Triston Francis is an M.B.A. Candidate and Student Body Co-President at Harvard Business School (HBS). He serves as his section’s Education Representative, the link between his classmates and professors. He is in three student clubs: Management Consulting, Leadership & Human Capital, and the African-American Student Union. After graduating HBS, Triston will be moving to Singapore to work for the Boston Consulting Group.
Prior to HBS, Triston was an Associate on Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Client Strategy Team, where he assisted a Vice Chairman and Senior Client Advisor in strengthening relationships with Asian, Black and Hispanic clients across all the Firm’s revenue generating divisions. Prior to joining this team, Triston worked within Investment Banking and Sales & Trading.
He was selected to represent Morgan Stanley in a pro-bono consulting project where he delivered strategy recommendations to Partnership with Children, an education nonprofit that works with New York City’s highestneed communities to provide critical social and emotional support for the hardest-to-reach youth and systematically build schools that are safe, successful, and conducive to learning.
Triston holds a Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Finance, Legal Studies and Business Ethics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. While at Penn, he served as President of both the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association as well as the African-American Senior Honor Society. He also served as a college house resident advisor, as a writing tutor and as a public speaking coach. Triston was one of four students in his Penn class of approximately 2,500 to be recognized at graduation by the University President for having positively impacted Penn’s campus.
He remains actively involved in Penn’s alumni community as both the Recruiting Director for Penn’s Virtual Alumni Interview Program as well as the Interview Chair for Northeastern Prep Schools where he manages a 200+ alumni team that has interviewed 1,250 students+ high school applicants to Penn.
Triston founded a professional development speaker series in New York City called Navigating Corporate America. Through this initiative, he has reached 1,000+ college students and young professionals across 50+ professional development events that occur on a monthly basis.
He is also active with two nonprofit organizations, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and Sponsorship for Educational Opportunity (SEO), which enable underrepresented minorities to maximize their professional success, positioning them to meaningfully give back and serve their communities.