MBAA BOARD: 2019-2020


MBAA BOARD MEMBERS : 2019 - 2020


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Julia Robinson

President

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor's degree in Management of External Economic Activities and Master's degree in Innovation Management

Undergraduate School: National Mining University of Ukraine

Where are you from: Ukraine

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Human Resources Manager at Evergreen Children's Association dba Kids Co. Been in HR field since 2010 working in both nonprofit and corporate worlds.

What do you like to do in your spare time: Play tennis, bocce, and badminton; crochet and travel around the globe.

The President is accountable and responsible for the annual strategic planning and formation of Evening MBAA initiatives and goals, including oversight of Evening MBAA VPs. The President schedules, develops the agenda for and presides over all Executive Council and MBAA Board meetings and ensures the MBAA operates in accordance with the MBAA Constitution and Bylaws. The President is charged with maintaining close relations with the Programs Office, the Full Time MBAA leadership, the Career Management staff, the Dean of the Business School, the Assistant Dean for External Relations and the Directors of other graduate business programs as appropriate. The President shall train the MBAA Board and assist the VPs as needed. The President often serves as a representative of the MBAA and of the Foster School at many program events throughout the year.

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Daniel Lee

Executive VP of Operations

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Physics

Undergraduate School: UW

Where are you from: South Korea

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Program Manager at Access Laser

What do you like to do in your spare time: What spare time? - spending time with my wife. Watch movies, grab some drinks, roadtrips and camping trips.

The Executive Vice President of Operations is accountable and responsible for short-range program execution. In addition, the Executive Vice President of Operations shall support the President with annual strategic planning and formation of Evening MBAA initiatives and goals, including oversight of evening MBAA VPs. They are in charge of collecting SMART goals from all of the VP’s and Class Reps, then communicating those goals and progress to the greater MBAA membership. The Executive Vice President of Operations will support the initiatives and goals of other executive board members. If the Executive Vice President of Communications is not in the Evening MBAA Council, the Executive Vice President of Operations will be responsible for maintaining meeting records. The Executive Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the President's absence.

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Amber Sun

Executive VP of Communications

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Industrial & Systems Engineering

Undergraduate School: University of Washington: Seattle

Where are you from: Puyallup, WA

Work Experience (Previous and Current): During my time at the UW as an undergraduate, I served as an Resident Advisor, Assistant Resident Director and Freshmen Orientation Leader. After graduating, I started my career at Nordstrom in their corporate office in their Technology department as a Continuous Improvement Intern. I had interned at Philips during my undergraduate degree and returned as Logistics Planner in their Ultrasound business segment.

What do you like to do in your spare time: I love long-distance running, eating and tanning in the sun.

The Executive Vice President of Communications is accountable and responsible for maintainingcommunication and record of the Evening MBAA Executive Board and the annual Evening MBAA elections. The Executive Vice President of Communications shall be responsible for sending out minutes from each Evening MBAA board meeting. Additionally, the Executive Vice President of Communications will maintain communications between the Evening MBAA Board and the Evening MBA student body through all communication platforms available. This entails compiling the MBAA content for the weekly newsletter, approving the MBAA website content, managing the MBAA email account, maintaining the MBAA calendar and approving evemba listserv emails. This EVP is also tasked with writing and editing MBAA processes and policies.

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Chad Delrose

Executive VP of Finance

Class of 2020

Undergraduate Degree: Finance

Undergraduate School: University of Iowa

Where are you from: Chicago

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Accenture - Corporate Development

What do you like to do in your spare time: Play ice hockey

 

The Executive Vice President of Finance maintains the financial accounts of the Foster Evening MBAA and is responsible for the creation and management of the organization’s annual budget. Other responsibilities include presenting financial updates during meetings, providing individual guidance for the Evening MBAA Board members on available funds, and issuing reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, the Executive Vice President of Finance serves as a liaison between the MBA Program Office, student clubs for the disbursement of MBA Program Office sponsorship funds and the Full-time MBAA Council.
This role is not an elected position, it is appointed by the Executive Council in consultation with the MBA Program Office.

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ChrisTine Wainwright

VP of Academic Affairs

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: BA English

Undergraduate School: Loyola University Chicago

Where are you from: Chicago, IL

Work Experience (Previous and Current): My career has primarily been focused around higher education administration, including roles in academic affairs, student services, and continuing education programming for Loyola University Chicago School of Law. I am currently the Assistant Director for Academic & Student Services in Foster's Executive MBA program.

