A Diverse MBA Community

Learn about Darden's diverse MBA community by visiting the following links: 

Diversity at Darden Open House

17 October 2014

This event will include Darden’s regular open house activities (a class visit, tour, lunch with current students, and presentations by the Career Development Center and Financial Aid), as well as a special faculty discussion on “Diversity at Darden.” Attendees also have the opportunity to have dinner on 16 October with members of Darden’s affinity clubs.

Diwali First CoffeeStudent Affinity Clubs

Darden has a wide range of affinity student organizations that serve to enhance the quality of MBA student life. The clubs organize events for the Darden Community and provide resources and support throughout business school. Visit their websites for more information

For more information, visit the complete list of student organizations.

Diversity Organization Student Ambassadors

Darden partners with a variety of diversity organizations that strive to increase the representation of minorities, women and other populations historically underrepresented in business and MBA programs. These organizations provide tremendous opportunities for both networking and leadership.

If you have any questions about the diversity organizations below or how they relate to Darden, please feel free to contact these student ambassadors:

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Sonja Pedersen Green

Hometown: Plymouth, MN
Undergraduate Institution: Middlebury College
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Areas of Interest: Consulting, General Management/Operations
Summer Internship: Cargill
Email: PedersenGreenS15@darden.virginia.edu 

Alison Dooley

Hometown: Herndon, VA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
Undergraduate Major: Systems Engineering
Areas of Interest: Consulting, Diversity, Technology
Summer Internship: General Management, Google
Email: DooleyA15@darden.virginia.edu

Forte Foundation

Rachel Penney

Hometown: Durham, NC
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina
Undergraduate Major: Business Administration
Areas of Interest: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Real Estate
Summer Internship: CEO, Cassimir Club, iLab Company
Email: PennyR15@darden.virginia.edu

Laura Temel

Email: TemelL15@darden.virginia.edu

National Black MBA Association

Matt Waite

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate Institution: University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Major: Commerce
Areas of Interest: Diversity, Marketing, Strategy
Summer Internship: Marketing, Dow AgroSciences
Email: WaiteM15@darden.virginia.edu

National Society of Hispanic MBAs

John Reyes 

Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate Institution: University of  Houston
Undergraduate Major: Mathematics
Areas of Interest: Diversity, Education, Entrepreneurship, General Management/Operations, Healthcare
Summer Internship: Data Scientist, Elevate, Inc.
Email: ReyesJ15@darden.virginia.edu

Pride at Darden

Felipe Velasquez

Email: VelasquezF15@darden.virginia.edu

Diversity Video Series

We invite you to hear our stories of diversity through the Darden Diversity Video Series found on YouTube. You can view a trailer of the videos below:

Diversity Resources

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