OUR TEAM

Courtney
Dunn

Co-President

cbdunn@umich.edu

Courtney Dunn is a second-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business and is always interested in learning something new and challenging. Over the summer she interned in New York in Investment Banking. Prior to Ross, Courtney was an online retail business owner, but she began her career as a petroleum engineer in the oil and gas industry for over 6 years. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. Courtney’s previous position held within MBW was Director for Internal Community Relations.

Shirley
Arteaga

Co-President

arteagas@umich.edu

Shirley is a second-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. Her ultimate goal is to make a difference in the lives of the people around her and has found this opportunity through her work as a human capital professional. Before Ross, she worked as an internal HR consultant for a nonprofit in DC, where she focused on leadership development and change management. This past summer she pivoted into HR in tech and interned at Microsoft in its HR Trax Rotational Program. Shirley is originally from the DMV area and holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Emma
Schneiderman

Vice-President, Finance & Membership

erschnei@umich.edu

Emma is a second-year MBA/MS candidate with the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. Before making the move to Ann Arbor, she worked as a small business consultant in Philadelphia, helping entrepreneurs take ownership of their financial data to make strategic decisions. Over the summer, Emma interned with Oracle's Cloud Strategy group in the Bay Area. Emma is originally from Los Angeles and holds a BA in Politics from Oberlin College.

Katerina
Athanasiou

Director of Programming Assessment

kza@umich.edu

Katerina is a first year student in the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, where she is earning an MBA and MS in Sustainable Systems. She is interested in commercializing technologies that can improve our cities and build a more sustainable future. Katerina joins the Erb Institute after four years as an urban planner for New York City Parks, and a stint in Corporate Social Responsibility at NBCUniversal. She earned a BS in urban and regional studies at Cornell University.

Rosie
Sharp

Director of Programming Assessment

sharpro@umich.edu

Rosie is a second year MBA/MS student with the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise focused on sustainability strategy and innovation. She is passionate about change management, resiliency building, unlocking human potential and transforming business to better serve society. Prior to Ross, Rosie working in international supply chain and agricultural development, and spent her first summer with AB InBev in their Procurement & Sustainability function. At Ross, she serves as the MBW Director of Programming Assessment, a D+B Facilitator, and as the VP of Recruiting for the Erb Institute Student Advisory Board.

Mary Grace
Pellegrini

Vice-President, Corporate Relations

mgpelle@umich.edu

Mary Grace is a second-year MBA/MS candidate at the Ross School of Business and School of Information focusing on strategy, operations, and technology. She is also a member of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. This summer, Mary Grace is interning at Microsoft in Seattle. Prior to Ross, she worked in Washington, DC as a government consultant for FEMA, program assistant at the Aspen Institute, and intern at the White House. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.

Amirah
Patterson

Vice-President, Corporate Relations

ampatt@umich.edu

Amirah is a second-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business concentrating in Finance and Strategy. Amirah is originally from central New Jersey but calls Atlanta home. She graduated from Spelman College and worked as a middle school math teacher before pursuing her Master of Public Health at Emory University. She then worked in the education and health nonprofit sectors, most recently on a national strategy team for Teach For America.

Nayantara
Choudhary

Vice-President, Internal Community Relations

nayanc@umich.edu

Nayantara is a second-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. Prior to attending Ross, Nayantara worked in education. She was a 2012 Teach For America Bay Area corps member, where she taught high school math and English. She then moved to DC to become an instructional technology coach with KIPP DC, where she helped school leaders and teachers implement technology across a variety of schools and grade levels. Nayantara holds a BS from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and a Masters in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University.

Sruti
Ramadugu

Vice-President, Internal Community Relations

sruti@umich.edu

Sruti Ramadugu is a second year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She previously served as the Program Lead for LeanIn.Org at the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, responsible for the growth and development of 33,000 Lean In Circles around the world. Before moving to LeanIn.Org, she was the Communications Advisor for Let Girls Learn at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), working closely with the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama. She holds a BA in History and Politics from NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Amita
Peter

Vice-President, Internal Community Relations

amitasp@umich.edu

Amita is a second year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. Over the summer she will be interning with Amazon in the RLD Program in Seattle. Prior to Ross, she worked with A. T. Kearney as a management consultant and has worked from areas ranging from Retail to Oil & Gas.

