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Anna Lee, EWMBA 21: Commuting with Confidence

Here@Haas is a student-run podcast that tells the stories of current students.

Here@Haas Podcast host, Ray Guan, speaks with EWMBAA Co-President Anna Lee to talk about her path from Korea to Iowa to Los Angeles to Haas. Lee shares how she has been able to bond with her classmates through student leadership and class trips, and how that gave her confidence to successfully pivot into a business development role at Apple. Finally, Lee talks about the perks and drawbacks of being a commuter for the first half of her MBA journey.

Akonkwa Mubagwa, MBA 21: Bringing Light to Africa & Haas Community

Here@Haas is a student-run podcast that tells the stories of current MBA students.

Portrait: Akonkwa Mubagwa
Portrait: Akonkwa Mubagwa

Here@Haas podcast host, Paulina Lee, speaks with Akonkwa Mubagwa an engineer, entrepreneur, musician, and student of life. Akonkwa was raised in Zimbabwe, the U.S., and Belgium, and has studied and lived in Paris and Switzerland before becoming a full-time MBA student. He is a two-time entrepreneur with a passion for the advancement of technology in Africa. Together with Wing Tse, he founded Winko Solar which aims to provide affordable solar energy and internet connectivity to rural villages in West Africa and the DR Congo. Akonkwa is Jacobs Fellow, a Maxwell Fellow, and a Belgian American Exchange Foundation Fellow.