GSM Pride Network
Connecting LGBTQ+ students and allies at the GSM


GSM Pride Network

About our Club

Our Mission

The GSM Pride Network provides professional development, networking, and advocacy services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified students and allies at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Meet Our Board

The GSM Pride Network is run by student officers across programs and campuses.


Sara Howard


Sara Howard is a current Part-Time MBA 19 student in the Sacramento program. She works as the business lead for an early stage digital therapeutic startup based in Davis, CA. Her background is in managing disease-specific projects and programs with a focus on patient engagement and public-private partnerships. She holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from Mount Holyoke College. Outside of her passion for healthcare, she is also a fierce advocate of diversity and inclusion. 

Ryan Swinney


Ryan Swinney, M.D. is a current Full-Time MBA 19 student and cofounder of the GSM Pride Network. Born and raised in Northern California, he has strong ties to the surrounding community, and looks forward to continuing this relationship. He obtained his B.A. in Healthy Psychology from Stanford University, and subsequently completed his medical degree at the University of Southern California, where he specialized in pediatric care. His MBA focuses on operations and strategy to complement his prior experience in clinical medicine, research, and healthcare services. His goal is to establish a long career in healthcare administration, improving healthcare payer services and meaningfully impacting patients and the surrounding community.

Andrew Cook

MPAc Liaison

Andrew Cook is a MPAc student 18 interested in public accounting. He completed his undergraduate degree at Humboldt State University, where he double majored in business administration and economics. Andrew enjoys being involved at the GSM through his involvement in student organizations, as well as remaining active in the community where he lives. He enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring new places, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.