Student Ambassadors

MBA Admissions Ambassadors

An important link for prospective and current students, MBA Admissions Ambassadors are current University of San Diego students from both our FUll-Time and Evening MBA programs.

MBA Admissions Ambassadors who can provide a first-hand perspective on student life and academics at the University of San Diego.  They can talk about everything from application tips to networking advice, and are always happy to host your for a class visit or informational meeting. Email your questions to any of our MBA Admissions Ambassadors listed below.

Contact MBA Student Ambassadors

Full-Time MBA Admissions Ambassadors

Joline Cai
MBA Class of 2015
Professional Background: Consulting Manager at Chinese Ministry of Education
BA English, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Vince Castillo

Class of 2014
Professional Background: Army National Guard
BS Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
International MBA Opportunities:
Post MBA Plans: PhD in Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Neelam Chauhan
International Track Class of 2015
Professional Background: Captain at Indian Army
International MBA opportunity: Shanghai Foreign Services Co. Ltd. Consulting Practicum, Shanghai, China and Study Abroad, Hong Kong, China


BSc Education, Maharshi Dayand Saraswati University
MBA Concentrations: Supply Chain Management & Corporate Finance
International MBA Opportunities:
MBA Activities: Women In Business Network, JDA case competition, Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable Business plan competition

Derek Dahlin
Dual JD/MBA Class of 2016
BS Biochemistry, University of Vermont
MBA Activities: ACG Southern California- Investment Banking Case Competition, 2nd Place Team, Management Consulting Association, NetImpact

David Samuel
Full-Time MBA Class of 2015
Previous Professional Experience: Commanding Officer at US Marine Corps
Bachelor in Fine Arts, New York University
MBA Activities: VP of Alumni and Network Engagement- Management Consulting Association, 2014 ACG Southern California- Investment Banking Case Competition, 2nd Place Team

Leonie Sandelbaum
International Track Class of 2014
Previous Professional Experience: Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting GmbH
International Business, VWA Stuttgart
International MBA Opportunities: Qualcomm Consulting Practicum in Dubai, Semester Abroad IAE Business School (Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina), WD-40 Consulting Practicum in Shanghai, Study Abroad in Colombia
MBA Activities: Leadership Fellow, Graduate Assistant for Center for Peace and Commerce
MBA Internship: Internship: Analyst in the Department for Financial and Economic Policy of the EU, German State Department

Andrew Sanderson
International Track Class of 2014
Previous Professional Experience: Senior Systems Administrator at CouchSurfing International
BS Computer Science, Tulane University
International MBA Opportunities: WD-40 Consulting Practicum Shainghai, China,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, Study Abroad in Bogota, Columbia
Internship: Product Marketing with Teradata Aster

Maria Szczepaniak

International Track Class of 2015
Previous Professional Experience:Project Purchasing Manager at Gnostech Inc.
BS Apparel Merchandising, Indiana University
Emphasis in Corporate Finance
International MBA Opportunities: WD-40 Consulting Practicum Shainghai, & Study Abroad in Bogota, Columbia & Hong Kong, China!
MBA Activities: Management Consulting Association and Women in Business Network

Dani Wijekoon
International Track Class of 2014
Previous Professional Experience:Energy Consultant at Energy NZ Ltd.
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland
MBA Activities: Vice President of Net Impact Graduate Chapter
Internship: Corporate Engagement Intern with the Nature Conservancy

Alexa Williams
Full-Time MBA Class of 2015
Previous Professional Experience: Director of Marketing at Sojourn Beauty
BS Business, Wake Forest
MBA Activities: Leadership Fellows, Women In Business Network

Evening MBA Ambassadors

Kevin Buchheister
MBA Class of 2014, Finance Emphasis
Bachelor or Arts, California Statue University Chico
Professional Experience:National Account Manager at HD Supply

Alma Garibay
Dual MBA Tecnológico de Monterrey & USD, MBA Class of 2015
BS Industrial Psychology & Master in Human Resources, CETYS University
Professional Experience: Human Resources Manager in JD Group

Narendra Jeyabalan
MBA Class of 2016
B. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University
Professional Experience: Engineer at United Technologies Corporation

Abigail Malik
MBA Class of 2016, SUpply Chain Management Concentration
BS Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
Professional Experience: Senior Financial Analyst at EQUAL
MBA Activities: Graduate Business Student Association Director of Student Clubs and Alumni
International MBA Opportunities: Study Abroad Hong Kong

Mario Orozco
MBA Class of 2015
DDS, University of Costa Rica & Master of Public Health, Boston University
Professional Experience: Clinical Trial Project Director at UCLA School of Dentistry
International MBA Opportunities: Consulting Project with Edify in Dominican Republic