Daytime MBA Student Jose Pumarejo
“Fuqua's Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) is by far the most important professional resource for me here. Attending conferences and participating in discussions, I've built a broad network within the renewable energy industry. Having such extensive resources including the Duke Energy Initiative has enabled me to quickly integrate into the American energy industry."

Daytime MBA

Class of 2023

Prior Education:

Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM),
Law, 2013
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Why I Chose Fuqua

My two reasons are: 1) Team Fuqua, and 2) Passion for the energy industry.

Team Fuqua was the main driver in my business school decision. It was an easy choice after I was able to meet so many Fuquans while applying. People are deeply engaged with their communities and they are trying to achieve the best results and create a better world, not just a better business.

Second, our passion for the energy industry and the many resources available at Fuqua made it an even easier choice. I ended up enrolling for an MPP/MBA dual degree. I am concentrating in energy finance and energy & environmental policy to develop a broader skillset and explore other areas for my future.



Five Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss in Durham

  1. Bali-Hai – simple but great
  2. Bleu Olive – great Mediterranean
  3. Cook-Out – a classic for after Shooters
  4. La Vaquita – great tacos and a lovely spot
  5. Maggiano’s – I know, it’s a chain restaurant, but their Durham lasagna is fabulous

My Life Before Fuqua

As a lawyer from ITAM, an economics powerhouse in Mexico, I started my career in M&A and Project Finance. With the enactment of the Mexican Energy Reform in 2013, I specialized in the energy industry and moved to a role as Senior Associate in an Energy & Infrastructure consulting firm in Mexico City.

My Life After Fuqua

I plan to stay within the energy and infrastructure industries focusing on large-scale deployment of renewable energy and building a more sustainable infrastructure for the next generation. I will use my diverse skillset and the business acumen, plus my experience in regulatory affairs, to accelerate the shift to clean energy and the electrification of things.

My Fuqua Activities

Admissions Fellow

Co-President, Soccer Club

Admissions Liaison, Energy Club

“I never thought I would have an internship where I could learn so much in only 3 months, deliver amazing results for the company, and be happy. Working at Apex Clean Energy provided me with a fantastic opportunity to work hard, make an impact, and have a blast during the summer.”
Arya Diwase
Daytime MBA

Arya Diwase

Class of 2024
Daytime MBA Student Erica Charles
Daytime MBA

Erica Charles

Class of 2023
Daytime MBA Student Jaime Henry-White
Daytime MBA

Jaime Henry-White

Class of 2023
Daytime MBA Student Al Corvah
Daytime MBA

Al Corvah

Class of 2024