MBA

Contact a Darden MBA Student Ambassador

One of the best ways to learn more about a business school is to talk with the people in the program. The students listed below have volunteered to answer your questions about Darden academics, student life and more.

Use the search bar to find a student who shares your interests. Contact information can be found by clicking on the ambassador's name.

Please note: ambassadors are not able to assess your chances of being admitted to Darden, nor provide admissions advice. Please allow the students at least 48 hours to respond to your e-mail.

You can also contact Darden alumni ambassadors.


Image Name Title Industry Company Position Job Function Current Location Hometown Region Areas of Interest Previous Education Undergraduate School Undergraduate Major Summer Internship Post-Darden Plans Darden Graduation Year Quote Email Blog Twitter
  Abhishek Kumar             Darbhanga, Bihar, India Asia General Management / Operations, Marketing, Social Media, Strategy, Technology   IIT BHU Electrical Engineering Product Management, Google       KumarA14@darden.virginia.edu   abhishek_akj
Allison Czerepak             New York, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic Energy, Finance, Strategy   Vanderbilt University Economics, Human & Organizational Development General Management, Bank of America       Czerepaka14@darden.virginia.edu    
Andrew Massaro             Charlottesville, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Marketing   University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Psychology, History Marketing, Ford Motor Company TBD     massaroa14@darden.virginia.edu    
Angelica Alam             Bronx, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic Diversity, Finance, Media / Communications   University of California, Riverside Economics Corporate Finance, Citigroup Returning to Citigroup full time.     AlamA14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Ankur Gupta             Ghaziabad, India Asia Consulting, Global Business, Strategy, Technology   Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Biotechnology Consulting, Dell, Inc       GuptaA14@darden.virginia.edu    
Anna Payne             Charlottesville, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Government, Non-Profit, Social Enterprise, Sustainability   Dartmouth College Geography Marketing, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County Mission-driven business - still recruiting!     PayneA14@darden.virginia.edu    
Arpita Bansal             Kota, Rajasthan, India Asia Diversity, General Management / Operations, Marketing, Technology   Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) Bachelor in Technology (B.tech) - Textile Technology Marketing, Dell Post-Darden, I want to work in a Marketing or Strategy role in Fortune 500 companies. The role should give me opportunities to rotate across different areas and learn about business/function as a whole.     BansalA14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Ashley Oost-Lievense             Westport, CT, USA US Northeast Consulting, Finance   Colgate University Psychology Consulting, Fidelity Business Consulting Consulting Job     oostlievensea14@darden.virginia.edu    
Baker Woods             Darien, CT, USA US Northeast Consulting, Non-Profit, Social Enterprise   Wesleyan University Economics         WoodsB15@darden.virginia.edu    
Balu Jaidev Sreekumar             Kottayam, Kerala, India Asia Consulting, Technology   National Institute of Technology, Calicut Computer Science and Engineering General Management, Volumental AB, Stockholm, Sweden Work as a General manager for a Tech firm in the US     SreekumarB14@darden.virginia.edu    
Benjamin Morisseau             Paris, France Europe Diversity, General Management / Operations, Global Business, Leadership, Military, Strategy   Special Military Academy of Saint-Cyr Engineering General Management, Manufacturing I want to work in a general management position for a global and innovative technological company in the US     MorisseauB14@darden.virginia.edu    
Brandon Guichard             Winchester, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Ethics, General Management / Operations, Leadership, Strategy   Virginia Tech Corporate Finance and Human Resource Management General Management, 3M General Management     guichardb14@darden.virginia.edu    
Bryan Furman             Suffern, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic Consulting, General Management / Operations, Health Care, Retail, Strategy   University of Virginia Commerce, Marketing and Finance General Management, General Electric Intelligent Platforms Continuing a focus on Customer Experience in Consulting or General Management     FurmanB14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Carlos Correa             Santiago, Chile Latin America Corporate Finance, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management / Operations, Global Business, Investment / Portfolio Management, Leadership, Real Estate, Venture Capital / Private Equity   Universidad Adolfo Iba�ez Business Administration Asset Management Intern, Federal Realty Investment Trust       CorreaC14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Catherine Manfre             Palm Coast, FL, USA US Southeast Consulting, Diversity, Education, Finance, Global Business, Investment / Portfolio Management, Media / Communications, Social Enterprise, Venture Capital / Private Equity,   New York University Middle Eastern Studies Consulting       manfrec14@darden.virginia.edu    
