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GSA executive board 2017-2018

Meet the GSA executive board (Left to right): Cris Kang, Roshan Luitel, Mrudula Vempuluru, John Casassa, Carmen Cardenas, and Anh Phan. (missing from the photo: Laura Bakopolus, Leon Moukendi & Jared Stoddard) Photo: Rachel Palumbo

(Left to right): Cris Kang, Roshan Luitel, Mrudula Vempuluru, John Casassa, Carmen Cardenas, and Anh Phan. 
Missing from photo: Laura Bakopolus, Leon Moukendi & Jared Stoddard
Photo: Rachel Palumbo

President: Carmen Cardenas

Background

Engineering and Business Development

I chose Bentley because its Master’s programs were going to challenge me. I wanted to experience using the latest technologies for my education, and be part of a welcoming and safe community. After a year being here, I’ve grown in multiple ways and become part of a world class professional network.

Major

ELMBA/MSIT

Home Country

Bolivia

Mentor/Role Models

My mother – Carmen Diaz. Sheryl Sandberg and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Skills

I’m a visionary, problem solver and always finding ways to help people.

Personal Interests

I love Origami, watching the tv series “Friends” and playing volleyball.

cardena_carm@bentley.edu

Senior Vice President: Roshan Luitel

Background

 Finance

I choose Bentley because it serves a niche. It's heavy focus on business education and its recognition as an accounting and finance school are some important factors that influenced my decision to chose Bentley over others.

Major

ELMBA/MSF(Q)

Home Country

Nepal

Skills

Leadership, Management, Quantitative Analysis.

Personal Interests

I love to play guitar, play basketball and devour delicious food.

luitel_rosh@bentley.edu

 

Treasurer: Cris Kang

Background

Accounting

I chose Bentley because of its good reputation and excellent career services.

Major

MSA

Home Country

China

Mentor/Role Models

My Friends

Personal Interests

Swimming, Hiking, Reading

kang_ping@bentley.edu

Vice President of Sister Orgs & Inter University Relations: John Casassa

Background

Corporate Finance & Accounting

I choose Bentley Grad because of the students. The graduate students at Bentley are all smart, driven, and going to be the leaders of tomorrow. I wanted to be in environment where I would learn both from my classes and my peers.

Major

MST

Home Country

United States of America

Mentor/Role Models

Ian Mulhern

Skills

Organization, Communication, and Flexibility

Personal Interests

Sports, History, Running

Casassa_john@bentley.edu

Vice President Events and Operations: Mrudula Vempuluru

Background

Business Administration (Hons)

I choose Bentley because it is a renowned business school, offering marketing analytics program. Also, for the massive cultural diversity.

Major

MSMA

Home Country

India

Mentor/Role Models

Robin Sharma

Skills

Research, Analytical, Digital Content

Personal Interests

Food, Fitness, Digital Blogs

vempulu_mrud@bentley.edu

Event Coordinator/Graphic Designer: Laura Bakopolus

Background

Mass Communication, Theatre, Psychology

I chose Bentley because I wanted to learn the fundamental skills of business management from experts and thought leaders who would be able to provide real world applications and insights. I wanted a school with an excellent reputation, notable career services, and proven alumni success. I chose Bentley because in addition to all those offerings, I knew I would be given the ability to be creative and innovative, choose a concentration tailored to my career goals, and maintain a work-life balance by attending school part-time while working full-time.

Major

PMBA

Home Country

United States of America

Mentor/Role Models

My parents instilled in me a work ethic that contributed to my ability to work multiple jobs at once and participate in many clubs and organizations that have advanced my professional development, to lead multiple client projects to success, and to work hard until I figured out the best solution to each problem faced. I have worked in arts administration, where passion drives everything that you do, which aligned with my will to always be fulfilled by my job. Lastly, the accomplished executives I had to interview as part of a project for my Leading Responsibly class influenced me to learn as much as possible, ask the right questions, talk to the right people, and create the job that I want – which is why I one day hope to either run my own theatre company or serve as a leadership coach and strategic operations advisor.

Skills

Communication, Leadership and Project Management

Personal Interests

Theatre, Psychology, Sports

Vice President of Technology: Jared Stoddard

Background

Web Design and Development, User Experience Design

I chose Bentley because of it’s Human Factors in Information Design degree. It is highly rated and has a high success rate for placement in big name companies. I also wanted to move from my home state of Utah to experience more of what the world had to offer. Besides, who doesn’t love driving 40 hours across the US.

Major

MSHFID

Home Country

United States of America

Mentor/Role Models

My father and my mother, David A. Bednar, Kim B. Clark

Skills

Problem Solving, Programming, Design, Ideation

Personal Interests

My beautiful wife and three adorable children, Internet of Things (IoT), Handyman Skills, People, and Mormonism

stoddar_jare@bentley.edu

Event Coordinator: Anh Phan

Major

MSF

Home Country

Vietnam

phan_anh@bentley.edu

*The 2017-2018 President and Senior Vice President were elected during the 2017 spring semester by Bentley’s graduate students. The rest of the e-board was then appointed. All graduate students are encouraged to vote each year and any graduate student may run for office during the nomination and election season each spring.

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