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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

Matthew Lyde-CajusteMatthew Lyde-Cajuste - President

Matthew Lyde-Cajuste is pursuing a concentration in corporate finance and a career in investment banking. For the 3 years prior to business school at KFBS, he worked for JP Morgan Chase in New York as a software engineer. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2013 with a BA in Mechanical Engineering.

Contact: Matthew_Lyde-Cajuste@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Caroline BrookeCaroline Brooke - Executive VP

Caroline Brooke is pursuing a post-MBA career in General Management. Before returning to business school, she worked in the Marketing department at SoulCycle in NYC. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a double major in English and French. In her spare time she enjoys exercising and yoga classes.

Contact: Caroline_Brooke@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Neeraj AgarwalNeeraj Agarwal - VP of Finance

Neeraj Agarwal is pursuing a concentration in Capital Markets and Investments. He has over 4.5 years of experience in financial services industry with banks such as Macquarie Bank and Bank of America. He holds professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Accountant. He received a Bachelors in Commerce from University of Rajasthan, India.

Contact: Neeraj_Agarwal@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Adeola AdegboyeAdeola Adegboye - VP of Communications

Adeola Adegboye is pursuing concentrations in Management Consulting and General Management. She is interested in Human Capital and Change Management. Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler, she was an Auditor at Deloitte & Touche, Atlanta. She received a BBA in Accounting and Information Systems from Kennesaw State University.

Contact: Adeola_Adegboye@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Jean MontanoJean Montano - VP of Diversity

At Kenan-Flagler, Jean is concentrating in Marketing and Sustainable Enterprise, and is interested in civic entrepreneurship and the intersection of business and "doing good". Prior to b-school, she worked in the social enterprise space, in marketing and sales roles at two distinct tech start-ups focused on education. She received a BA in Political Science from Northwestern University

Contact: Jean_Montano@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Elisa Cooper CsiszerElisa Cooper Csiszer - VP of Student Actitivies

Elisa is originally from Southeast Georgia, but grew up as a Navy brat living in both Italy and Japan.  She received her B.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia College and her Master of Marketing Research (MMR) degree from the University of Georgia. She started her career in Marketing and Market Research with Eli Lilly and Company. While at business school, Elisa is focused on General Management and Corporate Strategy within the Healthcare sector. 

Contact: Elisa_Cooper@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Hillary SchmidtHillary Schmidt - VP of Social Affairs

Hillary Schmidt is pursuing a concentration in real estate and an enrichment in entrepreneurship. Prior to business school, she worked in communications in Washington, DC. While living in the city, she saw first-hand how real estate development can change the complexion of a community and was intrigued by the industry. She looks forward to learning more about this sector while interning with a Charlotte developer this summer. Hillary received a BA in Sociology from Princeton University.

Contact: Hillary_Schmidt@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Greg DoughertyGreg Dougherty- VP of Community Service

Greg Dougherty is pursuing a concentration in general management and enrichment concentrations in energy and sustainable enterprise, and plans to enter the energy industry upon graduation. Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler, he served for six years as a weapons technician in the U.S. Navy, and worked for two years as a technical writer and systems analyst. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016 with a BA in Foreign Affairs.t. 

Contact: Gregory_Dougherty@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Robert CarlsonRobert Carlson - VP of Corporate Relations

Robert Carlson is pursing dual concentrations in Operations Management and Marketing.  Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler, he served in the United States Army for 6.5 years, first as a Artillery Officer, and later as a Intelligence Officer.  During his time in the Army, he served in Khandahar and Zabul provinces in Afghanistan and also in South Korea.  He graduated from James Madison University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science.

Contact: Robert_Carlson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Alisha GandhiAlisha Gandhi - VP of Learning & Development

Alisha was born and brought up in New Delhi, India and pursued her undergrad in finance and commerce at University of Delhi. Alisha further pursued the Chartered Accountancy course (similar to CPA) and then worked in the audit industry with Big Fours for five years. Alisha realized that she required a shift in focus from finance and aimed for a more holistic view to business and hence at KFBS, she is pursuing a dual concentration in General Management and Corporate Finance. Alisha is interning at Amgen, a leading biotech firm in LA, in the Finance and Strategy Leadership Development Program. She is also a sports and adventure enthusiast and is a former professional basketball player.

Contact: Alisha_Gandhi@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Ashwin RamamurthyAshwin Ramamurthy - VP of International Relations

Ashwin Ramamurthy is pursuing a career and concentration in Marketing/General Management. Before joining Kenan-Flagler, he worked for over 7 years in the oil & gas industry for Schlumberger. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 2007.

Contact: Ashwin_Ramamurthy@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

 
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