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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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John Hinton, Jr.

jjhinton@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Rock Tenn, Senior Supply Chain Planner
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Supply Chain Management and Spanish
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: United Stationers
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Utkarsh Vasudevbhai Joshi

ujoshi2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Tech Mahindra Limited, India
Undergraduate University & Major: Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, Information Science & Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): IT Business Development & Strategy
MBA Internship: State Farm
Home State/Country: Gujarat, India

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Nahree Ki

nki2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: LG Electronics, B2B Marketing Analyst & Supply Chain Specialist
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Chemistry
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing
MBA Internship: United Stationers
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Priyanka Kushwaha

kushwah2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Capgemini, Consultant
Undergraduate University & Major: Devi Ahilya University, Electronics Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy and Finance
MBA Internship: Citi Group - Consumer Bank
Home State/Country: India

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Yen-Jau Lai

ylai13@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Hilti, Sales Engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: National Taiwan University, Civil Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Operations & Strategy
MBA Internship: Motorola Mobility
Home State/Country: Taiwan

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John P. O'Hara

jpohara2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Forest Preserve, District of Dupage, Assistant Ranger
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Architecture
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing
MBA Internship: LM Consultants
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Oladipupo Ogunnubi

ogunnub2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: BAE Systems, Inc., System Engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: Clarkson University, Electrical Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Finance
MSEE Concentration(s): Power Systems Analysis
MBA Internship: Tap In Leadership Academy (volunteer)
Home State/Country: New York and Nigeria

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Jay Jewon Paik

jjpaik@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: CNA International, Inc., Manager Operations/Sourcing Department
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Political Science and East Asian Languages & Cultures
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Operations
MBA Internship: Bosch
Home State/Country: South Korea

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Steven Francis Rodriguez

sfrodri2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Stanford University School of Medicine, Financial Management Analyst
Undergraduate University & Major: University of California, Santa Barbara, Film Studies
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: AT&T
Home State/Country: California

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Francesca Roncaglia

roncagl2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Unicredit Bank A.G., Consultant
Undergraduate University & Major: Universita Degli Studi di Padova, Business Administration
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing
MBA Internship: Illinois MBA Student Services
Home State/Country: Italy

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Fadi M. Salem

fmsalem2@illinois.edu

Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Architecture
MBA Concentration(s): Innovation Management & Marketing
MBA Internship: Baker Tilly
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Hitesh Tradip Setpal

setpal2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: Tech Access, Dubai Bright Shipping Services, Senior Risk Advisor
Undergraduate University & Major: Mumbai, India, Electronics & Communications
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Home State/Country: Mumbai, India

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Matthias Peter Uhl

muhl2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: VMS - Maschineubau GmbH, Engineering Manager
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Applied Sciences, Aalen, Mechanical Engineering
MBA Concentration(s):
MBA Internship: Voith GmbH
Home State/Country: Germany

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Jessica Diane Weaver

jweaver1@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: United Way Worldwide, Manager
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Minnesota, Political Science
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Finance
MBA Internship: Accenture
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Jivko Bojinov

bojinov2@illinois.edu

Previous Employer and title: YESSAT, Director of Operations
Undergraduate University & Major: Northern Illinois University, Marketing & Professional Sales
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Entrepreneurship
MBA Internship:
Home State/Country: Bulgaria

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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:
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:
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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