Student Fellows

The Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership Fellowship of $40,000 is awarded to incoming MBA students who best demonstrate their commitment to diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces and their desire to support the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at Berkeley Haas. Successful applicants should have an understanding of current diversity issues in the workplace and be able to articulate their importance and experience in supporting progress in these areas.

Contact finaid@haas.berkeley.edu to learn more about the EGAL Student Fellowship.

Elias Habbar-Baylac

EGAL Student Fellow 2021–23

Elias Habbar-Baylac, MBA ’23, is EGAL’s newest student fellow. Elias joins us from CDC Group, the UK Government’s impact investing arm in emerging markets. At CDC Group, Elias served as chief of staff to the MD for financial inclusion and gender and diversity finance specialist. Among other things, he advised gender-lens investments in Africa and Asia, developed solutions to drive women’s access to finance and entrepreneurship, launched a global task force for gender-equitable climate finance, and delivered strategies on issues like LGBTQ investing and gender-based violence. Read more→

Sachin Bhattiprolu

EGAL Student Fellow 2020-22

Sachin Bhattiprolu, MBA ’22, is EGAL’s student fellow for 2020-22. Sachin joins us from Hyderabad, India where he started CrunchPrep, an ed-tech startup that helped students from 100+ countries study for standardized tests and prepare better applications for grad schools. His background includes working with Indian government bodies to nurture new entrepreneurs and incubate startup companies, drafting policy framework for an India MP’s office to achieve gender parity, and leading teams of volunteers at a non-profit that educates and empowers at-risk children and youth in India. Read more→