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Young Professionals Board

Breakthrough's Young Professionals Board members volunteer their time and leverage their connections to raise awareness of and funds for our work. Interested in learning more? Please email Rebecca Asch, Development Officer, at

2018 Members:

David Bessel, TPG
Fei Chen, TPG
Caroline Fiegel, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Irene Liu, Bain & Company
Aniela Mack, Bain & Company
Ifeoma Ozoma, Facebook
Sarika Ramakrishnan, Genstar Capital
Sindura Ravichandran, Optimizely
Dylan Zabell, TPG


David Bessel is an Associate at TPG Capital, where he focuses on investing in the Internet, Digital Media, & Communications space. Hs is passionate about providing low-income and at-risk youth with resources and opportunities to put them in positions to succeed. In addition to his involvement with the YPB, David also volunteers at Larkin Street Youth Services, an organization focused on ending youth homelessness in the Bay Area. David graduated as Valedictorian of his class at Dartmouth College in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics and minor in Mathematics.


Fei Chen is an Associate at TPG Capital, an investment firm based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG, Fei worked at Altaris Capital Partners and Jefferies LLC in New York, NY. Fei graduated with a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and was a Breakthrough Teaching Fellow in Cambridge, MA during the summer of 2011.


Caroline Fiegel is an analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, a national investment bank. A Bay Area native, Caroline moved back to San Francisco in 2017 after living and working in Dallas, TX, where she earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. Caroline was a volunteer Breakthrough Teacher and Tutor in the fall of 2017 and enjoys live music and being outdoors in her free time.


Irene Liu is a consultant with Bain & Company. She is passionate about providing equal educational opportunities for low-income students. In her hometown, she spearheaded creating textbook recordings to build students' literacy skills. She also served as a tutor for students in Oakland Unified and organized a weekly farmers' market to promote nutrition education. Irene holds a B.A. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.


Aniela Mack was a Breakthrough San Francisco Teaching Fellow in 2015, and got to spend her summer teaching seventh grade literature and the Girls Empowerment elective. She graduated in 2017 from Brown University – where she studied Economics and Education Studies – and now is working at Bain & Company in SF. She’s excited to be back on the West Coast and reunited with the BTSF community!


Ifeoma Ozoma is a member of Facebook's Public Policy team, where she manages global anti-hate programs and digital skills initiatives in the United States. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, she is an ardent outdoors enthusiast as well as a nature photographer. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.


Sarika Ramakrishnan is originally from Sacramento and currently works at Genstar Capital, a middle-market private equity firm in San Francisco. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering Operations Research from Columbia University and enjoys exploring new restaurants and Barry’s Bootcamp with friends & family in her free time.


Sindura Ravichandran is an analyst at Optimizely. Prior to joining Optimizely, she was a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte Consulting. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2016 with a B.A. in Computer Science. She is passionate about bringing educational opportunities and mentorship to disadvantaged youth. She also volunteers her time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area as a Big Sister and member of the Junior Board. 


Dylan Zabell is an Associate at TPG Capital where he focuses on investments in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining TPG, Dylan worked in healthcare investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York. Dylan received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics from Dartmouth College.