Meet our MSBA Ambassadors

 

Wake Forest MSBA Ambassadors are current students who are available and eager to answer any questions you might have. Our Ambassadors know the MSBA program and the path to get there better than anyone, so they can give you the first-hand student perspective you need. We encourage you to reach out any of the ambassadors listed below via email regarding questions about the program, application process, career resources, life at Wake Forest, living in Winston-Salem, or any other questions you may have.

 

Max Davis

davimb18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Oak Ridge, NC
UG School: NC State University
Major/Minor: Industrial and Systems Engineering, Statistics

Why the Wake MSBA? I was first drawn to the Wake Forest MSBA Program by its emphasis on both building the student’s analytical skill set and enabling the student to effectively communicate their results to make an impact in business. After I visited and learned more, it became clear that students truly are the focus at Wake Forest and I found this to really differentiate it from other similar programs.

Why an Ambassador? I’m excited to serve as one of the faces of the MSBA Program, the School of Business, and Wake Forest at large because I honestly believe that they were the absolute best opportunity for me and I want to help connect prospective students with the information and feedback they need to choose the next best opportunity for them.

Shannon Eby

ebysa18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario
UG School: Wake Forest University
Major/Minor: Business and Enterprise Management

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose the MSBA program because it was an opportunity for me to earn a masters degree in 10 months and gain marketable technical skills to combine with my undergraduate business degree. Wake is a great school and has a very involved professional network and the program also provides an opportunity to experience working with real data and clients.

Why an Ambassador? I love Wake and I am excited to share my experiences with prospective students and show them everything it has to offer. This program is very unique and I am proud to be a part of it.

Stephanie deGuzman

degusm18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
UG School: NC State University
Major/Minor: Nutrition Science, Sports Science

Why the Wake MSBA? Through talking to staff and former MSBA students, I was able to learn more about the benefit of a program based on industry needs. The short duration of the program, coursework designed around the industry, and excellent career services team drew me to Wake Forest. I am also lucky to call Winston-Salem my home town and was excited for a chance to come “home.”

Why an Ambassador? The students I was able to connect with prior to applying and after my admission were so helpful in understanding the application process and the format of the courses. Because it is such a short program, current students are familiar with every step of the process, because we were in your shoes just a year ago! I’m excited to share my experiences with future MSBA students!

Ying Yang

yangy418@wfu.edu

Hometown: Shenzhen, China
UG School: Nankai University
Major/Minor: Economics

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose the MSBA program because it provides a good balance of business insight education and analytical skill set building.

Why an Ambassador? I am willing to help promote our program, our school and our university as a way to serve the community. I enjoy helping potential students to find their best fit here. I would love to promote Wake Forest University for international students, enhancing international impact.

Wesley Smith

smitwr18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Martinsville, VA
UG School: James Madison University
Major/Minor: Economics

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose the MSBA program at Wake Forest because it not only teaches you extremely valuable technical skills, but it allows you to apply those skills to real-world business problems.

Why an Ambassador? I am thrilled to help people who are facing problems that I have had before.

Molly Petersen

peteme18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Austin, TX
UG School: Furman University
Major/Minor: Applied Mathematics

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose Wake Forest’s MSBA program because I was attracted by the close relationships with the professors, the career assistance Wake Forest provides, and the well-rounded curriculum.

Why an Ambassador? I am excited to be a student ambassador because of the ability to meet and interact with prospective students and show them what makes Wake Forest so special!

Qianyu Huang

huanq18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Chengdu, China
UG School: Sichuan University
Major/Minor: Accounting

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose the Wake Forest MSBA because of high job placement, extraordinary career services and well-designed curriculum, which is suitable for students both with and without relatively strong technical backgrounds.

Why an Ambassador? I’m excited to meet and help prospective DataDeacs gain more information about WFU and the MSBA program for decision-making.

Jen Rustige

rustjm18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
UG School: Xavier University
Major/Minor: Mathematics, Business Analytics

Why the Wake MSBA? I loved the combination of technical and interpersonal skills, the impressive professional network, and the opportunity to work with real data and clients. I was also really drawn to the close community at Wake Forest; every interaction with a student or employee affirmed the importance of relationships.

Why an Ambassador? The MSBA program has been a great fit, and I’d love the opportunity to share more about this degree, my experience and what makes Wake so incredible!

Alyvia He

hey218@wfu.edu

Hometown: Shaoxing, China
UG School: Shanghai International Studies University
Major/Minor: Korean

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose the MSBA program at Wake Forest University because it has a great reputation for its career service and a well-developed curriculum to help enhance both analytical skills and business insights.

Why an Ambassador? Being a student ambassador gives me a chance to know the potential candidates and help them make better decisions.

Claire Huang

huank18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Nanjing, China
UG School: Wake Forest University
Major/Minor: Business and Enterprise Management, Marketing

Why the Wake MSBA? As a former co-founder of a tech start-up, I think there is an overwhelming need to understand how to best use analytic tools in business. Most experts in technology have little training in business, meanwhile, few business people attempt to keep up with the pace of technology. The Wake MSBA program is striving to accomplish both: understanding the business consequences of implementing analytic tolls, and the expertise to accomplish those implementations.

Why an Ambassador? I think of myself as a problem solver and I enjoy helping people make better decisions.

Nicholas Thompson 

thomnp18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
UG School: UNC – Chapel Hill
Major/Minor: Geography, Statistics and Anthropology

Why the Wake MSBA? My cousin graduated from the MSBA program last year and had a fantastic experience, so I decided to follow in his footsteps. Career ready and a well-rounded education in 10 months, what more could I ask for?

Why an Ambassador? I am excited to help guide future DataDeacs as they go through the application and admissions processes that I went through such a short time ago.

