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 2021-2022 academic year.  We are pleased to be of service to the Ross family!

OUR TEAM

Summer
Abiad

suabiad@umich.edu

Katie
Schlafhauser

kschlaf@umich.edu

Somali
Vij

somaliv@umich.edu

Somali is a first year MBA student interested in strategy, marketing, and social impact. She is originally from Jalandhar, India. Prior to Ross, she was working with a management consulting firm in New Delhi. She holds an undergrad degree in Economics from Delhi University. Outside of school, Somali enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, and painting.

Ana
Burbano Lobo

Co-VP of Corporate Relations

anambl@umich.edu

Mikayla
Terrell

mterr@umich.edu

Mikayla is an MBA candidate at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business focused on finance in the technology industry and will be spending her summer as a Summer Investment Banking Associate at RBC in San Francisco. Prior to Ross, Mikayla spent 7 years in nonprofit management in New York City, most recently as Chief of Staff at a large social services organization. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from New York University.

Emily
Ross

emiro@umich.edu

Melina
Kitzinger

WILC Co-Chair

kmelina@umich.edu

Melina is a first year MBA student interested in marketing and product innovation. She's originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She studied Journalism and Public Relations and, prior to Ross, Melina worked at Bank Itau, the largest bank in South America, as a Marketing Manager for almost 10 years. Outside of school, Melina enjoys cooking vegetarian recipes, hosting events, hiking, and planning travels itineraries.

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.

Alexis
Miller

Director of Finance

lexm@umich.edu

Alexis (she/her) is a first year MBA at Michigan Ross. She's originally from the Bay Area, where she hopes to go back after Ross. She studied Interactive Media & Game Design at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She worked at Amazon as a User Experience Designer for five years before business school. Ask her about the intersection of business & design, cozy video games, and college football.

Orelle
Haim

Director of Corporate Relations

orel@umich.edu

Orelle is a first-year MBA pursuing a career in tech. She started her career at the Israeli Intelligence force, later pursue a degree in computer science and worked as a software engineer in a leading Cyber Security company. Orelle is passionate about innovation, creating equal opportunities and promoting women in STEM.

Cindy
Hoang

Co-President

cindyjh@umich.edu

Cindy is a second year MBA student pursuing a career in 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.

Daniella
Gennaro

VP Education

dgennaro@umich.edu

Daniella is a second-year MBA student pursuing a career in tech strategy. Prior to Ross, she was a middle school math teacher (TFA '16) for four years based in Charlotte, NC. During her summers, she worked on strategic initiatives at the school district in developing talent pipelines. She holds a dual degree in Finance and Women's Studies from the University of Florida. Outside of work, she enjoys listening to J Balvin, watching cleanTok, and scrolling through bulldog puppy reels on Instagram.

Heather
Berg

VP Education

heaberg@umich.edu

Heather is a second-year MBA/MPP student. She started her career as a Teach for America corps member in Nashville, where she taught middle school English. She additionally spent 3 years conducting education policy research for DC local government and for an education advocacy nonprofit. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fur baby Maize, getting outdoors, and indulging in her foodie side.

Jess
Drossner

Director of Education

jtdross@umich.edu

Eileen
Enright

Director of Education

enrieil@umich.edu

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.

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.

Abby
Terhaar

Vice President, Community Building

terhaara@umich.edu

Haleigh
Miller

Director, Community Building

hjmil@umich.edu

Haleigh is a '23 MBA pursuing a career in CPG brand management, with a passion for research and social impact. Haleigh is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has a BA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She worked for two years in social and economic policy research, then transitioned to tech at Civis Analytics. Haleigh is an artist and the human to an Instagram famous Golden Retriever, @hellobodie.

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.

Nicole
Veit

Vice President, Campus Relations

veitne@umich.edu

Nicole is a '22 MBA Candidate pursuing a career in Human Resource Management. Prior to Ross, she was a human capital Senior Consultant within Deloitte's Federal sector based in Washington. DC. Nicole is passionate about organizational design and inclusion and also serves as co-President for the Human Capital Club at Ross.

Meredith
Maimoni

Director, Campus Relations

mmaimoni@umich.edu

Meredith is an MBA/MS student with the School for Environment and Sustainability and a fellow with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. Prior to Ross, she worked in the nonprofit sector in business development, community engagement, and operations. She is passionate about the intersection of sustainability, operations, and business strategy.

Eliana
Lozano

Director, Campus Relations

elianap@umich.edu

Eliana is a first-year MBA student interested in real estate development. Prior to Ross, Eliana worked at JPMorgan Chase in consumer finance & marketing.
She holds a BS in Biology from the University of South Florida. Outside of school, Eliana enjoys cooking, reading, and trying out new restaurants.

Anindita
Ravikumar

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

aninrk@umich.edu

Nia
McCarthy

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

niajmcc@umich.edu

Nia is a full-time second-year MBA student from the New York area. Prior to Ross, she Nia spent 6 years working in consulting and the nonprofit industry. She worked across a variety of clients including government agencies and financial institutions. At Ross, Nia is involved in the Black Business Student Association, the Retail and Luxury Goods Club, and served as a Board Fellow in her first year. This summer, Nia will intern with Gap Inc. on the Rewards, Loyalty, and Payments team as a Data and Strategy intern.

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.​

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.

Andrew
Conley

Director, Ally Engagement

conleyac@umich.edu

Andrew is a first-year MBA pursuing a career in consulting. Prior to Ross, he worked for a manufacturing company doing post-merger integrations and ERP implementations before moving into accounting and finance as a business unit controller. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys running, reading, camping trips, and traveling to wherever Scott's Cheap Flights finds a deal.

Shannon
Burke

Director, Ally Engagement

shpburke@umich.edu

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.

Lamia
Aroni

Director of International Students

lamiaa@umich.edu

1st year MBA student passionate about impact and solving consumer problems. Has 7 years CPG marketing experience, working with global brands like Dove, Tresemme and Persil. Former professional news anchor in state news channel in Bangladesh. A feminist and humanist who believes in power of unified society. Wants to work towards increasing cultural awareness in US business community. Enjoys travel and melodic rock music.

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.

Sreena
Patel

Director of Corporate Relations

sreenap@umich.edu

Janani
Raj

Co-Chair, Women in Leadership Conference

janraj@umich.edu

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.

Claire
Miller

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

cmmil@umich.edu

Claire is a second-year MBA student interested in Sports Marketing/Social Impact. Prior to Ross, she worked in Marketing for an organic grocery chain in Southern California. Claire received her BA in Economics and Communication from UC Davis in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, reading, and spending time with friends.

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.

Jess
Dunne

Director of Marketing

dunnej@umich.edu

Jess is an MBA1 from Andover, MA and graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Advertising and Marketing. Prior to Ross, she worked for 4+ years as an Advertising Account Manager in NYC on CPG brands. This summer, she'll be interning in Brand Marketing at Ocean Spray in Boston. In her free time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, running outside, and visiting modern art museums.

Nisha
Iyer

Director of Marketing

nishai@umich.edu

Nisha is a first-year MBA student pursuing a career in Strategy Consulting. Prior to Ross, Nisha spent the last 4 years at PwC Dallas in HR Consulting. Nisha received her B.B.A in Corporate Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing tennis, attending concerts, and travelling.

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.

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