UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Contact an MBA Student Ambassador

Talk to current UNC Chapel Hill MBA students who share similar interests to you and come from a variety of places, careers and backgrounds. We will give you the student perspective about the full-time MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler, being a Tar Heel and living in the historic city of Chapel Hill. Please allow 24 -72 hours (1-3 days) for response. To limit overlap in conversations, please email one (1) Ambassador your questions and they will connect you to other students based on your request.

The following Ambassadors are ready to help you! To connect with a student, type in keywords such as:  concentration, hometown or previous education.

Nishant Agarwal

Nishant Agarwal

Previous Education: Manufacturing Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Previous Experience: 2.5 years in data analysis and tech consulting; 1.5 years of managing family business

Concentration: General Management

  • Nishant Agarwal
  • Email: nishant_agarwal@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Manufacturing Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Previous Experience: 2.5 years in data analysis and tech consulting; 1.5 years of managing family business
  • Concentration: General Management
  • Hometown: Gwalior, India
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Tech Club, General Management Club
  • Quote: I chose UNC Kenan-Flagler because of the diverse collaborative school community and excellent academic curriculum.

Melissa Atlas

Melissa Atlas

Previous Education: Oberlin College

Previous Experience: 4 years in health services research; first summer internship (after a year in public health school) in strategic planning for UNC Health Care

Concentration: Healthcare

  • Melissa Atlas
  • Email: melissa_atlas@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Oberlin College
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in health services research; first summer internship (after a year in public health school) in strategic planning for UNC Health Care
  • Concentration: Healthcare
  • Hometown: Rockville, MD
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Healthcare Club, General Management Club, Carolina Women in Business, Dual Degree MBA/MSPH
  • Quote: Students work together and lift each other up, rather than compete and knock each other down. They are not there to check a box for their education, they are there to better themselves and to learn from each other, and to truly engage with the school’s community.

Mitchell Barnes-Wallace

Mitchell Barnes-Wallace

Previous Education: University of California - Los Angeles

Previous Experience: 3 years energy consulting

Concentration: Consulting/Energy

  • Mitchell Barnes-Wallace
  • Email: mitchell_barnes-wallace@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: University of California - Los Angeles
  • Previous Experience: 3 years energy consulting
  • Concentration: Consulting/Energy
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Energy Club, Consulting Club, Social Committee
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the strong alumni network, collaborate environment, and name recognition.

Ankitaa Bhatia

Ankitaa Bhatia

Previous Education: Computer Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering

Previous Experience: 4 years in software product development

Concentration: Marketing, Tech

  • Ankitaa Bhatia
  • Email: Ankitaa_Bhatia@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Computer Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in software product development
  • Concentration: Marketing, Tech
  • Hometown: Meerut, India
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Asian Business Club, Business Technology Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the strong curriculum, exceptional faculty and unique opportunities such as STAR to gain hands-on problem-solving experience.

Lauren Carberry

Lauren Carberry

Previous Education: University of Delaware

Previous Experience: 4 years in Semiconductor manufacturing

Concentration: Management Consulting

  • Lauren Carberry
  • Email: Lauren_Carberry@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: University of Delaware
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Concentration: Management Consulting
  • Hometown: Queensbury, NY
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Consulting Club, Carolina Women in Business
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of their culture of collaboration. I know I reach my highest potential when I am in an environment where my peers are on my team and I am on theirs. Kenan-Flagler prides itself on a culture of camaraderie and teamwork.

Akshay Choudhary

Akshay Choudhary

Previous Education: Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Previous Experience: 4 years in the Oil & Gas industry with an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) firm.

Concentration: Management Consulting

  • Akshay Choudhary
  • Email: akshay_choudhary@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in the Oil & Gas industry with an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) firm.
  • Concentration: Management Consulting
  • Hometown: Ludhiana, India
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Dean's Advancement Council, Consulting Club, Sport & Entertainment Club, Asian Business Club
  • Quote: UNC captures the true essence of community and collaborative learning, and Kenan-Flagler boasts one of the best Core faculty among business schools.

