Formerly the Bay Area Dean’s Student Advisory Council (Bay Area DSAC), the Graduate School of Management Student Association Bay Area (GSMSA Bay Area) aims to improve the experience of students in the UC Davis Bay Area MBA program in order to prepare exemplary business leaders who make an impact in the global marketplace.
Mission, Purpose & Objectives
The Graduate School of Management Student Association Bay Area (GSMSA Bay Area) aims to improve the experience of students in the UC Davis Bay Area MBA program in order to prepare exemplary business leaders who make an impact in the global marketplace.
The purpose of the GSMSA Bay Area is to serve as a liaison between the Bay Area MBA students and the administration of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
The objective of the GSMSA Bay Area is to act as a strategic advisory board to the deans with the intentions of (a) improving the quality, value, and community of the Bay Area MBA Program, and (b) providing a platform for the discussion and action around issues of student concern.
Additionally, GSMSA Bay Area seeks to grow the value of the Graduate School of Management (GSM) in the U.S. and internationally by finding ways to increase the value proposition of the program for prospective students and employers.
Kevin Chuc is a 2022 MBA candidate with a focus on general management and organizational behavior. Chuc completed his bachelor's degree at UC Davis in Political Science and East Asian Studies. He currently works as a lead analyst for The Surplus Lines Association of California, a not-for-profit advisory organization to the California Department of Insurance. During his free time, Chuc enjoys traveling internationally and domestically, photography and hiking around the local trails.
Vice President, Internal Affairs
Neha Chaturvedi is a 2022 MBA candidate focused on business strategy and entrepreneurship. She is an engineering graduate with vast experience in the IT industry in various roles. She is currently a program manager in a technology company. She is an avid traveler and loves road trips with her family. She is a certified PADI diver. During her free time you can find her hiking the trails or exploring new restaurants.
Vice President, External Affairs
Gianne Yeung is a 2023 MBA candidate focused on business strategy and organizational behavior. Yeung has a background in international sales, project management and export regulations. With her mission introducing more made-in-USA products overseas, she has traveled for work to China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Vietnam. She is currently the export operations manager at Torani. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, crocheting toys, wine tasting and traveling to national parks.
Director of Academic Affairs
Haiying Tian is a 2022 MBA candidate focused on entrepreneurship and business strategy. After completing her undergraduate degree in international business in China, she acquired a variety of experience in new business development, project management and customer relationship management working for a leading retailer. After moving to the U.S., Tian earned a Medical Coding Certification from AAPC and volunteered in a pain management clinic. In her spare time, Tian enjoys traveling, mountain hiking and cooking spicy food for family and friends.
Director of Marketing & Communication
Chung Nguyen is a 2023 MBA candidate focused on business strategy and general management. Nguyen has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with five years in the utility industry. He is currently working as a senior engineer at Pacific Gas and Electric. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering in the community, running races and working on DIY projects.
Director of Professional & Career Development
Kevin Leung is a 2023 MBA candidate focused on finance. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from UC Davis and started his career in project management. Since then he has explored various job functions in construction, business, and finance. He currently is a finance manager at Facebook, supporting Media and Community Partnerships. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, staying active indoors at the gym and outdoors through hiking and watching reality tv shows.
Director of Finance
Muzamil Khan is a 2023 MBA candidate with a focus on general management and business analytics. Khan completed his bachelor of business administration at Loyola Marymount University. He currently works at Stanley Black & Decker as an enterprise regional market manager. In his free time, Khan enjoys spending time with his wife, Marjon, and their newborn, Zayd; watching Laker games; and hanging out with friends. Connect on LinkedIn.
Director of Signature Events
Jessica Cheng is a 2024 MBA candidate who is currently the senior industry marketing manager at Rakuten, a global e-commerce company. She is a former graphic designer turned marketer with experience in a myriad of industries including tech, real estate, and beauty. Her passion for women empowerment, small business growth, and leadership development has been the driving force throughout her career. Outside of school and work, she enjoys planning memorable events, video editing, traveling and salsa dancing.
Director of Student Affairs
Brittany Sagaro is a 2024 MBA candidate focused on marketing. After completing her undergraduate degree in hospitality management at Florida State University, she started her career in hotel operations. Currently, Sagaro works for Marriott International as an operations manager. In her spare time, you can find her traveling, crafting and chasing after her dogs.
David Lu is a 2023 MBA candidate focused on finance and business strategy. He currently works as a business data analyst in a commercial bank with extensive background in process improvements and optimization supported by data insights. He is a certified NAUI diver. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking and chess.
Daniel Skipp is a 2024 MBA candidate with a focus on business analytics and technology. Since graduating at UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, he has explored job functions in research, process development, project management, and technical sales. He is currently the key account manager at Sartorius, a leading global biopharmaceutical manufacturer. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, playing his cello, and traveling. He is also a blood donor ambassador for the Red Cross and encourages everyone to donate as well.
Genevieve Ngambia is a 2024 MBA candidate with a focus on general management and entrepreneurship. She was born and raised in Cameroon, and pursued her undergraduate and graduate studies in Germany where she obtained her master's degree in computer science. She currently works as senior manager IT engineering at Kaiser Permanente. In his spare time, She runs a non-profit organization called Striving For All whose mission is to help improve the education and health of children in underserved communities in developing countries.
Neelamma Hungund is a 2022 MBA candidate with a focus on finance. She earned her bachelor's degree in engineering in biotechnology in India before migrating to the U.S. She is also a U.S. Navy veteran. During her military service, she has dedicated over 600 hours of her off-duty time to volunteer for non-profit organizations. During her free time, she enjoys learning about Vedic astrology.
Chandana Kommalapati is a 2024 MBA candidate focused on strategy and general management. She has a master's degree in electrical engineering and is currently working as a senior development engineer/lead at an IT service-based management company. Kommalapati believes in helping others; she volunteers at different organizations in her spare time. Currently, she is volunteering at a consulting firm. When not working, she explores different hiking trails near her place or goes to indoor gyms. She also enjoys reading various books and listening to music.