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Director's Alumni Cabinet

Kendra Allenby

Cartoonist

Kendra is a cartoonist. She draws to make sense of the world. Her work appears in The New YorkerFantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, The Wall Street JournalAlpinistBarron’sWoman’s World, and many others. She also draws cartoons and graphics for the Red Cross and other organizations to help them clarify their thoughts and communicate their message. She teaches a range of skills to individuals and groups including drawing skills, ideation skills and how to develop a lifelong creative practice. Kendra is based in New York City but goes for long hikes and bike rides that sometimes last for months and she draws what she finds there. 

Kendra received her BA in anthropology from Stanford University. She studied art through continuing education classes at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and through extensive use of the public library.

Amy Aniobi

Writer, director, producer, actor

Amy Aniobi is a writer, director, and Executive Producer on HBO’s Emmy-nominated comedy Insecure, starring Issa Rae. She also served as showrunner/head writer/EP for season one of HBO stand-up special 2 Dope Queens, and she has multiple projects in development, including three projects at HBO and HBO Max and two features set up at Universal. Amy recently directed the short film Honeymoon, which explores a new Nigerian couple's arranged marriage. She also co-created, co-directed, and starred in the web series Lisa and Amy Are Black, created the web series The Slutty Years, and wrote for both seasons of Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Amy is Nigerian and hails from North Texas. She received a BA in American Studies from Stanford University and an MFA from UCLA, and has lived both in the United States (New York, the San Francisco Bay Area) and abroad (France, Morocco). She enjoys travel, baking cookies, and drinking whiskey.

Sara Auld

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Emory University

Sara Auld, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Emory University’s School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Before coming to Emory in 2013, Sara worked at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the International Tuberculosis Branch of the Division of TB Elimination. Her research is focused on the clinical epidemiology and transmission of TB and drug-resistant TB, as well as TB and HIV coinfection. She attends on the Medical ICU and pulmonary consult services at Emory University Hospital Midtown where she has the opportunity to teach medical students, residents and fellows.

Sara received a BA in history from Stanford University, and then attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her MS in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree from Emory’s Laney Graduate School.
Martha “Mattie” Bekink

China Director, Economist Corporate Network
The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Group
Shanghai, China

Mattie is the China Director for The Economist Corporate Network (ECN). ECN is part of The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis arm of The Economist Group. ECN provides global, regional, and sectoral business intelligence research, briefings, presentations, and advice to members and clients. Prior to joining The Economist Group, Mattie was President of Martha J. Bekink Consulting, providing tailored advisory services to clients drawing on the disciplines of law, communications, and business development. She also served as the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in the Netherlands. Previous positions include serving as the Deputy Country Director, China Program, for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative and as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Mattie received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. She is fluent in both Chinese and Dutch.

Mark Dominik

Director, Portfolio Business Management
Terra Firma Capital Partners

Vice-Chair, Director’s Alumni Cabinet

In 2021 Mark joined Terra Firma Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading private equity firms, as Director of Portfolio Business Management. Terra Firma’s primary focus is building and transforming businesses. Prior to Terra Firma, Mark was a Principal with L1 Energy, an energy investment fund which created Wintershall Dea, Europe’s leading independent oil and gas company. Before joining L1 Energy, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Deutsche Bank.

Mark received a BA in Classics and Italian and a MA in French from Stanford University, and conducted post-graduate research in French literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Jeff Lee

CEO and co-founder of DIBS
COO of ARod Corp and President of ARod Productions

Jeff is CEO and co-founder of DIBS, a beauty brand backed by some of the most renowned authorities in e-commerce, beauty, and tech. As COO of ARod Corp and President of ARod Productions, Jeff co-created and executive produces, with Barstool Sports, The Corp, which has twice hit the no. 1 podcast ranking on iTunes. He also managed Alex Rodriguez's numerous media projects, including as the first MLB analyst to simultaneously work for FOX Sports and ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, regular appearances on Shark Tank, Good Morning America and The Today Show, and the star of CNBC's Back in the Game.

Jeff was previously an executive in Jennifer Lopez's business team, part of the founding team of JLO Beauty and represented Ms. Lopez in overseeing all aspects of her global beauty and fragrance portfolio, including product development, formulations, branding, creative and marketing for the no. 1 and no. 2 nationwide launches in Sephora and ULTA. 

Previously Jeff was an attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he represented numerous Fortune 500 and international companies in their most significant mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance negotiations. He teaches regularly and guest lectures at Stanford Business (2018-present), Wharton Business (2020-present), Yale Law (2020), Harvard Law (2019-2020), NYU Law (2014-2015), Columbia (2015), and Michigan State Law / Business (2020), and to corporate clients on negotiations, brand and reputation management, career transitions / pivots and learning from women in leadership. His research on women and Latin American presidencies was awarded Stanford's Firestone Medal.

