Is Wall Street a Good Training Ground for Social Entrepreneurs? (Forbes)

In a Forbes column written by Gregg Fairbrothers ’76 and Catalina Gorla ’09, Luanne Zurlo ’87 says she couldn’t have made the leap to founding Worldfund, an organization whose mission is improving education in Latin American countries, without her experience on Wall Street and her Dartmouth classes in Latin American history and developmental economics.

A new program Zurlo started came directly from a meeting she had with one of her former professors and John Rassias, the William R. Kenan Professor of French, who is internationally known for his Rassias Method of language instruction. “In my research, I also learned that Latin Americans were losing out on jobs because they couldn’t speak English.  … The three of us met over a coffee at the old Hanover Inn, and within moments we had designed a language program for Mexican teachers on the back of my napkin,” Zurlo tells Fairbrothers and Gorla.

Fairbrothers is an adjunct professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business and founding director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network. Gorla is an economist and the founder of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network in Ohio.

Read the full story, published 7/30/12 in Forbes.