Anuj Chowdary

Anuj Chowdary

Previous Education: Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

Previous Experience: 2 years of manufacturing experience estimating costs of heavy equipments in refining industry

Concentration: Corporate Finance, Energy

  • Anuj Chowdary
  • Email: anuj_chowdhary@kenan-Flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • Previous Experience: 2 years of manufacturing experience estimating costs of heavy equipments in refining industry
  • Concentration: Corporate Finance, Energy
  • Hometown: Ranchi, India
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Operations Management Club, Energy Center
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because the school was on the East Coast, had excellent faculty for Finance, had extensive alumni network in the Financial Services industry. I also loved the location of Chapel Hill in the heart of NC, close to Charlotte, Atlanta and DC.

Andree Dean

Andree Dean

Previous Education: University of St Andrews, Scotland

Previous Experience: 4 years at a national museum

Concentration: Marketing, Data Analytics

  • Andree Dean
  • Email: andree_dean@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Previous Experience: 4 years at a national museum
  • Concentration: Marketing, Data Analytics
  • Hometown: Jackson, WY
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Marketing Club, Tech Club, Carolina Women in Business
  • Quote: I was looking for a school with a genuine collaborative culture, a network around the country, and specialized classes in data analytics and marketing

Arjun Dhingra

Arjun Dhingra

Previous Education: University of Melbourne, Australia

Previous Experience: 2 years in assurance & advisory for Deloitte, 3 years in property development, 1.5 years in corporate finance/FP&A as a finance manager for a biopharmaceutical company, 1 year of running my own sports company

Concentration: Marketing

  • Arjun Dhingra
  • Email: Arjun_Dhingra@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Previous Experience: 2 years in assurance & advisory for Deloitte, 3 years in property development, 1.5 years in corporate finance/FP&A as a finance manager for a biopharmaceutical company, 1 year of running my own sports company
  • Concentration: Marketing
  • Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
  • Interest: MBA Ambassador, Sports & Entertainment Club, Marketing Club, Carolina Women in Business
  • Quote: Genuinely fell in love with the "Carolina culture" when I flew here to visit the campus- it is truly collaborative and the energy is palpable. I also wanted to experience living in a true US college town, especially one that is passionate about sports, and in particular, basketball.

Chelsea Gardner

Chelsea Gardner

Previous Education: North Carolina State University

Previous Experience: 3 years in communications marketing at an agency

Concentration: Marketing/Healthcare

  • Chelsea Gardner
  • Email: chelsea_gardner@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: North Carolina State University
  • Previous Experience: 3 years in communications marketing at an agency
  • Concentration: Marketing/Healthcare
  • Hometown: Pittsboro, NC
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Marketing Club, Alliance of Minority Business Students, Healthcare Club, The Consortium
  • Quote: I was thrilled to come back home and ecstatic to be among a collaborative and supportive community. I also chose Kenan-Flagler for the emerging healthcare leadership development program.

Neva Gohel

Neva Gohel

Previous Education: Colorado College

Previous Experience: 2 years in environmental consulting

Concentration: Real Estate and Sustainability

  • Neva Gohel
  • Email: neva_gohel@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Colorado College
  • Previous Experience: 2 years in environmental consulting
  • Concentration: Real Estate and Sustainability
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Real Estate Club, Net Impact, Alliance of Minority Business Students, Carolina Women in Business
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler for the strong real estate program, collaborative culture, and passionate and supportive community.

Emily Hoffarth

Emily Hoffarth

Previous Education: Boston College

Previous Experience: 3 years in market research for a public relations firm

Concentration: Marketing

  • Emily Hoffarth
  • Email: Emily_Hoffarth@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Boston College
  • Previous Experience: 3 years in market research for a public relations firm
  • Concentration: Marketing
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Marketing Club, Dean's Fellow, Carolina Women in Business
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flager because of the friendly, collaborative culture, the great network, the location, and the overall feeling I had after visiting campus.

