GSM Student Association Bay Area (GSMSA BA)

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

Mission

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.

Purpose

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.

Objectives

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.

Current Members

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Kevin Chuc
President

Kevin is a 2022 MBA candidate with a focus on general management and organizational behavior. Kevin 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, Kevin enjoys traveling internationally and domestically, photography, and hiking around the local trails.

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Neha Chaturvedi
Vice President, Internal Affairs​

Neha 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 traveller 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.

Gianne Yeung
Gianne Yeung
Vice President, External Affairs

Gianne is a 2023 MBA Candidate focused on Business Strategy and Organizational Behavior. Gianne 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 freetime, she enjoys gardening, crocheting toys, wine tasting and traveling to national parks.

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Haiying Tiang
Director of Academic Affairs

Haiying 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 US, Haiying obtained Medical Coding Certification from AAPC and volunteered in a pain management clinic. In her spare time, Haiying enjoys traveling, mountain hiking and cooking spicy food for family and friends.

Chung Nguyen
Chung Nguyen
Director of Marketing & Communication​

Chung is a 2023 MBA Candidate focused on Business Strategy and General Management. Chung has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with 5 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.

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Kevin Leung
Director of Professional & Career Development

Kevin is a 2023 MBA Candidate focused on Finance. He graduated with a Civil Engineering degree 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 freetime, he enjoys playing tennis, staying active indoors at the gym and outdoors through hiking, and watching reality tv shows.

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Brooke Banning
Director of Student Affairs

Brooke is a 2023 MBA Candidate focused on Organizational Behavior and Strategy. She received her undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley where she was a member of the Cal Cheerleading team and held philanthropy and marketing leadership positions in the Chi Omega Fraternity.  After graduating, she was an Executive Assistant at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. a leading global investment firm. In her role at KKR, she was heavily involved with training, employee engagement, and team building events. 

Currently, Brooke is an MBA Intern at Blue Shield of California in the Talent Operational Excellence department where she is excited to launch her career in a leadership role in Human Resources.  At UC Davis, she is Director of Student Affairs for the GSM Student Association and President of the Women in Leadership Club. Brooke is passionate about female empowerment, personal development, and social equality. Brooke enjoys traveling, wine tasting, riding her Peloton, and relaxing with her ragdoll kitty, Sookie.
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