Carnegie Mellon University

MBA Admissions Diversity Liaisons

Our Admission Diversity Liaisons are MBA students and inclusion organization fellows who help lead our effort to cultivate a diverse and inclusive community.

Contact them to learn more about the support they received through these organizations. They are happy to share with you!

Inclusion Organizations

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) is an alliance dedicated to promoting the inclusion of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business. The Tepper School is a member.

Forté Foundation

Forté Foundation is a consortium dedicated to launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, professional development, and a community of successful women. The Tepper School is a proud partner.

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)

Reaching Out MBA focuses on educating, inspiring, and connecting the student and alumni LGBTQ MBA and graduate communities in an ongoing effort to create the next generation of business leaders. 

Military MBA 

Military MBA provides MBA research and application assistance, professional development, and scholarships for the U.S. military. The Tepper School is a member.

Consortium Fellows

Linda Alexander Rodriguez

Concentrations: Technology Strategy, Operations Management, MIPD Track

Internship: M&T Bank, New Ventures Department

Club leadership and involvement: LABC Board, Consortium Liaison, GSA Admissions Sub-committee, member of GEC, OGM, DA

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
I really saw that Tepper had many resources that I was looking for as I considered the future leader I wanted to be. With leadership coaching and certifications, global education opportunities, and an ability to learn how to combine analytics with empathetic and authentic leadership, Tepper was where I wanted to springboard my career. Beyond that, the mindset of your fellow classmates is full of people who are eager to learn and collaborate. At Tepper, I've felt incredibly supported in my career pursuits by my classmates as well as by the alumni, which really adds to the whole MBA experience.

Ray Curiel

Concentration: Marketing

Internship: Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft

Club leadership and involvement: Out&Allied

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
Tepper excited me because I am a career switcher, and I wanted to feel confident working with computer programs, and I knew the curriculum was strong. I'm also trying to enter tech, and I was delighted to find a program that has so many classes focused on how to be a leader in tech.

Toluwa Jobi

Concentrations: Operations Management, Organizational Behavior

Internship: PepsiCo - Procurement

Club leadership and involvement: President of the African Business Collective (ABC), Board Member of the Black Business Association (BBA), Christian Business Association (CBA) and Media & Entertainment Club (MEC)

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
I chose Tepper because of its small class size, the community, and their ranking as an Operations School.

Carla Suarez

Concentrations: Strategy, Finance, Communication

Internship: Deloitte Consulting LLP

Club leadership and involvement: Tepper Women in Business Corporate Relation and Finance Chair, Latin American Business Club Cultural Chair

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
I chose Tepper for the small class size format. It has allowed me to get close to my classmates as well as my professors.

Forté Fellow

Ozioma Aniagu

Concentrations: Technology Strategy and Product Management

Internship: Sr. Product Manager Technical, Amazon

Club leadership and involvement: TWIB; GEC; ABC; BBA; B&T

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
Tepper offers numerous opportunities for networking with fellow students, alumni, and industry professionals. In addition it has a strong reputation for developing innovative thinkers and business leaders. Its focus on analytical and creative problem-solving aligns with my own strengths and interests.

ROMBA Fellows

Liem Kadas

Concentrations: Operations and Business Analytics

Internship: J Fab Consulting

Club leadership and involvement: Out&Allied President

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
The perfect mixture of business, science, and art. GO TARTANS!

Anushikha Sharma

Concentration: Management of Innovation and Product Development (Track)

Internship: Microsoft - Product Manager Intern, Power Apps

Club leadership and involvement: President, Graduate Business Association, involved as an ALC Communications Coach, Net Impact, SABA, Out & Allied, Business and Technology Club. I am also the second-year McGowan Fellow (full tuition scholarship + 10 MBA students selected nationally for leadership training).

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
For the community, the strong technical recruitment focus, the analytics academic focus, and the scholarship.

Military Veteran

Travis Puccio

Concentration: Entrepreneurship

Internship: PM - C3AI

Club leadership and involvement: President of Tepper Veteran's Association

Why did you choose the Tepper School?
The admissions team genuinely cared about helping me change my career.