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MBA Cohort May 2012 Student Profiles

Justin Bushee

Industry: Telecommunications

Organization: Telecom

Position: Account Manager

Comments: I hope to expand my business background to prepare for future professional opportunities. 


Kathryn Clowes

Industry: Education


Position: Educational Consultant / Business Owner

Comments: Residing in Bakersfield, CA, I graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a BA in Communication and a minor in Classics. I am passionate about helping my fellow students find the school that best fits them. I am currently starting an educational consulting firm with my best friend Abby. I firmly believe that you really can do all that you set your mind to do with patience, hard work, and belief in oneself.

Jerone Edwards

Industry: Transportation

Organization: Cal Trans

Position: Southern Manager - Outdoor Advertising

Comments: I am excited about moving up into the executive management with Caltrans. The MBA program will position me to achieve this goal, and later, become a part-time college professor.

Cedric W. Foster Sr.

Industry: Information Technology



Comments: "I love my MBA program."

 Norma Gonzales

Norma Gonzalez

Industry: Investment Banking

Organization: NWQ Investment Management, LLC


Comments: My prior education included an emphasis in finance and real estate. I currently work at an investment banking firm and would like to grow and enhance my career opportunities in the investment banking world. Also, in the future, I hope to have my own business.

Lauren Heideman

Industry: Talent Management

Organization: Korn/Ferry International

Position: Sr. Director, HR & Administration

Comments: As globalization expands the world's talent pool, I have recognized an opportunity and desire to lead efforts at helping individuals and businesses grow and develop world-class talents. I have 15 plus years experience in talent management. My goal and interest is pursuing an MBA to take a lead in helping individuals and businesses realize the impact and power of their diverse talents, cultures, and perspectives on business success. The values-based global curriculum of MSMC's MBA program is an ideal fit for me personally and I believe the diversity in the skills and background of the individuals in my cohort will make my MBA experience all the more richer.

Jennifer Jordan

Industry: Education and Entertainment

Organization: Manhattan Beach Unified School District / JJBiz Music Studio

Position: Music Specialist and Owner

Comments: I am excited and stretching the boundaries of our current business culture to support a triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.


Janet Loera

Industry: Entertainment

Organization: Live Nation Worldwide

Position: Accountant

Comments:I am a Mount Weekend College alumni from the business program. I would love to focus on finance for my career.


Myra Medina-Porrazzo

Industry: Healthcare / Health Services

Organization: UCLA Health Systems

Position: Assistant to the Chief Innovation Officer

Comments: I have twelve years' experience in the health services industry and would like to expand my career by focusing on innovative measures and leadership, with the knowledge gained through my MBA in Health Service Management at Mount St. Mary's. I have also developed a passion for gerontology and trends in healthcare policy and service delivery, especially in elderly populations.

Devon Morrissey

Industry: Human Resources

Organization: Oppenheimer and Company, Inc. (Administration)


Comments: I have a background in Law and Financial Services. I believe that the MSMC MBA program will allow me to further hone my business skills so I can eventually achieve my career goals in the field of Human Resources.

Edlyn Ortiz

Industry: Healthcare


Position: Program Support Assistant

Comments: I am a graduate of CSU-Long Beach with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. "The only constant in life is change." - Go for it!

Monalisa Rand

Industry: Healthcare

Organization: Medtronics

Position: Sales

Comments: I am pursuing my MBA for career and personal growth within the healthcare industry. I have great passion for human welfare.

Marina Sandoval

Industry: Higher Education

Organization: CSU Dominguez Hills

Position: Grant Administrator

Comments: I'm looking forward to the knowledge and opportunities to come from completing my MBA program.


A. Tamesha Scott-Thomas ("Mesha")

Industry: Arts/Media/Entertainment

Organization: The Walt Disney Company


Comments: I have held various leadership positions within global companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Travelers, and the Walt Disney Company. I completed Six Sigma Green Belt Training while working at a company owned by General Electric. I plan to use my MBA as a tool to better position myself for opportunities within a company with a global presence. My passions include the arts, kayaking, and travel.

Kimberly Weiner

Industry: Hospitality



Comments: As a recent graduate from UCLA with a degree in psychobiology, I am excited about diversifying my education and exploring future business ventures.