What do you like to do in your spare time: Life as a student has cut into my "spare time" a bit, but it definitely still exists! As a transplant to Seattle, I feel like I'm still learning a ton about this beautiful city, even after about 4 years here. In my down-time, I like to explore neighborhoods I don't spend as much time in, and am always looking for good restaurants, breweries, or tea shops to try out.

Anything else you want to add: One of the aspects of my role is to serve as a liaison between students, faculty, and the administration — the MBAA offers formal feedback opportunities, but please don't hesitate to reach out at any time! Our shared experience at Foster benefits greatly from communication between all members of the Foster community, so please feel encouraged to speak up and let me know how I and the MBAA can help.

The Vice President of Academic Affairs serves as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration to resolve academic issues concerning course scheduling, faculty/course feedback, curriculum requirements, and course loads. This person is responsible for Mid Quarter Core Professor reviews. This includes administration of a survey to collect feedback from current students each quarter on class topics, course speed, miscellaneous concerns, and then delivers the feedback to the Professor of that class, in partnership with the class representatives. The VP of Academic Affairs is responsible for the end of year Professor and graduation awards. In addition, they serve on the Master’s Program Committee as a voting student representative along with 6 faculty members. The committee votes on changes to Master’s Program Curriculum and meets once a month during the academic year, typically on Tuesday’s from 12:30-1:30 pm. This position also manages the student of the Month nominations, selection and prize acquisition. Finally, this board member works with the VP of Alumni Affairs to coordinate the Alumni Welcome Back Lecture.

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Grayson Phillips

VP of Alumni Affairs

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Finance

Undergraduate School: Fairfield University

Where are you from: Oak Park, CA

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Currently on the Valuations team at Weyerhaueser. Previously I was in tech doing various sales and business development roles at Udemy, Logikcull, and GuideSpark.

What do you like to do in your spare time: Fishing, hiking, camping, and surfing!

The Vice President of Alumni Affairs serves as the primary liaison between graduate students, alumni, and the Alumni Relations Program Office within the business school. The role requires coordination with the MBA Career Management Office, as appropriate. The VP of Alumni Affairs will be tasked with creating and/or supporting at least one quarterly event that serves Evening MBA Alumni (e.g. Alumni Welcome Back Lecture/ Windermere Cup Regatta Tent) and the current Evening MBA Students. The Evening and Full Time VPs of Alumni Affairs will work together to look for event opportunities which engage both alumni populations for current students to connect with.

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Matt Hopkins

VP of Community Outreach

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Finance

Undergraduate School: Penn State University

Where are you from: Maltby, WA

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Expedia Group

What do you like to do in your spare time: Hiking, snowboarding, traveling, music festivals/shows.

Anything else you want to add: I’m super excited to bring the Golden Briefcase back to Foster in 2020!

The Vice President(s) of Community Outreach serve as the primary liaisons between the Evening MBAA and local community service organizations. The VP’s of Community Outreach are responsible for creating opportunities for Evening MBAA members to participate in philanthropic activities. In conjunction with the VP of Program Relations, these persons will appoint Evening representative(s) to the Challenge for Charity (C4C) board. These VP’s also serve as the chair(s) for the Foster 5K Fun Run, liaise with the full time C4C board regarding fundraising & philanthropy, and plan at least one quarterly Service Day. The VP’s in this position are also tasked with helping to organize C4C sports weekend attendance and points tracking for Evening students.

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Abby Kozyra

VP of Community Outreach

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Business

Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Where are you from: Lacey, WA

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Operations Analyst, Program Manager, SAP Concur

What do you like to do in your spare time: Hike, bike, travel, read, camp, and spend time with friends and family!

The Vice President(s) of Community Outreach serve as the primary liaisons between the Evening MBAA and local community service organizations. The VP’s of Community Outreach are responsible for creating opportunities for Evening MBAA members to participate in philanthropic activities. In conjunction with the VP of Program Relations, these persons will appoint Evening representative(s) to the Challenge for Charity (C4C) board. These VP’s also serve as the chair(s) for the Foster 5K Fun Run, liaise with the full time C4C board regarding fundraising & philanthropy, and plan at least one quarterly Service Day. The VP’s in this position are also tasked with helping to organize C4C sports weekend attendance and points tracking for Evening students.