Andrew Jacobson

Andrew Jacobson

Previous Education: San Diego State University

Previous Experience: 4 years in corporate FP&A in the life sciences industry

Concentration: Corporate Finance

  • Andrew Jacobson
  • Email: Andrew_Jacobson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: San Diego State University
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in corporate FP&A in the life sciences industry
  • Concentration: Corporate Finance
  • Hometown: Parker, CO
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Investment Banking Club, The Consortium
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the small class sizes, great investment banking placement, and basketball!

Harmonie Jacobson

Harmonie Jacobson

Previous Education: University of San Diego

Previous Experience: 4 years in the biotech/life sciences industry (operations, program management and product development)

Concentration: Healthcare/Tech

  • Harmonie Jacobson
  • Email: harmonie_jacobson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: University of San Diego
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in the biotech/life sciences industry (operations, program management and product development)
  • Concentration: Healthcare/Tech
  • Hometown: Parker, CO
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, The Consortium, Dean's Fellows, Healthcare Club, Carolina Women in Business, Tech Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because I was looking to expand my network beyond the west coast, the strong healthcare and innovation focus, and the inclusive/collaborative community.

Jason Jan

Jason Jan

Previous Education: Molecular Biology, Middlebury College

Previous Experience: 5 years in the healthcare diagnostic field operating laboratories and implementing testing solutions

Concentration: Operations Management

  • Jason Jan
  • Email: Jason_Jan@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Molecular Biology, Middlebury College
  • Previous Experience: 5 years in the healthcare diagnostic field operating laboratories and implementing testing solutions
  • Concentration: Operations Management
  • Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Operations Management Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the student body. It was clear that both first and second years wanted the best for their classmates.

Will Leimenstoll

Will Leimenstoll

Previous Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Previous Experience: 2 years of international urban planning and community development work. 1 year of AmeriCorps service with Habitat for Humanity, and 1 year in the federal government (U.S. EPA).

Concentration: Real Estate - Dual Degree with City & Regional Planning Dept.

  • Will Leimenstoll
  • Email: Will_Leimenstoll@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Previous Experience: 2 years of international urban planning and community development work. 1 year of AmeriCorps service with Habitat for Humanity, and 1 year in the federal government (U.S. EPA).
  • Concentration: Real Estate - Dual Degree with City & Regional Planning Dept.
  • Hometown: Greensboro, NC
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Real Estate Club, Net Impact Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler in order to be around other people who are driven to succeed not just for themselves but for the greater good.

Elizabeth Merritt

Elizabeth Merritt

Previous Education: Public Policy/Peace, War & Defence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Previous Experience: 4 years in the North Carolina Governor's Office

Concentration: Finance, General Management

  • Elizabeth Merritt
  • Email: Elizabeth_Merritt2@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Public Policy/Peace, War & Defence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in the North Carolina Governor's Office
  • Concentration: Finance, General Management
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Carolina Women in Business, MBASA Social Committee
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the community that has created a culture that is competitive but not cutthroat.

Varada Narayanan

Varada Narayanan

Previous Education: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Sciences

Previous Experience: 5 years of project management and operations experience in the pharmaceutical industry

Concentration: General Management

  • Varada Narayanan
  • Email: Varada_Narayanan@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Sciences
  • Previous Experience: 5 years of project management and operations experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Concentration: General Management
  • Hometown: Mumbai, India
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, International Business Association
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the quality of the curriculum, faculty, and practical learning opportunities like STAR & GIE. The school also was highly recommended for its sense of community and cooperative culture.

Nisarga Phatak

Nisarga Phatak

Previous Education: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Previous Experience: 4 years of Research experience at the Food and Drug Administration

Concentration: Management Consulting/Healthcare

  • Nisarga Phatak
  • Email: nisarga_phatak@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Previous Experience: 4 years of Research experience at the Food and Drug Administration
  • Concentration: Management Consulting/Healthcare
  • Hometown: Mumbai, India
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Consulting Club, Healthcare Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the community and people, strong healthcare focus, career opportunities, and curriculum.

