MBA Students Honored as 2022 Siebel Scholars

The five Siebel Scholars were selected for their academic excellence and leadership qualities.

September 24, 2021

A photo composition of the 2022 Siebel Scholars. Credit: Photos courtesy of Siebel Scholars

The five MBA students recognized as 2022 Siebel Scholars. From left to right: Christopher Stromeyer, Evan Mendez, Caroline Sohr, Andrew Hanna, and Marcia Austin. | Courtesy of 2022 Siebel Scholars

Five second-year MBA students at Stanford Graduate School of Business, with experience in fields ranging from media and entertainment to private equity and government, have been named Siebel Scholars. The students join a network of leaders united by their commitment to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems.

A Stanford GSB faculty committee selected the students — Marcia Austin, Andrew Leon Hanna, Evan Mendez, Caroline Sohr, and Christopher Stromeyer — for academic excellence and leadership qualities demonstrated during their first year.

Each year, the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation recognizes more than 90 top students at graduate schools around the world as Siebel Scholars, awarding them with $35,000 toward their final year of graduate studies. The scholars — who now number more than 1,600 — also serve as advisors to the foundation in its mission to make an impact through research, philanthropy, and technological breakthroughs.

The 2022 Stanford GSB Siebel Scholars are:

Marcia Austin

A first-generation college graduate, Austin worked for a decade in media and entertainment, including at 20th Century Fox Studios and entertainment law firm Ziffren Brittenham. Austin serves as an executive member of Female Executives in Media & Entertainment, striving to increase representation of women in industry by mentoring emerging talent. At Stanford GSB, Austin is copresident of the Women in Management Club, an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, and a Leadership Perspectives Student Leader. An advocate for empowering those traditionally underrepresented, Austin is a scholar of the LunaCap Foundation, chosen to represent next-generation leaders coming from military and/or Mexican descent. Austin earned her undergraduate degree in finance from Pepperdine University.

Andrew Leon Hanna

Hanna — an attorney, author, and entrepreneur — is founder and chief executive officer of two social ventures: DreamxAmerica, which tells the stories of and provides financing for immigrants, refugees, and first-generation Americans who own small businesses; and Immigrant Love, a subscription service that connects customers to food products created by immigrants. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University, Hanna previously worked as a senior associate and business analyst at McKinsey & Company. At Stanford GSB, he is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, peer mentor, and Impact Design Immersion Fellowship awardee.

Evan Mendez

Mendez began his career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley and most recently worked as a private equity associate for The Carlyle Group in the firm’s U.S. buyout fund, where he evaluated investment opportunities in the enterprise software, information services, and video game sectors. At Stanford GSB, Mendez is an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow and cochief investment officer of the Finance and Investment Club. He graduated from Harvard College, where he studied government and economics.

Caroline Sohr

After graduating from Dartmouth College, where she studied psychology, Sohr worked as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs and later as an investment associate at the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. An advocate for the increased representation of women in finance and business, Sohr previously served on the board of Synergist, a multicity network of female investors, and is currently involved with Stanford Women on Boards. At Stanford GSB, she is a peer mentor, copresident of the Finance and Investment Club, and a member of the Student Association Academic Committee.

Christopher Stromeyer

Before enrolling in the Stanford MBA Program, Stromeyer served in a variety of roles in the government of Argentina, including as director of strategic planning for the Province of Buenos Aires. He also worked at Bain & Company in Washington, D.C., Mexico City, and Buenos Aires. At Stanford GSB, Stromeyer is a View From The Top student leader, Arbuckle Fellow, Knight-Hennessy Scholar, member of the Student Association Academic Committee, and copresident of the Latin American Students Association. He attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, graduating with a degree in international economics.

About the Siebel Foundation and the Siebel Scholars Program

The Siebel Foundation was established in 1996 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. The foundation funds projects that support education, the homeless and underprivileged, public health, research, and development across the globe.

​​The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Members of this unique professional and personal network bring diverse insights and perspectives to the search for solutions to a wide variety of social issues.

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