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The MBA Student Ambassadors program provides prospective students with a link to current UNC Kenan-Flagler MBAs. Students work directly for the Kenan-Flagler Graduate Admissions Office to support their mission of bringing the best and brightest to UNC Kenan-Flagler.
The MBA Student Ambassadors are a select group of 1st and 2nd year MBA students that can make an impact on shaping incoming MBA classes.
Our team of students will participate in hosting lunches and classroom visits as well as giving building tours and participating in admission events throughout the year. These activities have provided opportunities to strengthen communication skills, network with classmates and enhance leadership skills.
You can see a list of our current classmates who participate in this organization on our Contact an MBA Student Ambassador page.
Ben Schapira - President
Ben is pursuing a concentration in Marketing, with the intention of working in CPG or Technology upon graduation. Before business school, he worked for Wells Fargo in Operations and Wealth Management roles. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013 with a degree in Economics and Finance. This summer, he will be working at Hershey’s in Hershey, PA as a Brand Management Intern.
Anuj Chowdhary - VP of Incoming Student Experience
Anuj is pursuing a dual concentration in Corporate Finance and Energy with an intension of joining a Leadership Development Program after Graduation. Before joining Kenan-Flagler, he worked as a Proposals & Estimation Engineer for a refining equipment manufacturing company in Pune, India. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy) in 2014. This summer he will be a part of Consumer Banking Summer Associate Program for Bank of America in Charlotte, NC.
Zach Stone - Executive Vice President
Zach is pursuing a concentration in Management Consulting, with the intention of working in consulting after graduation. Before business school, he worked in the football player personnel, both at the college level and in the NFL. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2013 with a degree in Finance. This summer, he will be working at McKinsey & Company, based out of their Charlotte office.
Varada Narayanan - VP of Special Events
Varada is pursuing a concentration in General Management. Before business school, she worked as a Project Manager for Granules India Limited and Mylan Inc. She graduated from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in 2012 with a dual degree in Pharmacy and Management.
Ankitaa Bhatia - VP of International Market Outreach
Ankitaa is pursuing a concentration in Marketing, with the intention of working in a Technology company for Product Management upon graduation. Before B-School, she worked for JP Morgan Chase for their Valuation Risk Team and for Samsung R&D in Software Development role. She graduated from Delhi College of Engineering with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering in 2013.
Elizabeth Merritt - VP of US Market Outreach
Elizabeth is pursuing a concentration in General Management. Before business school she worked in the North Carolina Governor's Office, as the legal aide to the General Counsel. She graduated from UNC in 2013 with degrees in Public Policy and Peace, War & Defense. This summer, she will be at Cigna in Hartford Connecticut.
Jason Jan - VP of Internal Operations
Jason is pursuing a concentration in Operations with the intention of working in Heathcare upon graduation. Before business school, he worked for Immunalysis, a point of care diagnostic company. He graduated from Middlebury College in 2012 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. This summer he will be working at Blueprint Medicines in Cambridge, MA.
Our recruitment process beings in August and September for first year students. If you have questions about the organization or on the membership process, please contact:
Danielle Richie, Senior Associate Director of MBA Admissions and Student Recruitment.