Smith Profiles

Alumni Profile

As CEO, Leading by Helping Others Grow

Jennifer Felix ’92

Jennifer Felix ’92 has one goal in mind when it comes to leadership – helping everyone maximize their potential. As president and CEO of ASRC Federal – a Maryland-based government services subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by 13,000 Iñupiat shareholders – Felix has learned firsthand what it means to lead. It starts with empowering others and finding inspiration in every journey, she says.

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Alumni Profile

At PBS, Finding a ‘Dream’ and Creating Inspiration

Sylvia Bugg, EMBA ’12

When Sylvia Bugg, EMBA ’12, first applied for a job as an administrative assistant at PBS in the early 1990s, she was excited to join an organization that had supported and broadcast so much important content. “It was a dream,” she says, looking back. Today, she’s PBS’s chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming, playing an integral role in the broadcaster’s mission.

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Alumni Profile

An Accounting Journey: From Student Employee to CEO

Anoop Mehta ’84

When it comes to navigating the business world, Anoop Mehta ’84 understands the power of a network.

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Alumni Profile

A Film Producer, Making Movies that Inspire

Mark Ciardi ’83

The USA hockey team upsetting the Soviet Union in the Olympics. A 35-year-old pitcher making his MLB debut. A horse owner fostering a colt to Triple Crown glory.

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Alumni Profile

An All-Star Turn: Beginning a Career in Data Science

Sagar Math, MS ’18

After being exposed to the data analysis field, Sagar Math, MS ’18, knew he had found his calling. What he didn’t know was that he also found his path to becoming an all-star.

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Student Profile

Alexia Ayuk ’23: An Advocate And Changemaker

Alexia Ayuk ’23

For undergrad Alexia Ayuk ’23, advocating for the less fortunate and serving as a changemaker have always been top priorities. The Maryland Smith junior, studying operations management and business analytics, is president of the Smith Undergraduate Student Association. She helped launch Smith’s Inclusion, Accountability and Oversight Coalition, which holds school leaders to the practices of diversity and inclusion.

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Alumni Profile

A Dream Job, And Space To Grow, in Tech

When David Rosenstein ’20 was a Maryland Smith undergraduate student, he became known for his boundless energy. One marketing professor even referred to him as a “Human Energizer Bunny. 

The title has stuck, and his tempo hasn’t slowed.

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Alumni Profile

A Family Tie That Spans a Century

Like many college-bound high school seniors, Andrew Chen ’85 didn’t have any idea what he wanted to do with his life, but he knew he’d be continuing the family tradition/legacy his grandfather, father and uncles started by attending the University of Maryland.

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Alumni Profile

Knowing How the Pieces – and the Data – Fit

Nadine Payne, MBA ’15

Nadine Payne, MBA ’15, believes understanding complex business problems means understanding how the pieces all fit together, studying, and assessing their functions.

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Alumni Profile

Launching Startups, and Beginning by Listening

Jason Cohen ’96

Entrepreneurs beat long odds when they launch a company and sell it to investors. Jason Cohen ’96 has done it many times. It’s not how he started his career.

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