Connect with Ryan
Ryan, a Los Angeles native, enjoys mentoring youth, sports, and the arts. He joins the Paul Merage School with an extensive background in the entertainment and sports, automotive, and aerospace industries. As part of the inaugural BMA leadership team, he says “I’m excited about what we can and will accomplish within BMA. The opportunity to start and sustain an organization to open a network of opportunities for current and future students is truly fulfilling.”
Vice President, Social
Connect with Jordyn
Jordyn, an entrepreneur at heart, joins the Paul Merage School from Charlotte, NC. She is working to launch ‘The Black Market Company’ to support entrepreneurs through e-commerce and venture capital as they start and grow companies. Jordyn says of the BMA: “I am excited to connect with other business leaders within the Merage School community to build relationships and elevate our ideas within Irvine and globally."
Vice President, Marketing
Connect with Djenabou
Djenabou, a Guinea, West African native, enjoys expressive Arts. She works in the Real Estate and Entertainment industry and seeks to transition from accounting to brand management. Fun fact? She is a notary and Francophone! As part of the inaugural BMA leadership team, she says “I’m excited about the many opportunities we hope to create with the intention to increase student’s engagement and expand their experiences.”
“As a member of the BMA, I will look forward to helping the Merage School make all programs that are directed at its current students and alumni are restructured to attract current Black students and Black alumni to respective programs.”
- Vernon Crawford, EMBA '15
Bradford Fellows Fund Announced at Inaugural Black Management Association Conference
The Bradford Fellows Scholarship was endowed by Professor Tonya Williams Bradford and Professor Kevin Bradford.
Living up to His Name: Justice Turner, J.D., MBA, ’20
Justice Turner, J.D/MBA ’20 is an attorney at Geragos & Geragos and addresses social justice issues in his video series “Is that Justice?” produced with MeidasTouch.
The Black Management Association BMA for Students and Alumni Launches at Merage-School
BMA is the newest campus organization at the Merage School and aims to bring students, faculty and alumni together to promote a culture of inclusion.
“Through the Black Management Association I hope that I can share my experiences as well as expand my own group of trusted peers and make their time at UCI the most enjoyable experience possible.”
- Will James, FEMBA '18