OUR TEAM

Fernando
Espino Casas

President

fespino@umich.edu

Fernando was born in Mexico but grew up in Wisconsin. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies (Economics and Government) from Harvard University. Prior to Ross, Fernando worked in Chicago and San Francisco as a market researcher, first as research consultant for the tech industry and later as a senior product researcher at SurveyMonkey. While at Ross, he plans to pursue strategy and operations roles in tech while also seeking a concentration in data and business analytics. In addition to HBSA, Fernando is a director of partnership of the Ross Tech Club, a facilitator for LDRx peer-to-peer leadership development, and a member of Detroit Revitalization and Business Initiative and Consulting Club

Kateri
Gutierrez

President

katerig@umich.edu

Káteri is from Los Angeles, CA, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in American Studies. Prior to Ross, she co-founded a worker cooperative cafe in her hometown and later worked in nonprofit helping small businesses introduce produce to address food inequities. Her passions include employee ownership & economic development. At Ross, Kateri is a VP in the Net Impact Club, and member of Consulting Club, Outdoor Club, and Michigan Business Women.

Nicole
Fernandez

Treasurer

nifernan@umich.edu

Nicole is Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Prior to Ross, Nicole was working in retail with experience in merchandising, data analytics, e-commerce, and strategy. She will be pivoting into strategy consulting post MBA, seeking to help companies who are looking to transform and evolve. At Ross, Nicole is the AVP of Communications for the Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) and is also involved with the Zell Lurie Commercialization fund, Board Fellows, and Wolverine Wine Club.

Sasha
Foo

VP Alumni Relations

safoo@umich.edu

Alexia
Sabogal

VP Member Engagement

alexiams@umich.edu

Alexis
Lopez Medina

VP Marketing and Operations

alopmedi@umich.edu

Alexis was born in Mexico and was raised in Colorado. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Consulting from the University of Notre Dame. Currently, he is pursuing an MBA and a Master of Science in Information from the School of Information. His professional background includes inventory management, product launch management, and negotiation consulting within the retail industry. After Ross, Alexis will be pivoting into the technology sector. As a current Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) member, Alexis is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and will continue to align its mission with his own. Alexis is also active in Tech Club, the Sports Business Association, Entertainment + Digital Media Club, and is a Ross Student Ambassador. Go Blue!

Linnet
Leon

VP of Prospective Students and Consortium Liaison

linleon@umich.edu

Linnet was born in Cuba and moved to Miami, Florida at the age of 12. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Currently, she is part of the Erb Institute, pursuing an MBA and a Master of Science in Environment & Sustainability. Prior to school, Linnet was a Federal consultant advising clients in a financial and data analytics capacity. Linnet will be pivoting into the sustainable food and conservation space. At Ross, Linnet is the Director of Prospective Students for HBSA, and also member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM), Emerging Market Club, and Net Impact.

Brian
Lui

VP of Corporate Relations

bjlui@umich.edu

Brian Lui grew up in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to Ross, he ran a digital strategy business and worked in Ernst & Young’s M&A practice. Given his passion for people, Brian loves exploring new cultures and finding new ways to innovate as a leader in his community. In addition to his role as Director of Allyship at HBSA, Brian is also a Student Ambassador and Associate Vice President of Ideation: Innovation Challenges and New Ventures for Design+Business at Ross.

Daniella
Gennaro

VP Member Engagement

dgennaro@umich.edu

Daniella was born and raised in Miami, FL and has Colombian-American roots. She graduated from the University of Florida with a double major in Finance and Women’s Studies. After joining Teach for America, she became a middle school math teacher in Charlotte, NC for four years. Through this role, she developed a passion for expanding opportunities for kids via education technology. In addition to HBSA, she is a member of the Wolverine Venture Fund and serves as a Board Fellow for a local nonprofit organization.

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