

AAMBAA represents all students of African descent in the MBA program and supports our members professionally, academically and socially. AAMBAA’s key initiatives include group tutoring, study guides, a career fair, recruiting assistance, and deep connections with corporate sponsors.

AAMBAA works closely with the Wharton MBA Admissions Office to ensure that students of African descent have the resources available to become successful MBA candidates. We do so through active outreach, admissions counseling, and leveraging the expertise of the current MBA membership.

Important Dates & Deadlines

 

​MBA Program

  • Round 1: Application Deadline 9/08/21 | Interview Invites 10/27/21 | ​​Decisions 12/15/21

  • Round 2: Application Deadline 1/5/22 | Interview Invites 2/14/22 | ​​Decisions 3/23/22

  • Round 3: Application Deadline 3/30/22 | Interview Invites 4/14/22 | ​​Decisions 5/10/22

MBA/MA-Lauder and JD/MBA

  • Round 1: Application Deadline 9/08/21 | Decisions 12/15/21

  • Round 2: Application Deadline 1/5/22 | ​​Decisions 3/23/22

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Please contact one of our Prospective Students Co-Chairs if you are interested in learning more about applying to Wharton:

Azline Nelson (WG’22) or Audley Mackel (WG'22).

 

Alumni

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AAMBAA is committed to engaging and supporting its broad alumni base. We aim to extend the relationships and networks forged during the two-year MBA program and to provide continued resources for the development of our alumni.

We keep in contact with our alumni primarily via email and social media. If you are a Wharton alumnus who would like to connect with AAMBAA, please reach out to our co-presidents, Vanessa Decembre & Malcolm Leverett. 

 

Please also reach out to our co-presidents to be added to the Wharton AAMBAA Alumni LinkedIn Group.

Otherwise, click on the icons below to find us on social media: 

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Stay in Touch!

Thanks for visiting our website! If you have any questions, please send an email to whartonaambaa@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as we can.