By UCLA Anderson June 25, 2013 Leave a Comment

Please join me in welcoming this year's MBA Student Voice summer bloggers!  Meet these six amazing students below, and get to know them by following their weekly posts.


Buzz BlackBuzz
Black '15

Greetings
readers!  Although originally from Utah (Brigham Young University,
Finance), I am joining the Anderson Class of 2015 after living for the past
three years in Westwood, very close to campus.  I worked as an analyst at
Merrill Lynch's Private Banking & Investment Group managing the assets of
high net worth clients prior to making the jump to the MBA.  I love sports
and look forward to helping keep UCLA Anderson at the top of the rankings for
intramural and intercollegiate basketball and flag football. I have a beautiful
wife and a baby boy that should arrive around late August–should make for an
interesting first quarter! 


Devon DickauDevon Dickau '15
A
true Bruin and SoCal native, I earned my BA at UCLA in '07 and worked for the
university before pursuing a Masters in educational media and technology from
Harvard. Since then, I have worked as a social impact consultant, partnering
with clients including high-profile documentary films, national nonprofits,
billionaire philanthropists and A-list celebrities. And while I'm a passionate
activist (including work in the LGBT community and on-the-ground in East
Africa), a social entrepreneur, a film lover, a writer and a runner, I haven't
done math for over 10 years…so let the MBA games begin!

 

Daniel GenterDaniel
Genter '15

Hello,
everyone! My name is Daniel Genter and I’m originally from Madison, Wisconsin.
As an undergraduate, I studied Economics at the University of Wisconsin and
have spent my time since in Africa and Asia serving Sub-Saharan African and
North Korean refugees. I can’t wait to get back to the States and start a new
chapter at Anderson!

 

Lorraine JonemanLorraine
Jonemann '15

A
Franco-Korean expat, I'm celebrating my first decade in the US this summer. In
the past ten years, I've lived in Honolulu, Boston and NYC. I have a journalism
and publishing background (magazines and books) and I hope to integrate my past
experiences in my business education. 

 

 

 

Alena KostenkovaAlena
Kostenkova '15

Hi everyone! My name is Alyona Kostenkova, a member of UCLA Anderson’s Class of
2015. I am moving to LA from Moscow, Russia where as a part of a media agency I
developed advertising and product placement strategies for large international
clients. I am a sociable and a creative person: during undergrad I attended an
amateur theatre; I like oil-painting, writing poetry and travelling. I am a
passionate couchsurfer: I visit different countries and stay at people's places
to explore their culture and traditions first hand. I am super excited about
joining the Anderson community this fall and as an
advertising person I am happy to promote UCLA Anderson through my blog!

 

Aimee musilAimee Musil '15
Originally a Chicago native, I quickly grew tired of snow boots and wind chill
factors, so I fled to sunny California, stopping along the way in Philadelphia
for college, and New York where I worked in retail and ate way too much
Pinkberry. Trading crowded sidewalks for crowded freeways, I made Los Angeles
my home, working in TV casting, most recently on 90210 and Franklin
& Bash
. I am so excited to begin my next chapter at UCLA Anderson (and,
for the record, not just because there’s a Yogurtland within walking distance
to campus) and I look forward to sharing my experiences as a blogger for the
MBA Student Voice!

 

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