Wendan Sun

sunw18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Shenzhen, China
UG School: New York University
Major/Minor: Marketing

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose Wake Forest because of its reputation, alumni network, and excellent career management services.

Why an Ambassador? I am very excited to meet and help prospective students who would like to pursue a career in business analytics. I really enjoy the program, and would love to share my great experience here with future students. I am sure they will benefit as much as I do in this program.

Trey Houston

houstp18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Roswell, GA
UG School: Hampton University
Major/Minor: Marketing

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose Wake Forest because of their dedication to their students, the large network and the reputation of the school.

Why an Ambassador? I am excited about playing a part in how an individual decides on their future.

Erica Fangzhou Wang 

wangf18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Jiang Yin, China
UG School: Furman University
Major/Minor: Business Administration

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose Wake Forest’s MSBA program because of its high academic reputation, and also great career services it will provide me. In addition, the class size is small and the faculty members have a close relationship with the students.

Why an Ambassador? I’m excited to introduce to all the prospective students how amazing the school and the program is, and I’ll be very happy to answer any questions they have about Wake Forest.

Dominic Yang

yangz218@wfu.edu

Hometown: Columbus, OH
UG School: The Ohio State University
Major/Minor: Logistics Management

Why the Wake MSBA? I came to the program for the technical skills, well-known reputation, great career services and dynamic campus experiences.

Why an Ambassador? Being able to help and show more about the school to prospective students. I understand their concerns or problems when choosing a college since I was on their side just a few months ago. I came to Wake for a campus visit and an alumnus helped me, so that I want to pass this on.

Forest Richardson

richfb14@wfu.edu

Hometown: Hilton Head Island, SC
UG School: Wake Forest University
Major/Minor: Business and Enterprise Management, Statistics

Why the Wake MSBA? Because I went to Wake Forest for my Undergraduate Degree, I knew that the people in the Business program were dedicated to the students and passionate about investing in them. In my conversations with alumni, faculty and administrators, I knew that the program was a good fit for me. Throughout the process, I always felt cared for by everyone on the MSBA team. The courses in this program are a great combination of both data analysis and its interpretation, which is equally as important as the data itself.

Why an Ambassador? I am excited to be a student ambassador because I am passionate about relationship-building and would love the opportunity to communicate with potential students about what I have gained from this program.

Marcus Chen

cheny218@wfu.edu

Hometown: Suzhou, China
UG School: Soochow University
Major/Minor: Supply Chain Management

Why the Wake MSBA? The reason I chose Wake Forest is because it is an esteemed institution, with many alumni across the U.S. Also, the Market Readiness and Employment team is very helpful in terms of helping students polish resumes and find their career path. Besides, I love sunshine, so NC is perfect for me.

Why an Ambassador? During the process when I was applying for schools, I received so much help from a student in this program, I am very grateful and therefore I would like to pass on this help to others.

Cameron Mckinney

mckicm18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Winston Salem, NC
UG School: UNC – Greensboro
Major/Minor: Political Science

Why the Wake MSBA? I choose the MSBA program at Wake for two reasons: 1) The cross section of analytical skill development and emphasis on being able to explain insights from data, and 2) the 10-month duration of the program.

Why an Ambassador? Being a student ambassador gives me the chance to help other people learn about what Wake has to offer and to use my experiences to help other students make a more informed decision.

Skye Xinyi Ye

yex18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Hangzhou, China
UG School: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Major/Minor: Global Business and Management

Why the Wake MSBA? I choose this program for its excellent Career Management team, as well as the good reputation for academics.

Menza Dudley

dudljm18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Phenix City, AL
UG School: Furman University
Major/Minor: Economics and Business Administration

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose Wake because of the close relationships that the students have with their professors, the extremely high-quality career placement assistance that Wake provides, and the curriculum that teaches analytical skills while honing our soft-skills.

Why an Ambassador? I’m excited to show other potential students how great Wake is in the same way that my Ambassador did for me!

Stella Liu

liuw18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Shanghai, China
UG School: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Major/Minor: Business Analytics

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose the Wake Forest MSBA program because of its outstanding career placement for international students, as well as a well-rounded MRE system.

Why an Ambassador? I am excited to help students who are facing the same problem that I met before.

Mathias Talbert

talbpm18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Shelby, NC
UG School: Anderson University
Major/Minor: Financial Economics

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose Wake Forest’s MSBA program because I could exponentially further my education in a short period of time in an environment where academic rigor is high, and faculty and staff genuinely care about you.

Why an Ambassador? I am excited to share what makes Wake’s program such an enticing proposition with students to help them discover what they want to do, and how to do it optimally.

Chen Chen

chenc18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Goleta, CA
UG School: Univ. of CA – Santa Barbara
Major/Minor: Economics

Why the Wake MSBA? Diversity. Students come with various backgrounds that make Wake Forest a strong community.

Why an Ambassador? I’m willing to share my learning experience and continue to build a good reputation for Wake Forest.

Marina Zhou

zhouq18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Chicago, IL
UG School: University of Notre Dame
Major/Minor: Accounting

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose Wake Forest because of its curriculum design, excellent alumni network, and reputation.

Why an Ambassador? I am excited to know potential candidates and to help answer any questions related to analytics. Coming from a non-technical background, I would like to share my experience in terms of technical study and career search.

Eric Yuning Zheng

zheny18@wfu.edu

Hometown: Hebei, China
UG School: Huazhong Agricultural University
Major/Minor: Agricultural Economics, Statistics

Why the Wake MSBA? I chose the MSBA program at Wake Forest University for the excellent academic environment and market readiness training.

Why an Ambassador? Being an ambassador gives me the chance to know more prospective students and communicate with them.

 

 

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