Ash Bagla MBA 23

"As I reflect on my time at the GSM, it’s become clear—no matter what happiness means to you, you can find fulfilment at UC Davis. An MBA is worth more professionally if, in addition to establishing an academic foundation, you’re able to 'get stuff done.' That could be through community engagement, partnerships or co-curriculars. It all pays off."

Professional Experience

  • Partner Manager, Pinterest
  • Client Executive, Drury Porter Novelli (Omnicom)
  • Food and Agribusiness consultant, Farrelly & Mitchell Business Consultants


  • MSc, digital marketing strategy, Trinity College, Dublin
  • BSc (Hons), food and agribusiness management, University College, Dublin

Student Leadership and Experience

  • Member of the national steering committee of Reaching Out MBA
  • Analyst for Davis-based venture catalyst, Biotech Innovation Gallery
  • Consultant for UC Davis Innovative Institute of Food and Health

Fun Facts

  • I enjoy reading, adventure sports, theatre and most importantly, traveling!
  • I lived in 20 European countries in 2021!