Graduate and Professional Programs

Professional MBA Ambassadors

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Bauer MBA Ambassadors help prospective classmates learn about the amazing opportunities that await them at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. They offer a real-life perspective about being a Bauer MBA student and an insider's view of life in the classroom and beyond.

During the school year, the ambassadors host class visits and informal coffee talks. They also work closely with our Recruitment Office to host MBA Orientation and Tours.

Our MBA Ambassadors look forward to working with you and welcome your questions by phone, e-mail or in person.

For more information, contact Tanieka Young at tjyoung2@uh.edu.


Meet the Bauer MBA Current Student Ambassadors


Meet the Bauer MBA Alumni Ambassadors

BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Natalia Abgaryan


Natalia Abgaryan

Email: nabgaryan@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics

Work Experience: I have over 15 years of experience in various industries. My career began in Accounting/Finance, but after 7 years of a progressive career I realized that it was not exactly my thing. After some exploration of other options where I tried myself in a non-profit, general management and entrepreneurship, life brought me (by a fortunate accident) to the Supply Chain Management where I’ve been for the past 6 years.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS and MS Economics with concentration in Accounting from the State University of Management, Moscow, Russia

Hometown: Moscow, Russia

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society, Bauer Supply Chain Club

Why Bauer? Why Houston? I moved to Houston from California 6 years ago and I still consider it to be one of the best decisions that I’ve made. Houston is my home now. I love that it is so diverse and international which makes it so easy to fit in even if you are new to the city, state or even country. On top of that, Houston is a gastronomic Heaven and we don’t have real winters here (a huge bonus for those of us who’ve had enough of snow). I chose Bauer because it has a great reputation and the quality of education is very high while the cost of the programs is very reasonable compared to other universities. Additionally, the graduate programs offer a lot of flexibility and a wide range of specializations. The faculty and staff are awesome – very knowledgeable, supportive and inspiring. Everyone here wants you to succeed and will do everything they can to help. It is also a great community - you meet Coogs everywhere you go in Houston!

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Esteban J. Caro


Esteban J. Caro

Email: ejcaro@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Finance

Work Experience: Over 10 years at Halliburton Boots & Coots Services providing prevention services and contingency planning in the event of a well control emergency. Prior to Halliburton, I was a safety and risk consultant to major oilfield companies.

Undergraduate University and Degree: Texas A&M University; Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering.

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: Bauer MBA Society

Why Bauer? Why Houston? With the many MBA options out there, I chose Bauer mainly for its flexibility and reputation. I work full time and travel on occasion for business. It was important to me to find a program that was not only nearby but also had the flexibility in how I could schedule my classes. Bauer's reputation as a top-tier university provides many opportunities for interaction with local companies and for international experiences. As a Bauer student and future alum, I will forever have the relationships I have built with my cohorts and resources like the Rockwell Career Center for guidance and support. After many inquiries and attending informational events, I knew Bauer was right for me.

Houston is where I was born and raised. I have been fortunate to work around the U.S. and abroad. Every time I venture out, the city pulls me back. Houston is home. It is where I am meant to be.

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Brian Cutrell


Brian Cutrell

Email: bmcutrell@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Full-time MBA

Concentration: Real Estate

Work Experience: I spent 4 years in the Air Force as an A-10 Avionics Engineer. After that, I worked for ExxonMobil for 10 years, with a variety of assignments in project management and construction management. I lived 2.5 years in Paris, France, and also had rotational assignments to Papua New Guinea, Canada, and Kazakhstan.

Undergraduate University and Degree: BS Electrical Engineering, Bucknell University Hometown: Acme, PA which is about an hour from Pittsburgh

Memberships & Organizations: I’m the President of the Bauer Graduate Real Estate Club, and a member of the Bauer MBA Society

Internships: I have a summer internship as an Analyst with Q10-KDH, an independently owned commercial real estate capital company. I work in the Servicing Department, conducting property inspections and completing financial analyses.

Why Bauer? Why Houston? I chose Bauer for several reasons. First, I liked the small class sizes which allow me to get to know my fellow students. Second, the faculty is top-notch and I knew that I’d be able to learn valuable business skills from them. Within the real estate program, the classes are taught by industry experts with years of experience, and to me, this was the ideal way to learn the material. Finally, the alumni connections in the city are extremely valuable to building a network. My wife is from Houston, and we want to stay here after graduation and raise our family, so Houston will be my home. I can’t think of a better place to continue my education than the University of Houston!

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BAUER MBA AMBASSADOR

Sue Yi


Sue Yi

Email: sjyi@bauer.uh.edu

Program: Professional MBA

Concentration: Finance and Management

Work Experience: 5 years in the health care industry

Undergraduate University and Degree: University of Houston, Bachelor in Science

Hometown: Houston, TX

Memberships & Organizations: BMBAS member and VP of Strategic Development for Health Care Club

Why Bauer? Why Houston? I attended U of H for my undergrad from 2007-2011 and I had a great experience. During those years, I could see growth in myself and also the university. The university has developed a great teaching plan for all majors, especially business. When I researched Bauer, I saw great potential in the school and was impressed with the staff and faculty. During my Q&A session, I was highly intrigued with Bauer over all other MBA programs due to their dedication to the students and their involvement post-graduation. Bauer has the student's best interest and that is why I chose Bauer.

