UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

MBA Student Association

Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits 

Mission

The MBASA is comprised of student-led organizations within the MBA Program. The goal of the MBASA is to enhance the UNC Kenan-Flagler experience for students by offering educational, professional, and community-building opportunities. There are over 40 different groups that make up the MBASA, covering careers, diversity, activities, and more. We encourage all students to consider the many opportunities available in the MBASA and to become involved as both a member and a leader.

Leadership Team

Susan Hedglin - President

Susan Hedglin is pursuing a concentration and a career in corporate finance. Before returning to business school, she worked with the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and with the Center for Community Self-Help in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2009 with degrees in international studies and Chinese.

Contact: Susan_Hedglin@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Robert Rowe - Executive VP

Robert Rowe was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He received his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University in 2008 and his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2013. He intends to combine his passions for patient care and business to help bridge the gap between the two. He is currently pursuing an enrichment in healthcare under the operations concentration. 

Contact: Robert_Rowe@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Mitchell Dudas - VP of Student Actitivies

Mitchell Dudas was raised in Charlotte, NC. He attended NYU with an undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance, and then went on to live and perform in NYC. Having immersed himself in a number of opportunities in New York, including teaching Flying Trapeze and becoming an NASM personal trainer, he is excited to bring new opportunities to the many activity clubs at Kenan-Flagler. His hobbies outside of school and circus include; knitting, motorcyle riding, baking, and shotgun shooting. 

Contact: Mitchell_Dudas@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Abhishek Gupta - VP of Communications

Abhishek Gupta is pursuing a concentration and career in consulting at Kenan-Flagler. After getting his undergrad degree in computer science, he spent some time as a strategy consultant before co-founding a venture in his hometown – New Delhi, India. Outside of school, he enjoys dabbling in new adventure sports, dancing and performing at different events, and exploring different food cuisines.

Contact: Abhishek_Gupta@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Victoria Kasten - VP of Social Affairs

Hailing from the great state of Ohio, Victoria Kasten received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brown University. Prior to landing at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where she is concentrating in Marketing, Victoria called Manhattan home. She has over six years of experience designing, planning and producing events ranging from intimate dinner parties to million-dollar extravaganzas abroad. Although she’s officially retired her spandex after a college volleyball career and brief international tour, Victoria tries to maintain some semblance of athletic prowess by tackling ALZ with The Alzheimer’s Association’s Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football league, taking occasional outings on her road bike, and regularly participating in dance offs at Chapel Hill’s finest watering holes.

Contact: Victoria_Kasten@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Kyle Pinheiro - VP of Finance

kyleKyle Pinheiro is pursuing concentrations in both Corporate Finance and Healthcare. With a background in banking, Kyle sees his future as a leader in healthcare finance. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kyle earned a BS in Business from Miami University before moving to New York City to work for Barclays. He and his wife, Laura, moved to Carrboro in 2013 to pursue their graduate degrees, and are proud to be Tar Heels. Outside of school, Kyle enjoys spending his time running, trying new craft beers, and traveling with Laura.

Contact: Kyle_Pinheiro@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Bailey Richards - VP of Community Service

Bailey Richards is pursuing an enrichment in healthcare and plans to continue her work in the industry upon graduation. She has worked in a variety of health insurance roles in the New England area, including underwriting and value-based contracting. She graduated from Bryant University in 2010 with a BS in Business Management. 

Contact: Bailey_Richards@kenan-flagler.unc.edu



Richard Porter - VP of Corporate Relations

With a passion for context and the big picture, Richard graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007 with degrees in History and Political Science. He served for eight years in the US Marine Corps deploying to Helmand and Nimruz provinces where he studied leadership, analysis and problem-solving. UNC Kenan-Flagler is his third favorite thing from Carolina, after his wife Abigail and his daughter Nora. 

Contact: Richard_Porter@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Jonathan Aronoff - VP of Diversity

Jonathan Aronoff was born and raised in Dallas. Before joining the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Class of 2017, he led the corporate and foundation fundraising team at the Council for Economic Education and led development research for the Women's Refugee Commission. Jonathan began his career teaching Art History in Dallas Public Schools and managing after-school college readiness programs in NYC. He graduated from The New School with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, Concentration in Economics. He and his partner Vincent enjoy cooking, road trips, and stubbornly trying to train their dog. 

Contact: Jonathan_Aronoff@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Lauren Montagne - VP of Learning & Development

Lauren Montagne is a double Tar Heel pursuing a career in consulting. After spending nearly eight years in digital marketing, Lauren came to UNC Kenan-Flagler to round out her hard skills. Prior to business school, she worked in a variety of industries, and most recently in digital health at Quintiles. Lauren graduated from the UNC School of Journalism and Media in 2008.

Contact: Lauren_Montagne@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Aashiq Bachu - VP of International Relations

Aashiq Bachu is from India. He did his undergraduate studies in civil engineering and then worked for a real estate developer until he founded a property management firm. He was a food consultant and also co-owned a waffle store. He enjoys ping pong, and is always at the table. He intends to improve the international experience at Kenan Flagler and thus enrich the Tar Heel experience. 

Contact: Aashiq_Bachu@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Membership Benefits

The MBASA is comprised of student-led organizations within the MBA Program. The goal of the MBASA is to enhance the UNC Kenan-Flagler experience for students by offering educational, professional, and community-building opportunities. There are over 40 different groups that make up the MBASA, covering careers, diversity, activities, and more. We encourage all students to consider the many opportunities available in the MBASA and to become involved as both a member and a leader.

Many of the outside-the-classroom activities are MBASA sponsored and MBASA membership is required for participation in these events. Some of the activities that MBASA supports are:

Career treks and case competitions

Networking events with potential employers and influential alumni

Weekly socials to foster the UNC Kenan-Flagler community

School-wide cultural events, such as Global Night and the Harambee Fashion Show

Annual events for the school, including Gala and Graduation