Consulting Club at Darden

2013-2014 Officers


Chelsea Graham
Club President

 Prior to Darden, Chelsea was a Consultant with IBM Global Business Services in their Strategy group, working primarily for clients in the financial services industry. Originally from Canada, Chelsea received a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and will be spending her summer with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, Texas. She is a defending cornhole champion in the UVA Business vs. Law School tournament, and is addicted to the HGTV channel.



Jennifer Baird
Vice President, Education

Prior to Darden, Jen worked with start-ups in social enterprise, where her work centered on developing and executing strategy, building operational capabilities, and scaling organizations from the concept phase to operational rollout. Jen received a BA in Diplomacy & World Affairs from Occidental College and holds the Truman Scholarship for Public Service. She will be spending the summer with Accenture’s Federal Strategy practice in Washington, D.C. Jen has insatiable wanderlust and takes every free moment to travel


 Ryan_new Ryan Muldowney
Vice President, Education

Prior to attending Darden, Ryan worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Manhattan as a member of its Corporate Governance Group, developing risk mitigation strategies and executing technology initiatives. Ryan received a BS in Economics from Boston College and will be spending his summer with McKinsey & Company in Stamford, Connecticut. Ryan enjoys cooking and travelling, and hopes to one day be able to solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.   


Lauren Blaine
Vice President, Events

Prior to Darden, Lauren spent five years in Washington, DC working as a litigation consultant on government litigation matters.  During this time, she focused primarily on spent nuclear fuel litigation helping the Department of Justice to defend the Department of Energy in suits brought in the Court of Federal Claims. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Marketing from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and will be spending her summer with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, TX.

 Bill_headshot Bill Besash
Vice President, Finance

Bill is originally from the Philadelphia area but graduated from Wake Forest University in 2007. Prior to coming to Darden, he spent three years doing litigation consulting at Navigant Consulting followed by two years of corporate finance at Fannie Mae, all in Washington, DC. Bill will be returning to Philadelphia this summer working for BCG and is looking forward to his second year at Darden!   

 JoeD_Headshot Joseph Donlan
Vice President, Fundraising

Prior to Darden, Joe spent two years in Nicaragua serving in the Peace Corps and another year working in various tourism start-ups. During this time, he worked with Nicaraguan teachers on a national scale to improve English language education as well as outfitted various schools with computer labs. When not in the classroom or construction site, Joe spent his time surfing the pristine Nicaraguan coastline perfectly angled to trap all southern hemisphere swells and mixing it up with the locals. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Virginia and will be spending his summer with ZS Associates in Princeton, NJ.


Harsha Nagaraj
Vice President, Information and Technology

Harsha is originally from Bangalore in India, where he graduated with a engineering degree in Computer Science. Prior to Darden, Harsha worked at Intel Corporation in various roles in engineering, product management and people management. For the summer, he will be interning at Dell Inc in Austin, Texas and is looking forward to the food and music scene in the city. An 'avid runner, he is also looking to dust off his running shoes after more than 6 months.  

 Tom_headshot Tom Marshall
Vice President, International

After receiving a double degree in Engineering and Computer Science, Tom spend three years in the resources industry in Australia. He then moved into Investment Banking M&A, initially with Macquarie Group before RBC Capital Markets in Sydney Australia. This summer Tom will be interning with Boston Consulting Group in Jakarta Indonesia. When not cooking or enjoying the outdoors, Tom likes educating the Darden community on why Fosters is not Australian for beer.  

 Emily_headshot Emily Yee
Vice President, Recruiting

Prior to Darden, Emily spent two years as an Analyst with Accenture, four years in Inventory Management with Williams-Sonoma, and consulted for a start-up in Vietnam. Emily received a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and will be interning this summer with A.T. Kearney in New York. Originally from California, Emily enjoys live music, travel, and watching San Francisco Giants games.

  Marie.jpg Marie Evers
First Year Liason Officer

Prior to Darden, Marie spent three years as a Packaging Engineer at Kraft Foods working in Research & Development in New York. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Packaging Science degree. Her claim to fame was working on the Capri Sun pouch, regardless of how difficult it is to open. A Michigan native, Marie enjoys boating, cheering on the Spartans, downhill skiing, and meeting people on planes. She is currently recruiting for a consulting internship next summer.      
  JMFryback John Michael
First Year Liason Officer

After graduating with a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, John Michael spent the past three years in New York at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. covering insurance companies as part of the Credit Risk Management division of the Investment Bank. He is looking forward to his first year at Darden and experiencing all that Charlottesville has to offer!      



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