Smith Profiles

Alumni Profile

Leading at Morgan Stanley, Driven To Make an Impact

Etim Edim

Etim Edim’s path to becoming CFO of Morgan Stanley's Technology, Operations and Firm Resilience divisions started with a realization – he wanted to make an impact.

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Alumni Profile

Championing Others on the Way to a Successful Career

Terrill L. Drake, EMBA ’12

At Maryland Smith, Terrill L. Drake, EMBA ’12, envisioned the next stages of his career through the pursuit of a more inclusive community. Now, he’s taking the lessons he’s learned to Harvard Business School where he will become its first chief diversity and inclusion officer.

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Faculty Profile

What Teaching Means to Zeinab Karake

Zeinab Karake

Hailing from a lineage of educators, Maryland Smith’s Zeinab Karake always believed she’d find a career in the classroom. To her, teaching isn’t just a profession, it’s a calling.

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Alumni Profile

Climbing the Ladder, Making a Difference Along the Way

Sherika Ekpo, MBA ’09

From the earliest days of her professional life, working as a business analyst for JPMorgan Chase, Sherika Ekpo, MBA ’09, was determined to keep one goal in mind: to ascend in her career, making a difference in every step.

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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

Gelila Aderaye ’21 always knew graduate school was in her future but didn’t know exactly what her plans were – that is, until she attended Maryland Smith. Initially starting her undergraduate career at Montgomery College, Aderaye came to Smith with a penchant for accounting.

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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

Camila, ’21, and Valeria Arrieta Palacio, ’21

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

Carla Tagliente ’01

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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