Kimberly
Josephson

Director of Internal Community Relations

kimbyjo@umich.edu

Kimby is a first year MBA student focusing on strategy and marketing. Before Ross, she worked at an international development organization in Washington DC where she did research and analysis on education programs in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She also spent a year teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a Fulbright fellow. She studied international relations and Spanish at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Chelsea
Blau

Director of Internal Community Relations

cmblau@umich.edu

Chelsea is a first-year MBA/MS dual degree candidate at the Ross School of Business and Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. She is passionate about creating a healthier future for people and the planet through sustainable business practices. Prior to coming to Ross, she worked at a market research firm developing mobile applications to collect and analyze market trends. Chelsea is originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area and holds a B.S. Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University.

Rachel
Becker

Director of Internal Community Relations

rabecker@umich.edu

Rachel is a first year MBA candidate with a passion for building healthy communities. Prior to Ross, Rachel worked at the TODAY Show, then for E! and Bravo. During her time at NBC, she co-founded a wellness-focused employee resource group, the NBCUniversal Running Club. As club president, she built a community of 1800+ members across the organization. Rachel is originally from Falmouth, Maine and holds a B.S. in Marketing and Public Relations from Syracuse University.

Sara
Oliphant

Director of Internal Community Relations

oliphans@umich.edu

Sara is a first year MBA candidate with a focus on corporate strategy. Prior to coming to Ross, she spent six years giving wings to people and ideas through a variety of roles at Red Bull. Sara is passionate about creating inclusive communities within organizations and hopes to contribute to building the MBW community through her role in Internal Community Relations. Sara is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and has a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from DePaul University.

Sarah
McDonald

Vice-President, External Community Relations

sarmcd@umich.edu

Prior to coming to Ross, Sarah worked for Deloitte Consulting where she designed and implemented innovative business-focused solutions for finance and accounting organizations at Fortune 100 companies. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Emmeline
Cardozo

Vice-President, External Community Relations

ecardoz@umich.edu

Prior to Ross, Emmeline spent eight years working as an advocate and fundraiser for women and girls pursing careers in STEM, most recently at Girls Who Code, where she led Partner Engagement. A native of Vermont, Emmeline graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in American Studies.

Dominique
James

Director of External Community Relations

jamesdom@umich.edu

Dominique is a first-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. Prior to attending Ross, Dominique worked within the federal government. She was a Retail Marketer for the US Postal Service for four years. Prior to USPS, Dominique worked in media & entertainment for a year in media planning & partnerships. Dominique holds a BA in Telecommunications Management from Howard University in Washington, DC. All the while, Dominique was born & raised in Dallas, TX.

Rachel
Thurman

Director of External Community Relations

rcthurm@umich.edu

Rachel is a first-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. A native Californian, Rachel earned her BA in Political Economy from University of California, Berkeley. Rachel worked in technology software sales for 4.5 years, including Oracle, as well as an artificial intelligence startup. Following Ross, she hopes to be living in New York working on Wall Street in investment banking.

Sheela
Lal

Vice-President, Marketing and Communications

sheelal@umich.edu

Sheela is from the Show-Me State, and is obnoxiously proud of it. Before Ross, she worked in Missouri politics at Progress Missouri, in the social enterprise space in India, and researched film culture in Sri Lanka with a Fulbright. Now at business school, she's interested in understanding the intersection of politics/policy/government and business. She graduated from the University of Missouri with Statistics and International Studies degrees.

Hollis
Barber Farris

Director of Communication & Marketing

hollisbf@umich.edu

Hollis is a first year MBA student focusing on General Management and Marketing. Prior to Ross, Hollis worked as an Associate in the Finance Industry, working cross-functionally with business development groups, compliance and marketing teams. Hollis was a Division-I varsity athlete in college and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in History and double-minored in French Language Studies and Urban Studies.

Lindsay
Howard

WILC (Women in Leadership Conference) Co-Chair

lkhoward@umich.edu

Lindsay is from the northern suburbs of Chicago and spent the last 7 years before Ross living in the amazing Windy City. She graduated from Denison University in Ohio with a degree in Economics. Prior to Ross, she spent the past 7 years working in the advertising and marketing industry as a Project Manager. Following Ross, Lindsay hopes to be in an Internal Strategy role.

Sierra
Campbell

WILC (Women in Leadership Conference) Co-Chair

sierrakc@umich.edu

Sierra is originally from Springfield, IL and completed her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For the five years prior to Ross, she worked in Strategy Consulting in Chicago. Following Ross, she hopes to continue her career as a Product Manager or Brand Manager.

