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.

Kendall Bills, MBA 21

EGAL Fellow 2019-21

Kendall Bills, MBA 21, is EGAL’s second student fellow. Kendall joins us from Charlottesville, Virginia, where she ran a project management consulting firm with a focus on corporate citizenship and sustainability. Her background includes work in the external affairs department of a leading progressive think tank, as well as serving as the first and only staff member of a nonprofit focused on promoting health care access among the LGBTQ community. In addition to serving as a Fellow with the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership, she is a Forte Fellow, member of the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management, and a Reaching Out MBA Fellow. Learn more.

center for equity gender and leadership fellow jessie tang

Jessie Tang, MBA 20

EGAL Fellow 2018-20

Jessie Tang, MBA 20, is EGAL’s first student fellow. Jessie comes to us from Coalition for Queens (C4Q), a non-profit that empowers low-income and diverse women, underrepresented minorities, immigrants, and adults without college degrees to become software developers and entrepreneurs. At C4Q she led corporate giving & engagement to help change notions of talent and work with tech companies to commit resources to the training and hiring of non-traditional candidates. Learn more.

Social Impact Fellows

Our Social Impact Fellows spend time on campus throughout the year, serving as mentors to students, speaking on panels, attending special events, and providing their expertise to programs, centers, and the faculty. Their presence allows students to go beyond case studies to benefit directly from the fellows’ guidance, training future leaders to achieve social impact.

Social Impact Fellows are selected by referral on an annual basis. Contact egal@berkeley.edu for more information.

center for equity gender and leadership fellow tracy gray

Tracy Gray

Social Impact Fellow 2018-20

Tracy Gray is EGAL’s first Social Impact Fellow. Ms. Gray is the Founder & Managing Partner of The 22 Fund, an impact, growth equity capital firm with a job creation mission and investment strategy to increase the export capacity of Southern California manufacturing companies, targeting women- and minority-owned businesses. She is also an Executive in Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and chairs LACI’s Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. In addition, Ms. Gray is the founder of the non-profit We Are Enough (WAE). WAE’s only mission is to educate ALL women on how and why to invest in women-owned, for-profit businesses or with a “gender lens.” Ms. Gray was named one of the 50 “Women of Influence” in business in Los Angeles, a LA Business Journal Women’s Council & Award nominee and is featured in the recently released book “200 Hundred Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World” and the Robb Report article “Tracy Gray Invests in Women.”

Ms. Gray was formerly Senior Advisor to the LA Mayor, an investment professional at a venture capital fund and a systems engineer on the Space Shuttle program. Ms. Gray holds a B.S. in Mathematical Science with an aeronautics emphasis from the UC Santa Barbara and dual MBAs from Columbia University and UC Berkeley.