Black MBA Association

The National Black MBA Association® leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals. We are committed to making an impactful and sustainable difference in the communities in which we work and serve through:

  • Innovative Programs that stimulate intellectual and economic growth
  • Partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth
  • Increased awareness and access to graduate management programs and career opportunities in management fields

Email us at bmbaa@marylandsmith.umd.edu.

Board Members

Cherisse Belser

President
Cherisse.belser@marylandsmith.umd.edu

Cherisse is a rising 2nd year MBA candidate, specializing in marketing and finance. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration as a Consulting and Film, Television, Theatre double major. Her work experience is in staffing/recruiting and insurance but she's looking to transition into a marketing or operations role in the sports/entertainment industry. Her hobbies include basketball, listening to music and watching old movies.

Fun Fact

I taught myself how to play basketball growing up..

Abeye Cherinet

Vice President of Finance
abeye.cherinet@marylandsmith.umd.edu

I was born and raised in Minnesota. Before starting my MBA at the Smith School of Business I worked in the Office of Admissions at my undergraduate alma mater, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. I enjoyed working with high school students and helping them reach their goals of going to college. After 5 years it was time to make a pivot in my career and I decided to enroll at Smith for my MBA. In my free time I love to travel, try new foods, and spend time with family & friends.

Fun Fact

I'm a foodie and I love to travel!

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