2016-2017 Board of Directors
Miro Ehrfeld, President, is the 2015 first place recipient of the Econ IL state-wide stock market challenge and a published columnist. Prior to his appointment, Miro was the Founder and President of the Saint Ignatius Business and Economics Club and sat on the Executive Boards of the Community Tutoring Alliance and the Values Day Committee. Inspired by his deep-seeded passion for talent development and his hometown of Chicago, Miro strives to create a more collaborative and transparent approach to the ever-changing economy of a globalized market.
Maggie Browdy, Vice President, has a passion for community involvement. She is a board member of the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, and a co-founder of Acting for Gender Equality, an organization that promotes intersectional feminism through discussions, speaker events, and service projects. She also has a special interest in helping those with special needs as she dedicates time to VIP Soccer and sits on the board of Best Buddies. Employing her belief and experience in community engagement, Maggie hopes to promote greater exposure to business and economic issues among her peers.
Philip Veber, Chief Innovation Officer, is deeply involved within the immigrant and business community. The founder and president of the Payton Asylum Project, he employs his bi-cultural background in order to provide asylum seekers with much needed legal help. An aspiring entrepreneur, he is also a member of the Walter Payton Investor Center and MorningStar seminar. Through his passion for community outreach and service, Philip strives to improve Chicago through the programs offered at the JECC and increase visibility on important economic issues.
Natalie Wexler is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Junior Economic Club of Chicago. Natalie is the founder and CEO of Thoughtswap, a soon-to-be released app that enables communication between users based upon shared hobbies and interests. Natalie is a former "Sports Illustrated Kid Reporter" and "Scholastic Kids Press Corps" reporter. Natalie is a longtime member of the Second City Youth and Teen Performance Ensembles. As CMO, Natalie is excited to think of and execute ideas for people to become more aware of the Club and what the members are up to.
Roshaan Siddiqui, Chief Strategy Officer, has a profound passion for the interconnectivity of business and engineering. To develop these interests, Roshaan has actively shaped his robotics team for 5 years as the lead programmer and builder. For his efforts, Roshaan received many awards including one by Chicago Tribune's, The Mashes “18 Under 18” given to students who are constantly striving to make a difference in their community. Additionally, through his diverse background, Roshaan wants to continue to inspire others around him and contribute a unique perspective to the JEC so that its members have more exciting opportunities to visibly impact the city of Chicago.
FanXuan (Carina) Peng, Fundraising Chair. With a bi-cultural background, FanXuan aspires to make an impact through contributing her best ideas to the cause of social policy, education reform, and youth empowerment. She is a KINETIC youth leader at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an organization that strengthens civil and human rights. FanXuan dedicates her time into Student Humanitarian Organization, Speak for a Change, and mentoring first-generation immigrant children. With her forthcoming app of a tool helping student organizations fundraise more effectively, FanXuan hopes to make both JEC and student organizations around the country more resourceful.
2016-2017 JEC Ambassadors
Yu Jing Chen