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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

Krystal Spriggs

President
spriggs1@marylandsmith.umd.edu

As a Maryland native, Krystal is proud to be pursuing her MBA at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. With an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Virginia State University she has worked as a Technical Specialist at IBM supporting business partners’ expansion with IoT. Outside of school and work Krystal enjoys turning creative outlets into side hustles such as crocheting and knitting, building websites, and other activities. In the future she hopes to create more opportunities that inspire others to pursue their innermost dreams. 

Fun Fact

I crochet and knit

Winnie Jean

Vice President
winnie.jean@marylandsmith.umd.edu

Winnie is from Brooklyn, New York. She majored in nursing in undergrad at Boston College but always had an interest in business management. As a first generation college student, she chose to celebrate her graduation with a month long backpacking trip in Europe with her best friend. Winnie was a maternal-child health nurse for nearly 6 years before pursuing her MBA. She plans on using her ability to assess and diagnose complex problems, and resolve pain points to help brands create value. She wants to work at the intersection of health/wellness, marketing and technology. She currently lives on the corner of the internet and Zamunda.

Fun Fact

I can't swim but one of my life goals was to see the Great Barrier Reef in Australia so I found a snorkeling tour, prayed hard, put on a life jacket and jumped right in. Incredible experience!

Andre Ajabor

Vice President of Finance
aajabor@marylandsmith.umd.edu

I am a rising second-year MBA candidate here at R.H. Smith majoring in Strategy and Economics. I come from 3 years prior work experience in corporate procurement within the chemicals industry.

Fun Fact

I have a passion for travel.

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