Photo of Evelyne C. White ’04
Alumni Participant
Major: Politics


Founder, CEO Bookalokal, Inc. New York, New York

I graduated from Oberlin 2004 with a major in politics (and a couple “almost majors” including harp performance and environmental studies). I was a lucky member of the 1st class of Oberlin Business Scholars, which led me to explore career opportunities in finance. My first job out of Oberlin was at Bear Stearns in Investment Banking, followed by 5 years at The Riverside Company. In between I earned my MBA from Harvard Business School and interned for a VC-backed renewable energy startup. Last January, I launched my first company, Bookalokal – a social dining platform that connects people through food. One year later, we’re a team of 5 working in NYC. It’s the most fun “job” I can imagine and I hope you all get to try out the site soon!


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