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Mike ringenburg

VP of Technology

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Math and Computer Science

Undergraduate School: Dartmouth

Where are you from: Seattle

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Principal Engineer and Software Architect, Cray

What do you like to do in your spare time: Spending time with my family (wife and 3 kids), running, kayaking, and cooking

The Vice President of Information Technology is responsible for serving as a liaison between the student body, the EVP of Communications and the various technology entities on campus. Additionally, this role is responsible for creating and/or maintaining the Evening MBAA website. This VP is expected to work with all the other VPs, club presidents and event organisers together with the VP of communications to ensure that up-to-date information and regular updates are published in the website. This position is also responsible for managing the election voting surveys for the Fall and Spring MBAA elections.

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Trevor Ford

VP of Diversity

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Music

Undergraduate School: University of Denver

Where are you from: Bend, Oregon

Work Experience (Previous and Current): 3

What do you like to do in your spare time: Play jazz bass, ski, and mountain bike

The Vice President of Diversity Affairs is an inclusion leader for the Foster MBA community, serving as a liaison between students, Foster MBAA's diversity clubs, and Foster's Diversity Council to promote student experiences that are interwoven with diversity, inclusion, and equity. This person is responsible for serving as the Evening MBAA representative for the Diversity Council meetings and strengthen relationships with diversity clubs (e.g. Diversity in Business, Foster Veterans Association, Out in Business, and Women in Business). In this role, the VP of Diversity Affairs is open to any student and faculty recommendations for building diversity, inclusion, and equity programming into the Foster MBA experience.

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Tyler Sterling

VP of Program Relations

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University

Where are you from: Renton, WA

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Tooling Engineer (Blendtec, 2012) Structural Design Engineer (Boeing, 2013-2019) Systems Engineer (Boeing, 2019-Present)

What do you like to do in your spare time: Spending time with the people I love which first and foremost is my wife, creating meaningful relationships, meeting new people, spending time skiing, adventuring and exploring, trying new foods, mentoring, learning, running, singing, playing the piano, going to summer Mariners games, working on house projects, baking, and anonymously leaving yummy treats on people's doorsteps with nice notes!

Anything else you want to add: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly" - Theodore Roosevelt

The Vice President of Program Relations works on creating strong relationships throughout the Foster School of Business MBA Programs. The position will work with student leaders in the Full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Technology MBA Programs. This person will serve as the primary liaison between the Evening MBAA and student clubs. If a club does not have an Evening MBAA representative, the VP of Program Relations will serve as the primary representative. They will work with the MBA Program Office on planning the Experience Foster (club fair). This officer will also advertise the clubs during ePrime and conduct a survey on club interest.

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Samantha Sangrey

VP of Student Affairs

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Business Administration

Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Where are you from: Albany, NY

Work Experience (Previous and Current): I currently work as a Program Manager of Business Operations at Microsoft. Prior to this I was. Strategy and Planning Manager at Microsoft, and worked as Management Consultant at LMC Consulting Group.

What do you like to do in your spare time: I like playing with my new puppy Ollie, going hiking, wine tasting, and practicing yoga

The Vice President of Student Affairs is the primary social event coordinator for the Evening MBA Program and serves the board as the subject matter expert for event planning resources. The VP of Student Affairs is responsible for planning and coordinating the Winter Ball (aka "The Frosters") and the end-of-the year awards party (aka “The Fosters”). They are also responsible for serving as the Evening Representative for the TG planning committee. Lastly, this officer should seek out new opportunities for events that would have a positive impact on the Foster community and promote social and professional relationships between students, faculty, alumni, and businesses.

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Samantha Martinez

VP of MEMBERSHIP

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Business Management

Undergraduate School: WGU

Where are you from: Tacoma

Work Experience (Previous and Current): I currently work as a multi-family Property Manager. I have prior experience in entrepreneurship, insurance and construction project management.

What do you like to do in your spare time: In my spare time, I like to play tennis, read and try new food.

Anything else you want to add: Networking doesn't come naturally to everyone, but anyone can do it! I'm excited to meet the incoming class and look forward to connecting the Foster family this coming year.

