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Talking with a current student is one of the best ways to learn more about the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Program. Our MBA Student Ambassadors can provide a candid, firsthand perspective on the school, coursework, co-curricular activities, and life as Tar Heel in Chapel Hill. Our ambassadors come from a variety of backgrounds so there’s probably someone whose interests are just like yours!

You may also wish to sign up for an office hours appointment with a current student, where you can chat one-on-one about the program experience, living in Chapel Hill, and what to expect as a Full-Time MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Patrick Carrillo Patrick Carrillo

  • Email: Patrick_Carrillo@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Corporate Finance/Strategy
  • Industry Recruiting For: Airlines (tech), healthcare, energy
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Corporate finance, strategy
  • Previous Experience: 8 years in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers
  • Previous Employer: U.S. Army
  • Undergraduate Institution: U.S. Military Academy
  • Undergraduate Major: Engineering management
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Military Veteran
  • Clubs: Corporate Finance Club, Business Technology Club, Healthcare Club
  • Fun Fact: “My guacamole has been reviewed as ‘thebomb.com.'”
Nkasano Fullerton Nkasano Fullerton

  • Email: nkasano_fullerton@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Marketing
  • Industry Recruiting For: Consumer packaged goods
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Brand management
  • Previous Experience: three years in education with Teach for America and five years in corporate retail at JCPenney headquarters
  • Previous Employer: JCPenney Corporate Headquarters
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida
  • Undergraduate Major: Psychology and criminology
  • Hometown: St. Ann’s Bay Jamaica and Coral Springs, Florida
  • Clubs: MBA Ambassadors, Marketing Club, Alliance of Minority Business Students, Dean’s Fellow, The Consortium
  • Fun Fact: “I am a skilled Pokemon trainer who partakes in competitive online battling.”
  • Ask me about ASW!
John Gauthier John Gauthier

  • Email: john_gauthier@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Real Estate
  • Industry Recruiting For: Real estate
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Development
  • Previous Experience: four years as a corporate attorney
  • Previous Employer: Davis & Gilbert, LLP
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania
  • Undergraduate Major: History
  • Hometown: Middletown, Connecticut
  • Clubs: Curriculum Advisory Board, Real Estate Club, Net Impact
  • Fun Fact: “I’ve traveled to 35 countries and 36 states.”
  • Ask me about ASW!
Scott Guichard Scott Guichard

  • Email: scott_guichard@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: General Management
  • Industry Recruiting For: Tech
  • Job Function Recruiting For: General management or product management
  • Previous Experience: three years in nonprofit association management, one and half years each in technology customer service and technology sales
  • Previous Employer: German Club Alumni Foundation (nonprofit association), Cvent (technoloogy)
  • Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Tech
  • Undergraduate Major: History
  • Hometown: Winchester, Virginia
  • Clubs: MBA Ambassadors, Business Technology Club, General Management Club, Sports & Entertainment Club, Soccer Club
  • Fun Fact: “I love to coach, specifically in cross country/track and field though I have dabbled in coaching basketball too. In my free time prior to attending UNC, I was the head coach for a middle school track team and coached the distance runners for a high school team.”
Benjamin Ivey Ben Ivey

  • Email: ben_ivey@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Capital Markets and Investments
  • Industry Recruiting For: Finance
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Investment management and private wealth
  • Previous Experience: three years at two banks followed by four years in operations at an asset manager
  • Previous Employer: PPM America, Inc.
  • Undergraduate Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Undergraduate Major: Communications
  • Hometown: Clemmons, North Carolina
  • Clubs: Investment Management and Private Wealth Clubs
  • Fun Fact: “I have been to Medieval Times more times than I can count.”
Kathleen Mackenzie Kathleen Mackenzie

  • Email: kathleen_mackenzie@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Marketing, Operations
  • Industry Recruiting For: Energy, tech, consumer goods
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Marketing
  • Previous Experience: two years in a rotational program, one year in digital marketing for a multinational manufacturer.
  • Previous Employer: SC Johnson Professional
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina
  • Undergraduate Major: International business, marketing
  • Hometown: Plainsboro, New Jersey
  • Clubs: Carolina Women in Business, Marketing Club
  • Fun Fact: “I’ve run three half marathons.”
Michelle Moglia Michelle Moglia

  • Email: michelle_moglia@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Healthcare
  • Industry Recruiting For: Healthcare
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Venture capital
  • Previous Experience: five years in investment banking (capital markets)
  • Previous Employer: BMO Capital Markets
  • Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
  • Undergraduate Major: Biology
  • Hometown: Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • Clubs: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital, Net Impact, Healthcare Club
  • Fun Fact: “I lived on an island full of seagulls for two summers.”
  • Ask me about ASW!
Ryan Newson Ryan Newson

  • Email: ryan_newson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Capital Markets & Investments
  • Industry Recruiting For: Financial services
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Investment management
  • Previous Experience: four years in advertising technology
  • Previous Employer: Index Exchange
  • Undergraduate Institution: Bates College
  • Undergraduate Major: History
  • Hometown: Stanhope, New Jersey
  • Clubs: Investment Management Club, Private Wealth Management Club
  • Fun Fact: “My first job in high school was moving, building and resurfacing pool tables.”
  • Ask me about ASW!
Matthew Opritza Matthew Opritza

  • Email: Matthew_Opritza@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Marketing
  • Industry Recruiting For: Tech, CPG
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Product management, brand management
  • Previous Experience: four and a half years supply chain management, two and a half years retail planning, one year digital marketing analytics
  • Previous Employer: Eaton Corporation and Gap Inc.
  • Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University
  • Undergraduate Major: Marketing and supply chain
  • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
  • Clubs: Tech, Marketing
  • Fun Fact: “I once was featured on Banana Republic’s Instagram as a model.”
  • Ask me about ASW!
Aditi Paul Aditi Paul

