Reid is a dual degree MBA/MPA student at Tuck and the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to Tuck, Reid spent the bulk of his time in the Colorado Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade under the Hickenlooper and Polis administrations. Rotating through several divisions, Reid worked with local, regional, state, federal, and international partners to grow Colorado’s economy and build both sustainable and inclusive economic development strategies. Reid came to Tuck and HKS to further articulate private and public sector collaborations that can lead to more inclusive development throughout the US and abroad. Outside TSVF, Reid is an aspiring Tripod Co-Captain, Tuck Mentor to Dartmouth Undergraduates, singer in the Tuck ’23 Band “ManEc at the Disco”, and member of the Ski & Snowboard Club. Over the summer, Reid was a Summer Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting in Boston, MA. Reid holds a B.A. double major in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College. Hailing from Colorado, Reid is an avid skier as well as a lover of dogs, the great outdoors, professional hockey, and beer.
Julia came to Tuck to expand her horizons and put best practices behind instinct built through start-ups. Prior to Tuck she worked in 3 different start up companies including a CPG beverage company, a community platform and most recently in strategy for a boutique consulting firm focused on product innovation for food and beverage companies. After the second company she worked for went under after an investment fell through, she saw the power Venture Capital holds and was interested in learning more about the space. Outside of TSVF, Julia is a Food & Agriculture Co-Chair, Consulting Club Mentor, and Tripod Co-Captain. Over the summer, Julia interned at Bain & Company. Julia holds a B.A. from Connecticut College in government and environmental studies. In her free time, she loves traveling, researching restaurants, going to the beach or exercising.
Rahul is originally from India. Prior to Tuck, he worked in the Energy industry for six years. He led project management and development for Shell in Singapore. Post Shell, Rahul moved to Ghana and subsequently Senegal, where he worked in analytics and corporate finance for a solar energy fintech social enterprise, providing basic electricity to underserved households and small businesses in West Africa. Rahul is passionate about enabling impact focused clean energy investments in emerging markets of Asia and Africa. Outside of TSVF, he is also a Fellow at the Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability and Innovation and a Co-Chair for the Impact Capital Club. Rahul spent his summer as an Investment Banking Summer Associate with the M&A group at JP Morgan in New York. He holds a B.Tech and M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. In his free time, Rahul loves to travel–he has lived in 9 countries across 3 continents, debate, cook, and volunteer for nonprofits.
John came to Tuck to pivot his approach to address climate change from developing novel technology to investing in the deployment of clean and climatetech. Prior to Tuck, he worked for 5 years doing engineering, project development, and project management in next generation carbon-free technologies, including small modular reactors, advanced reactors and lithium ion battery storage. During his first year at Tuck, John worked for an impact VC fund, Falkon Ventures, developing their investment thesis and fund tools and processes, and was a global finalist in the Venture Capital Investment Competition. He spent his summer as an investment banking summer associate at the Power, Utilities, and Renewables group at Goldman Sachs in New York. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Outside of TSVF, John is a director of the Tuck Student Initiative for Decarbonization, a fellow for the Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability and Innovation, and plays bass in the class band. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 2-year old daughter, listening & playing music, listening to podcasts, reading, and hiking with his dog.
Jeffrey worked at YouTube prior to Tuck, managing music partnerships and content deals in Latin America, where he was responsible for identifying and negotiating licensing for the songs played from Mexico to Brazil and Argentina. Before his role in music partnerships, he worked in the legal team at Google for 4 years structuring content exclusivity partnerships deals in the gaming and music verticals. Jeffrey holds a B.A. in Political Communication from George Washington University. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is passionate about investing in companies with a social impact mission in emerging markets generally and Latin America specifically. At Tuck, Jeffrey is a Tuck Admissions Associate, Tuck liaison for the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management, and a fellow for the Center for Digital Strategies.
Prior to Tuck, Sarah Nelson worked in the Investment Management Industry in London, UK focused on portfolio construction for high-net-worth individuals as well as private equity/venture capital fund due diligence within the ESG space. Sarah holds a B.A. degree from Bowdoin College, from where she double majored in Government/Legal Studies and Earth, Oceanographic Sciences. Both her educational and professional experiences have led her amalgamating her passions of investing and the environment. Over the summer, Sarah interned in Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities. Outside of TSVF, Sarah is Squash Club Co-Chair, Tuck Mentor to Dartmouth Undergraduates, active in Women-In-Business, and a Tripod Captain. In her free time, she enjoys playing anything with a racquet-squash, paddle tennis, pickleball- as well as hiking, exploring Upper Valley farmers markets, and baking.
