McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

MBA Student Ambassadors

Our Georgetown MBA Student Ambassadors are selected to represent the MBA Admissions team through a competitive application process. They connect with prospective students via email, by phone, on campus, and at MBA admissions events and interviews. Our MBA Student Ambassadors are happy to answer prospective student inquiries at or on MBA Student Ambassador and Community Member Chats.

MBA Student Ambassadors and Community Member Chats

If you’re looking to connect with current students, please explore our MBA Student Ambassadors and Community Member Chats. We encourage you to browse their profiles, under the students tab, to see whether students are part of the Full-time or Flex programs, their industry/functions, student organizations, academic interests, and more! We hope these chats allow you to make meaningful connections to help you learn more about the Georgetown McDonough community.

You can expect students to respond within one to two business days of your message, as they are working with our office alongside their academic and professional recruitment responsibilities.

Current Student Ambassadors

Shreya Chaubey

“Shreya Chaubey

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: CPG Healthcare/R&D and Business Development

Post-MBA Career Interests: Management Consulting, Technology
MBA Clubs or Organizations: Forté Fellow, South Asian Business Alliance (SABA), Georgetown Women in Business (GWiB), Consulting and Technology Club, Humor and Table Top Games Club (GTGC), MBA Volunteers

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: Applying and accepting my admission to Georgetown McDonough was one of the best decisions I have made. I am so proud to be a Hoya! No two days are the same at McDonough, with the best in class exposure, education, and limitless learning opportunities available in abundance. But the one thing that remains consistent is how energized I am by our thriving community. It is an enthralling experience to learn from, about, and with such accomplished individuals. I am proud to call this humble, talented, and global community my family.”

Kendall Deighan

“Kendall Deighan

Hometown: Vail, Colorado

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Lifestyle (Fashion, Food & Beverage)/Marketing
Post-MBA Career Interests: Marketing or Brand Management

MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Retail & Luxury Association (GRLA), Graduate Marketing Association (GMA), Entrepreneurship & VC Club, Gourmet Society

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose to attend McDonough because of the unparalleled access students gain the moment they join the Georgetown community. The collaborative student body is only just the beginning — Hoya alumni truly love helping current students whether its over coffee in D.C., or a Zoom from abroad. In my first months of school, I joined the mentorship program where I was paired with a McDonough alumnus in the marketing industry to help guide my career search. I also was drawn to McDonough for the extensive opportunities to enrich your MBA outside of the classroom through experiential learning opportunities, on-campus events, pitch competitions, and more.”

Horitsu Kubata

“Bruno Kubata

Hometown: Osaka, Japan/Nairobi, Kenya

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Automotive/Engineering

Post-MBA Career Interests: Management Consulting
MBA Clubs or Organizations: Black MBA Association (BMBAA), Georgetown Consulting Club, Emerging Markets Network (EMN), Entrepreneurship & VC Club, Tech Club

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.? You can literally meet people from all over the world, so there is always an opportunity to engage in very interesting conversations. Washington has so many different cuisines of restaurants so for a foodie like me, it’s very fun to check them out.”

Gregoire Marville

“Gregoire Marville

Hometown: Liege, Belgium

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Investment Banking/Senior Legal Counsel

Post-MBA Career Interests: Finance Management
MBA Clubs or Organizations: Finance Club, McDonough Mentors & Consultants, Georgetown Partners and Families, MBA Volunteers, European Business Association (EBA), Georgetown Tabletop Games Club (GTGC), Beer Appreciation Society (BAS)

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: The three main reasons why I chose Georgetown McDonough are the cohort size, the location, and the values. Small cohorts with a collaborative mindset – an environment where you get to know everyone and where we look after each other. Being located in Washington, D.C., means being close to policy makers, to institutions such as The World Bank, and to top companies. Finally, I was also very attracted by the cura personalis aspect and the idea of having the opportunity to become a well-rounded leader with principles, aware of his impact on his community and on the world.”

Matthew Pohlen

“Matt Pohlen

Hometown: Chaska, Minnesota

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Finance and Banking/Operations and Accounting

Post-MBA Career Interests: Real Estate
MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Real Estate Society (GRES), Georgetown Graduate Investment Fund (GIF), ULI, Beer Appreciation Society (BAS)

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: The Steers Center for Global Real Estate is pushing for a world class real estate center within the business school with real world practical real estate skills, dedicated real estate courses, and an active real estate student organization.”

Ranjani Rajendran

“Ranjani Rajendran

Hometown: Allen, Texas

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Corporate Finance/Financial Analytics

Post-MBA Career Interests: Strategy, Operations, Healthcare, and Health-tech
MBA Clubs or Organizations: Georgetown Consulting Club, Net Impact, Healthcare Business Alliance, South Asian Business Association, McDonough Mentors & Consultants

What is the best part about living in Washington, D.C.?: My favorite part of living in Washington, D.C., has been the ability to explore all the cultural and historical aspects the city has to offer. I love the big city feel of D.C., as well as the charming little corner stores and restaurants that bring the city to life.”

Mary Elizabeth Shutley

“Mary Elizabeth Shutley

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Management Consulting

Post-MBA Career Interests: Strategy and Operations
MBA Clubs or Organizations: Forté Fellow, Corporate Impact Scholar, DEI Board, Technology Club, Graduate Women in Business (GWiB), Entrepreneurship & VC Club, Wine Club, Explorers Club

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: The best part of my experience has been my classmates. It has been an incredible experience getting to know my peers (now friends) through classes, extra curriculars, and social events. My favorite part is that everyone brings a unique perspective to the program which constantly enriches our learning. I can’t imagine going through this transformational time with anyone else!”

Edward Yap

“Edward Yap

Hometown: Oceanside, New York

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Public Sector & Social Venture/Program and Project Management, Public Policy and Communications

Post-MBA Career Interests: Healthcare and Technology
MBA Clubs or Organizations: Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management, Blue Cohort Community Representative, Partners & Families, MBA Volunteers, Healthcare Business Alliance (HBA), Tech Club, Graduate Marketing Association (GMA)

What has been the best part of your experience thus far?: My wife Michelle and I are both MBAs, and community has been central to our experience. We’ve made lifelong friends and formed a tight-knit community. Together, we’ve cooked Filipino dishes for potlucks, supported friends performing at International Fest, and volunteered with organizations like Martha’s Table. We’ve also benefited from a strong support system, which has been invaluable while navigating our first year. I’ve also separately appreciated the opportunity to engage with the broader community and support returning citizens post-incarceration as part of Georgetown’s Pivot Program.”

Tereza Yerimyan

“Tereza Yerimyan
Flex MBA Student Ambassador

Hometown: Hollywood, California

Pre-MBA Industry/Function: Non-Profit/Public Policy/Government Affairs Director

Post-MBA Career Interests: Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship
MBA Clubs or Organizations: InSite Fellows, Forté Fellows, Consulting Club, Graduate Women in Business (GWiB), Entrepreneurship & VC Club, Wine Club, Explorers Club, Emerging Markets

Why did you choose Georgetown McDonough?: I chose McDonough for its strong values and commitment to global leadership. Georgetown is committed to its Jesuit values and actively encourages students to give back to the immediate D.C., community but also globally. McDonough focuses on building an internationally diverse student body and creates opportunities for us to go abroad and consult for companies and experience other cultures.”