The Turner MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) is an experiential lab designed to give students at business and graduate schools a hands-on education in impact investing. For the past two years, we have supported students to participate in this immersive experience, in which they get hands-on experience formulating an investment theory, sourcing early stage impact investments and structuring investments.
This year’s team is comprised of five interdisciplinary graduate students: Kevin Liu (MPH ’22), Hunter Bingham (MBA ’22), Sam Steele (MBA ’22), Kate Kirby (MBA ’22), and Sadia Mubarik (M.A. Economic Development ’22). Read more below to learn more about this year’s team.
Sam was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. After graduating from the University of Washington in biology, she wanted to learn more about physiology and worked as an infectious disease clinical research coordinator at Seattle Children’s Hospital. As an MBA candidate, she joined the TFC and the MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) program because both offer the opportunity to meet people who are also working to make a positive impact and figure out a better system for diverse issues.
Kate is a former science teacher. She taught for 7 years on overseas military bases in Japan & Italy and stateside in a low income, high need school. She is interested in sustainability and how science innovation and technology can help solve problems.
Hunter is originally from Virginia Beach, VA but became a Texas transplant for college where she attended Baylor University. After college, she spent the last few years crunching numbers and traveling the world via standby flights at American Airlines. She has a huge passion for equal access to financial capital and is excited to be working with MIINT!
Kevin Liu is currently a first year MPH student with a concentration in Epidemiology. He is in the MIINT program hoping to learn how to improve the healthcare of Middle Tennessee and enjoys spending time with his two Pomeranian’s in his free time.
Sadia is a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan, currently enrolled in the GPED program at Vanderbilt. After completing her undergrad in finance, she started to explore the ways in which traditional finance could be made more accessible and impactful. Development economics plus social impact investment both nicely fit these objectives, and she is excited to be a part of an experiential project that enables her to collaborate with real companies and earn experience in helping them secure capital.