Part-Time MBA - Bay Area - MBA Ambassadors
“UC Davis GSM is an excellent place to grow your management skills, leadership ability, and practice collaboration with fellow business professionals. The diverse backgrounds of the MBA students and faculty provide an opportunity for everyone to learn from one another.”
Muttika Chaturabul manages internship programs and develops student leadership at the UC Berkeley Public Service Center. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and is pursuing her Master of Business Administration at UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM).
Caroline Cooper has a background in project management, with a focus in clinical research. She joined the Bay Area Ambassador program from the start, hoping to encourage others to learn and grow in a welcoming community.
Carmen Das-Grande is a Senior Financial Analyst at Zendesk supporting the Finance & Strategy team. She graduated from Wheaton College (MA) with a degree in Economics in 2015.
One of her favorite parts of the UC Davis Part Time MBA so far has been getting to know her diverse cohort of classmates.
Her main reason for becoming an ambassador was the hope of being able to pass along the community energy to prospective students.
Yasaman (Yasi) Dehnavi (Vice President) is a 2021 MBA candidate at GSM, interested in General Management and Marketing. She grew up in Iran and completed her undergraduate studies in Industrial Engineering and operational research at Amirkabir University of Technology.
She has experience in oil and gas industry and is currently working in a telecommunication company as a Project Manager.
In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, cooking traditional Persian food and traveling to new places.
Angela DiGioia is focused on organizational strategy and leadership. She joined the Bay Area Ambassador Program as a first year student, motivated by her love of the Bay Area and desire to help strengthen the GSM program and family here. In addition to serving as a BAAP Ambassador, she also serves on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council.
Praneet Kolluru (PK) is focused on operations and general management. PK was born in Bombay, India and raised in the Fresno, CA.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at University of California, San Diego. He began his career as a Controls Engineer at JBT in Fresno, CA and later moved to the Bay Area to take on his current positions as a Project Manager for a system integration company called WM.
Emily Setoudeh is focused on strategy and general management. She was initially introduced to the Bay Area Ambassador Program (BAAP) as an incoming student when she spoke to current students at Destination:IMPACT. In addition to serving as BAAP President, she also serves on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council as the Director of Signature Event.
Jessica Xing works as a Business Analysis consultant at high tech industry. She focuses on process improvements and optimization supported by data insights.
Jessica received her degree in Accounting and Business Analytics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys swimming, working out at gyms and skiing.
Connie Xu is interested in general management and business strategy. In addition to her role on the Bay Area MBA Ambassador, she also serves as a Bay Area MBA Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) leader.