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Morning MBA Ambassadors

Take your career to the next level at Canada's #1 business school (Financial Times). Earn your MBA in the morning and finish class before your workday begins at 8:59 AM. To find out how the Morning MBA fits with your ambitions, we encourage you to talk to one of our current student ambassadors. They're ready and willing to give you a first-hand view of the program.

Jennifer Amaral

Jennifer Amaral

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Jennifer Amaral

Education: Honours BSc, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
Current Work Experience: Business Consultant, TELUS

Jennifer has held a number of roles in both the telecom and pharmaceutical industries. In her current role as a Business Consultant, Jen drives strategy development for the Business Service Assurance organization. Previous experience includes driving transformational business projects, financial and capital planning, project management, and business development. Her goal is to broaden her business knowledge, consulting and leadership skills through the Rotman MBA. In her spare time Jen enjoys spending time outdoors running, cycling and competing in triathlons.

Christopher Antaris

Christopher Antaris

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Christopher Antaris

Education: BSc., Cellular & Molecular Biology, York University Dip. Pharm.; Pharmaceutical R&D, Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology
Current Work Experience: Supervisor Formulation Development New Products, Apotex Inc.

Chirstopher has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over a decade, and has experience in many areas of the industry. He looks forward to climbing the corporate ladder, and to advance the business development sector. In his free time, he likes to read, golf, cook (especially on the grill), and enjoys the simple things.

Marine Balendra

Marine Balendra

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Marine Balendra

Education: Honours BSc, Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Toronto
Current Work Experience: Client Service Delivery Manager, IFDS Canada

Marine has been with IFDS Canada for the past 10 years, working in various areas of the company from business operations to consulting to business analysis to project management to client management. Marine loves to run and enjoys watching/reading popular non-fiction and mystery series. She is pursuing an MBA for personal growth and development and hopes to further her career along the way.

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

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Adam Cohen

Education: BScN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, York University; MScN, Master of Science in Nursing, York University
Current Work Experience: Nurse Clinician, Emergency Department, Mount Sinai Hospital; Nursing Unit Administrator, 14 South, Mount Sinai Hospital

Adam has worked in the Ontario Health Care system for the past 9 years. His hospital experiences include front line nursing, education, and management. In 2011, he was one of three chosen to represent his organization on an exchange to Israel. This exchange allowed him to gain knowledge about the Israeli healthcare system. Adam enjoys water polo and has completed in several international tournaments. His goal is to become a hospital Senior Director upon graduation.

Meir Dick

Meir Dick

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Meir Dick

Education: BASc, Material Science and Engineering, Minor in Bioengineering, University of Toronto; Startup Accelerator Program, Extreme Startups
Current Work Experience: VP Operations, Sciencescape

Meir Dick has worked in the start-up world for 3 years with experience in research, operations, product development and venture capital. Having worked with both entrepreneurs and investors, his goal is to explore new opportunities and bring value to both sides of the table.

Gillian Gardhouse

Gillian Gardhouse

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Gillian Gardhouse

Education: BASc, Geological Engineering, Queen's University
Professional Designation:  P.Eng.
Current Work Experience: Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Kinross Gold Corporation

Gillian has experience in open pit and underground gold mining operations in West Africa, and North and South America. She currently works in corporate technical services where she specializes in rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering. Gillian enjoys keeping fit, spending time outdoors, traveling and reading. Her goal is to gain the business knowledge to complement her technical skill set and ultimately create new challenges and opportunities.

Bojan Grabovac

Bojan Grabovac

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Bojan Grabovac

Education: Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical Engineering, Ryerson University
Current Work Experience: Supervisor, Engineering and Investment Planning, Toronto Hydro

Bojan Grabovac is currently working as a Supervisor in the Engineering and Investment Planning division at Toronto Hydro. Previously, working in Toronto and Montreal, he was the Electrical Systems Integrator for the Global 7000/8000 Business Jet development program at Bombardier Aerospace. In his spare time, Bojan enjoys playing sports (basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, skiing) and spending time socializing with friends.

Somya Gupta

Somya Gupta

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Somya Gupta

Education: BASc in Computer Engineering, University of Torontoo
Current Work Experience: C++ Developer (Software Eng) at GGY Inc.

Somya has worked at various companies as Software developer and has work experience of roughly 2-3 years. His numerous outdoor hobbies include camping and hiking. His goal is to become a Technology/Managerial consultant upon graduation.

Brooke Harvey, MBA '16

Brooke Harvey

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Brooke Harvey

Education: B.Com (Honours), Queens School of Business, Queens University
Professional Designation: CRM (Canadian Risk Management), Global Risk Management Institute Inc.
Current Work Experience: Personal Lines Underwriter, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

Brooke has lived and worked in Toronto for the past 4 years. During this time she gained extensive underwriting experience in the high net worth personal lines insurance market. She is an avid alpine skier and an active squash player. She equally enjoys playing recreational softball, volleyball and almost any athletic activity.

