Meet Our Team

Founded in 2017, we operate in  #  universities and have developed a client base spanning over # industries. Our approach uses small-scale initiatives of new ways of thinking and doing that exist in the margins to enact positive changes. We believe that local change is just as important as global intent.

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Brian Hanssen

Executive Director

Professor Brian Hanssen founded the Social Impact Scholars and serves as the Executive Director. He is currently the Associate Director of the Management Communication program and Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Communication at the NYU Stern School of Business. 
Professor Hanssen holds degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia University. His research interests focus on the social impact of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s), particularly in China and the United States.

 
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Catherine Dai

President

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Nicholas Suter

Director of Development and Team Lead

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Jess Bu

Director of External Relations

 
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Brenda Dany

Team Lead

Grace Zhu

Team Lead

Justin Choung 

Team Lead

 Siri Ranganath

Team Lead

 
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Stephanie Shao

Team Lead

Madjibe Kagne

Secretary

Moya Liu

Co-Content Director

Shreya Polkampally

Co-Content Director