Leadership (2022-2023)

Ashley Knight

Ashley Knight is a second-year MBA at Wharton where she is focused on the intersection of Finance and Environmental Sustainability. Last summer, Ashley interned on the investment team in Boston at Ara Partners, a private equity fund focused on decarbonization. Prior to Wharton, Ashley was a member of the investment team at Mercer in London and NYC where she focused on investment diligence for alternative investments and served as a Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Prior to Mercer, Ashley worked at Credit Suisse in Singapore as an Alternatives Product Specialist. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College where she graduated with honors and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). In her free time Ashley enjoys scuba diving (advanced PADI certified) and traveling (visited 80+ countries to date).

Iynna Halilou

Iynna is a second-year MBA at Wharton, majoring in Finance and an investor at Moxxie Ventures, a seed VC fund. She was recognised as a 2022 top 55 rising VCs by Insider. Prior to Wharton, she worked for ERA, New York’s first and largest early-stage accelerator and seed VC, where she built and led the Global division supporting startups enter the US market. She also led Muhammad Yunus’ social impact global accelerator. She was previously a founding member and COO of Enza Academy, an edtech startup providing STEM and entrepreneurship education to underrepresented minority students to bridge the racial and socioeconomic gap in tech. She started her career at the United Nations. At Wharton, she is the UPenn Campus Lead for the MBA fund, a pre-seed institutional fund investing in Harvard, Penn, and Stanford-founded startups. Iynna graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor in International Relations and from NYU with a Master in International Development. She is from Cameroon and Madagascar, she lived and worked in London, Paris, Moscow, and Dakar. She is fluent in French, English, and Spanish.

Dan Xiang

Dan is a second-year MBA at Wharton. Last summer, he worked at Roark for the Summer of 2022. Prior to business school, Dan was a Private Equity Associate at The Carlyle Group. Before that, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Energy Group. At Wharton, Dan is the co-President of the Wharton Rugby Football Club and an active member of the Wharton Asian American Association of MBAs. Dan received a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University.