Catherine McDaniel             Arlington, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Marketing   Georgia Tech Polymer and Fiber Engineering Marketing, Emerson       McDanielC14@darden.virginia.edu    
Chelsea Graham             Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada North America Consulting   Washington and Lee University Accounting and Business Administration Consulting, The Boston Consulting Group Will return to work full-time in the BCG Dallas office     grahamc14@darden.virginia.edu    
Chirag Jain             Mumbai, India Asia Global Business, Social Enterprise, Emerging Markets   University of Michigan Economics & Industrial Engineering Consulting McKinsey & Co.     jainc14@darden.virginia.edu http://dardenemdc.blogspot.com/  
Chong Xu             Zhejiang, China Asia Consulting, Health Care, Investment / Portfolio Management   Zhejiang University Biological Sciences Consulting, McKinsey I don't know yet, but i have a return offer from my internship and will seriously consider it     xuc14@darden.virginia.edu    
Chris Mir             Washington, D.C., USA US Mid-Atlantic Finance, Investment Banking, Leadership   University of Virginia Economics, Mathematics Investment Banking, JP Morgan JP Morgan investment banking     miry14@darden.virginia.edu    
Christine Dreas             Decatur, GA, USA US Southeast Consulting, Education, Non-Profit   Georgia Institute of Technology Aerospace Engineering Consulting, Education Pioneers Education Consulting     DreasC14@darden.virginia.edu    
Dandan Zhang             Shanghai, China Asia General Management / Operations, Strategy   Fudan University Engineering Marketing, American Airlines Internal Strategy or Financial advisory     zhangd14@darden.virginia.edu    
Daniel Guarnera (JD/MBA)             Newark, NJ, USA US Mid-Atlantic Ethics, Government, Law   American University Political Science Legal       guarnerad13@darden.virginia.edu    
Dennis Ngin             Atlanta, GA, USA US Southeast Consulting, General Management / Operations   University of Florida Political Science & Marketing   Consulting or GMO in Atlanta, GA     NginD15@darden.virginia.edu    
Derek Rey             Vallejo, CA, USA US West Investment Banking, Investment / Portfolio Management, Venture Capital / Private Equity   University of Southern California Political Science   After Darden, I will look forward to moving to New York with my wife and daughter. I plan to work in investment banking.     reyr15@darden.virginia.edu   derekrey0302
Djordje Minic             Belgrade, Serbia Europe Consulting, General Management / Operations, Global Business, Leadership, Strategy   University of Megatrend, Faculty of Geo-economics Economics Consulting, PwC Advisory Consulting     MinicD14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Eduardo Camacho             Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Latin America Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, General Management / Operations, Global Business, Investment / Portfolio Management, Real Estate   PUC-RIO Economics General Management, Anheuser-Busch InBev       FerreiraCamachoE14@darden.virginia.edu    
Eliav Bitan             Portland, Maine, USA US Northeast Social Enterprise, Sustainability   Columbia University History General Management, Land O' Lakes       bitane14@darden.virginia.edu    
Emily Yee             San Francisco, CA, USA US West Consulting, Entrepreneurship   University of California, Davis Managerial Economics Consulting, A.T. Kearney Consulting     YeeE14@darden.virginia.edu    
Faisal Hassan             Abu Dhabi, UAE / Montreal, Canada North America Finance   McGill University Materials Engineering Investment Banking, Barclays Investment Banking     hassanf14@darden.virginia.edu    
Gaines Johnson (MBA/MEd)             Birmingham, AL, USA US South Consulting, Education, Government, Non-Profit   Samford University Political Science   Consulting / Education     johnsong15@darden.virginia.edu   gainesjohnson
Garrett Wilson             Philadelphia, PA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Energy, Sustainability, Venture Capital / Private Equity   Georgetown University Government Multi-Function, DBL Investors TBD     wilsong14@darden.virginia.edu    
Genie Ko             Springfield, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Marketing, Social Media, Technology   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Political Science, Asian Studies Marketing, E&J Gallo Winery Marketing     kog14@darden.virginia.edu http://www.thehappytarhoo.com/ @genieko
Gloria Lau             Hong Kong Asia Consulting, Global Business, Strategy   University of Oklahoma Business Consulting, Deloitte Consulting       LauG14@darden.virginia.edu http://darden360.blogspot.com/  
Graham Gillam             Oxford, United Kingdom Europe Investment Banking   University of Bath Finance and Economics Investment Banking, Harris Williams & Co.       gillamg14@darden.virginia.edu    
