Ana Parra Vera
MSBA DSAC, Community
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Ana Parra Vera is an analytics professional with a passion for diversity and opportunities in STEM. She currently supports recruiting efforts at UC Davis as an executive student assistant for the MSBA program, and organizes outreach events with scholars and alumni from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
After graduating with honors and obtaining her B.S. in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology, Vera worked on a data science team at a financial firm in Boston, where she grew her desire to learn more about analytics. She moved to San Francisco to pursue an MSBA from UC Davis. As a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee (DSAC) focusing on community involvement, she has helped organize multiple events that bring together the GSM family. Vera also runs the official MSBA Instagram channel, encourages physical wellness by teaching Zumba sessions for her peers, and leads her practicum team to discover insights about customer retention and expansion for a SaaS company in the Bay Area.