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Nicole Chin Bell

MBA Program:

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

McGowan Class of:


Current role (2021): Director, economic and neighborhood development, for the City of Chicago.

Before Booth: High school chemistry teacher in the DC public schools.

When she’s not trying to bolster the city: She’s bolstering human rights and dignity by serving on the associate board of the Heartland Alliance. She also explores the city—art, culture, food.

On the McGowan alumni community: “An incredible community that continues to both support and push me.”

On ethical leadership: “To me, two core elements of ethical leadership are acting with integrity and aiming to serve a broader good.”