Alumni

Luga Lu MSBA Alumna
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From MSBA to Meta: Alumna Luga Lu’s Journey

“Never be frustrated and always be positive.”

Current MSBA student Ethan Meng asked 2021 alumna Luga Lu a handful of questions about the MSBA program, life after graduation and her new career at Meta. 

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Gary Lew MBA 98 Honored with Outstanding Service Award

Alumni Association acknowledges peer and lecturer for service to community

Gary Lew, a consultant in the aviation finance industry who also serves as lecturer for UC Davis Graduate School of Management, has been recognized with the 2021-22 Outstanding Service Award.

Jennifer Vogt MBA 03
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Alumna Jennifer Vogt Honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

Award-winning media executive recognized for her international leadership and impact

Emmy and Tony-award winning senior media executive and GSM alumna, Jennifer Vogt MBA 03, is the recipient of the 2021-22 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Graduate School of Management’s Alumni Association.

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Startup of the Month: INN>CHRG

Online MBA alumnus and Big Bang Business Competition winner featured

Online MBA alumnus Angel Melchor's new venture INN>CHG recently won our Big Bang! Business Competition as the Yolo County-based startup builds an Airbnb-like service to eliminate range anxiety for electric vehicle drivers. 

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Alumni Spotlight: Curtis Mann MBA 06

Double Aggie alumnus Curtis Mann BA 02 MBA 06, now one of only about 50 Master of Wine and group vice president at Albertsons Cos., shares his journey in the wine business, and the professors and courses that have helped him excel in his career. Mann recently joined the Graduate School of Management's Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Susannah Schulze MSBA 21 on a hike in the Scottish countryside
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Aggies Abroad: MSBA Student Navigating New Cities

MSBA student Susannah Schulze shares what it was like to participate in the UC Davis Summer Abroad UK Perspectives in Global Management program and travel to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Venkata Duvvuri MBA
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MBA Alum Recognized Among Top 10 Data Science Leaders of 2021

UC Davis MBA alum Venkata Duvvuri, director of data science at Oracle, made the cover of Analytics Insight magazine as one of the publication’s Top 10 Data Science Leaders of 2021.

Melinda Decker MBA 02 in the chemistry lab
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3 Ways an MBA Propelled My Success in Digital Health

Accelerated opportunities + enhanced business skills + breadth of UC Davis

As a global biopharmaceutical and digital health executive, triple-Aggie alumna Melinda Decker says her MBA kick-started her current career in digital health.

Jaspreet Bola MPAc 21 graduation
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Collaboration is the Heartbeat of MPAc Program

Learn to become a great team player

MPAc alumna Jaspreet Bola switched from pre-med to accounting, discovering the power of collaboration in our community.

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Q&A with MSBA Alum and Nordstrom Data Analyst Khristion Lambert

“It’s not easy, but it’s rewarding.”

“I saw this program as a great opportunity to solidify my skills and transition into the industry,” says Class of 2021 MSBA graduate Khristion Lambert.

Kristy Bird MaKieve MBA 15
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Celebrating our Connected Alumni Community

A letter to our alumni community from 2020-22 GSMAA president, Kristy Bird MaKieve MBA 15.

Victor Moreno MBA 21
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My Road to an MBA as a First-Gen DACA Student

“Resilience is born when adversity introduces you to the real you."

Brought to the U.S. at the age of seven, Victor Moreno MBA 21 shares his lessons as he was forced to navigate the U.S. public education system as a DACA student.  

Daniel Segel MBA 96
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Daniel Segel Utilizing MBA to Benefit Others During the Pandemic

Keeping students healthier so they can make the world a better place.

“The (UC Davis) MBA program gave me new skills, capabilities, and connections to get my foot in the tech field,” says Daniel Segel MBA 96, who helped set up the technology the university uses for mass, on-campus COVID testing, and vaccination.

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Adobe Analytics Challenge: 14 Past Competitors Share How it Impacted Their Careers

Three UC Davis MS in Business Analytics alumni, Ashish Ranshinge, Paridhi Agal, and Vardhini Manivannan, reflect on their experience competing in past Adobe Analytics Challenges and how it "opened doors" for them.

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Refresh and Recharge Your Career Webinar Series

A series hosted by the Graduate School of Management Alumni Relations and Career Development Teams

Refresh and recharge your career with the help of the GSM Alumni Relations and Career Development teams.

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Pathways to the Boardroom Webinar Series

A series hosted by the Graduate School of Management Alumni Association

Pathways to the boardroom look different for everyone. Our four-part series will help you build a step-by-step roadmap to your leadership seat.

UC Davis Data Summit
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Insights from the First UC Davis Data Summit

Lessons of storytelling, marketing analytics, natural language processing.

We brought together students, alumni, faculty, practitioners and corporate leaders from Google, Facebook, Instagram, Thorn and more to spotlight emerging trends in analytics.

Amanda Weerasinghe prep for CPA exams
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How I Passed the CPA Exams

MPAc grads’ insight into exam prep and the testing process.

Teaming up with a fellow alumna, Navodi Weerasinghe MPAc 19 shares how she prepared and passed the four CPA exams.

Henry Lee MBA 14 on the gameshow Master Minds
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Who is "Henry Lee"? My MBA Journey and Jeopardy! Aspirations

Earning my UC Davis MBA changed the way I think.

Bay Area Part-Time MBA alumnus Henry Lee shares four big takeaways from his MBA journey, including a game show experience.

Professor Andrew Hargadon Big Ideas
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The Power of Empathy

"Empathy tends to transform your understanding of the problem," says professor Andy Hargadon as he joins alum Mac Clemmens to discuss the power of empathy in the business world.