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Pooja Banjaree and Joel Igu

Pooja Banerjee is a Global MBA candidate at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She prides herself on her ability to humanize businesses, which she developed during and after her graduate and post-graduate training in Clinical Psychology and Business Administration. Graduating at the top of her class with a Master's degree in clinical psychology, she joined Alternate Brand Solutions—a Times group company, India's largest media conglomerate. In addition to her academic and professional experiences, Pooja has been actively engaged in pro bono consulting with I-INDIA (a non-governmental organization) for the last several years. Her passion for social upliftment led her to starting an NGO—Universal Development Foundation (UNDF)—where she served as a President, and later as the Strategic Advisor, when she moved from India to Singapore and eventually, to the United States. Joel Igu is a first year GMBA student at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Previously, he studied Medicine at the University of Nigeria where he was the Medical Scrabble Champion two years in a row. Upon graduation from medical school, he practiced Clinical Medicine and Surgery in multiple urban and rural locations across Nigeria, engaged in community health practice, partnership building, and extensive training of health workers.