Michael Amoako

Michael is a junior double-majoring in mathematics with computer science and in business management. He lives in Baker and in his free time enjoys exercising, sight-seeing, and taking pictures. In the past, Michael has done robotics research in CSAIL and worked as a Software Engineering intern at Google Brain. Next summer Michael will be a Project Manager intern at Microsoft. At MIT Michael is one of the founders of the Minority Business Association, whose primary purpose is to provide mentorship and opportunities for students of underrepresented groups in business fields. He is also passionate about mentorship and is a mentor for the Innovation Initiative, F/ASIP, and the STANDARD. After graduation, Michael hopes to go into Management consulting after graduation with a focus on strategy.


Bruke Kifle

Bruke Kifle is a senior studying Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He is an undergraduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab in the Human Dynamics Group, with research interests in algorithms and artificial intelligence, with a particular focus on fairness in automated decision-making. At MIT, he has served as the chair for the Undergraduate Association Committee on Community & Diversity, where he was an early founder of the OneWorld@2018 initiative. Alongside his academic interests and personal passions in diversity related issues, Bruke is keen on using his education and experiences at MIT to help engineer successful African nations, with a particular affinity for his birth country, Ethiopia.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Director?

My interest in being a director stems from my participation in the Freshman-Alumni Summer Internship Program (F/ASIP) back in 2015. The workshops, activities, and mentoring that I partook in while I was a member of F/ASIP were extremely valuable for me in thinking about my career goals and outlining the steps to reach those goals. I wanted to be an MIT Future Liaison so that I could use the knowledge I’ve acquired and lessons I’ve learned to help like underclassmen who have mostly just begun their professional lives.
— Michael Amoako
I firmly believe that diversity is key to achieving high levels of productivity and innovation and to challenging existing biases and assumptions. In an increasingly globalized world, it is important that workplaces achieve diversity of identities, backgrounds and perspectives. To that end, I was interested in becoming a director to not only contribute to the organization of one of the largest fall career fair in the nation, but to further identify opportunities to make the event a welcoming and inclusive experience for individuals of all identities, academic interests and backgrounds.
— Bruke Kifle