BBA Leadership

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Vance Lewis

Vance is currently a second year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management (SOM).  Prior to Yale SOM, Vance served as the Director of Support Services and a special education teacher at People for People Charter School in Philadelphia, PA.  In this role, Vance helped established data collection systems for progress monitoring students with special needs and for the identification and support of students who may be eligible for special education services.  Prior to People for People, Vance was a Teach for America corps member at Mastery Charter School-Clymer Elementary in North Philadelphia, where he taught a self-contained special education classroom of 4th-6th graders.  After SOM, Vance will be joining McKinsey & Company in San Francisco. 

Aside from Black Business Alliance, Vance is involved with The Consortium, Consulting Club, Student Government, Hockey Club, and Design & Innovation Club.  

Vance holds a BBA in Marketing from Howard University and a M.S.Ed from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.  Vance grew up outside of Philadelphia in the suburb of Paoli. 


Grace Batiste

Grace is a second-year MBA candidate at Yale SOM. She began her career in JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Corporate Analyst Development Program, a two-year, operations-based rotational program where she worked in JPMC's Asset Management, Consumer Banking, and Corporate functions. After completing CADP, she managed projects in the credit operations space of J.P. Morgan's Asset Management line of business.

Grace will continue to expand her financial services experience at Citi Consumer Banking as a Management Associate in New York City. On campus, Grace serves on the executive board of Yale's Graduate and Professional Student Senate as the Community Service Committee Chair, and is a proud recipient of both the Forté and Consortium fellowships.

Grace earned her B.A. in Political Science at Howard University, and hails from the South Side of Chicago. She enjoys vegetarian cooking, learning new languages, and still isn't over Hamilton: An American Musical. 

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Ayanna Charles

Ayanna is a first-year MBA candidate at Yale School of Management (SOM). Prior to SOM she worked as a Software Test Engineer in Booz Allen Hamilton’s federal practice in Washington, DC. She’s also used her experience in technology consulting to launch her own startup facilitating event management through ticket sales. 

Ayanna is interested in pursuing strategy consulting or fintech opportunities next summer. Aside from Black Business Alliance, Ayanna is involved with The Consortium, Consulting Club and Technology Club. She is a recipient of the Toigo, Forté and Consortium fellowships.

Ayanna earned her B.B.A. in Insurance concentrating in Actuarial Science at Howard University. She’s originally from Trinidad and Tobago. It comes as no surprise that she loves all things West Indian carnival! Ayanna is proud mother to her ‘twin’, eight-year-old daughter, Marley.


Luc Fleurival

Luc is a first-year MBA Candidate at the Yale School of Management. Prior to Yale SOM, he began his career in the Corporate & Investment Bank at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he completed a two-year front-office analyst program. After the program, he continued his career in client management and sales focused roles within the Markets & Investor Services division, working across agency securities lending and foreign exchange services. After SOM, Luc will pursue a career in investment banking.

Luc is originally from Nyack, NY and earned a B.S. in Business Management and Economics from Stony Brook University. Outside of academics and work, he enjoys socializing with friends and family, strength training and reading the WSJ and FT.


Kristina Whyte

Kristina Whyte is an EMBA student at Yale SOM, class of 2018, with a concentration in Asset Management. Kristina is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of experience in financial reporting and analysis. Kristina currently works at NewWorld Capital, a private equity firm that invests in clean energy and environmental resources. Prior to business school, Kristina worked at the Wallace Foundation, whose mission is to provide funding to education and arts programs for children in underserved areas. Kristina previously worked at Morgan Stanley as a legal entity controller in a Fed-reporting role, processing financial information for over 500+ global entities. Her work at Ernst and Young and Deloitte included K-1 and tax return preparation for hedge funds and private equity funds. Kristina has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Temple University, Philadelphia PA.

Kristina is the co-founder of Impact On Record, a podcast about impact investing, which hosts conversations with pioneers, educators, investors and those impacted by the capital. Kristina is a board member of College Summit (Education Leadership Council), which helps high schools students apply to college. Kristina was a 2017 Princeton Emerging Leader Fellow, for emerging leaders in Philanthropy.  Kristina was the Finance Chairperson of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, NY (2016-17), a network of professionals promoting social justice and racial equity.  Additionally, Kristina volunteers and participates in a number of fundraising events with the Pike Past Students Association, which provides resources to children in Jamaica, West Indies and in Brooklyn, NY.


Clyde Hunt III

Clyde Hunt III is a first-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management (SOM). Prior to SOM, Clyde worked as a Subsea Engineer for Chevron Corporation in Houston, TX. In this capacity, he focused on the reliability and maintenance planning of subsea equipment. His other job roles included supervising and planning daily drilling activities, forecasting operating costs, and delivering technical training to Chevron’s global workforce. Post MBA, Clyde plans to hone his analytical problem-solving ability by working as a management consultant.

Clyde is a native of Memphis, TN and a graduate of Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Outside of the Black Business Alliance, Clyde is active with the Consulting Club, Social Impact Consulting Club, Non-Profit Board Fellows, and The Consortium. He is also on the planning board for the Black Solidarity Conference.