Santa Clara University


Mission Statement

To create a collaborative environment to inspire, educate, and equip students to use the power of business to make a social impact in the world.


Leadership Team


Jonathan Lai, President       


Jonathan holds an electrical engineering degree from UC Irvine. Before attending SCU, Jonathan worked as an engineer in the electronics industry. He moved to the Bay Area after discovering that this is the "Hollywood" for engineers and start-ups. Jonathan joined Net Impact to expand his personal and professional network, and further investigate the idea of leveraging an MBA for social benefit. In his spare time, Jonathan likes to explore hiking trails and restaurants in the Bay Area, read, take pictures with Androids, and geek out with engineers. Jonathan is entering his second year in the MBA program at Santa Clara University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation.

Federico Morales, VP of Finance and Strategic Partnerships


Federico Morales is part of the inaugural class at Santa Clara for the Master's of Science Finance program. After graduating Political Sciences from US Irvine, he moved into teach English as a foreign language and later into fine winemaking and native garden construction. Recently, his passion has been directed towards the new energy economy and infrastructure development. Having worked in Taiwan for a year and seen the wonders of a quickly developing economy, he wants to take his finance skills and passion for social impact and get into the field working in a foreign place. He keeps chickens and bees at his home in San Jose.                                                     

Tasha Fareed, VP of Marketing and Operations

Tasha Fareed

Fatasha is in her second year of the MBA program at Santa Clara University with a concentration in Management. As a vivacious non-profit professional, she is passionate about making a social impact locally and globally. Her aspirations to make a difference in the world, lead her to join the Net Impact chapter at SCU.

In her undergraduate career at University of California, Santa Cruz, Fatasha earned her BA in Psychology and minored in Legal Studies. Before joining SCU business program, Fatasha spent three years as a Program Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado and currently serves as the Program Director for Girl Scouts of Northern California in the South Bay and Peninsula area. In her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors and creative activities.


Engel Ching, VP of Marketing

Engel Ching            

<Bio to come soon!>

Paul Lam, VP of Finance and Operations


Paul is entering is second year in the MBA program at Santa Clara University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation. He has over five years of experience in Finance and is currently a Senior Global Auditor at Electronic Arts. Paul also currently holds a position as a Board member at a not-for-profit organization in San Mateo County that helps provide quality childcare and preschool opportunities to all families regardless of income or background. Paul joined Net Impact to expand his network, plan exciting events, and gain more exposure to the various not-for-profit organizations in the valley. For fun, Paul loves running, hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with friends.



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