Class of 2021

Representing 10% of the MBA class for the first time in Haas history

Kyle Ames

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U.S. Air Force: Intel

USAFA '11

Contact me for more info on...The entire application process from narrowing down programs, preparing for tests, and self branding post-military; other topics: what it's like leading in local government/nonprofits, building social enterprise.

Olaséni Bello

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U.S. Army: JAG

Mercer University '03; Vermont Law '06

Contact me for more info on...Recruiting for Tech/ The Consortium/Spivack Fellowship/ Social Enterprise.

David Brown-Dawson

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U.S. Air Force: Civil Engineer / Air Advisor

Texas Tech University '13

Contact me for more info on...Transitioning out of the Air Force, diversity, educational equity, The Consortium, and French Toast.

Ryan Castello

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U.S. Marine Corps: Infantry

Union College '12

Contact me for more info on...The application process, living in Berkeley with pets, and transitioning out of the military.

Joe Choi

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U.S. Navy: SEAL

USNA '09

Contact me for more info on...Any and all questions regarding the application process from start to finish (to include GMAT), transitioning out of the military, and/or perspective on what it’s like balancing an extracurricular activity while doing the MBA program (Currently volunteer assisting with the Cal men’s water polo team).

Chris Chung

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U.S. Army: Aeromedical Evacuation Officer (MEDEVAC)

University of Washington '10

Contact me for more info on...Application process, working out what you actually might want to do versus what you wrote in your essay.

Trevor Cleary

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U.S. Navy: Submarine Officer

USNA '13

Contact me for more info on...Skiing or Snowboarding, not having any business background or experience, anything regarding the application process or starting school.

Joe Czapary

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U.S. Navy & U.S. Coast Guard: Enlisted Intelligence Specialist turned Intelligence and Disaster Response Officer

American Military University '12; Harvard Extension '18

Contact me for more info on...Applications, sustainability, the best outdoor spots in the Bay.

Cory Donahue

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U.S. Army: Medical Systems Officer

OSU '10; USC '14

Contact me for more info on...Engineering, Army Reserve training during school, Politics, Philosophy.

Geoffrey Easterling

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U.S. Army: Field Artillery

USMA '13

Contact me for more info on...College admissions, diversity, partner/spouse programs, transitioning out of the Army, having a partner in the Bay, volunteering.

Dan Horgan

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U.S. Navy: FA-18 Pilot

William & Mary '06

Contact me for more info on...Applications, separating from active duty from a deployment.

Steven Lee

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U.S. Army: Infantry

USMA '13

Contact me for more info on...The application process, attending graduate school with a spouse, and the differences between UC Berkeley and West Point.

Dominic Masuda

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U.S. Army: Field Artillery

Embry Riddle '11

Contact me for more info on...Applying to Haas while living out of an Army tent, doing your MBA with a family, living in UC Village, and being on active duty during your MBA.

Andy Min

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U.S. Marine Corps: FA-18 WSO

USMMA '06

Contact me for more info on...Applying and separating from the service while stationed overseas, volunteer opportunities, and snowboarding in Tahoe.

Ami Patel

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U.S. Army: UH-60 Black Hawk Pilot

USMA '11

Contact me for more info on...Applications, MBA/MPH Program, and the best desserts in Berkeley.

Robert Reyes

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U.S. Army: Logistics

George Mason University '12

Contact me for more info on...Recruiting for Consulting/Banking, Starting an MBA program with a family, and The Consortium/overall application process.

Colin Ridlon

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U.S. Army: Enlisted Arabic Linguist

Northern Illinois University '09

Contact me for more info on...The re-application process, strategy and finance, and making the most of long-distance relationships.

Jeff Sharp

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U.S. Navy: 1320/1510 Naval Flight Officer / Aerospace Engineering

USNA '07

Contact me for more info on...Transition to Navy Reserve, Consulting Recruiting, Flying Cars

Manny Smith

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U.S. Air Force: Space Operations / Program Management

USAFA '12

Contact me for more info on...Transitioning out of the Air Force, Snowboarding, Fellowships, Entrepreneurship, The Consortium, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Moving to California.

Rob Stark

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U.S. Army: Infantry, Military Intelligence, Foreign Area Officer

The Citadel '05

Contact me for more info on...Tournament Poker, Skydiving, Hawaii, Haasboats

Brian Traganza

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U.S. Navy: Supply Corps / Logistics Liaison Officer

Duke '12

Contact me for more info on...Logistics and Supply Chain in Latin America and SE Asia, Portuguese, Salsa, recruiting for consulting

Brad Turner

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U.S. Navy: EOD

Grand Canyon University '17

Contact me for more info on...Transitioning from combat to the classroom, family (I have 4 kids), entrepreneurship, Blockchain@Berkeley, and anything about the application process.

Fletch Vynne

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U.S. Navy: FA-18 WSO

University of British Columbia

Contact me for more info on...The application process, pre-MBA events and programs, and the best mountain bike trails in the Bay Area.