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Chris Darbyshire
MBA 2015

Student Leadership and Experience

  • UC Davis MBA Ambassador
  • Member, Associated Students of Management
  • Member, Davis Student Veterans Organization

Previous Degree

B.A., Radio and Television, San Francisco State University

Previous Work Experience

  • Military Information Support Operations Sergeant, US Army

As a veteran recently discharged from active duty, I am excited to be back in the classroom. The UC Davis MBA Program is helping me achieve my goal of translating my military experience into leadership in the private sector.  I am being challenged with new subjects that will set me up for excellence in business, and also refining the skills I picked up during my service.  I am absolutely confident that UC Davis is giving me all I need to shine as a leader in today’s business environment.”

Fun Facts

  • Likes running, yoga, billiards, baseball, and traveling.
  • Has been to 30 of the 50 states, and hopes to see them all!




Company Name: Mars, Inc.

Position: MBA Student Fellow

Location: Davis, CA

Fun fact: My team worked with Mars, Inc., to set the stage for a proactive food safety culture in the food industry. The internship let all of us apply what we had learned so far in school, and gave us insight into high-level strategic planning, not to mention a tour of Mars’ pet food productions facility in Nevada. Working with Mars was a great experience, and we’re excited to see what will happen in the future!