Passionate about making the world a better place, the 2018 Siebel Scholars are recognized for their academic excellence and leadership at Stanford GSB.
They came to Stanford Graduate School of Business with professional experience in private equity, international agriculture development, philanthropy and social enterprise, management consulting, and growth-stage enterprise software.
These five accomplished second-year MBA students now join an elite group of the brightest students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science who are at the forefront of the collaborative search for solutions to the world’s most critical issues.
Chosen by a faculty committee based on academic achievement and demonstrated leadership within the business school community during their first year, the 2018 Siebel Scholars are: Animesh Agrawal, Charles Barrett, Samanthe Tiver Belanger, Jack Marzulli, and Sarah Hinkfuss Zampardo.
While Agrawal majored in mechanical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, it was his business management minor that shaped his career path. First at McKinsey & Co in New Delhi, and then with the private equity team at The Blackstone Group in Mumbai, he distinguished himself as a top-rated analyst. He spent this past summer working as an investment analyst at The Capital Group, one of the world’s largest investment management firms. An avid cricket fan, Agrawal has been a member of corporate cricket and soccer teams, and he is an active runner, having completed three half marathons. His service to the Stanford GSB community includes co-chair of the Academic Committee, and member of the Future of Management Education committee.
Barrett is pursuing a dual degree at Stanford GSB and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is passionate about poverty alleviation, social impact, and innovation. Throughout his career he has worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Cleveland, Ohio; in agriculture development for the Ethiopian government to raise the incomes of smallholder farmers; as a product manager for a smart-home company; and as head of product for a Ugandan tech startup called SafeBoda, which aims to improve the safety of motorcycle taxis through community and technology. He currently serves on the board of Marafiki Africa, which organizes humanitarian experiences in Tanzania and Kenya. A summa cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University, Barrett loves the outdoors and has climbed two of the world’s seven summits.
Samanthe Tiver Belanger
Belanger is pursuing a joint MBA and MS degree in environment and resources, with a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation. At Stanford, she has served as an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, worked as an Impact Labs investing associate with the CAPROCK Group, and continued as an Impact Labs student leader. In summer 2016, she worked in conservation finance at The Nature Conservancy, and spent this past summer developing climate change strategy for The Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Prior to coming to Stanford, Samanthe worked in philanthropy and social enterprise. She earned her undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary, where she graduated summa cum laude with honors. Samanthe cares deeply about building resilient coastal communities in the face of climate change and loves all things ocean.
Marzulli is earning a joint MBA and MA degree in education in pursuit of his goal to leverage strategic and managerial skills for social impact. Prior to business school, he worked in management consulting at Bain & Company and in strategy at online education provider Coursera. As a Princeton-in-Asia fellow, he worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing. At Stanford, Marzulli serves as chief investment officer of the Impact Fund and as an Impact Labs associate with Owl Ventures. He cultivates his leadership skills as an Arbuckle Fellow and leader of the Global Study Trip to New Zealand. This summer, he worked at the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, D.C., and at the Marine Megafauna Foundation in Mozambique. A cum laude graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, he is proficient in Mandarin. Marzulli is originally from New York City.
Sarah Hinkfuss Zampardo
Zampardo is passionate about investing in and scaling organizations that improve the lives of all Americans. Before coming to Stanford she was a senior vice president at Applied Predictive Technologies, where she helped clients rapidly experiment to improve their operations; spearheaded the firm’s expansion into the public sector; and led the firm’s social sector efforts. She spent the summer working with KKR’s Next Generation Technology Growth Fund. Her Stanford GSB involvement includes co-president of the Venture Capital Club, CFO/COO of Women in Management, and Global Study Trip leader. Last year she interned with Cowboy Ventures, and was an Impact Labs associate with Cordillera Investment Partners. A cum laude graduate of Harvard College with a double major in economics and environmental science and public policy, Zampardo hails from Milwaukee, Wis.
About Siebel Scholars
The Siebel Scholars program was established by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Each year, more than 90 graduate students at the top of their class are selected during their final year of studies based on outstanding academic performance and leadership to receive a $35,000 award toward their final year of studies. Today, an active community of over 1,100 Siebel Scholars serves as advisors to the Siebel Foundation and works collaboratively to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems.
About the Siebel Foundation
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, was established as a private foundation in 1996. Its mission is to foster programs and organizations that improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members. The Siebel Foundation funds projects to support the homeless and underprivileged, education and research, public health, and alternative energy solutions.