Full-Time MBA Program
Meet the MBA Student Ambassadors

If you want to gain the perspectives of real students, our Merage MBA Student Ambassadors are definitely the people you should connect with. They’ll give you the inside story and answer your questions about the Merage MBA experience and why they chose the Merage School for their MBA.  They can also host you on campus for a class visit, lunch with students, or a tour of campus.



Aaron Byers
MBA Class of 2016

Aaron Byers is a first year Full-Time MBA Candidate focusing on Human Resources Training and Development. This summer Aaron is interning at Beckman Coulter, providing sales education support to the Global Sales Operations department. He works closely with the training management team to develop and implement pragmatic and engaging training methods used to enhance the effectiveness of sales representatives and regional sales managers. 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Aaron graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University with a dual degree in American History and Psychology and a minor in Theatre.  



Germaine Chen
MBA Class of 2016

Germaine Chen is a first year Full-Time MBA candidate and Merage Fellow focusing on Finance and Operations. This summer Germaine is interning at Pacific Life as an Operational Excellence intern. She works closely with cross-functional groups to develop and manage projects to improve in business performance and business processes.  

From Irvine, Germaine graduated from California State Unversity, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in both International Business and in Finance. She also spent a semester abroad at Singapore Management University.



Anne Crook
MBA Class of 2016

Anne Crook is a first year Full-Time MBA candidate focusing on Marketing. This summer Anne is interning with Niagara Bottling, focusing on marketing management. She will be working closely with management to develop consumer insights and strategic plans, and assist in the execution of consumer marketing solutions.

Anne graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor Degree in Entrepreneurship. She is originally from Wichita, KS and has lived in Stamford, CT and San Francisco, CA.




Christine Kelly
MBA Class of 2016

Christine Kelly is a first year Full-Time MBA candidate and Merage Fellow focusing on Supply Chain and Operations. This summer Christine is interning at Mend, a startup that connects heartbroken people to the support they need. She is providing support on broad marketing efforts, ecommerce strategy, process documentation, investor pitches and product and editorial development.  She is working closely with Mend’s solo female founder, Ellen Huerta, as well as coaches, content contributors and customers associated with Mend.

Christine graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Information Engineering. She is originally from San Diego, CA.



Brandon Scott
MBA Class of 2016


Note: Brandon is studying abroad in Shanghai during the fall quarter.

Brandon Scott is a first year Full-Time MBA Candidate focusing on Strategy and Entrepreneurship. This summer Brandon is interning at Cox Automotive, providing support to the Strategic Analysis & Corporate Development departments. He analyzes potential acquisitions and provides support in determining the potential profit for the company's different business units.

Brandon graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He is originally from Dallas, TX.



Ann Marie Steffa
MBA Class of 2016

Ann Marie Steffa is a first year Full-Time MBA candidate and Faculty Fellow focusing on Human Resources. This summer Ann Marie is interning at Pacific Life Insurance, within the Operational Excellence team that develops continuous improvement solutions for various business areas. She supports the team to develop projects that aim to increase efficiency, effectiveness and productivity, while achieving cost reduction.

Ann Marie is originally from Bogota, Colombia (South America) where she graduated from the Universidad de los Andes with Bachelors in Economics and in Business.