The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is proud to introduce the 2012-2013 McGowan Fellow from Dartmouth CollegeTuck School of Business

Karen E. Olson 


 William McGowan, co-founder and driving force behind MCI Communications, was a maverick entrepreneur and visionary leader. Throughout his pioneering career, he remained grounded by his working-class roots and guided by an unwavering moral compass. Across decades of tumultuous business obstacles and through years of personal health challenges, William McGowan remained committed to ethical leadership and inspired by the human spirit.
 The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund McGowan Fellows Program aims to realize the potential that William McGowan recognized in young people, and build a network of future business leaders who honor his legacy through

Karen is a second-year student at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  At Tuck, she is a Forté Fellow, Marketing Chair of the Women in Business Club, a Revers Board Fellow at Twin Pines Housing Trust, a Tuck 
Admissions Associate, and co-Chair of Tuck Volunteers.  

Karen is pursuing a career in General Management.   She interned as a MBA Summer Associate at Keurig in the At Home Marketing division where she led the execution of a differentiated channel strategy for retail 
business. Prior to Tuck, Karen lived in Boston where she was a consultant in Corporate Strategy and Research, an internal strategy unit at Liberty Mutual Group.  While in Boston, she volunteered at Dress for Success and 
served as a Big Sister.

Karen graduated cum laude from Williams College in 2007 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and was a four year varsity swimmer.

            Additional McGowan Fellows-Class of 2012-2013

Thomas Arnett
Carnegie Mellon University | Tepper School of Business

Nikolaos Socratous
Columbia University | Columbia Business School

Karen E. Olson
Dartmouth College | Tuck School of Business

Molly White
Duke University | Fuqua School of Business

Kilkil Shah
Georgetown University | McDonough School of Business

Danielle S. Sewell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Sloan School of Management

Nikki L. Tyler
Northwestern University | Kellogg School of Management

Dwight G. Hutchinson IV
University of Chicago | Booth School of Business

Joseph D. Brannock
University of Michigan | Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Eva Liu
University of Pennsylvania | Wharton School of Business