The Voice of BBA Students
The BBA Council allocates funding and provides oversight for all the BBA clubs and plans events ranging from weekly "Kegs in the Courtyard" to monthly social activities and study breaks, as well as the annual Undergraduate Business School Leadership Conference (UBSLC). Students are highly encouraged to get involved in the council by running for office, spearheading an initiative with the council's assistance, or taking a leadership role in a BBA club.
2019-2020 BBA Council
Catherine Xu, President
Catherine is a senior pursuing a double concentration in Marketing and Information Systems & Operations Management. Having previously served on Council as a junior representative, as well as a legislator on behalf of the BBA community, she is thrilled for her role as President for the year. Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, Catherine grew up in three different countries (China, Australia, and Angola) and as a result holds a strong commitment to engaging with others and immersing herself within new communities. Upon graduation, Catherine will be in Charlotte, NC as a Global Risk Analyst for Bank of America. In her free time, she enjoys chasing sunsets, experimenting in the kitchen, and meeting new people.
Stephen Mattes, Executive Vice President
Stephen is a senior from Bucks County, Pennsylvania studying finance and marketing. During his time at Emory he has served as the Chief Financial Officer and co-president of Phi Eta Sigma, the university’s freshman academic honor society, and logistics chair for the UBSLC conference. He spent last summer interning at Siemens Healthineers in Malvern, Pennsylvania as part of its Finance Leadership Development Program. In the future, he hopes to attend law school. His biggest passion outside of school is cheering on his favorite hockey team, the New York Rangers.
Aditya Govindraj, Vice President of Finance
Melany Hernandez, Vice President of Programming
Melany is a junior pursuing a double concentration in Finance and Accounting with a secondary area depth in Entrepreneurship. She is Cuban from Miami, Fl interested in a career within the Financial Services industry in hopes of becoming a CEO on Wall Street. As a graduate from Oxford College, Melany was involved in SAC, PAL, OxVentures, First-year Council, Club Connections initiative, and SAPA. Additionally, at the Atlanta campus Melany is the co-director of Programming for the Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management organization and the secretary for the Association of Caribbean Educators and Students. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, traveling, and being outside on a nice sunny day.
Mark Wang, Vice President of Clubs
Mark is a junior from Los Angeles, California concentrating in Strategy & Management Consulting, ISOM, and Entrepreneurship. Outside of BBA Council, Mark is a teaching assistant for Financial Accounting, a student consultant in 180 Degree Consulting, and a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional fraternity. Last summer, Mark interned at Brevet Group--a boutique consulting firm that focuses on sales transformation. In his free time, Mark enjoys hiking, visiting different boba shops, and watching HIMYM again and again.
Sean Klein, Vice President of Alumni and Corporate Relations
Sean is a senior from Short Hills, New Jersey studying Finance and ISOM. Outside of BBA Council, he is involved with Goizueta Investment Management Group (GIMG) and Atlas Consulting Group (ACG). Last summer, he interned within the Investment Banking group at Guggenheim Partners, and spent previous summers at SunTrust Bank and AlixPartners. In his free time, you’ll find him volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium (usually with the whale sharks or the sea otters) or binge-watching nature documentaries, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek.
Felicity Lin, Vice President of Marketing
Felicity is a junior from Taipei, Taiwan pursuing a double concentration in Marketing and Strategy & Management Consulting. Outside of BBA Council, she is the Executive Vice President of Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management and also a member in Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. She is also the Digital Marketing & Communications Intern at Social Enterprise @ Goizueta. As someone who’s passionate about the intersection of brand and innovation, she interned at Shiseido Group’s Creative Agency where she worked on critical product launch campaigns. In her free time, she loves graphic design, music and any Asian food!
Nina Ranji, Vice President Community Engagement
Nina is a senior from Princeton Junction, New Jersey, pursuing Finance and Strategy/Management Consulting. She also serves as a Coordinator for Camp Kesem East Atlanta, and an intern for Career Services in the Candler School of Theology. She is passionate about social and environmental philanthropy and hopes to start impact investing, or create her own foundation someday. Nina enjoys exploring, meeting new people, and watching Disney movies. Last summer, she interned at Wells Fargo Securities in New York City as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst.