Queenie
Bhardwaj

Vice-President, International Students

queenieb@umich.edu

Queenie is a second-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. Prior to Ross, she worked in marketing in financial services. She plans to change careers, looking at product management opportunities with tech companies. This summer, she will be interning with Danaher in their GMDP program with a focus on product management. Queenie holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Delhi, India. She passionately believes in the Lean-In philosophy. She is highly invested in making the MBA experience truly fulfilling for other international students like her.

Dongting
Wang

Director of International Students

dtwang@umich.edu

Before coming to Ross, Dongting worked 9 years in China and ASEAN power products industry where she built new businesses and initiated strategic marketing and business development projects. Dongting holds a Bachelor of Automation and a Master of Control Science & Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology.

Olivia
Chow

Director of International Students

otkchow@umich.edu

Olivia is a first year MBA student focusing on marketing and strategy, specializing in the technology industry. Prior to Ross, Olivia has worked in healthcare technology and consumer goods companies, holding various roles from corporate finance to operational strategy. These experiences have led her to recognize her passion in technology and she is specifically interested in branding and marketing efforts in this space. At Ross, Olivia not only hopes to gain marketing knowhow, but also increase her exposure to leadership opportunities and experiences.

Amelia
Adams

Vice-President, Prospective Students

ameliaja@umich.edu

Amelia is a second-year MBA. Originally from North Carolina, Amelia earned degrees in Public Relations and Political Science from Appalachian State University. Prior to Ross, she worked for five years in cause marketing, advertising and public relations in Washington, DC.

Danielle
Lomax

Director of Prospective Students

dlomax@umich.edu

Originally from the Washington, DC area, Danielle is a first-year MBA candidate with an insatiable curiosity for finance, entrepreneurship, and technology. Prior to Ross, she founded her own digital marketing agency. She also completed a stint in consulting as a member of Deloitte’s strategy and operations practice and later CapTech’s product innovation team. Danielle attended Howard University where she studied Journalism and Sports Management. At Ross, Danielle is involved in the Black Business Student Association, Investment Management Club, and Entrepreneur and Venture Club where she also serves as a board member.

Maddie
Tolmie

Director of Prospective Students

mtolmie@umich.edu

Maddie is a first-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. Prior to Ross, Maddie joined the Teach For America corps in Atlanta, where she taught sixth grade special education math and reading. After two years in the classroom, she moved to Chicago where she worked for a nonprofit consulting firm, building sustainable revenue for national and global nonprofits through strategic fundraising and marketing. Maddie holds a BA in Global Development Studies from the University of Virginia.

Dayna
Hine

Vice-President, Diversity & Inclusion

dhine@umich.edu

Dayna is a second year MBA student at the Ross School of Business. At Ross she serves as her section president, Co-President of Out for Business and VP of Diversity & Inclusion for Michigan Business Women. She will intern with AB inBev in Corporate Affairs. Prior to Ross, she worked in the nonprofit sector, most recently at Girls Who Code, where she led their operations department.

Adithi
Raju

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

adraju@umich.edu

Adithi is a first year MBA student at the Ross School of Business. At Ross, she is involved with the Community Consulting Club, Detroit Revitalization and Business Initiative, and serves as Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Michigan Business Women. Prior to Ross, Adithi worked in technology consulting for a big four, post which she moved into strategy consulting at a boutique consulting firm.

Michael
Barnes Jr

Vice-President, Ally Engagement

mhbarnes@umich.edu

Michael is a first-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business focusing on operations in the tech industry. He is a member of the Tauber Institute of Global Operations. Prior to Ross, Michael worked for Eaton Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia in their Technical Sales Department. Michael holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Matthew
Fox

Vice-President, Ally Engagement

matlesfo@umich.edu

Matt got his BS and MS in Naval Architecture from the University of Michigan. He spent the next 5 years in Houston designing ships and installing oil platforms for the oil and gas industry. Currently, he is an RLD intern at Amazon in Seattle.

Andres
Fuentes-Afflick

Director of Ally Engagement

andresfa@umich.edu

Andres is a first year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. Prior to Ross, he worked as a consultant at Deloitte in their Human Capital practice, aligned primarily to organization design and change management strategy development & execution. This summer, Andres will be interning in a supply chain and operations focused role through the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. He is originally from San Francisco, CA and holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University.

Jordan
Morris

Director of Ally Engagement

jordanem@umich.edu

Jordan is a first-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business. He aspires to solve tough problems and drive impact in the private sector after doing so in national politics as a Senior Policy Advisor for a US Congressman. While in that role, Jordan attended night and weekend classes and earned his Master of Public Administration at American University. He served on several boards in DC, created a scholarship for underprivileged students, and earned his BA as a double major in Political Science and Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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