Harsha Nagaraj             Bangalore, India Asia Consulting, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, Technology   PES Institute of Technology Bachelor of Engineering Marketing, Dell Inc (Austin, Texas) Post Darden, I am interested in pursuing strategy roles in a mix of industries. However, in the long run, I am interested in technology and see myself being involved in bridging the technology divide in emerging economies.     HarshaKudugalNaF14@darden.virginia.edu   @harshaknagaraj
  Herbert Haas             Vienna, Austria Europe Consulting, Retail, Strategy   Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien Entrepreneurship & Marketing   Management Consulting     HaasH15@darden.virginia.edu    
Himanshu Singh             New Delhi, India Asia Consulting, General Management / Operations, Strategy   Birla Institute of Technology Mesra (Ranchi) Electronics and Telecommunication Consulting, Cummins Inc.       SinghH14@darden.virginia.edu    
Inbal Reichman Cohen             Haifa, Israel Middle East Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology   Technion Computer Science and Industrial Engineering Consulting, McKinsey Not sure yet     reichmancoheni14@darden.virginia.edu    
Jack Bryant             Nashville, TN US South Finance, Investment / Portfolio Management, Leadership, Strategy, Venture Capital / Private Equity   Sewanee: University of the South Econ Sales & Trading, Barclays Investment Management     bryantj14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Jaime Agustines             Manila, Philippines Asia Diversity, General Management / Operations, Global Business, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy   Syracuse University marketing, finance Marketing, Johnson & Johnson       agustinesj14@darden.virginia.edu    
Jen Baird             Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Latin America Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Government, Leadership, Social Enterprise   Occidental College Diplomacy & World Affairs Consulting, Accenture Federal Services       bairdj14@darden.virginia.edu    
Jennifer Forman             San Diego, CA, USA US West Finance, General Management / Operations, Strategy   Wake Forest University Mathematical Business Corporate Finance, ExxonMobil       formanj14@darden.virginia.edu    
Jennifer Souers             Orange County, CA, USA US West Health Care, Marketing, Social Media   The College of William and Mary History and Government Marketing, Celgene Pharmaceuticals Pursuing a career in health care marketing.     SouersJ14@darden.virginia.edu    
Jenny Hagan             Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic Energy, Non-Profit, Sustainability   Wake Forest University Finance Business Development, Apex Clean Energy Undecided     Haganj14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Jiabin Ji             Taiyuan, Shanxi, China Asia Consulting, General Management / Operations, Technology   Beihang University Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautics Data Analytics, Technology       jij14@darden.virginia.edu    
Jie Cao             Taiyuan, Shanxi, China Asia Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Leadership   Nanjing University Software Engineering Consulting, Bain & Company, Shanghai office Consulting (probably)     CaoJ14@darden.virginia.edu    
John Michael Fryback             Greenwich, CT, USA US Northeast Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Technology   University of Michigan Bachelor of Business Administration   Work in either consulting or in an entrepreneurial environment     FrybackJ15@darden.virginia.edu    
  Johnny Tran             Philadelphia, PA, USA US Mid-Atlantic General Management / Operations, Leadership, Marketing   Duke University Mechanical Engineering Marketing, General Mills Marketing     tranj14@darden.virginia.edu    
Josh Mallett             Jonesborough, TN, USA US South Consulting, General Management / Operations, Retail   Georgia Institute of Technology Industrial Engineering General Management, Amazon.com       mallettj14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Joy Arcangeli             Oak Ridge, TN, USA US Southeast Consulting, Education, Non-Profit   University of Virginia Economics   Undecided     ArcangeliJ15@darden.virginia.edu    
Kang Cao             Wuxi, China Asia Consulting, General Management / Operations   China University of Mining and Technology Mechanical Engineering Consulting, PwC My post-Darden plan is to pursue my career in consulting or general management fields.     caok14@darden.virginia.edu    
Katie Koopman             Arlington, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Non-Profit, Social Enterprise   Harvard College Psychology Consulting, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) TBD     KoopmanK14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Kavita Sanganeria             Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Asia Corporate Finance, General Management / Operations, Strategy   Mithibai College, Mumbai University Finance Corporate Finance, Crane Co.       Sanganeriak14@darden.virginia.edu    
Kenan Lucas             Birmingham, AL, USA US Southeast Investment / Portfolio Management, Venture Capital / Private Equity   Vanderbilt University Economics Other, Cavalier Capital, LLC       lucask14@darden.virginia.edu    
Kenneth Acuna             Hayward, CA, USA US West Consulting, Diversity, Finance, Investment Banking, Investment / Portfolio Management, Strategy   University of Michigan Business Administration Corporate Finance, Technology Investment Banking or Consulting     acunak14@darden.virginia.edu    
