Smith Pride Alliance

"The Smith Pride Association (SPA) is an affinity group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) MBA and Specialty Masters Students and their allies at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

We facilitate social, academic, and professional opportunities for members of our community and allies, while creating an inclusive environment on campus."

Board Members

Tommy Hwang


Tommy brings a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector to his MBA studies. He has worked in healthcare consulting and healthcare technology companies, where he gained expertise in a variety of areas, including business development and strategic planning. Tommy is now focused on gaining industry experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and is interested in the areas of drug discovery and development, as well as commercialization.

Fun Fact

I was named after Tommie Frazier, a college football legend.

Qusay Razzaq

Vice President of Finance

Qusay is pursuing his MBA at UMD with a finance focus. Prior to his MBA, he worked as an analyst for a frontier market private equity fund in Baghdad, New York, and Washington DC. Qusay hopes to build a career in banking and corporate finance. As Vice President of Smith Pride Alliance, he is looking forward to helping all his colleagues who identify as LGBTQ+ feel welcomed and supported at Smith School of Business.

Fun Fact

I had a good memory as a child so I memorized 100s of old Arabic poems. I, sadly, have not retained most.

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