Student Profile

Christina Santamaria, Entering Class of 2011

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Current Position

  • Fulltime Student – professional background is in energy efficiency

Student Leadership and Experience

  • UC Davis MBA Bay Area Ambassador
  • Bay Area Marketing Association – VP of Events

Previous Degree

  • B.S., Human Biology with a Minor in Public Health, University of California, San Diego

What do you value most about your experience in the UC Davis MBA program?

“What I value most about my experience here are the people I have met.  My classmates are incredibly supportive, intelligent, collaborative and most importantly, Fast! The relationships I’ve made here will definitely will last a lifetime.”

Fast Facts

  • Hobbies are surfing and snowboarding (Goal is to travel to SoCal and do both in 1 day)
  • Recently “Escaped from Alcatraz” swimming across the San Francisco Bay
  • Loves dogs, and wishes she could have a whole farm full of rescues

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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.

Spotlight Story

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.

Spotlight Story

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.