Our board is made up of four student officers: Co-President, Co-President, Vice President, and Director of Finance
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mike moved to the city of Davis at the age of 17 to pursue his undergraduate degree at UC Davis. In 2008, Mike accepted an offer to join Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now owned by Nestlé, as a member of its supply chain management team. Four years later, he left Nestlé in order to pursue an MBA at the Graduate School of Management.
Mike’s long-term goals involve building an equine veterinary hospital with his wife Jillian, a fourth year veterinary student at UCD. His strong desire to be his own boss has led him back to business school to acquire the skills and experiences necessary to achieve his apsirations. Some of his current interests include mountain biking the 162 mile long Tahoe Rim Trail, hiking the 10 highest mountains in California, competing in frisbee competitions with his dog, and brewing his own beer.
Tyler attended UC Davis for his undergraduate degree, graduating in 2008. While at Davis, Tyler was an active member of the cycling community, leading the UC Davis Cycling Team for two years, including one national championship. After graduation Tyler left Davis to work at a small non-profit with national ambitions to make mountain biking a high school sport. His time at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) helped him realize the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in successful business. He came to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management to learn more about what makes some businesses more successful than others.
Tyler lives in Davis with his wife, also a UC Davis graduate, and son. Tyler is interested in learning about how company culture can impact innovation and, either directly or indirectly, success. He enjoys riding his bike on asphalt or dirt, running with his wife and playing with his son.
Thomas was born and raised in San Francisco. He grew up playing a wide variety of sports, which has played a huge role in his life. He did his undergrad studies at UC Davis and graduated with a double major in International Relations and Econ. He has had a variety of work experience ranging from retail sales to finance to construction in both the public and private sectors.
Now as a student at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, he is focusing his studies on entrepreneurship and marketing to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue his passion of opening a store for athletic footwear (this is where his background of sports and athletics plays a huge role). On his free time, he enjoys music, running, playing pick-up basketball, and playing with anything related to technology and cars.
Director of Finance
Liya is from Southern part of China and attended her university there. After graduation in 2009, she had been working in international trade business in Guangzhou, China for about three years. Her work was mainly involved in sourcing and selling products to international markets. She has always had strong passion for entrepreneurship and determined to set up her own company. She is very interested in the wine industry in China and currently doing research on it.
During her spare time, she loves travelling and enjoys outdoor activities. Also, she loves tasting wine and listening to classical music.
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(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.