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Petri Fellows

Announcing Brandeis IBS' First Peter Petri Global Fellows

July 1, 2007

In 2006, we established The Peter Petri Global Fellowship to honor founding dean Peter Petri. I am happy to share with you the selection of our first fellows who come to IBS from around the world to learn how to create a new model for conducting global business.

Three fellowship appointments are made each year from among our best applicants. Those selected are chosen based on demanding criteria. The fellowship seeks to identify candidates who are likely to have their lives changed by their IBS education. In keeping with the global nature of the school and the fellowship, winners represent three different continents.

I am pleased to share with you the recipients of the inaugural Peter Petri Global Fellowship: Tatiana Uribe Aristizabal MA '08, Josh Bartlow MBA '08, and Cristina Gotia MBA '08. We are fortunate to have these three outstanding students who are making substantial contributions to IBS. Please join me in congratulating them on their appointments as Peter Petri Global Fellows. I would also like to acknowledge the leadership of Overseers Ronald M. Ansin and Amy Kessler as well as the support from hundreds of friends and alumni who made this fellowship possible.

Ms. Uribe is a MA student from Colombia and also a Fulbright Scholar. She was employed as an Investment Manager at Suramericana de Inversiones prior to attending IBS. She hopes to apply her IBS education to transform her home community through strategic direct foreign investment with volunteer groups committed to the economic development of Colombia and Latin America. Tatiana was an exchange student in Chile and in the USA. She was also class valedictorian when receiving her M.S. from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

Mr. Bartlow is an MBA student from Texas. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he has held key assignments in China and Taiwan where he interacted with high level executives as the first foreign expatriate staff for a Chinese firm. In 2005, he was selected for The President's Volunteer Service Award, USA Freedom Corps, for volunteer service he completed with Children at Public Schools in Taiwan and China. Josh was also the team leader of thirty high school volunteers within the public schools of Burleson, Texas. He co-founded the Graduate Investment Banking Club at IBS and also received a Deans Award Scholarship.

Ms. Gotia, an MBA student from Romania, has extensive global experiences having worked with firms in Germany, Holland, France, Hungary, the United States and Belgium. As a Public Relations Manager for the Romanian Pavilion at World Expo 2000 in Germany, she assisted in starting new partnerships for her country and had an opportunity to interact with Presidents, Mayors, and business people from a wide variety of countries. She is fluent in English, French, Romanian, and German. She looks at her Brandeis experience as an opportunity to improve her international experience while also widening her knowledge of business.