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The Bay Area Marketing Association (BAMA) is the marketing organization for the UC Davis GSM Bay Area program. 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 the Association and how to get involved, click the “send message” link.

BAMA Officer Bios:

Brian A. Joubran
President

Brian is a 2015 MBA Candidate focusing on Finance and Marketing. He is a graduate of UC San Diego with a double major in Literatures of the World and Writing, with an emphasis in film and popular culture. He holds a paralegal certificate from the UC San Diego Extensions program, and currently works as the communications manager for the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association. Prior to this, he has worked as a legislative correspondent and staff assistant for two members of congress in Washington D.C., and as a deputy campaign manager for a successful congressional primary in the Central Valley. Brian was born in Michigan, raised in San Diego, and recently moved to the Bay Area in 2011 to take in its diverse culture. In his free time, he likes to travel and enjoys coordinating pickup basketball games and attending hikes with his fellow Bay Area classmates.

Jessica Wu – Finance Officer

Image of Bay Area Marketing AssociationJessica is a 2016 MBA Candidate focusing on Marketing and Finance. She is a 2009 graduate of UC Berkeley with a major in Molecular and Cell Biology-Immunology and a minor in Anthropology. After graduation, she worked in HIV research for the Gladstone Institutes and published a paper in the Journal of Immunology. She then transitioned into business as a Relationship Banker for JP Morgan Chase, specializing in the financial and investment needs of private clients and small businesses. Currently, she works as a marketing associate for a biotech company in South San Francisco. Being a Bay Area native, Jessica is a huge Giants and 49ers fan and loves to travel (not just to watch her teams on the road…) and make use of her multilingual fluency in Chinese, Spanish, French, and English.

Melina Munroe – Events Officer

Image of Bay Area Marketing AssociationMelinda is a 2016 MBA Candidate focusing on Marketing. After receiving her Masters degree in Forensic Anthropology, Melinda realized she enjoyed working with living people as well and decided to pursue her career in marketing. Her background includes working at a Forensic Engineering company, Google, Forrester Research, and is currently a Product Marketing Manager at ServiceMax Inc. In her spare time, Melinda enjoys throwing ‘Game of Thrones’ viewing parties and treasure hunting at the Alameda Antique Fair.

Rajeev Tiwari – Communications Officer

Image of Bay Area Marketing AssociationRajeev Tiwari is a third year MBA student focusing in Entrepreneurship and General Management. He completed his Masters in Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in India. He has been working in the IT industry for over 15 years and is currently working with Salesforce.com as a BuildMaster. He looks forward to venture into the entrepreneurial world after completing his MBA, and is participating in the marketing association because. Raj joined BAMA as a means to network with marketers and use his communication and networking skills to contribute to the UC Davis Bay Area program.

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