Amy Russell
Staff Profile

Amy Russell
Deputy Director of Admissions

Amy joined the Graduate School of Management (GSM) at the University of California, Davis in August 2010. She is currently the Deputy Director of Admissions where she gets to work with a great team to recruit and enroll students for the Full-Time as well as Bay Area and Sacramento MBA Programs.

She is an Aggie through and through, and loves working with prospective students to help them join this tight-knit community.  Amy graduated from UC Davis a decade ago with a BA in History.  She went to another UC for her MA in Education.  She spent five years in Seattle as the Director of Outreach for a national nonprofit before returning to campus.  After a couple years recruiting UC Davis MBAs and seeing the fantastic experience students had in the classroom and opportunities they created, she decided to join the program as well.  As an alumna of the UC Davis MBA, she deeply appreciates the lasting relationship she has gained with classmates as well as professors, and a deep toolkit for strategic thinking, leading teams and driving results.

Amy has a young daughter whom she welcomed mid-way through her MBA, and a wonderfully supportive husband.  She grew up in San Francisco, and has strong roots in the Bay Area.  She also competed 13 years in track and field, including at the collegiate and Master’s level.  She is currently retired from the sport, but is known to sprint towards Gunrock sightings in hopes of getting a photo opp with the school mascot.