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

Anisha
Kapoor

Co-President

kapoorsa@umich.edu

Anisha is a second year MBA student interested in strategy and innovation. Prior to Ross, Anisha worked in technology consulting, specifically with financial services clients. She holds a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. Outside of school, Anisha enjoys reading, baking, working out, and watching sports.

Erica
Elias

Vice President, Community Building

ekelias@umich.edu

Erica is a '22 MBA Candidate pursuing a career in Internal Consulting. Prior to Ross, she was a Senior Consultant within Deloitte's Financial Services sector based in Denver, Colorado. Prior to attending business school, Erica was a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy Intern at a Minneapolis organization.

Jacob
Calzavara

Vice-President, Ally Engagement

jcalzava@umich.edu

A third-year dual degree student (MBA/MS), Jake brings 7 years of experience in land management at a large independent oil and gas exploration firm. He has experience leading due-diligence and integration efforts, managing multi-disciplinary operations and is passionate about developing progressive technologies in the mobility space.​

Teresa
Kennedy

Co-VP of Corporate Relations

tesskenn@umich.edu

Teresa is originally from Pennsylvania and completed her B.A. in Business and Economics at Muhlenberg College. She spent the first 2 years of her career in management consulting and then transitioned into the tech industry. Prior to Ross, Teresa worked in Sales Strategy at Cisco Meraki. Outside of school, she loves baking and reading non-fiction books.

Victoria
Neill

Co-VP of Corporate Relations

vneill@umich.edu

Tori is a second year MBA student pursuing a career in strategy consulting with a specific passion for healthcare. Prior to Ross, she lived and worked in New York City in various functions across consulting and financial services. She holds a B.A. in International Business from Catholic University in DC where she also played lacrosse. Outside of school, Tori enjoys watching sports, reading thriller novels, and cooking.

Heather
Berg

VP Education

heaberg@umich.edu

Andy
Gifford

Vice President, Ally Engagement

apgiff@umich.edu

Andy is a second year MBA with an interest in the intersection of healthcare, wellness, and technology. Prior to Ross he was a consultant in Deloitte Consulting's Life Science and Healthcare practice focusing on project management for enterprise-level digital transformations. Andy holds a BS from UCLA in bioengineering and a minor in accounting. Outside of school, he enjoys traveling, outdoor adventuring, and dancing like no tomorrow at music festivals.

Anindita
Ravikumar

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

aninrk@umich.edu

Julie
Parisi

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

jparisi@umich.edu

Julie is a MBA2 interested in strategy consulting. Prior to Ross, she worked at an ERP software company in implementation project management and product marketing. Julie was born and raised in Italy, and holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, crossword puzzles, and going to Washtenaw Dairy.

Daniella
Gennaro

VP Education

dgennaro@umich.edu

Jessica
Ponticelli

Vice President, Prospective Students

jpontice@umich.edu

Jessica is a 22' MBA with a passion for marketing and brand management. Prior to Ross, Jessica spent 5 years as a risk consultant with KPMG based in Chicago. She worked across industries, helping her clients identify and remediate weaknesses in their internal control environment. She holds a BA and Masters in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Cindy
Hoang

Co-President

cindyjh@umich.edu

Cindy is a second year MBA student focusing on technology. Prior to Ross, Cindy was the Development Operations Manager at Stop Soldier Suicide, a military suicide prevention and intervention non-profit organization. Cindy's passionate about social impact and have worked in the areas of children's education, domestic and sexual violence, genocide survivors, and healthcare. She hopes to leverage her passion and experience in the tech world, where she utilize technology to make an impact.

Anshu
Garodia

Vice President, International Students

agarodia@umich.edu

Anshu is a second-year MBA student interested to pursue a career in Technology. Prior to Ross she was in Business Development at a Digital Advertising agency in Singapore. She is passionate about equity and inclusion in the workspace and founded a Lean In circle in Singapore to uplift women professionally in the marketing industry. She holds a B Tech in Computer Science and a BBA from Nanayang Technological University, Singapore.

Vaishnavi
Sitarama

Co-Chair, Women in Leadership Conference

vsitara@umich.edu

Vaish has a focus in healthcare and consulting. Prior to Ross she attended UC Berkeley and earned a degree in Molecular & Cell Biology. She worked as the Lab Manager for a cancer metastasis lab and later worked in artificial DNA design. She hopes to combine her technical knowledge with her business skills to make an impact on the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Shayon
Donaldson

VP of Finance

shayond@umich.edu

Shayon is a second year MBA student with a focus in consulting. Prior to Ross she attended the University of Florida and earned a degree in Marketing. She previously worked as a Finance Administration Manager for Universal Music Group before moving to the wedding-tech startup, Zola. Her long term goal is to work on the improvement of financial inclusion, through technology. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and listening to music.

Rika
Kamani

Vice President, Community Building

hkamani@umich.edu

Rika is a second year MBA student pursuing a career in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industries. She comes to Ross with 5 years of Med Device Quality Engineering experience, most recently at Medtronic in the greater Boston area. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University, respectively. Outside of work, she enjoys watching foreign films, volunteering, and cooking.

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