Staff and Leadership Directory


Parivash (Parto) Aram

Assistant Director, MBA Career Advising

MBA, Boston University

B.S., Northeastern University

Parto Aram joined the Career Development team in October 2018 as a career counselor. She works closely with Bay Area Part-Time MBA students. 

After seven years of working in high tech as a hardware engineer designing embedded systems, Aram went back to school part-time to get her MBA, and subsequently transitioned to semiconductor marketing. She worked as a marketing manager on the East Coast and then as a European marketing manager stationed in Bristol, England.

Barry Curtis

Director of Corporate Relations and IMPACT Projects

Barry Curtis joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management in July 2023 with a diverse career in industry, management consulting, and academia. He previously worked in the Offices of Research at both the University of Florida and UC Davis - marketing each university's technologies and expertise. Curtis' background includes operational and strategic planning, industry/competitive analysis, project management, recruiting/performance evaluation, and business development.

Gallagher Hall 1101H

Vashishtha (Vash) Doshi

Associate Director for Career Development and Admissions, Master of Science in Business Analytics

Vashishtha (Vash) Doshi is the associate director for career development and admissions for the UC Davis Master of Science in Business Analytics program in San Francisco. Doshi joined UC Davis in 2024 from UCLA Anderson’s MSBA program, where he served as manager of industry relations. During his tenure at UCLA, he delivered innovative programming and value to both students and the institution.

Karen Gallardo

Career Development Operations Manager

Karen Gallardo is a proud aggie alum who serves as the Career Development Operations Manager at the Graduate School of Management. Gallardo helps support the career center by overseeing the strategic development and implementation of multiple databases to address evolving data needs. In her role, she provides essential analytical support and conducts statistical research for Career Development and Student Affairs.

Gallagher Hall Rm 1101 Davis, CA 95616

Selina Laqui

Career Development Program Manager/IMP Analyst

As the Career Development Program Manager/IMP Analyst for the Graduate School of Management, Laqui helps support the career center by coordinating and providing high-level support for students and recruiter programs. She serves as the front-line contact for current students, employers and alumni. Laqui manages logistics for career fairs, workshops, guest speakers and interviews. With her background in social work, she has an immense passion for preserving the well-being of others and creating nurturing environments for individuals to thrive.

Gallagher Hall Rm 1101 Davis, CA 95616

Angel McCormack

Lead Career Counselor

M.S., Career Counseling, California State University, Sacramento

B.A., Psychology, California State University, Sacramento

Angel McCormack joined the Graduate School of Management in 2006 and has provided professional career counseling to over 2,000 graduate business students. The cornerstone to her success has been the remote style of counseling she pioneered in 2006 to meet the busy schedules of MBA students, which was well ahead of its time and now a staple in the industry.

Angela Tom

Associate Director of Career Development

Angela Tom joined the Graduate School of Management (GSM) in 2023, as Associate Director of Career Development, after a diverse career across various organizations. Before joining the GSM, Angela worked as a career coach at the University of San Diego Knauss School of Business, a Center Manager for the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) in Okinawa, Japan, a Development Analyst at UC Davis DEVAR, and a Project Manager at the California Department of Education. She holds an MBA from Drexel University LeBow College of Business and a B.S.