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Foundations of Effective Leadership Panel - Reunions 2018

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Outdoor Action Reunions 2018 - Foundations of Effective Leadership Panel

Princeton graduates serve in countless leadership positions around the world from entrepreneurs to teachers, directors to parents. Understanding the traits and behaviors that make leaders effective is critical for any organization, and applies to students on campus and alumni in the world at large. Join us for a panel that brings together experts on leadership and Outdoor Action alumnae from academics, business, government, the non-profit sector and current OA student leaders to explore what makes leaders effective and how to enhance your own foundations of effective leadership. 

Moderator: Rick Curtis ’79, Director, Outdoor Action Program

Mark Haefele '93, Global CIO, UBS Private Wealth Management; Majka Burhardt '98, Social Entrepreneur, Founder, Legado; Dan Kelly '03, Partners In Health; Katherine Ensler '08, Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Catharine Leahy '18, graduating senior, OA Leader Trainer


  • Mark Haefele ’93 is the Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS Wealth Management and the Chair of the UBS Global Investment Committee. In this capacity, Mark oversees the investment policy and strategy for approximately USD 2 trillion in invested assets. Mark joined UBS as Head of Investment, CIO WM when the CIO office was founded in 2011. Before joining UBS, Mark was the co-founder and co-fund manager at Sonic Capital. He also served as a Managing Director at Matrix Capital Management. A former lecturer and acting dean at Harvard University, Mark is a frequent contributor to numerous financial media, including CNBC, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.
  • Dan Kelly ’03 is an infectious diseases specialist, epidemiologist, and human rights activist. In 2006, Dan and a Sierra Leonean doctor founded Wellbody Alliance, a non-profit organization that provided high-quality healthcare to the poor in rural Sierra Leone. During the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, Dan created a coalition with Partners In Health to care for Ebola-infected patients and later merged Wellbody into Partners In Health—Sierra Leone.
  • Majka Burhardt ’98 is an author, professional climber, and social entrepreneur who’s spent over two decades exploring the globe—usually by hand and foot. She is the founder and executive director of Legado, where she works to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by empowering the people who call them home. Legado originated during a pioneering climbing and conservation research expedition to Mozambique. Majka has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and received her BA in Anthropology from Princeton.
  • Katherine Ensler ’08 is a graduate of Cornell Law School and serves as the Assistant Federal Defender in the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Catharine Leahy ’18 is a graduating senior in the Chemistry department. Catharine has been active in the Outdoor Action Program throughout her time at Princeton as an OA Leader and a Leader Trainer. Her reflections will be on the impact OA Leader Training has on developing leadership among Princeton students.