Meet our Masters in Management Ambassadors


Wake Forest MSM program Ambassadors are current students who are available and eager to answer any questions you might have. Our Ambassadors know the 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 to 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.


Sam BarnhardtSam Barnhardt

Hometown: Huntersville, NC
UG School: Appalachian State University
Major/Minor: Mathematics/Business and Psychology

Why Wake: I chose the MSM program at Wake Forest because I wanted to further my education at a high-ranking school and program. The relationships I’ve built with peers, faculty, and the administration are invaluable, and the program experiences have exceeded my expectations.

Grayson CarterGrayson Carter

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
UG School: Wofford College
Major/Minor: Religion Major and minors in Accounting and Business
Why Wake: The MSM program offered me the opportunity to further my education at such an esteemed school. I knew Wake Forest would push me to be a lifelong learner through different classes as well as provide me with a wide network of opportunities after graduation.

Stevenson CerisierStevenson Cerisier
Hometown: Austell, GA
UG School: Wake Forest University
Major/Minor: Health & Exercise Science/ Entrepreneurship
Why Wake: I knew I wanted to go into the field of business but I didn’t know where to start and I felt like Wake MSM gave me the best opportunities to build that business acumen.

Jiabao ChenJiabao Chen

Hometown: Henan, China
UG School: University of Houston
Major/Minor: Global Hospitality Leadership

Why Wake: In the process of learning and acquiring knowledge, we can learn more valuable things by following a school that does fine work in one aspect and deeply contacting the industry Otherwise, no matter how big the school is, if there is no comprehensive and detailed curriculum, it will be useless for future development. I believe, Wake is the right choice to support my future development.

Diana Cheney (ELP Program)Diana Cheney (ELP Program)

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL
UG School: Florida State University
Major/Minor: Psychology, Chemistry

Why Wake: I chose to further my education beyond just a degree in Physician Assistant studies to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and management in a way that allows me to better advocate for both my patients and coworkers.

Gaby DuFour (ELP Program)Gaby DuFour (ELP Program)

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
UG School: UC Berkeley
Major/Minor: Interdisciplinary Studies
Why Wake: It is a top 10 PA program and I wanted the unique opportunity to leverage business skills and position myself to be a future healthcare leader.

Lauren LambLauren Lamb

Hometown: Greensboro, NC
UG School: Wake Forest University
Major/Minor: Economics and Psychology

Why Wake: I loved my undergraduate experience and all of the relationships I made. I wanted to further my education at a school that genuinely cared about my success and helped me reach my goals. Every faculty, staff, and even classmate is there to be a support system for you through your Wake Forest journey.

Songlin Liu (ILP Program)Songlin Liu (ILP Program)

Hometown: Foshan, China
UG School: Trinity College, Hartford
Major/Minor: Economics and Environmental Science

Why Wake: My undergraduate school has offered me outstanding liberal arts education that develops my ability to learn across a diverse field. I chose the MSM at Wake Forest because it allows me to pursue my interest more in-depth and better prepares me for the job market. The program is perfect for me to excel in the marketplace by building on the skills and knowledge gained in my undergraduate studies. The curriculum design of this program can provide me with the instructions to emphasize managerial skills and exposure to real-world challenges and solutions.

Jiahao MaJiahao Ma

Hometown: Shanxi, China
UG School: University of Washington
Major/Minor: The student-to-faculty ratio at Wake gave me more opportunities to interact with fellow teachers and the Graduate Consulting Projects allow me to experience the real business world. My biggest takeaway from the program was not only the knowledge I gained but also my soft skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and presentation skills.

Erin Morken (ELP Program)Erin Morken (ELP Program)

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
UG School: University of California, Los Angeles
Major/Minor: Psychobiology

Why Wake: The MSM program equips students with the tools to become analytical thinkers, successful problem solvers, and effective communicators. As a physician assistant, I plan to step into a leadership role to positively transform our healthcare system by bridging the gap between medically underserved populations and healthcare of the highest quality. The diverse set of skills mastered in the MSM program will enable me to be the best advocate for my patients and the physician assistant profession as a whole.

Alison NesbitAlison Nesbit

Hometown: Augusta, GA
UG School: Wake Forest University
Major/Minor: Spanish and Communication/Psychology

Why Wake: I returned to Wake Forest for the MSM program since I knew within a year I could gain business experience in the Graduate Consultant Projects with my peers. Additionally, it was a comfort when applying to know I would be able to gain a business degree with my undergrad degrees being in two different fields.

Yuchen QinYuchen Qin

Hometown: Changchun, China
UG School: Huaqiao University
Major/Minor: English

Why Wake: I chose the MSM program at Wake Forest University because of its high ranking and 10-month duration. The Graduate Consulting Projects allow me to better understand what I have learned through the semester and make use of those skills in the real world.

Will QuillenWill Quillen

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
UG School: Clemson University
Major/Minor: Biological Sciences

Why Wake: I chose Wake Forest University’s MSM program because of its immersive educational and professional business experience and top-tier career services. After attending a larger university, I have found that Wake Forest’s combination of smaller class sizes and high-quality faculty is key to educational development.

David SinclairDavid Sinclair

Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
UG School: Wake Forest University
Major/Minor: Psychology/Entrepreneurship

Why Wake: After attending Wake Forest for my undergraduate degree, I knew of the opportunities, support, and friendships that can be made here. Furthermore, acquiring general business knowledge has always been of interest to me. Therefore, the MSM program was the perfect fit to advance my education and reach my goals.

Drew ToddDrew Todd

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
UG School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major/Minor: Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense

Why Wake: I chose the Wake Forest MSM program for a few reasons: its proximity to home for me, the fact I do not come from a business background, and the GCP projects that would allow me to gain real-world business experience. I have also come to love the supportive community that is Wake Forest.

SJ VaughanSJ Vaughan

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
UG School: Wofford College
Major/Minor: Business Economics, Spanish/Film & Digital Media

Why Wake: I chose Wake Forest due to the high ranking program as well as the opportunity to fine tune my business skills in only 10 months! Wake has provided me with so many connections and I wanted to be surrounded by professors with hands-on business experiences.

Deja Wright (ELP Program)Deja Wright (ELP Program)

Hometown: Hickory, NC
UG School: Appalachian State University
Major/Minor: Psychology/Chemistry and Biology

Why Wake: I chose Wake Forest because it has a phenomenal PA program but decided to further my education through the ELP (Emerging Leaders Program) by enrolling in the MSM program as well. I can truly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this program and the experience it has offered, as well as the relationships and network I have been able to build through it!



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