Associated Students of Management (ASM)
The Associated Students of Management represents the student voice and enriches the Graduate School of Management journey.
In addition to academics, this includes joining and leading student clubs and associations, joining the intramural sports teams, participating in events like the Net Impact Tahoe Trip, Casino Royale and monthly BBQs. Above all it’s about being a part of our amazing GSM community!
About our Club
The mission of the Associated Students of Management is to enhance the value of the student experience at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management by creating a collaborative community that facilitates academic, social, and professional growth. We infuse energy into every activity while building a reputation of innovation and excellence.
Who We Are
The ASM is the representative student government at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management and is comprised of Full-Time MBA and MPAc candidates. We provide a framework for incorporating student ideas into the MBA program, networking with alumni, engaging in philanthropic activities and coordinating extra-curricular events. Members are entitled to support from the ASM board and have full access to activities, clubs and other benefits.
Students must be ASM members (pay a one-time membership fee) to run for club offices, including ASM, and to vote in ASM and club elections. Dues go directly to supporting the foundation of the student run activities listed above.
What We Do
- Support new student orientation and its events
- Facilitate point-of-contact buddy system for all incoming students
- Organize Casino Royale, the GSM annual charity event
- Meet weekly with GSM administration to voice student needs
- Organize and fund intramural teams for all GSM students, MBA and MPAc alike!
- Fund and facilitate delicious monthly student-run BBQs
- Support all student clubs, including funding of club events
- Host GSM Thanksgiving dinner for students and their families
- Host student feedback sessions and work with GSM administration to incorporate student feedback
- Organize faculty presentations and class overviews before registration of each quarter
- Co-host the end-of-year party for students, faculty and staff
- And so much more!
Meet our Board
Our board is made up of six devoted students who want to make a difference during their time at the GSM.
Robin is a 2017 MBA candidate at the GSM with concentrations in organizational behavior and finance. In addition to his role on the ASM he serves as the social media director for the GSM Ambassadors and finance director for the Food and Wine Leadership Association. Robin grew up in San Francisco’s Mission District and returned to California from Massachusetts to attend UC Davis. After earning his bachelor’s in business from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Robin spent 15 years in various upper-management roles in the hospitality industry, successfully opening four restaurants and guiding several through significant organizational change.
When not at the GSM, Robin spends his time at his East Bay home with his wife, Stephanie; daughter, Riley; and old English bulldog, Doyle. He is in charge of all cooking and enjoys hosting dinners for friends and family. After graduation he plans to continue helping organizations grow and improve in either a management consulting capacity or as part of a private equity/venture capital firm.
Michelle is a 2017 MBA candidate interested in operations, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship. She also serves as a team lead in the capstone IMPACT project and VP of Marketing and Communication for the Food and Wine Leadership Association. Michelle is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and attended UC Berkeley, where she graduated with honors as a History major. Michelle had extensive experience in the Natural Food space, where continues to help drive her family’s business to the number one position in their category nationally and successfully relocate their manufacturing facility to the Sacramento area. When not balancing academic and professional life, Michelle can be found sweating profusely in her favorite yoga studio, hitting the farmer’s market, or hosting a BBQ for classmates
ANA CAROLINA LOPEZ PINAYA
Director of Finance
Ana is a 2017 MBA candidate focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and finance. She is highly involved in School activities. In addition to her role as director of finance in the ASM, she participates in the boards of Women in Leadership and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association, and is the international student co-lead for the GSM’s MBA Ambassadors.
Director of Communication and Internal Information
Manik is a Full-Time MBA candidate focusing on business analytics and entrepreneurship. He has a degree in electronics and communication. Prior to attending UC Davis, he worked as a program analyst with Cognizant Technology Solutions and then went on to start his own firm along with his family in the construction field. He led and organized a team of 30 to execute a project worth $ 2 million. He continues to be involved in his family construction business. Besides sitting on the ASM board, Manik is a marketing lead for the C4C club. He absolutely loves travelling and is also an avid follower of soccer and cricket.
Director of Marketing and External Communications
Nassrin is a 2017 MBA candidate focusing on marketing and sustainability. In addition to ASM, she is the VP of the Marketing Association and the internal ambassador lead. Her strong passion for the community led her to volunteer as a marketing coordinator at CELI Inc., a nonprofit that helps at-risk youth in Sacramento. She is interested in technology, entertainment, corporate social responsibility and the environment. Nassrin has an undergraduate degree in business information technology with a minor in music technology from Virginia Tech. In her spare time, she loves to travel, explore the outdoors, attend concerts and create art.
Director of Events
Justin is a 2017 MBA candidate focusing on product management and strategic planning. In addition to his duties with ASM, Justin serves as the president of Challenge for Charity and as the events lead for the GSM Ambassadors. Born and raised in China, Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from South China Agricultural University. While an undergraduate, Justin chaired the Student Association and after graduation, he found his passion in agribusiness. Combining his knowledge and leadership skills, he worked as a product manager and a cross-functional team in Guangdong Tianhe Agricultural Materials Co. Ltd. for three years. He is also fascinated by innovations involving Internet of Things. When he is not occupied by school work, he is reading books and watching movies and musicals.
Club and Student Resources
The ASM aims to provide resources to help clubs in event, logistical and operational success, both internally and externally, at the GSM.
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