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Graduate Marketing Association

Email us at marketing@marylandsmith.umd.edu.

Board Members

Keith West

President
keith.west@marylandsmith.umd.edu

I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and graduated from Boston University with a marketing major. After college, I moved to New York and started working at a large media planning and buying agency called Horizon Media, building media plans for Capital One, Carmax, and Constellation Beer. After working at the media agency, I become a marketing manager at J.P. Morgan for two and a half years before coming to Smith. I am excited to be apart of MCA for 2021-2022 and work with all of the great marketers in our class.

Fun Fact

I was a seat filler at the Grammys in 2012 and sat front row!

Kristina Erwin

Vice President of Finance
kristina.erwin@marylandsmith.umd.edu

My name is Kristina Erwin and I'm a FTMBA student focused in Marketing. Before coming to Smith, I worked in non-profit regional theater - most recently as the Marketing Analyst at the Kennedy Center. I grew up in the DMV area and love to read and go on walks. I'm super excited to continue to be a part of the SAWMBA and MCA boards next year and look forward to creating more opportunities for our Smith community to come together.

Fun Fact

I'm a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and earned my Girl Scout Gold Award.

Antonia Freire

Vice President of Marketing and Communications
antonia.freire@marylandsmith.umd.edu

With a background in health advertising, I decided to pursue an MBA to combine my passion for health with my interest in creative problem solving. Since joining the Smith community, I've been inspired by the relentlessly ambitious and diverse student body, which despite being online for our first year, still created a warm and supportive environment. I'm excited to be a leader in LAMBASA and MCA and look forward to making an impact on campus! 

Fun Fact

I'm an avid Pickleball player! 

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