Groups MBA Ambassadors
  • Profile picture of Erik McCaffrey

    Erik McCaffrey

    Erik McCaffrey was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and spent most of his childhood outdoors on his father’s cattle ranch. Erik earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and commissioned in the United States Army as an Infantry Lieutenant in 2010. After attending Infantry Basic and Ranger School, Erik was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and deployed as a Platoon Leader to Ghazni, Afghanistan for his first deployment. After being promoted to Company Executive Officer, Erik attended the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program where he was hired to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment as an Operations Officer for the Regimental Reconnaissance Company. During his time in the Ranger Regiment, Erik was deployed two more times to Afghanistan and once to the Horn of Africa. Erik left the Army in 2017 and was accepted into Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he will pursue his MBA beginning in the Fall of 2018. Erik is interested in pursuing a career in management consulting after graduation.

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    Cat McNair

    Cat graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009 with a B.S. in Comparative Politics and Spanish. Commissioned as an Aviation Officer, Cat is qualified in both the OH-58D Kiowa and AH-64E Apache helicopters. Her first assignment included a deployment to Afghanistan as a Platoon Leader. Her final Army assignment at as a Troop Commander included a deployment in and around Iraq. After transitioning early in 2018, Cat will be pursuing her MBA with the Class of 2020 at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.

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    John Chao

    John Chao is an Full-time MBA candidate at Notre Dame and a former Marine. He is positioning for a career in consulting or technology and hopes to leverage the Notre Dame network and Veteran network to reach these goals. In the Marines, John spent time in the Infantry, Intelligence, and Special Operations communities. All of which provided him with a lifetime of stories and experiences circling the globe. Aside from school, John is a full time husband, and a father to a energetic and gregarious little girl. He also likes going to yoga with his wife, sweating through a Crossfit workout, or logging some miles in the woods.

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    Kris Peck

    Kris graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Systems Engineering. Upon graduation, Kris commissioned as an Engineer Officer in the Army. After completing the Engineer Basic Officer Course, he served as a Combat Engineer Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, NC. Kris then worked as the Deputy Engineer for 7th Special Forces Group out of Eglin Air Force Base, FL, primarily working as a liaison between the Group and the US Army Corps of Engineers. This August, Kris will begin his studies at MIT Sloan School of Management.

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    Mike Kerper

    Michael is a second year MBA student at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Prior to business school, he was an infantry officer in the Army. Since starting at Foster, Michael has founded a student-start-up bringing fintech innovation to the water conservation space. Michael interned at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle during his MBA summer, working in corporate finance and program management on the China and Asia Pacific Team.

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    Pat Hyde

    Pat is a recently transitioned Special Forces Officer who graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2007, majoring in Chinese and spending a year studying abroad in Beijing, China. Following graduation, Pat spent the majority of his career in the Pacific Command area with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawai’i and 1st Special Forces Group in Okinawa, Japan. After numerous deployments in the developing world, Pat decided to pursue a career in both technology and in the non-profit sector. Pat and his wife, Michelle, recently moved to the Bay Area, where he is attending the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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    Rishi Shah

    Rishi Shah was raised in Yorba Linda, California. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and commissioned into the Marine Corps. Selected to attend graduate school immediately after commissioning, Rishi completed a M.S. in Aeronautics/ Astronautics from Stanford University in 2013. Following training, Rishi served as a Signals Intelligence Officer and was stationed at 1st Radio Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed as a Detachment Officer in Charge with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2016. After returning from deployment, he served as the Open Source Intelligence Cell Officer In Charge. Rishi will be attending Kellogg Business School in Fall 2018.

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    Kyle Campbell

    Kyle Campbell is a transitioning Air Force Contracting Officer who will be attending Columbia Business School in the fall of 2019. He enlisted in the Air Force in 2006 as an airborne cryptologic language analyst and provided nine years of real-time Arabic and French language capabilities to Air Force Special Operations Forces. After earning a B.S. in Business in 2013 from Bellevue University, he was selected for and completed Officer Training School, where he received a commission as a Contracting Officer in 2015. Kyle's post-MBA plans are to go into Investment Management while managing his family's business.

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    Hunter Harrison

    Hunter Harrison was raised in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2013 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Commissioning as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer, Hunter was assigned to Third Battalion, First Marines in Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed to the Middle East and Pacific Rim as a Rifle Platoon Commander and Company Executive Officer. He was then assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot-San Diego as a Series Commander. Hunter will be joining the class of 2020 at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in August of 2018.

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    Mike Fernando

    Mike was born and raised in the exotic place called New Jersey. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in Bioengineering. After graduation he commissioned with the United States Air Force through Officer Training School as a Cyberspace Operations Officer. After training in Alabama and Mississippi, he was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico with the 27th Special Operations Communication Squadron. For most of his time at Cannon, he led a specialized unit of 60 communications technicians to bring internet anywhere in the world for Special Operations Forces. He also deployed to the Middle East for several months as the senior communications officer supporting Air Force Special Operations Forces. He left the Air Force in December 2017. Because of his deep love of cheese-steaks and colonial American history, he will be going back to Philadelphia in August 2018 to attend Wharton, majoring in Finance. Right now, his post-MBA plans are to go into Management Consulting. In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, hiking, reading, and watching dog videos on Instagram.

