Connection + Insight
The goal of the MBAA is to enhance the student experience by providing a platform to learn from experienced professionals and connect with students, alumni, and community leaders.
MBAA Executive Committee
Justin Warren - President
Justin Warren is a member of the Technology MBA Class of 2014. He started his professional career in real estate finance and more recently managed construction projects for large, national retailers throughout the country. After nine years of professional experience, Justin felt like it was time to go back to school and earn his MBA. He enjoys the cohort model because it creates a learning environment that is complimented by the vast experience each student brings to the classroom. When he is not working or doing homework, Justin enjoys exercising, watching football (Go Huskies and Go Hawks), and spending time with his incredible family.
Aaron VanDyke - Senior Vice President
Aaron VanDyke finished his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University in 2010. After starting his career working as a research scientist for a University of Washington-based start-up, Aaron fell in love with the challenges and leadership required to start a business. As a member of the LMBA class of 2014, he is gaining as much experience as possible by getting involved in the MBAA and attending as many events as possible. Aaron is drawn to the tight-knit mentality of the MBA programs at UWB, and wants to assist both current and future students in achieving their educational and professional goals in any way that he can.
Ken Huang - Vice President of Networking
Ken Huang completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Washington and wasted no time in returning to his alma mater the following summer and completed a graduate level accounting program at the Foster School of Business. Now he’s back for more as he embarks on a two year journey with the Leadership MBA program at the University of Washington-Bothell School of Business. Ken loves the cohort mentality of the MBA program and believes the relationships developed over the years are invaluable to those who have graduated. Ken plans to create more opportunities connecting with alumni and other MBA communities to multiply resources exponentially for everyone.
Tiffany - Vice President of Professional Development
Tiffany is truly honored to represent the 2013-14 MBA classes as VP Professional Development. Thus far, the LMBA program has elevated her to new heights by creating meaningful relationships with diverse students in both cohorts, learning from stellar professors, and attending almost every event offered by the MBAA last year. Tiffany highly enjoys networking and learning from and interacting with smart people. Her passion is travel, multicultural communications, and working with diverse teams. Professional goals include becoming a stronger business leader and manager, as well as aiming to be successful in all business roles she takes on. Tiffany has a bachelor’s degree in French from WSU and currently works as eCommerce Risk Dispute Operations Supervisor at Expedia, Inc.
Joel Lentz - Vice President of Community Relations
Joel Lentz is an entrepreneur at heart. After being self-employed for 7 years in the mortgage and real estate business, he chose to try his hand in the corporate world of Boeing where he has been in supplier management for the past 2 years. Joel is a great at asking questions to assess any tough situation and address the needs of his target audience. This skill has served him well in his career and will also serve as a great tool in connecting UW students to local CEO's and start-up companies. Joel is eager to serve as the Community Relations VP for the MBAA and hopes to bring more opportunities to the students of UW to get involved in the thriving entrepreneurship scene in the great Seattle area
Kathryn Jester-Brod - Vice President of Marketing
Kathryn Jester-Brod (aka Kate) is ready to take on any challenge. Often referred to as a "jack-of-all-trades", Kate excels in problem solving and time management. She is well-versed in the world of health information technology and has a passion for this ever-changing industry. Currently, Kate works for a start-up electronic medical record vendor, Valant Medical Solutions. Here, she provides practice management and billing solutions to clients, as well as manages the company's training and certification program. Kate also serves as the Privacy and Security officer ensuring the product and all employees are HIPAA compliant. Kate is ready to serve as the Marketing VP for the MBAA, bringing to the table branding and communications experience. As part of the MBAA leadership program, Kate looks forward to working alongside her fellow students at the UW Bothell and the school of business
Carolina Cartier - Vice President of Events/Treasurer
Carolina Cartier is committed to thinking outside the box. Having worked the last eight years in Financial Operations, she is not afraid to speak her mind. Currently Carolina works as a Business Analyst at Russell Investments having moved there from Goldman Sachs. She performs regulatory reporting for the SEC, Edgar, and BoD utilizing her data analysis skills and Series 7 license. Carolina joined the 2014 TMBA to build lifelong relationships with future business leaders that only a Cohort MBA can provide. She is ready to work with her team to provide engaging and memorable MBAA events that will carry forward to future Cohorts.