Moises Cohen, A11, is a first-year M.B.A. student and Howard E. Mitchell Fellow at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Having spent five years working in entrepreneurial nonprofits, he is now most passionate about for-profit models for social enterprises. Prior to starting at Wharton, he was the director of development for BUILD, a nonprofit that helps underprivileged youth launch businesses, graduate high school, and attend college. In his three and a half years at BUILD, he tripled its budget, enabling the organization to serve four times as many students as when he started. Prior to working at BUILD, Mr. Cohen worked at Year Up both as a development assistant and as an AmeriCorps Resident in Social Enterprise. In 2015, he was one of 12 recipients of Boston’s Impact Award, which is presented by Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston to civic leaders who are helping advance the mayor’s agenda.
Mr. Cohen is a Jumbo enthusiast. He co-founded and remains an advisor for the Tufts Social Impact Network, a new and growing Shared Interest Group, and a hub for alumni interested in social impact careers in the private, public, or social sectors. He also serves on the advisory board of the Tisch College of Civic Life, and as a new American citizen is deeply passionate about active citizenship and the role of young people in influencing policy. He loves coaching Tufts students in their social impact career pursuits, avidly supports the Tufts Career Center, and has served on the host committee of Tufts Talks.
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Cohen immigrated to New York City at age 14. He is a community organizer at heart who channels his energy into entrepreneurial endeavors. When he’s not doing one of the activities listed above, he can be found hiking, dancing to funk music, cooking Middle Eastern food, or hosting Shabbat dinners.