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Elena Chavez Carey MBA 10
Managerial Consultant, Quality and Operations Support, The Permanente Medical Group Inc.
Oakland, Calif.

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Working on a consulting project for Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, gave our team a crash course in healthcare economics, played out in the middle of the national healthcare debate. Now I help oversee quality and operations support at The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser’s affiliated physician-owned for-profit partnership in Northern California.

Internship

  • Project Management Intern, CalPERS
  • Blue Shield of Calif., Sacramento, Calif.

Student Leadership and Awards

  • Alumni Association Student Fellowship Award
  • Researcher for “UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders”
  • Vice President and Director of Student Affairs
  • Associated Students of Management
  • Co-Director of Career Development, Davis Net Impact
  • Vice President of Finance, Women in Leadership

Previous Position

Senior Program Planning and Budget Administrator, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, N.Y.

Previous Degree

A.B., Social Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Fast Facts

  • Featured as Next Generation leader in Hispanic Executive magazine (April/May/June 2012 issue).
  • Conversant in Spanish; has recently traveled to Spain, France and Ireland.
  • Research writer for the popular Let’s Go guides for Honduras and Nicaragua.
  • Completed five half marathons—and still running.

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News Release

UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(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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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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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.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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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.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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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.