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
Chris Taylor Kaysville, UT, USA US Southwest Consulting, General Management, Global Business, Leadership, Strategy, Technology Brigham Young University Finance Corporate Strategy, Global Conglomerate TaylorCh15@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
Helena Kim Edmond, OK, USA / Seoul, Korea Asia Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Technology University of Southern California Business, Corporate Finance Marketing, Dell Technology - B2B Sales and Marketing KimJ15@darden.virginia.edu juyonce
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
Sojeong Choi Seoul, Korea Asia Corporate Finance, Diversity Seoul National University Industrial Engineering I'll go back to my current company, telecom service provider, and work for corporate development. ChoiS15@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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