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 industry.

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

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Kali Clark

Kali is a marketer in the food industry.  She earned a psychology degree from Duke University in 2009 and has worked in the food and wine industry ever since. Over the course of eight years, she developed an expertise in operations and marketing while working with .  She even made my own wine (Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon) while working harvest in 2016. At the GSM she has furthered her focus on food marketing and operations, interning for the $4 billion consumer packaged goods company, The Wonderful Company as part of their strategy team.  She lives for experiencing food, fly-fishing, and feels most comfortable when she's in a saddle or on a pair of skis. 

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Ayumi Tsurushita

Ayumi is an experienced professional in the food industry.  She earned her bachelor's in nutritional sciences—dietetics from UC Berkeley. Before coming to the GSM, she spent more than six years at Calbee, Inc., a global snack food company headquartered in Japan. For the first three years, she was stationed at the headquarters in Tokyo, where she worked on foreign market entry strategy, conducting market research to evaluate business potential in new countries. She then moved to the U.S. branch to lead product management, overseeing product development for national launches. At the GSM, she has furthered her focus in innovation in the food industry, participating in the Food and Agriculture Industry Immersion program and emphasizing studies in marketing. This past summer, she joined Connoisseur Creations, Inc. as the program manager for an immersive food internship and completed her Digital Marketing internship for Give2Asia in the spring quarter. In her free time, Ayumi enjoys playing the guitar, singing, and watching Parks and Recreation.