  • Email: aditi_paul@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Operations Management, Healthcare
  • Industry Recruiting For: Healthcare
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Consulting, operations
  • Previous Experience: three years in healthcare management consulting at a global consulting firm
  • Previous Employer: Accenture
  • Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Undergraduate Major: Industrial and systems engineering
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Clubs: MBA Ambassadors, Healthcare Club, Consulting Club, Carolina Women in Business, Curriculum Advisory Board
  • Fun Fact: “I have traveled to countries in six continents (and hope to make it to Antarctica in the future).”
Kuljyoti Rana Kuljyoti Rana

  • Email: Kuljyoti_rana@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Marketing, with Data, Digital Analysis and Technology enrichment
  • Industry Recruiting For: Technology, CPG, and media and entertainment
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Brand marketing, product marketing
  • Previous Experience: three years at one of the big four accounting firms and one year running my own pop-up bakery
  • Previous Employer: EY (Ernst & Young) and Backyard Bakery
  • Undergraduate Institution: Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi
  • Undergraduate Major: Business
  • Hometown: Delhi, India
  • International Student
  • Clubs: Business Technology Club, Marketing Club and Carolina Women in Business
  • Fun Fact: “I bake mean desserts! I ran my own pop-up bakery in Delhi and organized weekly bake shops at music and art events.”
Mallika Rao Mallika Rao

  • Email: mallika_rao@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Corporate Finance
  • Industry Recruiting For: Finance
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Investment Banking
  • Previous Experience: three years at an accounting firm, three and a half years in internal strategy and corporate finance for an insurance company
  • Previous Employer: Bharti AXA Life Insurance
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Mumbai
  • Undergraduate Major: Commerce/accounting
  • Hometown: Mumbai, India
  • International Student
  • Clubs: Investment Banking Club, Net Impact, Carolina Women in Business
  • Fun Fact: “I traveled across 10 countries in one year.”
Daniel Ryan Daniel Ryan

  • Email: daniel_ryan@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Consulting
  • Industry Recruiting For: Consulting
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Consulting
  • Previous Experience: six years in strategy and fundraising at Covenant House, a nonprofit serving young people facing homelessness.
  • Previous Employer: Covenant House
  • Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University
  • Undergraduate Major: English
  • Hometown: Fair Haven, New Jersey
  • Clubs: MBA Ambassador, Dearborn Legacy Cup Captain, Liaison – Carolina Women in Business, Liaison – EVP of MBASA, Liaison – Deloitte Case Competition
  • Fun Fact: “I’ve run the NYC Half Marathon seven times, the Disney Half Marathon five times, the NYC Marathon in 2016 and the Dublin Marathon in 2017.”
Justin Teplinski Justin Teplinski

  • Email: justin_teplinski@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Marketing
  • Industry Recruiting For: Consumer packaged goods
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Brand management, general management
  • Previous Experience: three years in the Peace Corps as an English education volunteer in the Republic of Georgia, four years as a retail sales manager for AT&T
  • Previous Employer: Peace Corps, AT&T
  • Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Long Beach
  • Undergraduate Major: Business administration – management
  • Hometown: Palacios, Texas
  • Clubs: MBA Ambassadors, Marketing Club, Carolina Women in Business, Fitness Club, MBA Adventure Club
  • Fun Fact: “During undergrad, I took a course taught by the creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga.”
  • Ask me about ASW!
Victoria Thompson Victoria Thompson

  • Email: victoria_thompson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Consulting
  • Industry Recruiting For: Financial services
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Consulting
  • Previous Experience: two years as a financial analyst
  • Previous Employer: Wells Fargo
  • Undergraduate Institution: UConn
  • Undergraduate Major: Finance
  • Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Clubs: Consulting Club, Carolina Women in Business, MBA Student Association
  • Fun Fact: “I played Division 1 lacrosse at UConn.”
Jason Tsai Jason Tsai

  • Email: Jason_Tsai@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Marketing, Data Digital Analysis and Technology
  • Industry Recruiting For: Consumer packaged goods
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Brand management
  • Previous Experience: one year in sales, seven years in digital marketing and marketing operations
  • Previous Employer: Siemens
  • Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
  • Undergraduate Major: Cognitive science
  • Hometown: Bellmore, New York
  • Clubs: Marketing Club, Sports Club, Entertainment & Media Club, MBA Ambassadors
  • Fun Fact: “I’ve officiated two weddings and once signed a marriage certificate at a Shake Shack in New York Penn Station.”
  • Ask me about ASW!
Brad Wompierski Brad Wompierski

  • Email: bradley_wompierski@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Operations
  • Industry Recruiting For: Technology, healthcare
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Operations, general management
  • Previous Experience: seven years as an Army Aviation Operations Officer
  • Previous Employer: U.S. Army
  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware
  • Undergraduate Major: Mass communication
  • Hometown: Cinnaminson, New Jersey
  • Military Veteran
  • Clubs: Hockey Club, Operations Club, Healthcare Club, Business Technology Club
  • Fun Fact: Diehard New Jersey Devils and hockey fan
Zhongyuan Zhou Zhongyuan Zhou

  • Email: Zhongyuan_Zhou@kenan-flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Real Estate and Corporate Finance
  • Industry Recruiting For: Real estate
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Investment and investment banking
  • Previous Experience: four years in asset management at a real estate investment firm
  • Previous Employer: Mapletree
  • Undergraduate Institution: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Undergraduate Major: Architecture
  • Hometown: Shanghai, China
  • International Student
  • Clubs: Real Estate Club, Investment Banking Club, Asian Business Club
  • Fun Fact: “I ran a marathon and speak a little French.”