Georgetown McDonough was excited to welcome 21 Consortium students into the entering Full-time MBA class this year. This was the largest class since McDonough joined the Consortium in 2012. The following current Consortium students have agreed to be a resource to prospective Consortium students.

Please feel free to reach out to them directly or email general inquiries to

Albert A. Cruz


Graduation Year: 2018 

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Previous Industry: Investment Banking/Non-Profit

Previous Company: Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO Career)

Intended Industry Post-MBA: International Development – Private Sector Financing

Student Involvement:  Consortium Liaison, Toigo Foundation – School Captain, VP of Education – Finance Club, MIINT Impact Investing Team, Net Impact, Startup Hoyas, GWiB, LABA

John Wenstrand


Graduation Year: 2018 

Hometown: San Francisco

Previous Industry: High tech

Previous Company: Altify

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Technology

Student Involvement:  Entrepreneurship club, marketing club, technology club

Calvin Cortes


Graduation Year: 2018 

Hometown: Miami 

Previous Industry: Healthcare / e-commerce

Previous Company: Self-employed

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Healthcare Marketing

Student Involvement:  Cohort Representative, Consortium Fellow


Aly Sherali


Graduation Year: 2018 

Hometown: Houston 

Previous Industry: Non-Profit

Previous Company: Jubilee Monuments Corp

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Consulting

Student Involvement:  Out@MSB, Net Impact, Consulting Club, GWiB,


Austin Watzlavick


Graduation Year: 2018 

Hometown: Chesapeake 

Previous Industry: Healthcare Consulting

Previous Company: WBB, Inc.

Intended Industry Post-MBA: CPG Marketing  

Student Involvement: GWiB, BMBAA, Gourmet Club, GMA 

Tahira Taylor


Graduation Year: 2017 

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Previous Industry: Advertising

Previous Company: Ogilvy 

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Marketing

MBA Internship: Delta Air Lines - Sales Operations 

Student Involvement: SGA VP of Community, Cohort Community Rep, Black MBA Association

Barret Mueller


Graduation Year: 2018 

Hometown: Deerfield, IL

Previous Industry: Education/Nonprofits 

Previous Company: Urban Prep Academies 

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Consulting   

Student Involvement: Consulting Club, Net Impact, Board Fellows Program

Christopher Blank


Graduation Year: 2017 

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Previous Industry: Nonprofit

Previous Company: Sesame Workshop

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Technology, Media, Telecom 

Internship: Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Student Involvement: Latin American Business Association, Finance Club, Technology Club, Graduate Investment Fund, Wine Society 

Tejal Desai


Graduation Year: 2017

Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area 

Previous Industry: Non-profit

Previous Company: Full Circle Fund 

Intended Industry Post-MBA: CSR

MBA Internship: Airbnb 

Student Involvement: Board Member: Consortium, Net Impact, Graduate Women in Business, Gourmet Society  

Milagro Aguinaga


Graduation Year: 2018  

Hometown: Houston, TX

Previous Industry: Commercial Real Estate  

Previous Company: Hines

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Consumer Packaged Goods  

Student Involvement: Graduate Research Assistant


Paula Bejarano


Graduation Year: 2018  

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia  

Previous Industry: Oil & gas

Previous Company: Shell

Intended Industry Post-MBA: Start-ups & Venture Capitals  

Student Involvement: Operations, energy, GWiB, LABA