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Ambassador Profiles

Want to find out the real scoop about attending a USF Graduate Management program? Talk to a current student to find out how they are handling the coursework, tuition, outside diversions, group work, and life as a USF School of Management graduate student.

Michael Asmer

Austria

Michael Asamer

"I chose to be an Ambassador so I could share all of my great experiences in the program with future students."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: Vienna University of Business
Hometown: Gmunden, Austria

 To contact Michael please email him at: masamer@usfca.edu


Rachael Beckett

London

Rachael Beckett

"I came to USF because of the diverse student body. USF also offered a broad range of electives and flexibility allowing me to create a customized schedule."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: Durham University
Hometown: London, England

To contact Rachael please email her at: rabeckett@usfca.edu


Alice Benjamin

Brazil

Alice Benjamin

"USF's programs, flexibility of scheduling, and social mission were the most appealing to me. The school is well-suited for individuals who are driven to secure their own success."

Program: Part-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: California State University, San Jose
Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

To contact Alice please email her at: acbenjamin@usfca.edu


Chand, Sushini

Sushini Chand

"I selected USF because wanted to be able to work with supportive and understanding professors that care about their students' well-being, while learning the fundamental principles needed to become a public administrator in the field of education."

Program: Public Administration
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Hometown: Redwood City, CA

To contact Sushini please email her at: schand@dons.usfca.edu


Samantha DePetro-Wysuph

"I wanted to become an Ambassador because I love USF. Speaking with Ambassadors helped me make the decision to attend USF, so I would like to do the same for future prospective students."

Program: Nonprofit Administration
Undergraduate School: California State Polytech University, Pomona
Hometown: Oakland, CA

To contact Samantha please email her at: sadepetrowysuph@usfca.edu


Alice Benjamin

Angie Ditter

"The curriculum of the MSOD program was very appealing to me and I love the idea of learning in a cohort format. The MSOD offered skills I needed for a career change and in speaking with an Ambassador, I knew USF was the best fit for me."

Program: Organization Development
Undergraduate School: Gonzaga University
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

To contact Angie please email her at: arditter@usfca.edu


Jayson Fagar

"I chose USF because I was attracted to the small class sizes, their reputation as a school, and their Jesuit tradition. The way my program is built, with its interests in current events and social justice, have helped me develop and better understand the world around me."

Program: Information Systems
Undergraduate School: Seattle University
Hometown: Seattle, WA / Philippines

To contact Jayson please email him at: jlfagar@usfca.edu


Robert Ferguson

"USF has great diversity, both within its international faculty and student body. I was very impressed with the caliber of professors that teach at the school and their extensive professional experience they incorporate into their teaching."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of Colorado
Hometown: Expatriate, CO

To contact Robert please email him at: rlferguson@usfca.edu


Jennifer Grimes

"As an Ambassador and student in both the JD and MBA programs, I have enjoyed the flexible schedule and format and would like to share my experience at USF with prospective students."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Hometown: Lafayette, CA

To contact Jennifer please email her at: jlgrimes@usfca.edu


Doug Grutzmacher

"USF’s unique position in the heart of San Francisco and broad network allows students to cultivate strong relationships with many bay area firms, and these were some of the driving factors in choosing the program."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: Brown University
Hometown: Sacramento, CA

To contact Doug please email him at: degrutzmacher@usfca.edu


Samantha Hartman

"I wanted to be an Ambassador because I want to help grow the program and University. Being able to get the word out and share how much I've enjoyed and benefited from my program is a big reason for me becoming an Ambassador."

Program: Nonprofit Administration
Undergraduate School: Loyola Marymount University
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

To contact Samantha please email her at: srhartman2@usfca.edu


Sareena Hirani

"I spoke with alumni and Ambassadors of USF and was very impressed by their overall take on the programs. I also did my own research and loved the idea of completing graduate degree at an institution that held community involvement and philanthropy in such high regard. I have worked with nonprofits throughout my undergraduate studies and USF will enable me to continue with my graduate work."

Program: Part-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of Miami
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA

To contact Sareena please email her at: snhirani@usfca.edu


Yue Hu

"I came to USF because of the strong connection to the international student population and diversity of the Bay Area, which ties into my future goals and developing my career in China."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Hometown: Guangdong, China

To contact Yue please email him at: yhu34@dons.usfca.edu


Sorasith Intrasinghathong

"USF offered a great opportunity for my personal development in the classes. My courses so far have had small class sizes that are perfect for networking and personal attention to my learning with professors."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: Chulalongkorn University
Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

To contact Sorasith please email him at: sintrasinghathong@dons.usfca.edu


Ashley Jaber

"I wanted to be an Ambassador so I could share what I've enjoyed at USF with prospective students and how it is a great place to help build or start your professional career."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Hometown: South San Francisco, CA

To contact Ashley please email her at: sjaber@usfca.edu


Melanie Jones

"The culture and mission of USF resonates with my core values. The school believes in making a difference in the world, while instilling in students that 'they are the new generation of leaders who will work and create a more human and just world.'"