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BAUER MBA ALUMNI AMBASSADOR

Matt Avery


Matt Avery

Email: msavery@bauer.uh.edu

Alumnus Graduating Year: 2016

Industry: Marketing

Job Function: Digital Marketing Manager for Kensington Computer Products Group

Hometown: Torrance, CA

Undergraduate University and Degree: BA in Anthropology from Baylor University

MBA Activities: Consulting Club, Bauer MBA Ambassador, Bauer MBA Advisory Board, Google Online Marketing Challenge, Capgemini Innovator's Race

MBA Concentration: Marketing and Consulting

Why Bauer? I attended Bauer to take my professional life to the next level which was achieved by the amazing faculty and staff. During my time at Bauer, I was able to learn more about the marketing industry, a new career path, and more importantly how to be a better overall person. Business school was essential for me to be where I am now in my career.

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BAUER MBA ALUMNI AMBASSADOR

Mythili Chaganti


Mythili Chaganti

Email: mchaganti@bauer.uh.edu

Alumnus Graduating Year: 2019

Industry: Electric Power Utilities

Job Function: Manager, Asset Management & Standards

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Undergraduate University and Degree: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, Bachelors of Technology - Electrical and Electronics Engineering

MBA Activities: Cougar Investment Fund Class of 2017-18, President Graduate Student Advisory Board, VP - Finance National Association of Women MBA, MBA Ambassador

MBA Concentration: Finance, Leadership Management

Why Bauer? After living in Minneapolis, MN for 15 years, my family re-located to Houston. To expand my community, build a network of friends, and pursue my childhood passion of earning an MBA, I chose Bauer! The diversity of Houston, its professionalism, and a top tier education at Bauer is what attracted me to this city. Friends, professors, and staff at Bauer made my graduate school experience memorable. I not only adjusted to a new city in three years, I also completed my MBA and now host my friends and family with in my new home—Houston!

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BAUER MBA ALUMNI AMBASSADOR

Erik David


Erik David

Email: jedavid@bauer.uh.edu

Alumnus Graduating Year: 2015

Industry: Energy

Job Function: Oil Trader

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergraduate University and Degree: Houston Baptist University - Accounting

MBA Activities: MBA Ambassador

MBA Concentration: Energy Finance

Why Bauer? Reputable, Affordable, Flexible, Local

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BAUER MBA ALUMNI AMBASSADOR

Joshua Hudson


Joshua Hudson

Email: jrhudson@bauer.uh.edu

Alumnus Graduating Year: 2015

Industry: Data Consulting

Job Function: Practice Director

Hometown: Dickinson, TX

Undergraduate University and Degree: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, BS UX Design

MBA Activities: Bauer MBA Society VP of IT, Bauer MBA Ambassador

MBA Concentration: Decision Sciences

Why Bauer? No other MBA in Houston offers the resources, facilities, faculty, staff, alumni organization, and quality of education at a better value.

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BAUER MBA ALUMNI AMBASSADOR

Salem Nseir


Salem Nseir

Email: snseir@bauer.uh.edu

Alumnus Graduating Year: 2016

Industry: Health Care

Job Function: Facilities Management & Operations

Hometown: Latakia, Syria

Undergraduate University and Degree: Tishreen University, BS in Electrical Engineering

MBA Activities: Bauer MBA Society, Bauer MBA Ambassador

MBA Concentration: Finance, Global Management, Business Modeling

Why Bauer? Bauer presents a unique combination of well-designed courses, highly recognized professors, world-class facilities, and unparalleled business networking opportunities. The program's solid performance has translated into higher ranking through the years, putting Bauer high on the list competing with, and challenging, nationally- and globally-renowned programs. Looking back at my journey, Bauer was, and will continue to be, the right choice.

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BAUER MBA ALUMNI AMBASSADOR

Chris O’Connor


Chris O’Connor

Email: ctoconnor@bauer.uh.edu

Alumnus Graduating Year: 2018

Industry: Information Technology

Job Function: Experience Marketing - Brand Strategy & Identity

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Undergraduate University and Degree: The University of Texas at San Antonio - Marketing Honors

MBA Activities: Bauer MBA Society Marketing Club & Bauer MBA Ambassador

MBA Concentration: Consulting & Marketing

Why Bauer? I moved to Houston with HPE after completing a leadership development program with Hewlett-Packard in Dallas. I wanted to get my MBA from a school that had a nationally recognized professional MBA program, and a robust alumni network dedicated to increasing brand equity. Bauer surpassed my expectations with a program that challenges students to become exceptional leaders in their professional organizations, and their local communities. The professors, staff, alumni, and Bauer organizations provide students with the tools needed to be successful in their careers and fuel the growth of the Bauer brand.

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BAUER MBA ALUMNI AMBASSADOR

Damola Ogunleye


Damola Ogunleye

Email: aogunleye@bauer.uh.edu

Alumnus Graduating Year: 2018

Industry: Biotechnology

Job Function: Head of Quality Assurance

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria by way of New York City

Undergraduate University and Degree: State University of New York at Plattsburgh, BA Biological Science

MBA Activities: MBA Ambassador, President Bauer MBA Society's Healthcare Club

MBA Concentration: Private Equity and Investment Banking

Why Bauer? In one word - Life! I was relocated to Houston by the company I worked for 4 years ago. Over the last couple of years, this city has quickly become the only home I know. Undoubtedly, I attribute the explosion of diversity both culturally and professionally as my main reason/driver for settling here.

In regards to Bauer – fit was extremely important to me (as with any major decision in life). I was looking for a program that had a growing reputation, one that was very involved in its community and one that would potentially provide a significant return on my investment. Bauer, fortunately, checked all the important boxes, which made my decision easy. Being a current student and being immersed in the MBA program here, I know without a doubt Bauer was the right fit for me. Bauer provides its students, the necessary tools in order to maximize their potential.

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