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Jonathan received his Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and brings nearly a decade of experience working in international development and economics. Fluent in French and Portuguese, he has leveraged his international experience with a passion for impact across agribusiness, finance and global health industries. Jonathan enjoys playing ice hockey, hiking and cooking in his spare time.

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Philip (PJ)

Philip (PJ) received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from New York University in New York, NY. He has over 6 years of work experience in both the education and non-profit sectors. PJ is a career transitioner with a concentration track in Marketing. He hopes to one day be the General Manager of a sports franchise. Outside of classes, PJ can be seen leading fitness classes or performing stand up comedy in the DC area.

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Sara received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She started out working in a lab with R&D, and switched to chemical sales in Washington, DC prior to joining the Smith School of Business. Outside of classes, Sara lives in DC and loves to explore the city with her dog, practice yoga, and hang out with friends at the local MBA spots.

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Shilpa received her Bachelor’s degree from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra in India. She has 12 years of international work experience in the telecom and IT industry before joining the Full-Time MBA program at Smith School of Business. After her MBA, she plans to pivot to the healthcare industry after interning as a General Management Development Management Intern at Fortive - Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP). Outside of academics, Shilpa enjoys traveling, hiking and adventure sports.

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Tina received her Bachelor's degree in Finance from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon as well as her Pastry Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France. She’s lived abroad most of her life and has worked about 10 years in the pastry industry. She had the opportunity to explore several functions and industries through internships during her summer of the Full-Time MBA program at Smith. From that she has leveraged the program to transition her career into consulting and strategy. When she has free time, you’ll catch Tina with friends and family, enjoying life.

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