2022 MBA To Watch: Eva Greene, Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Eva Greene

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

“I’m passionate about tackling the climate crisis and spend as much time as I can getting lost in the mountains.”

Hometown: Falls Church, VA

Fun fact about yourself: I was a swimmer in college, and during my tenure at Cal we won two NCAA National Championships. Go bears!

Undergraduate School and Degree: University of California at Berkeley, BA in Political Economy with a concentration in International Affairs

Where was the last place you worked before enrolling in business school? Whirlpool, Government Relations Analyst

Where did you intern during the summer of 2021? Maine Venture Fund

Where will you be working after graduation? Project Manager at Better Ventures, a venture capital fund providing funding to companies creating scalable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges

Community Work and Leadership Roles in Business School: During my time at Tuck, I have immersed myself in the impact investing and climate change worlds within the school and have worked to further develop both of these more nontraditional paths. In doing such, I have served as:

  • MBA Fellow, Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability, and Innovation
  • Director, Tuck Social Venture Fund
  • Campus Leader, MIINT Competition
  • Undergrad Mentor, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth

Which academic or extracurricular achievement are you most proud of during business school? This fall, I was selected to represent Tuck at COP26 in Glasgow alongside five of my classmates. COP, the United Nations Conference of Parties, is the annual UN gathering of country negotiators, government representatives, business leaders, nonprofits, academic institutions, and many others, to negotiate how to tackle climate change together. I was so honored to be selected and proud to represent Tuck at such an event that brings together my passions in climate change, international affairs, and business.

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? In my first job out of undergrad, I was working in Bangkok, Thailand with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). I’m proud to have assisted in developing programming for important missions in the Southeast Asia region, while living in a new place with a language barrier and working alongside some incredibly passionate people.

Why did you choose this business school? Tuck boasts the best of many worlds and has an incredibly strong alumni network. I wanted to receive a well-rounded education to set me up with the tools to succeed in my career and connect with inspiring people who are in the VC and clean energy worlds. I have also gained a lot from tapping into the broader Dartmouth alumni network and on-campus resources. The Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability, and Innovation at Tuck and the Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth provide incredible extracurricular and hands-on learning opportunities for students across campus.

Who was your favorite MBA professor? Daniella Reichstetter teaches a number of courses in entrepreneurship at Tuck. I’ve had the unique opportunity to have her as both a professor and advisor in my role with the Tuck Social Venture Fund. She comes from a wealth of experience and has contributed immensely to my learning while at Tuck!

What was your favorite MBA event or tradition at your business school?  Tripod Hockey, hands down. As an avid hockey fan, it was such fun getting on the ice to play for the first time with my classmates!

Looking back over your MBA experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently and why?
I wish I had taken more time to get to know more of my professors. This was partially a challenge brought on by COVID as we weren’t fully in-person during our first year, but the Tuck faculty are so generous with their time. If I could go back, I would spend more time with my professors!

What is the biggest myth about your school? The biggest myth is that there is nothing to do in Hanover. We have the best time swimming in the river and ponds, biking around the hills, and skiing or playing pond hockey in the winter. It’s an amazing place to pick up new hobbies and lean into old ones!

What surprised you the most about business school? It goes by so quickly! Two years seems like a long time when starting but going into my final term I couldn’t believe it was almost done.

What is one thing you did during the application process that gave you an edge at the school you chose?
I applied as a dual degree student and had a very clear vision for how the MBA from Tuck would pair with my other degree and get me to where I wanted to go. I made sure to explore what exact opportunities were offered at Tuck that would contribute to my graduate learnings and talked to many people in those places as I was moving through the application process to get a very clear picture for myself.

Which MBA classmate do you most admire? Jon Chin. He was in my fall study group of our first year and I am so impressed by the person he is and the person he is becoming. Not only is he hard-working and brilliant, but incredibly patient and kind. He takes the time to check on and support the people around him without expecting anything in return. Thank you, Jon, for taking the time to teach me much about accounting and analytics!

Who most influenced your decision to pursue business in college?
I studied international relations and economics in undergrad which fueled my initial passion for solving some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges. As I progressed through my career, my former boss and mentor at Whirlpool shifted my mindset to look at these issues through a business lens. Her wisdom and experience greatly contributed to my decision to pursue my MBA.

What are the top two items on your professional bucket list? Pursue my own venture and attend another COP in a more official leadership capacity.

How has the pandemic changed your view of a career? The pandemic has reinforced how easily the status quo can be disrupted with enough momentum and attention. Watching the world come together to problem solve and innovate in the health care space gives me hope that we can do the same to address other pressing issues, like the climate crisis, and that I can be a part of that change.

What made Eva Greene such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2022?

“Eva brings strategy, creativity, and inspiration to everything she does. During her time at Tuck, Eva has built the skills and wisdom that can only be developed through hands-on learning. From representing Tuck at the United Nations COP26 in Glasgow, to co-directing the Tuck Social Venture Fund, Eva steps up to take on projects that address some of the most challenging issues of our time and she sees them through with energy, dedication, and good humor.

As a second-year student, Eva has been instrumental in co-leading the impact investing program for our first years, combining her commitment to impact-focused businesses with her experience with VCs and startups.  The program has grown tremendously, with almost double the number of first-year students taking part in the program from previous years, and is a testament to Eva’s inspirational leadership.”

Hannah Payson
Executive Director, Center for Business, Government, and Society


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