Grant came to Tuck with a desire to help companies better the world through business. In his last role, Grant was the Director of Procurement and Logistics for Daily Table, a startup retail grocery chain selling healthy and affordable food in low-income communities. Founded by former Trader Joe's President Doug Rauch, Daily Table sources excess and aging food throughout the supply chain in order to reduce food waste and address food insecurity. Prior to Daily Table, Grant worked for C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., where he held roles of increasing responsibility in transportation and supply chain. During this time, Grant was instrumental in the formation and leadership of a new team that focused on transportation analytics and process improvement. Over the summer, Grant interned at Trailhead Capital, a mission-driven venture capital firm investing in regenerative AgTech and FoodTech companies. He is also a fellow at the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Grant holds a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Middlebury College. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, playing softball, and hiking with his fiancée, Olivia and their two dogs.
Prior to Tuck, Lena worked in healthcare consulting focusing on provider revenue cycle management for health systems across the U.S. In this role, she streamlined patient access and business office operations and implemented price transparency initiatives for providers and their patients. She is passionate about digital healthcare solutions that improve access to care for patients and reduce health inequity. Over the summer, Lena interned in Business Development at Thirty Madison, a growth-stage digital health company. Lena holds a B.A. in French and Psychology from Amherst College. Outside of TSVF, Lena is a Health Care Club Co-Chair and Squash Club Co-Chair, Tuck Mentor to Dartmouth undergrad students, and will be a dual Fellow with the Center for Health Care and Center for PE/VC. In her free time, Lena enjoys playing squash and tennis, hiking, skiing, and cooking.
Prior to Tuck, Sherry Yang worked in the healthcare industry focused on drug licensing, consulting, and executing market entrance strategies in the US and emerging markets to reshape the perceptions of cannabis as a consumer retail product. From her professional experiences, she has developed a passion for healthcare access for underserved populations. She has seen how the emphasis on the bottom-line has overridden drug launches in 'lower-priority' regions and how the pandemic has disproportionately affected certain individuals. She aspires to fast track the commercialization of healthcare innovations by removing the financial hurdles for research and development. Sherry received her Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Master’s in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization from McMaster University (Canada). Outside of TSVF, she is a Healthcare Fellow, PEVC Fellow, Next50 Fellow, ASW and WIBCo co-chair, ABC co-chair, and loves making macarons, yoga, and dancing. Over the summer, Sherry interned in J.P. Morgan’s healthcare investment banking team.
Hannah Payson is the associate director for the Center for Business, Government & Society at Tuck, where she works across all Center programs in collaboration with many internal and external partners. Hannah has extensive experience in corporate responsibility and community engagement.
For 10 years, Hannah worked at Lloyd’s of London in the U.K. managing its award-winning Community Programme and expanding its corporate social responsibility efforts with a focus on environmental sustainability, ethics and values, diversity, and global reach. Prior to that, she worked for an education-focused nonprofit and in community investing for a German investment bank.
Hannah moved to the Upper Valley in 2014 with her husband and two boys. An avid horseback rider, she can also be found volunteering at High Horses, a therapeutic riding program in Sharon, where she serves on the board of directors.
Ramon Lecuona is an assistant professor of business administration in Tuck’s strategy group. He earned his PhD in business administration at the London Business School and a Masters of Public Policy at Harvard University. Before joining Tuck, he was part of the faculty at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Prior to that, Ramon served as a staff member of the Office of the President of Mexico for more than seven years. His academic research is focused on the design of organizational structures that make firms more productive and innovative, and he has specific expertise in the field of mobile communications and the offshoring of production facilities to emerging markets. In addition to his academic work, Professor Lecuona has been part of the founding team of multiple start-ups and serves as an adviser for senior leaders of multinational companies and governmental agencies. He teaches Tuck’s core strategy course.
Curtis R. Welling D'71, T'77 is a clinical professor of business who teaches courses at the intersection on business, society and government. Prior to Tuck Professor Welling served as the president and chief executive officer of AmeriCares for 11 years, guiding the organization in delivering $9 billion in medicines and supplies around the world. Prior to AmeriCares Professor Welling worked in the investment banking and securities industries for 25 years.
Professor Welling teaches classes on Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Business and Society.