Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits
The MBA Ambassadors provides prospective students with a link to current UNC Kenan-Flagler MBAs. Students work directly for the Admissions Office to support their mission of bringing the best and brightest to UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Kristen Anderson - President
Kristen is originally from Boston, MA, and received a degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2008. She worked as a Business Intelligence Manager in the for-profit education industry prior to starting her MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Kristen is pursuing a concenration in Corporate Finance, and interned at Bank of America this summer in the Technology MBA leadership development program. In her free time, Kristen enjoys playing tennis and is an avid fan of the New England Patriots.
Nishanth Kadiyala - VP of Digital Marketing
Nishanth is originally from Hyderabad, India. He received his Electronics and Communications Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) in 2011. Later, he worked for an IT Consulting Firm for 3 years. He is pursuing a concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Over the past summer, Nishanth has worked as a Technical Marketing Intern for a technology company called Okta. In his free time, Nishanth likes to play soccer or write blogs. You can find his latest blog about his summer experience over here: https://www.okta.com/blog/2015/08/intern-thought-clouds-nishanth-kadiyalas-lunch-learn-selfie-with-okta-co-founders.
Meagan Funches - VP of US Market Outreach
Meagan attended undergrad at Harvard University and majored in Political Science. After college she worked in a number of different industries including non-profit research, government, and retail. Over the summer she interned at Johnson and Johnson in their consumer marketing program working on the Tylenol brand.
Kristy Herrmann - VP of Special Events
Kristy went to UNC Chapel Hill where she studied Business Administration at Kenan-Flagler. She then worked for three years in product and marketing strategy in the payments industry before coming back for her MBA. In her free time, Kristy can be found cheering on the Tar Heels, playing any type of sports, and being an obnoxious New Yorker.
Chandana Andipakula - VP of International Market Outreach
Chandana is a second-year MBA student concentrating in Consulting and Operations. Prior to UNC, Chandana worked in the financial services industry and also co-founded her venture GMAT analytics. She is really passionate about writing poetry, fiction and mentoring. She strongly believes in the collaborative culture of UNC and wants to give back by providing prospective students with information about UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Dan Cunningham - VP of Incoming Student Experience
Dan is originally from Akron, Ohio and went to The Ohio State University for his undergrad. He studied accounting and started his career as a CPA at Deloitte. At Deloitte, Dan worked with numerous retailers and CPG companies which sparked his interest in marketing. He intends to pursue brand management after school. Dan is a loyal man. He has been in a failing relationship with the Cleveland Browns his entire life but still refuses to give up on them.
Mark Boychak - VP of Training
Mark is originally from Frackville, PA and received a BS in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY in 2007. Upon graduating, he commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and was an Infantry Officer for seven years before attending business school at Kenan-Flagler. Mark is pursuing an Operations Management concentration, and as a sponsored student, he will return to the Army following graduation.
Luis Morales - VP of Club Outreach
Luis received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2004. He was commissioned as a Navy Officer where he served as a Navy Diver and Submarine Officer. Luis left the active duty Navy in June 2009 and continues to serve in the Navy Reserves where he has completed 2 additional active duty periods supporting the Haiti earthquake relief efforts as a Current Operations Planner during Operation Unified Response and as a Training Planner and Joint Operations Team Chief at the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. Luis has also worked in the technology industry as an Integration Engineer for Cymer's TCZ business group. He then transitioned to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School where he is pursuing an MBA with a Marketing concentration and Entrepreneurship enrichment.
Ankit Jhunjhunwala - VP of Club Outreach
Ankit graduated from the University of Mumbai (Sardar Patel Institute of Technology) in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. He then joined Deloitte Consulting US-India as a Business Analyst in its Technology practice in its Mumbai office. With consistent high performance in many healthcare domain client engagements, Ankit was promoted to a Consultant and led his own team on a critical ICD 10 Implementation Healthcare project. He will be interning at ADP Inc over the summer in a Corporate Marketing Role and is honing his craft in marketing as part of the MBA Marketing Fellows program and the IBA. He has an interest in writing fiction and criticism and is a film critic for the International Cinephile Society.
Since MBA Ambassadors directly work for Admissions Office, students can make impact on shaping incoming MBA classes. Throughout the activities, students also have opportunities to strengthen communication skills, network with classmates and enhance leadership skills.