The Vice President of Membership is responsible for communicating the value of the Evening MBAA to incoming Evening MBA Students as well as non-members of the MBAA. They will plan and execute at least two summer welcome events (i.e. BBQ, Mariners game, etc.). The position will work closely on recruiting MBAA members and ensuring dues are paid. They will work with the MBA Program Office on planning ePRIME and other orientation activities. In addition, they will maintain an active membership list (in concert with the Treasurer). This VP also assists with the C4C planning and fundraising and sit as an evening representative on the C4C board.

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will Levin

2019 class representative

class of 2019

Bio coming soon…

The Class Representatives act as liaisons between the students, the academic leaders, and the Evening MBAA. They ensure that classmates are represented and informed of MBA Program and Evening MBAA activities. The Class Representatives inform classmates of school wide announcements (i.e., class cancellations, campus wide closures, etc.) and build social cohesion among the classes.
Combined Efforts:
- Organize one On-Campus Happy Hour per quarter, including coordinating volunteers to assist with purchasing food/beverages, set-up, tear down, and running of event (greeting/payment, bar tending, etc.).
- OneFoster Event – Annual event typically held in Fall Quarter that includes both Full-Time and Evening MBA students to enhance relationships and cohesion across programs.
- Partner with the VP of Academic Affairs to deliver mid-quarter feedback to core professors. Other social events as desired (Ice Cream Socials, Mingle with the MBAA, etc.).

3rd Year Class Rep Specific Duties: Work closely with the MBA Program Office and Foster School of Business Advancement Team to choose and fundraise for the graduating class gift.

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Alana mcgee

2019 class representative

class of 2019

Bio coming soon…

The Class Representatives act as liaisons between the students, the academic leaders, and the Evening MBAA. They ensure that classmates are represented and informed of MBA Program and Evening MBAA activities. The Class Representatives inform classmates of school wide announcements (i.e., class cancellations, campus wide closures, etc.) and build social cohesion among the classes.
Combined Efforts:
- Organize one On-Campus Happy Hour per quarter, including coordinating volunteers to assist with purchasing food/beverages, set-up, tear down, and running of event (greeting/payment, bar tending, etc.).
- OneFoster Event – Annual event typically held in Fall Quarter that includes both Full-Time and Evening MBA students to enhance relationships and cohesion across programs.
- Partner with the VP of Academic Affairs to deliver mid-quarter feedback to core professors. Other social events as desired (Ice Cream Socials, Mingle with the MBAA, etc.).

3rd Year Class Rep Specific Duties: Work closely with the MBA Program Office and Foster School of Business Advancement Team to choose and fundraise for the graduating class gift.

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J Patty

2020 CLASS REPRESENTATIVE

Class of 2020

Undergraduate Degree: International Business

Undergraduate School: Indiana University Southeast

Where are you from: Louisville, KY

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Over the last 5 years, J has worked as a Strategy Consultant for a multinational professional services network where he supported U.S. firms target and plan international growth strategies. J moved to Seattle to join the Foster School of Business Evening MBA program to develop strengths in technology and finance as well as continue to grow his leadership skills.

What do you like to do in your spare time: In his spare time, J enjoys tackling crossword puzzles, exploring new cultures, golfing, hiking, and attending live music shows and sporting events.

The Class Representatives act as liaisons between the students, the academic leaders, and the Evening MBAA. They ensure that classmates are represented and informed of MBA Program and Evening MBAA activities. The Class Representatives inform classmates of school wide announcements (i.e., class cancellations, campus wide closures, etc.) and build social cohesion among the classes.
Combined Efforts:
- Organize one On-Campus Happy Hour per quarter, including coordinating volunteers to assist with purchasing food/beverages, set-up, tear down, and running of event (greeting/payment, bar tending, etc.).
- OneFoster Event – Annual event typically held in Fall Quarter that includes both Full-Time and Evening MBA students to enhance relationships and cohesion across programs.
- Partner with the VP of Academic Affairs to deliver mid-quarter feedback to core professors. Other social events as desired (Ice Cream Socials, Mingle with the MBAA, etc.).

3rd Year Class Rep Specific Duties: Work closely with the MBA Program Office and Foster School of Business Advancement Team to choose and fundraise for the graduating class gift.

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Grace Hwang

2020 CLASS REPRESENTATIVE

Class of 2020

Undergraduate Degree: Finance

Undergraduate School: University of Hawaii

Where are you from: Honolulu, HI

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Currently, I am a finance manager at Microsoft on the Central Finance Team. Prior to Microsoft, I was a financial analyst at Boeing.