James Richardson

James Richardson

Previous Education: University of Georgia

Previous Experience: 4 years in the financial industry in New York City. 2 years in Private Wealth Management with JPMorgan and 2 years in Investment Management with Paulson & Co. Inc.

Concentration: Real Estate, Entrepreneurship

  • James Richardson
  • Email: james_richardson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: University of Georgia
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in the financial industry in New York City. 2 years in Private Wealth Management with JPMorgan and 2 years in Investment Management with Paulson & Co. Inc.
  • Concentration: Real Estate, Entrepreneurship
  • Hometown: Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Real Estate Club, Net Impact Club, Dean's Advancement Council, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, Legacy Representative (Zeithaml), Blockchain Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because it embodies a collaborative learning environment and culture that urges its students to thrive together. Students here are authentic, down-to-earth, and encourage each other to step outside their comfort zones. There is no place I would rather be than UNC-Chapel Hill.

Ben Schapira

Ben Schapira

Previous Education: Finance/Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Previous Experience: 4 years at Wells Fargo in Operations and Wealth Management roles

Concentration: Marketing, Tech

  • Ben Schapira
  • Email: Ben_Schapira@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Finance/Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Previous Experience: 4 years at Wells Fargo in Operations and Wealth Management roles
  • Concentration: Marketing, Tech
  • Hometown: Dix Hills, NY
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, JBA, Marketing Club, Business Tech Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the strong sense of community. Everyone wants to help each succeed and find their career.

Tony Shi

Tony Shi

Previous Education: South China Agricultural University

Previous Experience: 6 years in Apple Retail store management

Concentration: Consulting/Tech

  • Tony Shi
  • Email: tony_shi@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: South China Agricultural University
  • Previous Experience: 6 years in Apple Retail store management
  • Concentration: Consulting/Tech
  • Hometown: Zhuhai, China
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Dean's Advancement Council, MBA Student Association, Business Tech Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the collaborative culture and teamwork spirit. During the campus visit, I was amazed by the authenticity and supportiveness of every student and faculty member I met.

Zach Stone

Zach Stone

Previous Education: Finance, Wake Forest University

Previous Experience: 4 years in football player personnel, including scouting for the Tennessee Titans

Concentration: Management Consulting

  • Zach Stone
  • Email: Zach_Stone@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Finance, Wake Forest University
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in football player personnel, including scouting for the Tennessee Titans
  • Concentration: Management Consulting
  • Hometown: Rockville, MD
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Consulting Club, Sports & Entertainment Club, Student Store, Tutor, TA
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the strong career opportunities, exceptional faculty, and passionate alumni network. And, of course, the basketball.

Khalid Mohammad Syed

Khalid Mohammad Syed

Previous Education: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Previous Experience: 4 years in e-commerce industry in Internal Consulting and Product Management, 1 year at a Data Analytics start-up in Marketing

Concentration: Tech, Consulting

  • Khalid Mohammad Syed
  • Email: khalidmohammad_syed@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  • Previous Experience: 4 years in e-commerce industry in Internal Consulting and Product Management, 1 year at a Data Analytics start-up in Marketing
  • Concentration: Tech, Consulting
  • Hometown: Hyderabad, India
  • Interest: MBA Ambassadors, Tech Club, Consulting Club
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because of the brand, flexible curriculum, collaborative community, amazing alumni network and great employment statistics at my target companies.

Sarah Vondracek

Sarah Vondracek

Previous Education: Colgate University

Previous Experience: 3 years of environmental compliance experience at an electric utility

Concentration: Consulting/Energy

  • Sarah Vondracek
  • Email: sarah_vondracek@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Previous Education: Colgate University
  • Previous Experience: 3 years of environmental compliance experience at an electric utility
  • Concentration: Consulting/Energy
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Interest: MBA Ambassador, Consulting Club, Energy Club, Carolina Women in Business
  • Quote: I chose Kenan-Flagler because there is a strong community and a commitment to support each other, without sacrificing excellence.
 

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