Smith Profiles

Alumni Profile

Cracking the Case and Succeeding in Entrepreneurship

Ryan Hogan ’13

Ryan Hogan ’13 loves a good mystery. So much so, in fact, that he has made them a career. But his success is no secret or enigma – it’s a product of years of trial and error.

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Student Profile

Finding Smith, And the Plus 1 Program

Gelila Aderaye ’21 always knew graduate school was in her future but didn’t know exact

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Student Profile

How One Year Can Help Shape a Career

As a criminology and criminal justice major at the University of Maryland, Eleanna Weissman dreams of having a career in federal law enforcement. Now, she’s taking classes at Maryland Smith to achieve that goal.

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Student Profile

Twinning and Winning Together on a Career Path

As twins, Camila, ’21, and Valeria Arrieta Palacio, ’21, have lived their lives at each other’s side. Now, even as they graduate from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, that continues.

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Alumni Profile

Front and Center on the Sidelines, a Career in Coaching

Whether in the classroom or on the field for the University of Maryland field hockey team, Carla Tagliente ’01 was as fierce a competitor as anyone. Now, she’s on the sidelines, sharing her experiences and ushering in the next generation of student-athletes.

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Alumni Profile

Thinking Outside the Box to Create a Global Mindset

Kevin Tanzola, MBA ’08

Developing a global mindset may require changing one’s way of thinking. For co-founder of Tanzola International LLC, Kevin Tanzola, a global mindset is thinking outside the box and being comfortable with differing opinions, which he admits is not as easy as it sounds.

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Student Profile

Turning a Passion into a Brand

As she graduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business this spring, you can trust that Goodness Ihekweme will wear something special. She says she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Alumni Profile

Learning to Appreciate the Commonalities As Well As the Differences

Alejandro Prada , MBA '18

As the business world is growing more global, recognizing cultural differences and values is an ever-important skill.

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Alumni Profile

Developing a Global Mindset as a Requirement to Work Effectively

Mikael Baker, MBA '12

Working in international markets means seeking opportunities outside of familiar markets, and that requires engaging with people from different regions and cultures. For Mikael Baker, senior information and communications technology (ICT) advisor at the U.S.

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Alumni Profile

Alumna Confronts Economic Disparity

Margo Thomas, MS ’91

After a career spanning more than two decades leading development initiatives, Margo Thomas, MS ’91, has only one goal on her mind – conquering economic gender disparity around the world. 

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