Kenny Schulman             Cleveland, OH, USA US Midwest Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Technology   Miami University Finance & MIS Company Founder, YOLOCALS       SchulmanK14@darden.virginia.edu kschulman.blogspot.com kschulman
Kristen Hill             Palos Verdes, CA, USA US West Corporate Finance, Marketing   Brigham Young University Finance Marketing, Starwood Hotels & Resorts TBD     hillk14@darden.virginia.edu    
Laura Dada             Sterling, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic General Management / Operations, Marketing   University of Virginia Economics, comparative literature Marketing, Land O'Lakes Marketing or general management     DadaL14@darden.virginia.edu    
Marcos Morand             Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil Latin America General Management / Operations, Health Care, Marketing   UFRJ Business General Management, Johnson & Johnson Leadership development program in Healthcare     MorandM14@darden.virginia.edu    
Mariella Razuri             Lima, Peu Latin America Consulting, Marketing, Retail   University of Lima Industrial Engineering Consulting, CENCOSUD SA Retail Marketing, Consulting     RazuriYoriM14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Martha Page             Lexington, VA, USA US Mid-Atlantic Marketing, Retail   University of Virginia Commerce Marketing, Johnson & Johnson Brand Management for CPG     PageM14@darden.virginia.edu    
Matt Sullivan             Atlanta, GA, USA US Southeast Real Estate   Princeton University Politics Real Estate, Clark Realty Capital Real Estate     SullivanM14@darden.virginia.edu    
Matthew Priest             Lumberton, Texas, USA US South Consulting, Investment Banking, Leadership   Texas State University BBA - Finance Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs After Darden, I plan to return to work at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking group in New York City.     PriestM14@darden.virginia.edu   fatherpriest
Meghan Guinee             Baltimore, MD, USA US Mid-Atlantic General Management / Operations, Global Business, Leadership, Marketing   Williams College Economics & Art History Marketing, Land O'Lakes       GuineeM14@darden.virginia.edu   MKGTweets
Michael Manson             Richmond, Virginia, USA US Mid-Atlantic Corporate Finance, Finance, General Management / Operations, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy   Virginia Tech Finance General Management, General Electric Pursue a full-time position within a leadership development program at a multinational corporation.     MansonM14@darden.virginia.edu http://thedardenstep.blogspot.com/  
Michelle Callen             Syracuse, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic General Management / Operations, Marketing   Colgate University Sociology/Anthropology Marketing, Target Travel Southeast Asia and (pending an offer) start my new career     CallenM14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Miguel Margain Garza             Monterrey, NL, Mexico Latin America Corporate Finance, General Management / Operations, Global Business, Strategy   ITESM Industrial Engineer Consulting, Corning Inc. Business Development in Manufacturing Industry     MargainGarzaM14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Minkwan Kim             Pusan, South Korea Asia Finance, General Management / Operations, Marketing   SUNY@Stony Brook Mathematics/Statistics Business Development, Manufacturing       kimm14@darden.virginia.edu    
Mint Namasondhi             Bangkok, Thailand Asia Consulting, General Management/Operations, Marketing   Chulalongkorn University English         NamasondhiK15@darden.virginia.edu    
Nhat Nguyen             Hanoi, Vietnam Asia Finance, Strategy   Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Electrical & Electronics Engineering Corporate Finance, Micron Technology Inc       NguyenN14@darden.virginia.edu    
Palash Tayal             Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Asia Consulting, Strategy, Technology   IIT Bombay Metallurgical Engg and Materials Science Consulting, PwC Consulting     Tayalp14@darden.virginia.edu    
Patricio Narro             Monterrey, Mexico Latin America Marketing, Non-Profit, Technology   Monterrey Tech Industrial engineering Marketing, Intuit Work in Silicon Valley     Narrolaborinp14@darden.virginia.edu    
Patrick McCurdy             Brightwaters, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Finance, Investment Banking, Real Estate   College of the Holy Cross Political Science   Investment Banking     mccurdyp15@darden.virginia.edu    
Peter Crow             Palos Verdes, CA, USA US West General Management / Operations, Investment / Portfolio Management, Strategy   University of Puget Sound International Business, Spanish General Management, Corning I am drawn towards product management roles that are highly interactive, incorporate strategic perspectives, and balance the inputs from various functional roles.     CrowP14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Peter Neems             Stamford, CT, USA US Northeast Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Technology   George Washington University Biology Entrepreneur, iLab Incubator Continue running my own business     NeemsP14@darden.virginia.edu    
