Smith Profiles

Faculty Profile

Meet the Dean

Prabhudev Konana Is Leading with Purpose

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Alumni Profile

Maryland Smith Alum: Prescribing Positivity in Healthcare

Wendy Sanhai, MBA ’09

Dr. Wendy Sanhai, MBA ’09, has dedicated her entire 25+ year professional career to science, global health and public health, keeping the needs of patients as her true north star.

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Alumni Profile

Growing through Open-Mindedness

Working for a global company requires growth and an openness to learn. For Rachel Yamrus, vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Alumni Profile

How I Got Here: Blueprint for Making a Difference

For Chris Grant, ’13, revitalizing Baltimore isn’t just a career, it’s a calling.

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Faculty Profile

A Passion for Finance Turned into a Mission

Michael Faulkender’s career in finance has been a pursuit of answers to age-old questions: Why are economic decisions made the way they are and how we can make them better?

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Alumni Profile

Building a Relationship of Equals

Vandana “Vandy” Gyandhar , MBA '01

For Amazon Web Services (AWS) global program manager, Vandy Gyandhar, a global mindset is more than traveling around the world or working for an international company. It is about being able to build relationships of understanding and respect no matter where you are in the world.

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Alumni Profile

Masking Up and Making a Difference in Maryland

To be in a position to help others is a privilege, says Ali von Paris ’12, and it’s something she doesn’t take for granted.

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Student Profile

Preparing to Make Big Impacts

Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan, MS in Marketing Analytics

Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan ’20 is looking forward to making big impacts for employees at top companies. The double Smith Terp, currently earning her master’s degree in marketing analytics, has her sights set on a role in human resources, eventually in a C-suite position.

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Alumni Profile

Going To Bat for Diversity in Baseball

Tyrone Brooks, ’96

Tyrone Brooks, ’96, is stepping up to the plate for Major League Baseball in a big way – to bring more diversity and inclusivity to America’s pastime.

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Alumni Profile

Inspired to Shine: An Entrepreneurial Journey

Laura Benkowski, Undergraduate ’11, MBA ’14

Over the years, Laura Benkowski’s entrepreneurial spirit has taken her all over the world, even to the site of a closed gem mine in Arizona.

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