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Francis Tsuma

Co-President of the Columbia University Chapter

Francis Tsuma is a junior in Columbia College with a major in Economics and a concentration in Computer Science. This summer he worked as an intern at TD Cowen. He has been in BlackGen Capital at Columbia since his freshman year, and his favorite thing about the group is how it has allowed him to challenge what he believe is possible for himself in finance.

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Jizal Aboneaaj

Co-President of the Columbia University Chapter

Jizal Aboneaaj grew up between Atlanta and Palestine. She is a junior at Barnard majoring in Economics and Psychology. This summer, she was in the Girls Who Invest Summer Intensive Program and after a month at Wharton, she interned on MacArthur Foundation’s Real Assets team. Jizal enjoys working out and listening to music during her free time.

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Gannon Peebles

Vice President of Education

Gannon Peebles is from Fresno, California. He is a sophomore in Columbia College, majoring in Mathematics-Statistics with a concentration in Computer Science. For his freshman summer, he interned at Sumeru Equity Partners, a B2B SaaS growth equity firm. During his free time, Gannon enjoys walking through Central Park, going to concerts, and trying new desserts.

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Daniela Palacios

Vice President of Recruitment

Daniela Palacios is from New Jersey. She is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring at Political Science with the Business Concentration. As part of the 2023 Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholar cohort she pursued independent research under the Columbia Justice Lab on the topic of post secondary education programs for emerging adults. Daniela has recently self-published her first English and Spanish bilingual children's book through her media company, Para KIDS! Books.

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Madison Garrett 

Vice President of Communications

Madison Garrett is from Brooklyn, New York. She is now a sophomore in Columbia College. As a political science major, Madison is on a pre-law track with interests in white-collar crime, contractual law, and criminal justice. She serves as the Founder and President of The Black Pre-Law Society on campus and is in the tenth month of her internship for The NYC Mayor’s Office.

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Jasmine Bose Partridge

Vice President of Public Relations

Jasmine Bose Partridge is a junior at Barnard majoring in Economics. This summer, she interned at Morgan Stanley in the Institutional Equity Division. Outside of BlackGen, Jasmine is also a member of the Columbia University Fashion Society, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and trying new restaurants in the city.

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Camila Fernandez 

Vice President of Marketing

Camila Fernandez is from Caracas, Venezuela. She is a junior at Barnard College studying Economics with a minor in Psychology. This summer, she interned at American Express as an analyst within the Corporate Planning team. She is also a Bridgewater Scholar and a member of Columbia Women’s Business Society. In her free time she enjoys working out, cooking, and traveling.

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Joseph Ogbuanu

Vice President of Finance

Joseph Ogbuanu is from Atlanta, but has lived in Switzerland and Sierra Leone as well. He is a sophomore at Columbia majoring in Economics and Psychology. This summer, he explored the field of Behavioral Economics through books like Predictably Irrational and also worked with the Democratic Party of Georgia. Joseph enjoyed watching the show Atlanta, discovering new music, and playing soccer in his free time.

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