MBA Association

The MBA Association (MBAA) serves the full-time student body of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. The MBAA is the primary interface between the student body and the administration in order to enhance the Smith MBA experience. The MBA Association coordinates 14 student-run groups.

As the MBAA, we pledge to facilitate the continued growth of the Smith community by creating an environment of open communication and opportunities for both personal and professional growth. The MBAA is responsible for the oversight of MBA student clubs, management of finances, and implementation of new and existing policies or initiatives. In addition, the MBAA plans special social events throughout the school year to foster collaboration among Smith students, faculty, administration, and alumni. Email us at

MBAA Constitution

The constitution for the MBA Association outlines the operating policies and procedures for the full-time MBA student population. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of the officers as well as the governing principles for the clubs.


We, the members of the MBA Association, in order to improve the full-time Robert H. Smith MBA community, enhance the overall experience for its students and maximize the value of the Robert H. Smith brand, establish this Constitution of the MBA Association.


Board Members

Jonathan David Fogg


Jonathan graduated Cum Laude from American University's Washington College of Law and served as a prosecutor for Montgomery County for six years before coming to the University of Maryland to pursue a career bridging his interests in law and business.

Fun Fact

I've been playing golf and guitar for over 20 years but I am still bad at both.

Prathiba Pandiarajan

Executive Vice President

Born and raised in India, Prathiba started her career in a creative role in retail and moved to an operations role that involved strategizing the buying and merchandising of inventory for a fashion brand.

She is a dual degree MBA and MS in Marketing Analytics student. As the Executive Vice President, she hopes to boost the engagement within the Smith community by fostering a collaborative environment between the students and the student led clubs.

Fun Fact

I managed the planning of fashion show in my previous role.

Christine Bangura

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Christine Bangura is a first-generation African American who is a native of the Northern Virginia. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Pennsylvania State University. Motivated to possess a firm comprehension in business principles, sharpen her problem-solving skills, and develop leadership abilities, Christine is currently pursuing her MBA in the University of Maryland at the Robert H. Smith School of business. Her goal is to one day to become a successful professional making strategic decisions and driving innovation in the business world.

In the 2023-2024 academic year, Christine will be serving as the VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Communication. As VP, her aim is to create an environment that values and respects individuals from all backgrounds, promote inclusive initiatives and foster understanding through positive relationships within organizations.

Fun Fact

I love reading books and visiting the book store. Whenever I am opportune you find me at Barnes and Noble getting lost in a story.

Oluwaseun Badmus

Vice President of Community Development and Social Value

Oluwaseun Badmus is a Nigerian native who has built her career as a marketing communication specialist with a background in brand management. Driven by a desire to expand her business acumen, upskill herself and improve her business knowledge and leadership capacity, she is now pursuing her MBA degree.

As the VP of signature events & community development she hopes to create tailored events and curate unique experiences that leave a profound impact, foster long lasting memories and build a supportive community network.

Fun Fact

Visited 9 countries. When I'm not working, you will find me planning my next adventure, fueled by a desire to explore countless countries. Traveling is my passion, and my bucket list is my compass.

Nishant Sachdeva

Vice President of International Student Affairs

Nishant originates from the vibrant city of New Delhi and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With a strong background in the automation field, he decided to further enhance his knowledge and skills by embarking on a dual degree program, pursuing both an MS and an MBA in Supply Chain Management. As the Vice President of International Student Affairs, Nishant is dedicated to bringing together diverse cultures, fostering a sense of community, and promoting a deep sense of belonging within the tightly knit Smith MBA family.

Fun Fact

I finished top 5 in the Redbull Flugtag.

Stephen Alexander

Vice President of Finance

Stephen Alexander is a Maryland native who spent time as a government compliance auditor before joining the MBA program at Smith.

Fun Fact

Finished in the top 10 at the World Pepperoni Roll Eating Championships.

Haoran "Jason" Li

Vice President of Student Affairs

"Haoran came from China and has been exploring US since 2011. He embraces diversity, enjoys diversity and fights for diversity. As the Vice President of Student Affairs, his primary goal is to foster an inclusive community within the Smith MBA program, upholding the cherished motto of “Once a Terp, Always a Terp.""

Prior to joining Maryland Smith, he earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, and worked for an infrastructure consulting firm railroad division. Haoran firmly holds the belief that strategy serves as the single most crucial element for a corporation, shaping its direction, decision-making processes, and overall success by providing a framework for navigating complexities, seizing opportunities, and achieving long-term growth and sustainability."

Fun Fact

I have lived in 11 different places during my 12-year stay in the US.

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