Program: Organization Development
Undergraduate School: University of San Francisco
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

To contact Melanie please email her at: mcjones1@usfca.edu


Anna Kessel

"I wanted to be an Ambassador to be able to share my experience with others. Hearing various panelists during my application process was very helpful and I'd like to play that role for someone now and pay it forward."

Program: Part-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of San Francisco
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

To contact Anna please email her at: akessel@usfca.edu


Andy Landles

"When considering the best MBA program I was admitted to, I knew an important factor for my professional development while completing my MBA would be interpersonal thought and understanding of the ethical climates of the business world. The combination of academic rigor and focus on common good was a perfect match for what I was looking for."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of San Francisco
Hometown: Redding, CA

To contact Andy please email him at: alandles@usfca.edu


Gloria Lucas-Davis

"I have very close friends who have completed their graduate degrees at USF. The positive experiences they shared about being graduate students at USF helped me to make my decision to enroll. In addition, I had the opportunity to compare USF's programs with others at the California Diversity forum, and the information from current students as well as staff helped me decide to attend USF."

Program: Organization Development
Undergraduate School: Holy Names University / University of San Francisco
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

To contact Gloria please email her at: gmlucasdavis@usfca.edu


Sophie Mao

"My greatest takeaway from USF's programs is found in the business fundamentals and leadership skills learned in the classroom, that I have been able to apply to my current job. I have also gained tremendous career advancement and opportunities from the knowledge gained in my courses that have enabled me to be a valuable employee and global citizen."

Program: Part-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: California State University, San Francisco
Hometown: Stockton, CA

To contact Sophie please email her at: smao@usfca.edu


Alice Benjamin

Benjamin Mayer

"I hope to share my USF experiences with other students, in addition to my professional and personal experiences as a Bay Area native of 28 years. I hope to guide students and be a resource for them to discuss life, work and school."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

To contact Benjamin please email him at: bzmayer@usfca.edu


Matt McCabe

"USF greatly appealed to me because of its close ties to the city of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. Furthermore, the intimate class size, the student-professor relationships, and the school's reputation were all important factors that influenced my decision to attend USF."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Hometown: Valencia, CA

To contact Matt please email him at: mmccabe@usfca.edu


Mario Mendoza

"I had an instant connection with the values and mission of the University. The flexible part-time option, friendly staff and reputation of the University were all factors in my decision to attend USF."

Program: Part-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
Hometown: Modesto, CA

To contact Mario please email him at: mmendoza8@usfca.edu


Jason Miller

"I came to USF for an education in an innovative environment in a great location."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Hometown: Napa, CA

To contact Jason please email him at: jtmiller2@usfca.edu


Katjana Roelz

"I selected USF for the community feeling and personal attention evoked by the small class sizes. The location of the new campus in downtown San Francisco was a great factor in my decision."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

To contact Katjana please email her at: keroelz@usfca.edu


Stephen Scarpulla

"Being an Ambassador gives me the chance to use my knowledge of San Francisco to help communicate the benefits of USF to prospective students."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

To contact Stephen please email him at: smscarpulla@usfca.edu


Shipp, Chloe

Chloe Shipp

"I selected the University of San Francisco because of its reputation as an excellent educational institution, as well as the structure of and subject matter covered within the Masters in Nonprofit Administration program. Additionally, the convenient schedule and ability to work full time while going back to school was a major consideration when looking at masters programs."

Program: Nonprofit Administration
Undergraduate School: University of Oregon
Hometown: San Jose, CA

To contact Chloe please email her at: cmshipp@usfca.edu


Francis Tan

"I really liked the level of personal attention I received with USF. I also chose USF for the community and Jesuit values it instills in its students."

Program: Full-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Irvine
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA

To contact Francis please email him at: fatan@usfca.edu


Jennifer Walker

"I chose USF for a number of factors. The school's mission and values regarding community, charity and an active learning environment were all influential factors. The part-time availability of classes was a great appeal."

Program: Part-Time MBA
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Hometown: La Crescenta, CA

To contact Jennifer please email her at: jawalker3@usfca.edu