What do you like to do in your spare time: Try new restaurants, hang out with friends, and throw dance parties.

The Class Representatives act as liaisons between the students, the academic leaders, and the Evening MBAA. They ensure that classmates are represented and informed of MBA Program and Evening MBAA activities. The Class Representatives inform classmates of school wide announcements (i.e., class cancellations, campus wide closures, etc.) and build social cohesion among the classes.
Combined Efforts:
- Organize one On-Campus Happy Hour per quarter, including coordinating volunteers to assist with purchasing food/beverages, set-up, tear down, and running of event (greeting/payment, bar tending, etc.).
- OneFoster Event – Annual event typically held in Fall Quarter that includes both Full-Time and Evening MBA students to enhance relationships and cohesion across programs.
- Partner with the VP of Academic Affairs to deliver mid-quarter feedback to core professors. Other social events as desired (Ice Cream Socials, Mingle with the MBAA, etc.).

3rd Year Class Rep Specific Duties: Work closely with the MBA Program Office and Foster School of Business Advancement Team to choose and fundraise for the graduating class gift.

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Matt Bonna

2021 Class Representative

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Where are you from: Bakersfield, CA

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Boeing, Eaton Corporation, General Electric

What do you like to do in your spare time: Follow Husky Football and travel.

The Class Representatives act as liaisons between the students, the academic leaders, and the Evening MBAA. They ensure that classmates are represented and informed of MBA Program and Evening MBAA activities. The Class Representatives inform classmates of school wide announcements (i.e., class cancellations, campus wide closures, etc.) and build social cohesion among the classes.
Combined Efforts:
- Organize one On-Campus Happy Hour per quarter, including coordinating volunteers to assist with purchasing food/beverages, set-up, tear down, and running of event (greeting/payment, bar tending, etc.).
- OneFoster Event – Annual event typically held in Fall Quarter that includes both Full-Time and Evening MBA students to enhance relationships and cohesion across programs.
- Partner with the VP of Academic Affairs to deliver mid-quarter feedback to core professors. Other social events as desired (Ice Cream Socials, Mingle with the MBAA, etc.).

2nd Year Class Rep Specific Duties: Choose weekly Happy Hour locations during the spring and summer quarters, call the venue to coordinate, and announce to all classes via Website/Facebook. Organize a Class Trip to be held during Summer.

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Richard Zong

2021 CLASS REPRESENTATIVE

Class of 2021

Undergraduate Degree: BioEngineering

Undergraduate School: University of Washington

Where are you from: Issaquah

Work Experience (Previous and Current): Ultrasound Engineer at Philips Healthcare

What do you like to do in your spare time: As a Seattle native, I enjoy cheering on all the local Seattle sports teams. In addition to watching sports I enjoy playing all kinds recreational sports. Recently I have also taken up learning how to dance Hip Hop and Jazz Funk. During some TGs and at next year's C4C you can find me playing the keyboard as a part of the Foster MBA Band. In my down time I enjoy going to local wineries and breweries.

Anything else you want to add: I am passionate about connecting individuals and bringing people together. During my time on the MBAA Board, I hope to help cultivate the Foster community around a Full MBA experience.

The Class Representatives act as liaisons between the students, the academic leaders, and the Evening MBAA. They ensure that classmates are represented and informed of MBA Program and Evening MBAA activities. The Class Representatives inform classmates of school wide announcements (i.e., class cancellations, campus wide closures, etc.) and build social cohesion among the classes.
Combined Efforts:
- Organize one On-Campus Happy Hour per quarter, including coordinating volunteers to assist with purchasing food/beverages, set-up, tear down, and running of event (greeting/payment, bar tending, etc.).
- OneFoster Event – Annual event typically held in Fall Quarter that includes both Full-Time and Evening MBA students to enhance relationships and cohesion across programs.
- Partner with the VP of Academic Affairs to deliver mid-quarter feedback to core professors. Other social events as desired (Ice Cream Socials, Mingle with the MBAA, etc.).

2nd Year Class Rep Specific Duties: Choose weekly Happy Hour locations during the spring and summer quarters, call the venue to coordinate, and announce to all classes via Website/Facebook. Organize a Class Trip to be held during Summer.