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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 consider our Campus Visit Program, where you can meet current students for lunch as well as attend a live class and meet with an admissions representative.

Rhian Carreker Ford Rhian Carreker-Ford

  • Email: Rhian_Carreker-Ford@kenan-Flagler.unc.edu
  • Class of 2021
  • MBA Concentration: Management Consulting
  • Industry Recruiting For: Consulting, management, operations
  • Job Function Recruiting For: Consulting, general management, operations
  • Previous Experience: Peace Corps for three years in Panama, three years with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services in San Francisco
  • Previous Employer: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
  • Undergraduate Institution: Fisk University
  • Undergraduate Major: Political science and psychology
  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Clubs: Alliance of Minority Business Students, Pride Club, Consulting Club, General Management Club, Operations Club, Rugby Football Club
  • Fun Fact: “I play Pokemon Go daily.”
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.”