Peter Zaroulis             New York, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital / Private Equity   Tufts University Political Science Venture capital investing, The Maryland Venture Fund I would like to work at a fast growing, small/medium sized technology company.     ZaroulisP14@darden.virginia.edu   therealzarooney
Rafael Llerena             Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin America Energy, Entrepreneurship, General Management / Operations, Leadership, Marketing, Real Estate, Sustainability   UCEMA Bachelor in Business Administration Marketing, Johnson & Johnson       llerenar14@darden.virginia.edu    
Renzo Parodi             Lima, Peru and Toronto Canada Latin America, North America Consulting, Energy   Queen's University, Kingston Ontario, Canada Chemical Engineering Consulting, PwC Consulting     parodir14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Robert Carlisle             Atlanta, GA, USA US Southeast Consulting, General Management / Operations, Strategy   The University of Virginia Aerospace Engineering Corporate Finance, LORD Corp.       CarlisleR14@darden.virginia.edu    
Sara Lee             Chicago, IL, USA US Midwest Marketing, Technology   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Accounting   Marketing for a Technology Company     LeeS15@darden.virginia.edu    
Saumya Chaturvedi             Lucknow, UP, India Asia Diversity, Non-Profit, Strategy   Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University Economics Marketing, The Home Depot To work in a marketing strategy or corporate strategy role     ChaturvediS14@darden.virginia.edu    
Saurabh Dagia             Mumbai, India Asia Consulting, Leadership, Retail, Strategy, Technology   IIT Bombay B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering Product Manager, Amazon.com Technology or Consulting     DagiaS14@darden.virginia.edu    
Scott Poitevent             New Orleans, LA, USA US South Consulting, Energy, Entrepreneurship, General Management / Operations, Investment / Portfolio Management, Leadership, Military, Venture Capital / Private Equity   United States Naval Academy Systems Engineering Consulting, The Parthenon Group Consulting     poitevente14@darden.virginia.edu    
Shachar Eyal             Tel-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel Middle East Finance, Investment / Portfolio Management   Tel-Aviv University Accounting, Economics General Management, Restroom Direct       EyalS14@darden.virginia.edu    
Shawn Sturgeon             Simi Valley, CA, USA US West Global Business, Health Care, Marketing, Military   San Diego State University International Business Marketing, Amgen TBD     sturgeons14@darden.virginia.edu    
Siew Han Sim             Bandar Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia Asia Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Technology   Sunway University Association of Chartered Certified Accountants   Family business     SimS14@darden.virginia.edu    
Siwat Summashipvitsavakul             Bangkok, Thailand Asia Consulting, Energy, Entrepreneurship, General Management / Operations, Global Business, Leadership, Strategy   Chulalongkorn University Chemical Engineer Consulting, Strategy613.Co., LTD       summashipvitsavs14@darden.virginia.edu    
Sonja Pedersen-Green             Plymouth, MN, USA US Midwest Consulting, General Management / Operations   Middlebury College Political Science         PedersenGreenS15@darden.virginia.edu    
Stav Yoffe             Kiryat Ono, Israel Middle East Energy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Technology   Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Electrical engineering and Physics Business development, InSof LLC Green Energy, Technology     YoffeS14@darden.virginia.edu    
Stephen Reiff             Portland, OR USA US West Consulting, Leadership, Strategy   Southern Methodist University (SMU) Finance   Consulting     reiffs15@darden.virginia.edu    
Tom Marshall             Perth, Western Australia, Australia Australia Consulting, Corporate Finance, Energy, Finance, Global Business, Investment Banking, Sustainability   University of Western Australia Engineering Consulting, Boston Consulting Group Consulting     MarshallT14@darden.virginia.edu    
  Vaibhav Laddha             Udaipur, Rajasthan, India Asia Consulting, Energy, General Management/Operations   Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) Chemical Engineering         LaddhaV15@darden.virginia.edu    
Weldon Diana (MBA/MD)             New York, NY, USA US Mid-Atlantic Health Care   University of Pennsylvania History         DianaM14@darden.virginia.edu    
Yachna Khare             New Delhi, India Asia Marketing, Strategy, Technology   Panjab University Telecom and IT engineering Product Management, Expedia Product Management/Marketing roles in high-tech     kharey14@darden.virginia.edu http://dardensymphony.wordpress.com/ yachu85
Yue Zhu             Suzhou, Jiangsu, China Asia Finance, General Management / Operations, Investment / Portfolio Management   Renmin University of China Economics and Philosophy General Management, Danaher Work in the U.S. for 2-3 years before moving back to China for a more senior managerial position     zhuy14@darden.virginia.edu    

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