Bay Area Marketing Association
The Bay Area Marketing Association (BAMA) is the marketing organization for the UC Davis GSM Bay Area program.

About our club

Our Mission

BAMA’s mission and purpose is to expose, educate, and enrich students of the marketing profession through guest speaker events, networking opportunities, and other resources to students in the Bay Area. To find out more about BAMA and how to get involved, send us a message by clicking the “send message” link to the right of this page.

Meet Our Board

Olga Li


Olga is a 2017 MBA candidate with a focus on marketing and finance. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Microbiology/Immunology. After moving to California, Olga applied her scientific and strategic expertise at Abbott Laboratories and Genentech Inc. Her career to date has focused on immunology, specifically genetic research for the development of novel therapies to treat individuals with significant unmet medical need. Olga’s current work is biomarker development for personalized medicine in asthma and business operation leadership to streamline the integration of research and clinical development. Outside of work Olga is an avid traveler, explorer and foodie. She loves the serenity of yoga and invigoration of exercise. Olga is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Anusha Surepeddi


 Anusha is a 2018 MBA Candidate with a focus in Technology Management & Marketing. She received her B.S. in Computer Science & Economics from UC Davis in 2011. After graduation, she started working as a Software Engineer at Intel. Anusha currently works at Veeva Systems as a Product Manager, focused on designing new innovative features for Veeva Vault Content Management Platform. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, photography and reading.

Siah Wilson Gaye Jr.

Communications Officer

 Siah is a 2018 MBA Candidate with a focus in Organizational Behavior & Strategic Management. He completed his undergraduate degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Sacramento State University in 2012. After graduation, he accepted a warehouse manager position with Frito Lay in Modesto, CA. Siah currently works as an Inbound Manager at Amazon in Tracy, CA. He also runs his own scholarship based non-profit organization which he funds out of pocket and through individual donations. He enjoys playing and watching basketball; favorite team being the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lung-Hao Yu

Finance Officer

 Lung-Hao is a 2017 MBA Candidate with a focus in Strategy & Business Analysis. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) in 2010. After graduation, he accepted a Marketing Analyst position at UMC, a semiconductor foundry. Lung currently still works at UMC as a Senior Business Analyst, primarily focused on long-term business planning and corporate development. He loves playing pick-up basketball, discovering new recipes, watching terrible movies and complaining about the Lakers.

Ryan Shuster

Events Officer

 Ryan is a 2018 MBA candidate with an emphasis in analytics. He graduated UC Davis in 2011, majoring in Managerial Economics. After graduation he worked in public accounting and eventually moved to the Bay Area to work in as an internal accountant. Currently, he works in non-profit accounting at the California Alumni Association. While not working or studying he tries to squeeze in hiking, camping, and reading economics studies.

Deepika Padmanabhan

Events Officer

 Deepika is a 2018 MBA Candidate with a focus on Marketing and Entrepreneurship/Innovation. She is a 2009 graduate of Anna University, India with a major in Computer Science. She started her career as a Programmer Analyst at Cognizant, and quit soon after to start up an artist marketplace called She’s currently pursuing a full course load at the GSM and exploring product management opportunities. She’s also a student of South Indian classical dance and music. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and cooking.

How to Become a Member

To become a member of the Bay Area Marketing Association (BAMA), you must be a current student or alumnus of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management Bay Area Program. BAMA members will receive reduced or complementary access to special guest speaker events, end of quarter socials and other activities hosted by the association.

Membership dues are a one time payment of $35 for a lifetime of membership. Payment can be made in person to one of the BAMA officers, or via PayPal.

Upcoming & Past Events

10/8/2016 – Fall Welcome Mixer