Alumni Beat 7 – Eskedar Getahun SVMP ’05

With a dual role of Resource Manager and Research Analyst at MDRC, Eskedar Getahun works with the SVMP Alumni Association as the Director of Strategic Development.  Eskedar, a member of the SVMP Class of 2005, received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and Masters from Hunter College.  She notes her SVMP experience as playing a very influential role in her career and personal life. Not only did the SVMP program introduce her to the MBA experience but also reinforced the power of networking.  While making lifelong friends, Eskedar was inspired by the talent and diversity of her fellow classmates. She has kept in touch with her SVMP classmates and attended the SVMP Reunion in 2012.


Remaining involved with SVMP through the SVMP Alumni Association is key for Eskedar. As Director of Strategic Development, she is charged with helping to consider short and long-term goals for the organization. Eskedar is also working on how the organization’s multiple initiatives can be aligned with the overall mission, which is to encourage and promote the empowerment of SVMP Alumni through information sharing, strategic relationship development and social activities.


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