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MBA Student Ambassadors

Connect with a current student to learn first-hand about life in the Illinois MBA. The MBA Student Ambassadors are here to help answer your questions about the MBA program, University of Illinois, and Champaign-Urbana. Don't hesitate to reach out to one or several of the Student Ambassadors to introduce yourself and ask questions about the Illinois MBA.

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Lavanya Chandrasekaran

lchndrs2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: LatentView, Senior Business Analyst
Undergraduate University & Major: SNN College of Engineering, Information Technology
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy
MBA Internship: Bank of America
Home State/Country: India

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Jamie Johnson

jnjohns2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Emeritus Corporation, Legal Intern
Undergraduate University & Major: Seattle University, Business Administration - International Business
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: Perkins Coie
Home State/Country: Washington

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Peter Kirer

pkirer2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title:CONTAX Inc., Senior Consultant
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, General Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Finance & Operations
MBA Internship: Sandia National Laboratories
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Rachael Klieman

klieman2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Oompa Toys, Marketing Specialist
Undergraduate University & Major: McGill University, Anatomy & Cell Biology
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Strategy
MBA Internship: EMC2
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Kelly Malloy

kmalloy2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: WDG Architecture, Project Architect
Undergraduate University & Major: Virginia Tech, Architecture
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing
MBA Internship: Kohler
Home State/Country: Washington DC

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Samik Mody

smody3@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Elite Sports Medicine Institute, General Manager
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois at Chicago, Biological Sciences
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Operations
MBA Internship: E&J Gallo Winery
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Nisar Qureshi

qureshi3@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Brooklyn Nets, Basketball Operations Intern
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sport Management
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: Chicago Cubs
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Irina Chetvergova

chetver2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Ivan Carlson and Associates, Event production assistant
Undergraduate University & Major: Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen, Philological Studies
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & International Business
MBA Internship: Meridian Industrial Technologies Ltd.
Home State/Country: USA

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John Fleming

jsflemi2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: City of Chicago, Attorney
Undergraduate University & Major: Indiana University – Bloomington, History
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Real Estate
MBA Internship: State Farm Insurance
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Abby Hartman

arhartm2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Student
Undergraduate University & Major: Oakland University, Business Administration & Human Resources
MBA Concentration(s): Strategic Management (dual degree MBA-MHRIR)
MBA Internship: Verizon Communications, Talent Management Intern
Home State/Country: Michigan

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Farva Jafri

fbjafri2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: N/A
Undergraduate University & Major: New York University, Religious Studies
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: Great Road Capital
Home State/Country: New York City

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Sindhya Kartha

skartha2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Infosys Ltd, 2009-2013
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Kerala, Electronics & Communication Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Strategy
MBA Internship: Sears Holding Corporation, product management intern
Home State/Country: Kerala, India

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Miano Njoka

njoka2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: United Nations, software developer
Undergraduate University & Major: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Computer Science
MBA Concentration(s): Entrepreneurship & Finance
MBA Internship: University of Illinois, Office of Technology Management, commercialization analyst
Home State/Country: Nairobi, Kenya

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Ladi Ogunnubi

ogunnub2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: BAE Systems, Inc., Systems engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: Clarkson University, Electrical Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Project Finance & Strategy
MBA Internship: Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
Home State/Country: Illinois , USA & Lagos, Nigeria

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John O'Hara

jpohara2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: LM Consultants
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Architecture
MBA Concentration(s): Finance (Real Estate)
MBA Internship: Business Development intern
Home State/Country: Illinois

 

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Debajyoti Rath

drath2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Infosys Ltd, Senior Systems Engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
MBA Concentration(s): IT & Strategic Management
MBA Internship: Nationwide Insurance, IT Consulting & Project Management
Home State/Country:Odisha, India

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Charles Bonhag

bonhag2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Chase Group Ltd., consultant; HireStarts, LLC, co-founder
Undergraduate University & Major: Western Michigan University, Sales & Business Marketing
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Finance
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: Michigan

 

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Natalie Farmer

farmer3@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Tax clerk, Cook County Honors Clerkship Student Fellow, Chicago Ventures
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, English, Minor in business
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Finance
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Gustavo Garcia

ggarcia6@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Nirva Construcciones, Corporate Construction Manager
Undergraduate University & Major: Universidad Panamericana, Civil Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Real Estate
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: Mexio

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Audrey Jin

jingjin7@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Citi, Training Specialist
Undergraduate University & Major: Fudan University, Management Information Systems
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & IT
MBA Internship: Dell, HR rotational program, summer intern
Home State/Country: Shanghai, China

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Aashish Joshi

ajoshi13@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Senior Research Technologist
Undergraduate University & Major: Rajasthan Agriculture University, Biomedical Sciences
MBA Concentration(s): Finance & Strategy
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: Rajasthan, India

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Hemalatha Kamaraj

hkamara2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title:Tata Consultancy Services, Systems Engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: Anna University, Computer Science & Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Technology & Strategy
MBA Internship: Commerical Analytics and Operations MBA intern
Home State/Country: Tamilnadu, India

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Aditya Makhija

adityamakhija@gmail.com

Previous Employer and title: Oracle Functional Consultant ATI-ERP
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Electrical Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Operations
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: New Delhi, India

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Daniel McMunigal

mcmunig2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, English Program Manager
Undergraduate University & Major: Penn State University, Marketing, Minor in International Business
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: Pennsylvania

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Chandrika Mital

mital2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Tata Consultancy Services, Assistant System Engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: Manipal Institute of Technology, Instrumentation & Control Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Finance & Strategy
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: India

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David Roux

droux2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Archbishop High School Foreign Language Department Head
Undergraduate University & Major: Louisiana State University, French & Anthropology
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Strategy
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: Louisiana

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Pratik Singh

pksingh@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Accenture, Public Servies and Offering Development (PS&OD) Analyst
Undergraduate University & Major: Manipal University, Engineering, Instrumentation and Control
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Strategy
MBA Internship: TBD
Home State/Country: India

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Robert Staszel

rstasze2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: The NPD Group, Market Research Account Specialist, Food & Beverage
Undergraduate University & Major: DePaul University, Marketing - Integrated Marketing Education
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Strategic Management
MBA Internship: United Stationers
Home State/Country: Colorado

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