Jeff received his BA and MBA from Stanford University, his JD from Yale Law School, and his accreditation as a certified personal trainer from the National Institute of Sports Medicine and as a jewelry professional from the Gemological Institute of America.    

Marianne LeVine

Reporter for Politico

Marianne LeVine is a reporter for Politico, where she covers the Senate. She previously covered lobbying and co-authored Politico Influence. Prior to her stint on the lobbying beat, Marianne covered labor policy for Politico Pro, writing about regulations related to overtime pay, retirement advice, and occupational health and safety. Her reporting in 2016 about domestic abuse allegations against President Donald Trump's first nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, was a key part of the debate surrounding his nomination, which he ultimately withdrew. Prior to working at Politico, Marianne was an intern in the Los Angeles Times' Washington, DC bureau.

Marianne graduated from Stanford University in 2013, with degrees in International Relations and French, and completed Stanford's Graduate Program in Journalism in 2014.

Jessica Mendoza

Broadcaster and MLB Analyst

Jessica joined ESPN in 2007 and in 2015 became the first woman to serve as an analyst for nationally-televised Major League Baseball games as she joined Sunday Night Baseball. She has since become one of the leading voices in ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage. In 2020, Mendoza served as an analyst in ESPN’s exclusive English-language KBO League coverage for the 2020 regular season. She became the first woman to serve as a solo analyst for a national package of MLB game telecasts including weeknight games and holiday baseball. She also became the first woman to serve as a World Series game analyst on national radio as she joined the MLB on ESPN Radio team for the World Series.

Prior to her work with ESPN, Jessica was a field reporter for Yahoo! Sports at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and also served as the lead college softball analyst on FOX Sports. She is a two-time Olympian and was a member of the U.S. Women’s National team from 2001-10. She is both a three-time World Champion (2002, 2006, 2010) and World Cup Champion (2006, 2007, 2010), in addition to being a two-time Pan American Gold Medalist (2003, 2007). In 2006, she was named the USA Softball Athlete of the Year and was also recognized in 2008 as the Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year. In 2012, Jessica was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame and in 2019, she was also inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame.

Jessica received a BA in American Studies and a MS in Education from Stanford University.

Ari Ratner

Founder and CEO of Inside Revolution

Ari Ratner is the Founder and CEO of Inside Revolution, a boutique storytelling and strategic communications firm. He has assisted leading NGOs, political campaigns, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States and globally in aligning their brand with their mission. He specializes in developing creative, political, and social impact campaigns that connect with organizations’ core values and history to reach donors and influencers. 

Ari previously served in the Obama Administration as Speechwriter and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Earlier he served as a Congressional Liaison for the State Department and as an Associate at the White House. He is a veteran of the Obama for America and Hillary Clinton 2008 presidential campaigns, and was also appointed to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Ari collaborated with Alec Ross on The New York Times-bestselling book The Industries of the Future. He served as Special Political Correspondent for Vice News during the 2014 midterm elections and as a correspondent for Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper, from 2003 to 2006. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Reuters, Huffington Post, Slate, and CNN. 

Ari holds a BA in history from Stanford University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

When not working, Ari can be found daydreaming about getting a bulldog—and teaching him how to surf.

Jasmine Teer

Vice President of Strategy, SGPR

Jasmine is Vice President of Strategy at SGPR, a creative public relations firm headquartered in New York City and Los Angeles. Her work centers on innovation and communications strategy for Fortune 500s, challenger brands, and nonprofits.

While Jasmine began her career at age 16 as a broadcast reporter for CBS, her expertise in media evolved to lead media innovation for companies like General Electric, Verizon, Cartoon Network, L’Oreal, Tiffany’s and The PGA Tour as well as organizations like The Elizabeth Taylor Foundation, The Malala Fund, and The George Kaiser Family Foundation.  

In addition, Jasmine is a guest lecturer at Stanford University for the office of Bridging Education, Ambition, and Meaningful Work, and she serves as an advisor to a number of nonprofits and startup organizations.

Jasmine studied economics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, under Emeritus Fellow Derek Robinson, and graduated from Stanford University with a BA in economics in 2006.

Lisa Wallace

Co-Founder, Assemble

Lisa is co-founder of Assemble, a computer software company offering next generation compensation management. Located in San Francisco, Assemble helps companies make systematic compensation decisions to attract, motivate, and retain employees while eliminating inequitable pay. 

Prior to co-founding Assemble, Lisa served on the executive team of Abnormal Security where she was the first business leadership hire. Prior to Abnormal Security, Lisa was the first business hire at Expanse (acquired by Palo Alto Networks).

Lisa grew up on a potato farm in Washington State and has been in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 10 years. Lisa received her BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.