Name: Lwando Xaso
Home Town: Johannesburg, South Africa
ND Program: LLM, Law
After graduation, I’m heading to: Not a clue – hopefully on vacation!
Previous experience: Doing civic education with highschool students- if you want to see a shift- work with young people. Its important for them to know what defines the society they live in whether its socially, legally or politically- you have to get them interested.
Fun fact: I moonlight as a party planner.
In 5 words or less, “Why BOTFL?”: Because every class blows my mind.
Name: Phil Lynch
Home Town: Bullhead City, AZ, USA
ND Program: MBA
After graduation, I’m heading to: FTI Consulting, Chicago, IL, USA
Previous experience: Continuous Improvement Specialist, International Operations
Hobby: Outdoor and Adventurer Enthusiast
In 5 words or less, “Why BOTFL?”: To serve the world through business.
Name: Michelle Purvis
Home Town: Guilford, CT, USA
ND Program: MBA, Consulting
After graduation, I’m heading to: ScottMadden, Inc. (Management Consulting)
Previous experience: 5 months studying abroad in Ghana (2007)
Fun fact: I play the drums!
In 5 words or less, “Why BOTFL?”: Learning, travelling, and serving. Together.
Name: Nancy Abwola
Home Town: Gulu, Uganda
ND Program: MA Peace Studies
After graduation, I’m heading to: Kampala, Uganda
Previous experience: Worked with women who have been subjected to violence to access health services including reproductive health.
Fun fact: I love dancing!
In 5 words or less, “Why BOTFL?”: The challenge & opportunity that comes with it!
Name: Kelly Strait
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas, USA
ND Program: MBA, Marketing Concentration
After graduation, I’m heading to: Cape Town, South Africa for a summer internship, then a job at USAA in San Antonio, Texas
Previous experience: Studied abroad in South America for 2 months; involved numerous in service and entrepreneurship projects at ND and abroad
Fun fact: I got to hang out with a lot of rock stars while I was working for a drumstick manufacturer! And I also play the drums!
In 5 words or less, “Why BOTFL?”: More than just another class.
Name: Mike Cordingley
Home Town: Herndon, VA / Washington D.C. Metro Area, USA
ND Program: MBA
After graduation, I’m heading to: Chicago, IL, USA
Previous experience: Coordinated and facilitated job readiness training for the homeless in the DC area through a corporate partnership between Accenture and a non-profit organization called Back On My Feet.
Hobbies: Exercising and playing guitar
In 5 words or less, “Why BOTFL?”: Learning and growing through service.