Thiago is first-year Full Time MBA student from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prior to Ross, he studied Industrial Engineering at UNICAMP (University of Campinas) and worked for six years in the Human Capital space in Itaú Unibanco, mostly with Change Management & Culture, Employee Experience, and HR Tech. At Ross, he is also VP of Communications at BRASA (Ross Brazilian Business Student Association). He will continue in the HR path after Ross. Outside of school, Thiago enjoys cooking, traveling, and speding time with family & friends.

De La Cerda Mena

VP of Education & Events


Hi, my name is Carolina. I'm from Chile and am happy to live this experience in Ross. I am a social worker with expertise in human resources, making cultural changes, and implementing new benefits and programs to improve workers' quality of life and well-being. In addition, I like to organize events, dance, and cook in my free time.


VP of Education & Events



VP of Community & Inclusion


I am thrilled to be joining the Human Capital Club (HCC) board and collaborating with an amazing group of peers. With 4 years of experience in recruiting and talent acquisition, I have learned the importance of fostering a sense of community and prioritizing inclusion. During my previous roles, I led multiple initiatives aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, such as developing recruitment strategies to attract underrepresented groups and creating hiring processes to be more inclusive. I'm excited to continue this work with like-minded individuals within our club and the greater Ross community.
I am an active member of the African Business Club, Black Business Students Association, Business Leaders for Diverse Abilities, and Michigan Business Women, where I continue to pursue my passion for diversity and leadership. In my free time, you can find me exploring new travel destinations or indulging my sweet tooth with pastries or chocolates (most likely both), while listening to the latest Afrobeats hits.




Onyinye is a MBA student from Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to Ross, she worked in HR consulting for 4.5 years where she helped design one of the first gender equity scorecards for the Nigerian private sector. After that, she did a 6-month stint at a mid-size Nigerian bank that pioneered the first fully-digital bank in Africa. Outside of work and school, she loves to cook (and eat), finding and trying out new teas, spending time in nature, watching documentaries and romcoms on Netflix, and all things astronomy.