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MBA Student Ambassadors

Connect with a current student to learn first-hand about life in the Illinois MBA. The MBA Student Ambassadors are here to help answer your questions about the MBA program, University of Illinois, and Champaign-Urbana. Don't hesitate to reach out to one or several of the Student Ambassadors to introduce yourself and ask questions about the Illinois MBA.

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Lavanya Chandrasekaran

Previous Employer and title: LatentView, Senior Business Analyst
Undergraduate University & Major: SNN College of Engineering, Information Technology
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy
MBA Internship: Bank of America
Home State/Country: India

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Jamie Johnson

Previous Employer and title: Emeritus Corporation, Legal Intern
Undergraduate University & Major: Seattle University, Business Administration - International Business
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: Perkins Coie
Home State/Country: Washington

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Peter Kirer

Previous Employer and title:CONTAX Inc., Senior Consultant
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, General Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Finance & Operations
MBA Internship: Sandia National Laboratories
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Rachael Klieman

Previous Employer and title: Oompa Toys, Marketing Specialist
Undergraduate University & Major: McGill University, Anatomy & Cell Biology
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Strategy
MBA Internship: EMC2
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Kelly Malloy

Previous Employer and title: WDG Architecture, Project Architect
Undergraduate University & Major: Virginia Tech, Architecture
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing
MBA Internship: Kohler
Home State/Country: Washington DC

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Samik Mody

Previous Employer and title: Elite Sports Medicine Institute, General Manager
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois at Chicago, Biological Sciences
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Operations
MBA Internship: E&J Gallo Winery
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Nisar Qureshi

Previous Employer and title: Brooklyn Nets, Basketball Operations Intern
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sport Management
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: Chicago Cubs
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Irina Chetvergova

Previous Employer and title: Ivan Carlson and Associates, Event production assistant
Undergraduate University & Major: Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen, Philological Studies
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & International Business
MBA Internship: Meridian Industrial Technologies Ltd.
Home State/Country: USA

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John Fleming

Previous Employer and title: City of Chicago, Attorney
Undergraduate University & Major: Indiana University – Bloomington, History
MBA Concentration(s): Strategy & Real Estate
MBA Internship: State Farm Insurance
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Abby Hartman

Previous Employer and title: Student
Undergraduate University & Major: Oakland University, Business Administration & Human Resources
MBA Concentration(s): Strategic Management (dual degree MBA-MHRIR)
MBA Internship: Verizon Communications, Talent Management Intern
Home State/Country: Michigan

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Farva Jafri

Previous Employer and title: N/A
Undergraduate University & Major: New York University, Religious Studies
MBA Concentration(s): Finance
MBA Internship: Great Road Capital
Home State/Country: New York City

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Sindhya Kartha

Previous Employer and title: Infosys Ltd, 2009-2013
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Kerala, Electronics & Communication Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Marketing & Strategy
MBA Internship: Sears Holding Corporation, product management intern
Home State/Country: Kerala, India

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Miano Njoka

Previous Employer and title: United Nations, software developer
Undergraduate University & Major: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Computer Science
MBA Concentration(s): Entrepreneurship & Finance
MBA Internship: University of Illinois, Office of Technology Management, commercialization analyst
Home State/Country: Nairobi, Kenya

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Ladi Ogunnubi

Previous Employer and title: BAE Systems, Inc., Systems engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: Clarkson University, Electrical Engineering
MBA Concentration(s): Project Finance & Strategy
MBA Internship: Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
Home State/Country: Illinois , USA & Lagos, Nigeria

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John O'Hara

Previous Employer and title: LM Consultants
Undergraduate University & Major: University of Illinois, Architecture
MBA Concentration(s): Finance (Real Estate)
MBA Internship: Business Development intern
Home State/Country: Illinois

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Debajyoti Rath

Previous Employer and title: Infosys Ltd, Senior Systems Engineer
Undergraduate University & Major: Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
MBA Concentration(s): IT & Strategic Management
MBA Internship: Nationwide Insurance, IT Consulting & Project Management
Home State/Country:Odisha, India

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