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Food & Wine Leadership Club
Enhancing student academic, social and professional growth in all aspects of the food, agriculture and wine industries

The Food & Wine Leadership Club aims to connect the community’s and campus’s excellence and knowledge in the Food & Wine Industry with MBA students at the GSM. Through networking events, speakers and tours the FWLC strives to shape leaders for the future of the

UC Davis is both a leading agriculture institution and home to one of the best-respected viticulture and enology programs in the world. It is the mission of the Food & Wine Leadership Club to help the GSM community to become more familiar with, and active within, these industries. 

Our Board

Our board is made up of three members.
Food and Wine Leadership Club Board

Laudan Yavari

Laudan Yavari Laudan graduated with a Bachelor’s in Marketing from the University of San Diego. She has over five years of experience in the Food & Agriculture industry with a passion for sustainable agriculture and innovative produce marketing. Her experience encompasses all types of marketing in the food space but her passion for wine and a deeper understanding of agriculture drove her to choose UC Davis for her MBA. In her spare time she loves cooking, learning about wine and outdoor activities.

Jordan Chaffin

Jordan Chaffin Jordan graduated top in his class from the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology program. He has over four years of international experience in the wine industry working for leading companies in CA, NV, New Zealand, and Ukraine. Jordan is passionate about entrepreneurship in the food and wine space, having started his own wine consulting businesses prior to attending the GSM for his MBA. In his spare time he is an avid skier, mountain biker, and backpacker.

Carolyn Beckman
Vice-President of Marketing

Carolyn Beckman Carrie is a 2019 MBA Candidate who is interested in marketing and brand management for the CPG industry. Carrie grew up in San Diego, California and attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She worked as an Associate Business Development Manager for Advantage Solutions, a grocery brokerage firm, where she managed multiple General Merchandise/ Health and Beauty Care lines. Carrie loves to eat and cook food with her fiance, Debraj, and they often seek out new restaurants to try wherever they go.


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