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MBA Cohort May 2013 Student Profiles


Mary Allen

Industry: Education

Organization: Los Angeles County of Education

Position: Professional Expert

Comments: I can't wait to graduate!! 


Delia Alvarado

Industry: Wedding/Wedding Planner


Position: Consultant

Comments: "This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop overanalyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful... Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dreams and share your passion." - Holstee Manifesto   



Jonathan Antflick

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Organization: American Reprographics Company

Position: Sales Consultant

Comments: I plan to work as an international sales consultant, while investing for multiple projects in my many fields of interests. 




Tiffanny Barela

Industry: Financial Services

Organization: Union Bank

Position: eMarketing Officer, Web Specialist

Comments: I am a proud alum of MSMC, received my Bachelor's Degree in English. Currently, I am an eMarketing officer, web specialist for Union Bank. I believe that the MSMC MBA program will allow me to further enhance my business skills so I can eventually achieve my career goals in the marketing field.


Cynthia Cifuentes

Industry: Marketing

Organization: Kaiser Permanente

Position: Regional Marketing Services Consultant

Comments: I'm thrilled to embark on this journey in the MBA program with high hopes that I will master my strategic and analytical skills to become a skilled and masterful marketer.  "Marketing takes a day to learn. Unfortunately it takes a lifetime to master."   

  - Phil Kolter


Monica Diaz

Industry: Government

Organization: City of Santa Monica

Position: Buyer

Comments: "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson-


Jeff Fust

Industry: Entertainment 

Organization: Perception Postproduction

Position: Project Manager

Comments: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those

who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Suess 


Trisha Llanes

Industry: Marketing 

Organization: Archway

Position: Account Representative

Comments: You can always make more money but you can never make

more time. Live life to the fullest. 


Arielle Mandell






Candace Montgomery

Industry: Education 

Organization: Le Cordon Bleu

Position: Career Advisor

Comments: "You have to roll with the punches. In life you can

be pitiful or powerful. The choice is yours." - Grandma Montgomery


Wendi Nelson

Industry: Insurance

Organization: Self Employed

Position: Auditor



Gilberto Quezada

Industry: Financial 

Organization: Bank of America

Position: Loan Servicing



Jo Ann Rodriguez

Industry: Religion

Organization: SMC

Position: Researcher

Comments: 'Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.' Rev. Martin Luther King

"There are three types of people when it comes to the future: those who will watch what happens, those who will make it happen, and those who will wonder what happened. Which will you be?" - Barna 


Rana Saab

Industry: Weight Loss and Nutrition

Organization: Jenny Craig

Position: Centre Director

Comments: "You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?" - Al Rumi

"...the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do..." - Steve Jobs

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." - Audrey Hepburn


Fabiola Salazar

Industry: Oil and Gas

Organization: Kellogg Joint Venture

Position: Commercial Coordinator

Comments: Fabiola holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Corporate Administration and Management and a Master of Business both from Curtin University (Australia). She has 14 years of commercial experience specializing in contract and commercial management.


Elvia Torres

Industry: Not - for- Profit 

Organization: SPIRITT Family Services

Position: Executive Director



Yesenia Torres

Industry: Healthcare

Organization: Kaiser Permanente 

Position: Project Manager 



Diana Vasquez

Industry: Real Estate 

Organization: Pinnacle Estate Properties

Position: Marketing Coordinator

Comments: "Work smart not hard!" Nothing is too hard, just love what you 

do and reap success!" 


Vivian Vasquez

Industry: Pharmaceuticals 

Organization: Amgen

Position: Editor



Kimberly Williams

Industry: Finance / Sales 

Organization: Internet Brand DBA CarsDirect

Position: Funding/ Production Control Manager

Comments: "Team work makes a dream work"

Received Bachelor's degree from University of Arizona. Goal is to make my life from

success to significance. Plan to study non profit management and will be starting my 

own breast cancer foundation. Stay tuned, it's going to be BIG! 


Tanesha Whitehead

Industry: Higher Education/Nursing.

Organization: Mount St. Mary's College

Position: Program Coordinator

Comments: "You belong where ever you choose to be" - Bonnie Hill

Teresa Xiong

Industry: Education


Position: Program Director