Stefan’s background is in Sales & Business Development, with an education in International Trade & Development from the University of British Columbia. Having worked many years for a start-up company in Vancouver committed to changing the world through the simple act of buying, he is excited to use his MBA education to continue his career in business with an emphasis on sustainability.
Over the 2014 summer, Stefan will intern with Tesla Motors in their Supply Chain Management department. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, playing with his dog, and sharing beers over a ballgame.
Alex earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering, with a minor in Spanish from UC Davis. She worked for 4 years for the Department of Energy at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab before returning to Davis for her MBA. Her professional interests include environmental sustainability and clean technology. She is currently a Graduate Student Researcher for the UCD Energy Efficiency Center.
Alex will spend her summer in Michigan, working as an MBA Sustainability Intern for Dow Chemical, in their Buildings Solutions group. In her free time, Alex is an active half-marathon runner, international traveler, fashionista and wine enthusiast.
Director of Professional Development
Laura attended the University of Notre Dame, where she earned her undergraduate degree in accountancy. While at Notre Dame, Laura worked at the Center for Social Concerns, helping to connect student volunteers with the wider community. Prior to starting her MBA, she lived in Chicago and worked at Deloitte in the Audit, Enterprise, and Risk Services group.
As an MBA student, she concentrates on finance and corporate social responsibility. Laura is a native Californian and is enjoying being back in the golden state. Laura enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, and watching The Bachelor.
Director of Events
Erin is a 2015 MBA Candidate focusing on Technology and Brand Management. In addition to her duties as Director of Events for Net Impact, Erin is the ASM Vice President and Club Liaison and a GSM Ambassador. Erin joined the US Navy in 2001 and went on to receive her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. Following her time in Happy Valley, Erin spent the remainder of her ten years on active duty as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer. She had the pleasure of serving onboard both the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and USS NORMANDY (CG 60).
Erin would like to focus on the management of innovation in technology, but is also extremely passionate about the wine industry and sustainability. She spends an enormous amount of time hanging out with her two dogs, Gus and Walter, training for her next half marathon, practicing yoga (poorly), jonesing for kombucha, and listening to all things acoustic.
Director of Finance
Dina 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. During her undergraduate studies, Dina focused on Finance, Business Law and Economics within an international context.
Dina has volunteered with community outreach programs impacting issues ranging from early childhood reading to income tax preparation for low income families and individuals. Learning from her corporate and non-profit work experience, Dina believes that corporate sustainability practices and CSR benefit both the company and the community. In her spare time Dina enjoys traveling to UNESCO heritage sites and playing softball on a co-ed adult league.
Director of University Relations
Michael grew up in Berkeley, CA and received his BA in International Relations from Tufts University with honors in 2006. Michael also was a varsity athlete, playing four years of soccer, and took a semester leave to play in Holland. After Tufts, Michael worked in Management Consulting for 6 years on both the project and commercial sides across healthcare, energy, and tech, for example. Michael has also worked in the non-profit arena helping urban youth through soccer. At UCD he is working towards a career combating climate change through renewable energy and clean tech, such as through his work with the Western Cooling Efficiency Center. When not working, he enjoys live music, urban gardening, backpacking, and diving.
(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.
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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.