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    John Tracy

    John (Jock) Tracey was raised in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2012 with a B.S. in Economics to serve as a Surface Warfare Officer. He began his career as the Electrical Officer aboard the USS New Orleans (LPD-18) in San Diego, CA then served as a Platoon Commander and OIC at Coastal Riverine Squadron Two in Little Creek, VA before moving to NOSC Chicago in Great Lakes, IL.  John will be joining the class of 2020 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in September of 2018.

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    Alex Duncan

    Alex Duncan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2010 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a submarine officer, he spent three years in Pearl Harbor and deployed to the Western Pacific twice. He then spent two years at the General Dynamics-Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, CT as a member of the Pre-commissioning crew of the USS Colorado.  After transitioning from the Navy in 2017, he worked as a quality engineer in new product development in Stryker’s Instruments division.  Alex is attending the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business in the fall of 2018.

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    Beau Gresham

    Beau Gresham is a transitioning Army Infantry Officer who will be attending NYU Stern School of Business in the fall of 2018. Beau graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 earning a B.A. in Political Science, and he also holds an M.A. in Management & Leadership from Webster University. He served 8 years in the Army in various duty positions, including rifle platoon leader, HHC executive officer, and rifle company commander. He was stationed at Fort Stewart, GA and Fort Carson, CO, and deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. After business school, Beau plans to pursue a career in management consulting.

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    Justin Leahy

    Justin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2012 with a degree in Economics.  Upon receiving his commission in the U.S. Navy, he entered the submarine training pipeline which culminated in orders to the USS Florida in Kings Bay, GA.  He served several roles during his 3-years onboard the USS Florida prior to separating from the U.S. Navy in December of 2017.  Justin will be starting at Chicago Booth in the Fall of 2018.

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    Dana Parker

    Dana was born in Lakewood, OH. He attended West Point and graduated in 2010 with a degree in chemical engineering. Following graduation, he attended flight school and was qualified as a Blackhawk pilot. Dana was stationed in Honduras, Ft. Lewis, and Ft. Campbell. During his seven years in the Army Dana served as a flight platoon leader, maintenance platoon leader, S4 and Assistant S3. Dana resigned his commission in the summer of 2017 to attend Kellogg School of Management. He and his wife, Mallory, live in Evanston where she works as a CPA and he plans to graduate with his MBA in June of 2019.

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    Thomas Schaefer

    Tom Schaefer graduated from MIT in 2009 with a major in Materials Science and Engineering. He commissioned into the Navy via NROTC, and served aboard USS New Mexico (SSN 779) for three years in a variety of engineering and tactical roles, including CRA, AENG and AWEPS. Tom later served at the Pentagon on the CNO's staff, focusing on Allied and Coalition Communications/IW Interoperability. He currently attends Kellogg School of Management and is expecting to graduate in June, 2018 with dual majors in Strategy and Finance. Tom will be working for Amphenol Corporation following graduation in a strategy and general management role. He lives with his wife, Kit, in Evanston, IL and will be moving to Denver, CO this summer.

  • Profile picture of Connor Dunlop

    Connor Dunlop

    Connor Dunlop is a transitioning nuclear submarine officer who will be attending Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in the Fall 2018.  Connor grew up in Chicago, attended Tulane University on an NROTC scholarship, and commissioned in May 2011.  He has a total of seven years in the Navy.  The first two years were spent in the nuclear power training pipeline, followed by a division officer tour on USS Buffalo in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, and shore duty as an NROTC instructor at University of New Mexico.

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    Jeremy Wano

    Jeremy was born and raised in Latrobe, PA a small town outside of Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Economics in 2008. Jeremy commissioned into the Navy in May 2013 following graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Following a year-long training assignment in Groton, CT, Jeremy was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. In 2016, he deployed on the USNS MERCY for Pacific Partnership 2016, a 6-month long humanitarian mission. Upon returning he served as a Division Officer in the USNH Yokosuka Dental Department. Jeremy will be transitioning out of the Navy in June and will begin the 2-year MBA program at the Tuck School of Business in August. Jeremy is a former collegiate hockey player and can't wait to teach his wife and 6-month old daughter how to play hockey in Hanover. Jeremy plans to continue serving in the Navy Selective Reserves while pursuing his MBA.

  • Profile picture of Glenn Kozawa

    Glenn Kozawa

    Glenn Kozawa graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2007 and joined the Army as an Infantry Officer. He Served in various positions from Platoon Leader to Company Commander and went on 3 deployments during his time in the military. He felt a good amount of anxiety before leaving the Army: Would I regret it? What would I do about money? Does this GI Bill work? Am I too old for this change? With these thoughts in mind, he choose to attend the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and has never looked back. He now works for Wipro Technologies in a Leadership Rotational program. He looks to continue to support veterans now and in the future.

  • Profile picture of Manuel Sanchez-Maldonado

    Manuel Sanchez-Maldonado

    Manuel Sanchez-Maldonado is a transitioning Marine Corps Officer/ helicopter pilot who will be attending the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in the fall of 2018. Manuel graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Comparative Politics. He is currently attached to Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico in Quantico, Virginia.