Sameer Kumar, Vice President of Communications
Sameer is a junior from Edison, New Jersey and a Fall 2019 admit to the business school planning to concentrate in Finance and Accounting. As a recent Oxford graduate he served as the Vice-President of the Oxford SGA as well as a Co-President of the Oxford Business Club. Currently he serves as the VP of Alumni relations for the Emory SGA and is a 2019 class agent for the Oxford College Alumni Board. In his free time he enjoys cooking, exploring and hanging with the boys.
Emily is a Junior in the business school from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is planning on concentrating in ISOM or Accounting and finishing a double major in Political Science in the College. Last year, she served on the 52nd SGA as the Vice President of Student Experience. She is very excited to serve not only as the BBA SGA Representative this year, but also as Speaker of the 53rd SGA Legislature. Outside of BBA, she serves as her sorority’s, Gamma Phi Beta - Zeta Tau, Financial Vice President. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors at Lullwater and on the Beltline and trying new coffee shops in the Atlanta area!
Yuqi (Vicky) Wang
Vicky is a junior from Singapore, studying Strategy & Management Consulting at Goizueta Business School and Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Outside of BBA Council, she serves as the Co-chair of the International Leadership & Advocacy Board and Programming Chair of the Asian Student Organization. She was also part of the executive board of Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management and UBSLC 2019. Vicky enjoys meeting people from around the world, visiting animal cafes, and trying out good Asian restaurants. In the future, she hopes to combine her interests and strengths by working in economic consulting.
BBA Class Representatives
Devon Sullivan, Senior Representative
A senior from Sarasota Florida, Devon is excited to be serving her second year on BBA Council as a Senior Representative. She concentrates in Strategy & Management Consulting with a secondary depth in International Business and double majors in Spanish in the College. Outside of Council, Devon loves her involvement with the Social Enterprise Center at Goizueta, and being a part of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional fraternity. In her free time, you can find her on a run, reading lots of books, and drinking iced coffee. This previous summer she worked for Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods, Illinois as a Consumer Banking Intern.
Smriti Vaidya, Senior Representative
Smriti Vaidya is a senior from New York City concentrating in Strategy & Management Consulting and Marketing, with a secondary concentration in Analytic Consulting. This past summer she interned at Aetna as a General Management Summer Associate. Outside of BBA Council, Smriti serves as Co-President of Emory’s Indian Cultural Exchange, and a Digital Ambassador for Emory’s Office of Undergraduate Admission. In her free time she enjoys working out, practicing yoga meditation, and watching Marvel movies.
Amanda Song, Junior Representative
Amanda is a junior from New Jersey concentrating in Finance and Information Systems and Operations Management with a co-major in visual arts. Outside of BBA council, Amanda is the Vice President of Internal Affairs for Consult Your Community and the Underclassman Representative of Goizueta Women in Finance. This past summer Amanda interned at Franklin Templeton Investments in the Fiduciary Project and Data Management Division. In her free time, she enjoys painting, practicing yoga, and watching dance videos.
Chike Onyia, Junior Representative
Chike is a junior born and raised in Los Angeles, California but currently living in his home country Nigeria concentrating in Finance and Real Estate. Outside of BBA council, Chike is the Oxford Liason for the Goizueta Black Student Alliance and an Emory Scholar. This previous summer, Chike interned at KPMG as a Deal Advisory intern in Lagos, Nigeria. In his free time, he enjoys day-trading on the Forex market, cooking, and watching Netflix.
Mitul Patel, UBSLC (Undergraduate Business School Leadership Conference) Chair
Mitul is a senior from Dalton, Georgia pursuing a double concentration in Marketing and Strategy & Management Consulting alongside a double major in Psychology. Having been a development chair for UBSLC 2019, he looks forward to serving as the UBSLC chair for 2020. Outside of BBA Council Mitul is a CMC Coach and Co-President of Emory IdeaLab. This past summer Mitul worked as a Research Analyst for Spencer Stuart, an executive search consulting firm, in New York City. In his spare time you can find Mitul experimenting in the kitchen, talking about cars, and going on spontaneous adventures with his friends.
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