Erik is a first year MBA student, focusing on Marketing and Business Analytics. He spent the past five years working at Walgreens as an assistant manager where he developed an interest in non-profit leadership while leading teams to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Central California. As the president of Challenge for Charity at UC Davis, he enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, giving back to the community while also being active and outdoors.
VP of Marketing
Dina Levkov, MBA class of 2015, has over 12 combined years of experience working in Human Resources, Safety, and Security/investigations; she is currently focusing her studies on Organizational Behavior and Strategy, with an emphasis on sustainability initiatives. Dina’s passion for community service began during her undergraduate program where she volunteered with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. After working with the program for 14 tax seasons, Dina said goodbye to Los Angeles and hello to the greater Sacramento Area and the pursuit of her MBA. Although VITA will always hold a special place in her heart, Dina has found a new outlet for her passion for community service in Challenge 4 Charity and the programs it serves.
VP of Finance
Brian entered the MBA program at the GSM after completing his Ph.D. studying a type of brain cancer. At the GSM, his academic interests include Technology Management and Business Analytics. An Eagle Scout, Brian learned the importance of giving back to his community at a young age. He believes that it is especially important for MBA students to develop philanthropic habits and continue to practice them throughout their careers. Brian is glad to have the chance to help those in need of a home, a friend, or a fan through Challenge for Charity.
(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?
My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.