MBW - MBA Executive Board

The MBW - MBA Executive Board represents a diverse array of outstanding leaders from various backgrounds, career interests, and walks of life.  What ties us together is a shared passion for women's empowerment, and a shared vision that every woman and ally at Ross feels supported and empowered to flourish during business school and beyond.

Below you will find a current listing of our Executive Board for the 2020-2021 academic year.  We are pleased to be of service to the Ross family!

OUR TEAM

Jazmyn
Becker

Co-President

jnbecker@umich.edu

Jazmyn is an incoming second year MBA candidate, with a focus in human capital consulting. Prior to Ross she was a director at a gender and racial equity focused nonprofit in Minneapolis, MN. She is passionate about creating strategy and structure for employee and student empowerment. Jazmyn graduated summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she double majored in Business Administration and Educational Policy.

Molly
Ketch

Co-President

mjketch@umich.edu

Molly is a second year MBA student with a background in education non-profits. Post-Ross, she will be joining Deloitte consulting in their human capital practice. Molly grew up in New York but is most recently coming from Portland, Oregon. She holds a BA in psychology from Wheaton College. Outside of school, Molly enjoys interior design, volunteering, and traveling.

Deb
Xavier

Vice President, Corporate Relations

debx@umich.edu

Deb is an incoming second year MBA, with a focus on innovation and technology. Prior to Ross, she was an entrepreneur and also worked in digital transformation. She is passionate about female empowerment and economics.
Deb was born and raised in Brazil and holds a BA in International Relations.

Ariella
Rose

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

akrose@umich.edu

Ariel is an incoming second year MBA student pursuing a career in operations. Prior to business school, Ariel grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, earning a degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering. Most recently, she worked in lean manufacturing for an aerospace supplier in Los Angeles. Outside of work, Ariel volunteered with Lean In Los Angeles, a non-profit organization centered on female empowerment.

Cameron
Sharman

Vice President, Ally Engagement

csharman@umich.edu

Cameron is an incoming second year MBA candidate, with a focus on investment banking. Prior to Ross, Cameron has lived in California, Australia, and New York, and has worked in the education and entertainment space before transitioning to law, first as a Litigation Paralegal at Covington & Burling LLP and most recently as a Legal & Compliance Associate at Centerbridge Partners. He is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and holds an AB from Dartmouth College, where he majored in Economics and Chemistry.

Shanza
Raza

Vice President, International Students

shanza@umich.edu

Shanza has worked in the education sector for the last few years. She worked for a local Fulbright Commission promoting U.S. higher education to international students. Apart from that, she also worked with an educational startup that offered study abroad programs to international students. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Shanza is currently a first-year MBA student and is excited to pivot into Product Management/Product Marketing.

Leah
McSteen

Vice President, Education

lmcsteen@umich.edu

Leah is an incoming second year MBA student hailing from Great Falls, VA. She spent the last three years in Washington DC working in political digital advertising, influencing voter turnout on critical issues and candidate races. After graduation, Leah plans to pursue a career in consulting while advocating for human-centric solutions in the workplace. Leah is excited to contribute to the enhancement of female professional development at Ross and continue to build a space for life-long learning.

Sierra
McCray

Vice President, Finance & Membership

sierramc@umich.edu

Sierra is an incoming second year MBA candidate, with a focus in human capital consulting. Prior to Ross she was a production supervisor at several CPG manufacturing companies in Las Vegas, NV. She is passionate about employee/student engagement, learning and development programming, and design thinking. Sierra graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in Agricultural Engineering with a focus in Bioprocess Engineering. Sierra's interests include STEM outreach, personal finance, DIY projects, and re-creating meals she has tasted at various restaurants!

Sarah
Jarecki

Vice-President, Corporate Relations

jareckis@umich.edu

Sarah is an incoming second-year MBA student focused on innovation and transformation in the healthcare industry. Prior to Ross, she spent four years in Deloitte's Strategy & Operations practice working with health systems to implement large scale operations transformations and is passionate about improving access to care. In her VP role, she hopes to engage sponsors as an active part of the MBW community to promote inclusivity across all work and educational environments.

Hannah
Lifset

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

hlifset@umich.edu

Hannah previously worked in digital marketing for large, fortune 500 CPG, retail and healthcare brand and is now pursuing a career in Human Resource Management. This summer she is interning at Johnson and Johnson in their Human Resources Leadership Development Program. Hannah received her undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in Sociology.

Andrea
Bustamante

Vice President, Education

ambustam@umich.edu

Andrea is a first year MBA student at the Ross School of Business. Within Ross, she is an admit of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations and is emphasizing her studies in the operations, strategy and general management fields. Prior to starting business school, Andrea worked as the Head of Marketing at a boutique commercial real estate advisory firm, where she was responsible for building out the marketing platform and managing every aspect of the firm’s marketing. Andrea has a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Plant Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, which is fueling her goal to bridge the gap between science and business.

Ash
Easwar

Vice President, Ally Engagement

ashruthe@umich.edu

Ash is an incoming second year MBA pursuing a career in Commercial Operations in the Healthcare industry. Prior to Ross, he worked at a hyper-growth pharmaceutical company, spending five years in Finance before being appointed as the first ever Well-Being specialist for creating the company's health and wellness program on his personal time. A New York native, Ash holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin

Gillian
Porter

Vice President, Campus Relations

gtporter@umich.edu

Gillian is an incoming second year MBA candidate. Prior to Ross, she was working in Private Wealth Management at UBS in New York City. She is pivoting into Human Capital and is excited to promote positive organizational change through business-driven solutions. Gillian is originally from Pittsburgh and holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, where she majored in Economics and minored in Philosophy. In addition to MBW, Gillian is involved in the Center for Organizations and the Human Capital Club.

Tieranny
Baker

Co-Chair, Women in Leadership Conference

tibaker@umich.edu

Tieranny is an incoming second year MBA candidate. Prior to enrolling at Ross, she studied Civil Engineering, then worked as a project manager in the construction industry. She enjoys providing the structure to make dreams a reality. Tieranny looks forward to fostering an inclusive and uplifting environment at this year's Women In Leadership Conference.

Katherine
Overhage

Vice President, Community Building

overhage@umich.edu

Nadia
Ogene

Co-Chair, Women in Leadership Conference

nogene@umich.edu

Nadia is from Atlanta and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to Ross, she was a UX analyst at Hulu, where she improved the viewing experience of Hulu’s products. This summer, she interned at Nike as Digital Product Manager Intern. Nadia is passionate about leveraging data to move organizations from aspiration to tangible impact.

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