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Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Congratulates 2023 Summer Interns

August 24, 2023

Interning can be a key step in professional development. This summer our interns collaborated with MACP teams on projects to build their skills, grow their networks, and further their understanding of philanthropy. Please join us as we celebrate them and their achievements.

Abdi Mohamed, Intern, Finance. Abdi (he/him) joined the Finance team through the Upturnships program. He assisted the team with tax return preparation, annual budget planning support, and other related projects. He previously interned at Destined Consulting Solutions, where he conducted quantitative sales analyses, assisted with marketing and event planning, and onboarded team members. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in finance & business administration from Augsburg University with an anticipated graduation in 2024.

Adam Revoir, Intern, Legal. Adam (he/him) joined the Legal Team, where he led research projects that supported the team with understanding new legal developments. He previously interned with the Minnesota State Senate, where he conducted legislative research, wrote constituent letters, and assembled materials for the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. He is attending law school at the University of St. Thomas with an anticipated graduation in 2025. He is involved in the University’s law journal and negotiation team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business law from the University of St. Thomas.

Ahlam Mussa, Intern, Evaluation. Ahlam (she/hers) joined the Evaluation and Organizational Learning team, where she assisted with curating learning and evaluative practice resources and offered support to other team projects. She previously worked at Safari Services as a Housing Navigator & Lead Intake Coordinator, where she supported vulnerable adults to access affordable housing. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in public policy, and with an advanced policy analysis concentration from the University of Minnesota (Humphrey). She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in communications from Augsburg University.

Alex Watson, Intern, Investments. Alex (they/them) joined the Investments team, where they assisted the Risk Management and Asset Allocation strategy group with risk due diligence and asset allocation research. Alex was a Summer Intensive Program Scholar through the Girls Who Invest program. Previously, they worked at Journey One Ventures as a VC Fellow. Alex is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international business and international affairs from Northeastern University, with an anticipated graduation in 2025 and is active on their campus as a Senior Investment Analyst for Northeastern’s impact investing fund.

Emelia Laryea, Intern, Finance. Emelia joined the Finance team through the Upturnships program. She assisted the team with tax return preparation, annual budget planning support, and other related projects. She previously worked as a Financial Analyst at Synchrony where she performed industry research and conducted financial analyses. She was also a part of the Gustavus Pan-African Student Organization at Gustavus Adolphus College. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in economic analysis from Gustavus Adolphus College with an anticipated graduation in 2024.

Fernando Sandoval, Intern, Investments. Fernando joined the Investments team, through the Rogers Scholars Program. He worked closely with the Equity Strategies group and the broader Investments team. He assisted with researching new investment opportunities in public equities and learned how to evaluate the performance of current investments in both private and public equities. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in economics, as a rising Sophomore, at the University of Chicago.

Tyson Juma, Intern, Programs. Tyson (he/him) joined the Arts & Cultures Program team, where he assisted with field research and developed considerations around potential program strategy refinements to support the Native Arts & Cultures, Folk Arts & Cultures, and Music Education programs. He previously served as a Programs and Communications intern at the Grand Victoria Foundation and worked at the Center for Nonprofit & NGO Studies as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant. He recently earned his master’s in political science from Northern Illinois University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi.