Jill (she/her) is a rising second-year MBA originally from the SF Bay Area. Prior to Ross, Jill worked in Los Angeles in the nonprofit sector across a variety of mission areas, including LGBTQ+ youth suicide prevention at The Trevor Project, access to higher education for LGBTQ+ students at Point Foundation, and diversity, equity and inclusion at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where she started the company’s first LGBTQ+ employee resource group. Her professional interests live at the intersection of human capital and corporate social responsibility. Jill is a Consortium member, ROMBA fellow, Forte Fellow and VP of Professional Development for Net Impact. Outside of work and school, Jill enjoys cycling, concerts, and spending time with her partner, cats Sasha Fierce and Miel, and puppy Dante.
Michael (he/him) is a rising second-year MBA from New York City. His professional background is largely in public education and government. Prior to Ross, Michael served as Senior Associate Director of Strategy at the NYC Department of Education and spent five years as a teacher and teacher leader in New York City and Washington, D.C. Upon graduation, Michael will apply his background in strategy with learnings from the MBA program to a role in consulting. In addition to serving as Co-President of OFB, Michael serves as Vice President of Fund Education for the Michigan Social Venture Fund, Section 2 Academic and Ethics Chair, is a member of Consulting Club, Net Impact, The Bus, and is a Consortium Fellow and Ross Consortium Liaison. Beyond work, he is an avid runner, reader, photographer, and disco enthusiast. Michael holds a M.Ed. from George Mason University, a B.A. in political science from Moravian College, he is Teach For America and AmeriCorps alumnus, and proud first-generation college student raised by a single mother.
Scott is a rising second-year MBA at the Ross School of Business. Pre-Ross, he worked as an elementary school teacher both stateside and abroad leading his many classes of 5-8 year olds through self-belief, growth-mindset development, and effective interpersonal working skills progress. He holds his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University, but please don’t tell anyone at U of M. Scott is a member of the Consulting Club, Human Capital Club, Out for Business, and DEI Committee, and this summer, he’ll be taking his teacher skills and pivoting them into the consulting space. Outside of classes, catch him cooking, buying books he’ll never read, or banging out tunes on the keyboard.
Rachel (she/they) is a rising second-year MBA from Maryland. She attended Michigan State University, where she studied Music Education and served as President of the Spartan Marching Band. Prior to Ross, Rachel was a public educator, teaching band, orchestra, marching band, and musical theater in the D.C. metropolitan area. She is attending Ross as a ROMBA (Reaching Out MBA) Fellow with the intention to pivot into consulting. At Ross, Rachel is a member of Section Leadership, Risky Business (trombone), Human Capital Club, Consulting Club, and the Asian American Business Association, and is an Admissions Student Ambassador.
Kate Salomon (she/her) is a rising second-year MBA at Ross School of Business. Prior to Ross, Kate spent 8 years working in the real estate investment industry, working in banking, PE, and at fintech companies. She is passionate about inclusive communities and hopes to use her time to Ross to broaden her DEI toolbox. At Ross, Kate is a Consortium member, head of Inclusion Chairs for the DEI Committee, and a member of the Hispanic Business Students Association, Outdoors Club, and the Retail and Luxury Goods Club.
Mantas (he/him) is a rising second-year MBA at the Ross School of Business. He grew up with Lithuania and eventually made his way over the puddle to Maryland, where he studied at the University of Maryland and eventually made his way down to Washington D.C.. Prior to Ross, he spent 7 years working at PwC within their M&A Strategy practice, helping over 50 clients in 9 industries work their way through diligence, integrations, and separations.
Outside of the classroom, you can find Mantas rowing, trying new recipes, or visiting one of the many ice cream shoppes in Ann Arbor.
Zhicheng Cui is a rising second-year MBA originally from China. Prior to Ross, he worked as a tax advisor in a public accounting firm (EY) and then as an in-house tax manager in an auto parts company (Aptiv). After Ross, he plans to pursue a career in management consulting. Zhicheng also serves as VP Events at Greater China Association and is a member of Consulting Club and Korean Business Club. In his free time, Zhicheng enjoys Karaoke, snowboarding, and exploring great cocktail venues around Ann Arbor.