Catherine Jiang joined the school as a Business Development Manager for the Master of Science in Business Analytics program in May 2020. She is primarily focusing on building relationships with the business community and leveraging these relationships to match student team projects. In addition, Jiang provides general support for the effective implementation of the practicum course, as well as giving career development support to students to help them actualize their career goals to reality.
Mary brings over 10 years of knowledge in digital and CRM marketing. Prior to joining the Graduate School of Management, Mary spent six years at Delaware North Parks and Resorts, a global food service and hospitality management company. Her relentless dedication helped the division grow their CRM marketing programs, guest surveys, user generated content and social media contests.
Sergio Esquerre joined the School as a student assistant in July 2012. He was promoted to instructional operations specialist in November 2017. With seven years of experience assisting the Project and Instructional Resources team, Esquerre was named as the instructional operations manager for the Bay Area MBA campus in July 2019.
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San Ramon, CA 94583
The UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the nexus for entrepreneurship education and research—and as a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives on the UC Davis campus.
To accomplish this, the institute brings science, engineering and business students and faculty together with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in an highly collaborative environment that blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation.
The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping you in every phase of your career planning endeavors. Take advantage of our many resources and tools in order not just to find your next job, but the right job.True career management is a lifelong process. One of the best ways to ensure a long and successful career is to learn the strategies and tools of proactive career management.
Daria works with corporations, organizations and business partners to source strategic projects and industry experts for the School’s full-time and part-time MBA students’ capstone courses.
Previously, Costello was the Associate Director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012. She managed recruiting and admissions, program management and career services for MPAc students.
Daria has a background in counseling, education (including a teaching credential from UC Davis) communications and project management.
Executive Director, Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Research Expertise: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Joe DiNunzio is a senior executive with three decades of creative, technical and business leadership creating new ventures and building successful organizations. He has extensive experience as a management consulting practice leader, a Fortune 100 senior operating executive, an entrepreneur and an educator.
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As part of the GSM’s Student and Academic Services team, Heather works to provide guidance to students, faculty, and staff in regards to student programming, special events, and GSM activities; as well as supporting MBA recruiting and admissions activities. Before joining the Graduate School of Management in July 2019, Heather worked within Student Affairs for the undergraduate population on the main UC Davis campus. Heather is experienced in academic programming and guidance within a higher educational setting.
As the special projects manager, Sumiko Hong coordinates the implementation of several new partnerships and programs. These include the Pre-College course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship with UC Davis Extension; the expansion of the Big Bang! Business Competition with the BlueTech Valley Regional Innovation Cluster funded by a California Energy Commission grant; and the creation of new entrepreneurship academies, workshops and clinics funded by Assembly Bill 2664: University of California Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expansion.
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Davis, CA 95616
Jenna Makus oversees the operations, communications and program planning at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the Institute, she worked with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Career Services to implement their MBA Accelerator database, and served as a program manager for the School’s Executive Education. Makus earned her UC Davis MBA in 2006. During her time as an MBA student, she was involved in many activities related to the Institute, including serving as the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition marketing chair.
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Davis, CA 95616
Research Expertise: Financial and tax accounting
Will Snyder is the executive director of the UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy program.
Before joining UC Davis in 2012, Snyder served as a full-time member of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University (SDSU) for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he was an adjunct faculty at SDSU as well as a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. He was also a professor at the University of Southern California, his alma mater, from 1992 to 1994.
The IMPACT curriculum is a 10-week project capstone course that allows UCD MBA students to gain real-world experience by working on corporate strategy projects in small teams. Tracey serves as a liaison for sponsor donors, faculty leads, and student team members to provide high-level support for the course, performing complex coordinating, planning and analysis functions.
Davis, CA 95619
Michelle works directly with the Assistant Director of Academic Operations and Planning to develop, edit, and review the curriculum for all 35 members of our senate faculty. This process includes the management, maintenance, and update of EMS, Banner, RaPS and the Education Building Resource Scheduling system to ensure schedule quality and completeness for multiple programs across all three campuses. Michelle is also responsible for data entry, as well as quality checks for each system and campus to ensure accuracy and consistency across applications.
Davis, CA 95616