Melody Zhang

Co-President

I’m Melody Zhang, a second year MFIN student at Rotman looking to transition into a career in impact investing. I have a bachelor’s degree in Finance and 2 years of experience working in shipping management and anti-trafficking organizations. To me, RNI represents a community of mission-driven students who share moral outrage about the injustices existing in our society and want to use their skills for social change. Outside of school, I can be found playing boardgames, watching nature documentaries, painting and traveling.  

Madeleine Neiman

Co-President

I’m Madeleine Neiman, a second year FTMBA student at Rotman. I have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and 4 years of experience working in engineering consulting for central heating and cooling systems and renewable energy. To me, RNI represents an opportunity to be a part of a network of people interested in creating a positive impact for people and the planet, and a place to learn about opportunities to create impact in our future careers. Outside of school, I can be found being active outdoors and doing DIY projects.

Christoph Lee

VP Education

I’m Christoph Lee, a second year FTMBA student looking to specialize in strategic management. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in physics and two years of experience working in management consulting. To me, RNI is one of the few clubs at Rotman that looks at businesses through the purpose lens instead of through the profit lens only. Outside of school you can find me outdoors exploring Toronto’s ravines, dancing Tango or talking to myself in Korean.

Gilad Hirsch

VP Engagement

I’m Gilad Hirsch, a second year Evening MBA student at Rotman, looking to specialize in sustainability and organizational behaviour. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science Honours Mechanical Engineering with a Management Science option from the University of Waterloo, and over 5 years of experience in mechanical design, education, business development and consulting. To me, the RNI represents a community that is building a bright future together. Outside of school, I can be found hiking, camping, swimming, cycling, doing ironmans, playing board games, learning languages and spending quality time together with family and friends.

Rocky Feng

VP Industry Relations & Careers

Hello, I’m Rocky Feng, a second year full-time MBA student at Rotman interested in the cleantech and clean energy industries. I have a master’s degree in Chemistry and 3 years of experience working in petrochemical industry as a marketing administrator. I decide to join RNI because it is a great platform to explore the sustainability opportunity in business. Outside of school, I like hiking and watching sports games. I can also be found drinking beer at a bar!

Katie Shuter

VP Industry Relations & Careers

I’m Katie Shuter, a dual MBA/MGA student at Rotman. I’m currently specializing in innovation policy at Munk and am enrolled in the Environmental Studies collaboration program, with a vested interest in clean tech. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and 2 of experience working in the non-profit, clean tech and climate policy space. To me, the RNI represents the rigour and passion of UofT students who want to make a difference in their broader communities! Outside of school, I can be found reading, cooking, watching Parks and Rec, pretending I exercise, and picking up new hobbies (right now it’s watercolour, and I’m not very good at it). Looking forward to the upcoming year and feel free to email me to chat!

Namrata Bangera

VP Communications

I’m Namrata Bangera, a second year FTMBA student at Rotman looking to specialise in Sustainability. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and 4 years of experience working in marketing and client relations. To me, the RNI represents a community of driven individuals looking to make a difference. Outside of school, I can be found reading, learning French and building Ikea furniture.