Maggie Head

Maggie Head

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Maggie Head

Education: BAH, Political Studies, Queen's University
Current Work Experience: Senior Manager - Policy and Government Relations, Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

As a former political aide to an Ontario Minister and later to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Maggie is well versed in the legislative and political process. Among her professional achievements as a lobbyist for the Ontario Dental Association, Maggie was instrumental in the passage of Bill 70 during the 40th parliament. Maggie celebrates Ontario’s northland every opportunity that she has to toss a backpack into a canoe and paddle into another adventure. Volunteerism is a big part of Maggie`s life; she assists the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Maggie was a part of the Local Democracy Week team – assisting youth to understand that they have the ability to effect change through the political process – a personal belief that she supports in every part of her life.

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What Ambassadors Do

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What Ambassadors Do
Student life, Rotman School, University of Toronto, CanadaCurrent MBA students are available to provide insight and assistance to prospective and newly-admitted students to make their decisions more informed and their transition to the MBA lifestyle more seamless.
Carlos Martelo

Carlos Martelo

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Carlos Martelo

Education: HBA, Economics & International Relations, University of Toronto
Current Work Experience: Software Development, NexJ Systems

Carlos has extensive experience working in domestic and international financial services as a product manager and pricing analyst. He is now exploring the world of software development. His passions are for innovation and productivity. His goals include leading a clean tech VC firm and building a soccer academy in his native Colombia.

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Arrange a Class Visit

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Arrange a Class Visit

Rotman School, University of Toronto, CanadaWe would be pleased to have you join us for a class visit so you can experience firsthand what it's like to be a Rotman MBA student. In addition to observing a class of your choice, your Rotman student Ambassador guide can give you a tour of the school and introduce you to other Rotman students to give you a chance to interact with a wide range of people.

To arrange a visit, send an email ambassadors@rotman.utoronto.ca, indicating when you are available. Please note that due to high demand it will take us 3 business days to respond to your requests.

Wayne Mitchell

Wayne Mitchell

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Wayne Mitchell

Education: B.Comm, Finance, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Current Work Experience: Manager of Customer Service, TD Bank

Wayne is an outgoing person, who loves being challenged. He has strong interests in history, language, and finance. He is also a sci-fi guy! He enjoys swimming and tennis. He is very excited to be part of the Rotman community, and looks forward to the opportunities it brings.

Tania Narciso

Tania Narciso

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Tania Narciso

Education: BSc., Physiology and Psychology, University of Toronto
Current Work Experience: Senior Manager, Business Risk and Control Management - Retail Bank and Wealth Management, HSBC Canada
Professional Designation: CAPM-PMI

Tania has over 12 years of experience in financial services, banking, and wealth management. She is experienced in developing and implementing risk and control frameworks in a variety of regulatory environments, including banking and securities in Canada, and in domestic and global banks. Tania has a passion for culture and sports, and is looking forward to the opportunity to participate in a study trip, and in Rotman's student athletic clubs.

Unnat Shah

Unnat Shah

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Unnat Shah

Education: HBMath, Honours Bachelor of Mathematics and Business Administration - Specialization in Finance, University of Waterloo
Current Work Experience: Manager, Credit Risk Strategy Optimization at BMO Bank of Montreal

With his mathematical background, Unnat has a burning desire to help drive continuous process improvements, enhance portfolio optimization, and lead strategic initiatives. His breadth of experience spans the banking, insurance, telecommunications, and utilities industries. Unnat enjoys travelling, playing volleyball and basketball, and volunteering in charitable initiatives. Fun fact: Unnat had 3 death defying accidents, ask him about it!

Adyin Sultanov

Aydin Sultanov

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Aydin Sultanov

Education: B.Com, Business Administration - Finance, Ryerson University
Professional Designation: CFA
Current Work Experience: Associate, Credit Solutions Group, Scotiabank

Aydin has a passion for capital markets, and loves to follow international and Canadian politics. He moved to Toronto ten years ago from Azerbaijan. He loves to play basketball and read books.

Jay Tan

Jay Tan

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Jay Tan

Education: Bachelor of Science, Software Engineering, University of Toronto
Current Work Experience: Project Analyst, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Jay is an amateur Triathlete, loves to travel and enjoys all outdoor activities. He was born in China and moved to Canada after finishing elementary school, and is still fluent in Mandarin. He loves sports and has been a Raptors and Blue Jays fan through thick and thin.

Eugenia Vovk

Eugenia Vovk

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Eugenia Vovk

Education: B.Sc., Chemistry, Moscow State University; Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis, Moscow State University
Current Work Experience: Director, Corporate Partnerships and Commercialization, University of Toronto

Eugenia Vovk has been working at the University of Toronto for the last 7 years. Her experience includes intellectual property protection, development of innovative technologies and commercialization management. Through joining the MBA program she hopes to enhance her knowledge and experience and advance her career to the next level.

Marya Waheed

Ciara Wakita

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Ciara Wakita

Education: B.A., Economics, University of Alberta
Recent Work Experience: Senior Account Manager Business/Personal, RBC

For over 5 years, Ciara has held numerous roles at RBC in both personal and business financial services. She has also done research for a public policy think tank in Alberta. Outside of the office, Ciara plays volleyball, golf, and trampoline dodgeball, and is a member of an extraordinary book club.

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Contact an Ambassador

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Contact an Ambassador

Student life, Rotman School, University of Toronto, CanadaYou can contact us anytime at ambassadors@rotman.utoronto.ca.

Please note that due to high demand it will take us 3 business days to respond to your requests.

To communicate with a particular ambassador, please indicate their name at the beginning of your note.