OUR TEAM

Patrice
Drummond

Co-President

patriced@umich.edu

Patrice is a full-time MBA Student from Houston, TX. Prior to Ross, Patrice worked at Deloitte as an Advisory Consultant. In addition to BBSA, Patrice is also part of the Social Venture Fund and the VP of Membership Engagement & Belonging for FitX. This summer, Patrice will be a Summer Associate at Bain & Company.

Kyra
Grant

Co-President

kjgrant@umich.edu

Originally from Chicago, Kyra is a full-time MBA student with a dual degree in Design Science. Prior to Ross, she worked in the automotive industry as a Design Release Engineer. At Ross, Kyra is also involved with Detroit R&B, Design + Business, Women Who Launch and Technology Club. For her summer internship, she will be working at Apple as a Product Operations Program Manager.

Kathleen
McDonnell

VP of Student Affairs

mcdkat@umich.edu

Kathleen McDonnell is a full-time first-year MBA student from the Chicago area. Prior to Ross, Kathleen worked in nonprofit management consulting in Washington, D.C. specializing in education and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala working in the agriculture sector. At Ross, Kathleen is involved in her Section Leadership, Consulting Club and Net Impact Club. For her summer internship, Kathleen will be an Summer Associate intern at EY Parthenon.

Evan
Hollins

VP of Finance

evho@umich.edu

Evan Hollins is a full-time first-year MBA student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to Ross, Evan worked in consumer banking at Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Ross, Evan is a part of the Finance Club, Black Business Student Association, and the Social Venture Fund. For his summer internship, Evan will be returning to Bank of America in their Investment Banking group.

Onyekachi
Ezirike

Events Chair

oezirike@umich.edu

Onyekachi Ezirike is a full-time first-year MBA student from Houston, TX. Prior to Ross, Kachi worked for Pantex in Amarillo, TX and specialized in the civil engineering industry. At Ross, Kachi is involved in the Detroit Revitalization & Business Club, Design + Business Club, and Community Consulting Club.

Alexia
Sabogal

Events Chair

alexiams@umich.edu

Born and raised in New York City, Alexia graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016. After graduating, Alexia landed an offer from Major League Soccer (MLS) where she worked for the past 3.5 years, most recently as Senior Coordinator of the Brand Alliances (formerly Business Development). A soccer fan, and overall sports lover, Alexia learned more about sports business and marketing during her time at MLS. After business school, Alexia looks to work in tech to leverage that skillset and bring it back to sports, sitting at the intersection of sports and tech - an area that is emerging in importance and popularity.

Phenix
Byrd

Events Chair

phenixb@umich.edu

Phenix is originally from North Carolina but spent the 4 years prior to Ross in New York working in consulting. Phenix plans to work in the technology industry after graduation. She has enjoyed living in Ann Arbor and getting to know her classmates through her section and clubs she's involved in. Phenix's hobbies include cooking and finding good chocolate chip cookies in each city/country she visits.

Shayon
Donaldson

Director of Corporate Relations

shayond@umich.edu

Shayon Donaldson is a full-time second year MBA student from Brooklyn, NY. Prior to Ross, Shayon worked for Zola and Universal Music Group in New York City, primarily in Finance Operations. At Ross, Shayon is involved in BBSA, MBW, and the Consulting Club. For her summer internship, Shayon will be a Summer Associate at Deloitte.

Markyth
Smith

Chair of Alumni Relations

markyths@umich.edu

Jazmin
Branch

Chair of Alumni Relations

jazminb@umich.edu

Jazmin Branch is a full time MBA2 from Chicago. Prior to Ross, she worked in internal strategy at Sinai Health System in Chicago for a few years and most recently as an account manager at bswift, a CVS health company. She will be interning at Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in their health care group. Ross BBSA students and alum played a major role in her applying to Ross and she wants to pay it forward by strengthening current students’ connections to alumni!

Courtney
Yancey

VP of Communications

cyance@umich.edu

Courtney is originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Media, Culture and Communications. Prior to Ross, she worked in digital marketing, most recently for American Express. At Ross, she is focused on Marketing and Technology, and will be interning at Amazon this summer.

Mahlette
Mammo

Chair of Prospective Students

mahlette@umich.edu

Mahlette Mammo is a full-time first-year MBA student from Houston, TX. Prior to Ross, Mahlette worked for Bloomingdale's in New York City as a buyer, where she developed and implemented strategies for her category of business. At Ross, Mahlette is involved in Detroit Revitalization and Business Initiative, Africa Business Club, and Consulting Club. For her summer internship, Mahlette will be a Summer Associate at Bain & Company.

Aristarchus
Arowoile

ABC Liaison Chair

ariaro@umich.edu

Ari is a full-time first year MBA candidate at Ross. Born and raised in Nigeria, Ari spent the past 10 years in New York before moving to Ann Arbor. After college, Ari worked in e-commerce for a manufacturer. After Ross he plans to work in consulting. In addition to BBSA, Ari serves on the board of Soccer Club and Africa Business Club.

Brittani
Banks

Partner Relations Chair

bmbanks@umich.edu

Brittani Banks is a full-time second-year MBA student from Philadelphia, PA. Prior to Ross, Brittani worked for Cigna Medicare in Atlanta and specialized in Sales Operations and Account Management. At Ross, Brittani is involved in Central Student Government, serves as a student ambassador, and leads the Healthcare and Life Science Club. For her summer internship, Brittani will be a Janssen Pharmaceutical Leadership Development intern at Johnson & Johnson.

Anna
Lam

Chair of Ally Engagement

annalam@umich.edu

Taylor
Clark

Chair of Ally Engagement

trmclark@umich.edu

Taylor Clark is a full-time MBA student from outside Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to Ross, Taylor spent five years at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis, IN in corporate finance supporting manufacturing and research & development. While at Ross, Taylor has been involved in a number of programs through the Sanger Leadership Center and a member of the Ross DEI Committee. Taylor will be spending his summer as a Strategy & Marketing Development intern at 3M.

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