Student Ambassadors

Student leaders on the campuses of each member school help initiate new programs and drive student engagement. They play a critical role in making the Global Network a valuable resource for every participant.

Each school has appointed a student ambassador who will work with their own student communities and student ambassadors at other Global Network schools to identify new opportunities and shape existing initiatives.

When asked what they would like to see happen with the Global Network, our ambassadors have responded, “greater student-to-student interaction between schools’ student clubs and special interest groups,” “more students taking part in Global Network Weeks,” “more sharing of best practices across member schools,” and for “GNAM member schools to become more integrated and connected.” The students listed below are the people who will bring these priorities to life.

Meet the Global Network Ambassadors


Angelica Valdez Licuanan

SchoolAsian Institute of Management, MBA Candidate
Home country: Philippines
Extra-curricular interests: Tambuli Toast Masters Club, AIM Photography Club, AIM Eloquence Club
Fun facts: I learned how to swim just last August 2015 at the age of 24 by taking a one-on-one swimming lesson.
Other GNAM schools visited: Sauder School of Business, UBC as part of Global Network Week (March 2016)

Regina Valdés

School: EGADE Business School Tecnológico de Monterrey, MBA Candidate
Home Country: Mexico
Extra-curricular interests: Board member of Puertas Abiertas, non- profit organization that promotes the integration of people with disabilities in the workplace. I enjoy practicing Pilates and I am currently in a process for obtaining a certification in this sport.
Fun facts: One of my biggest pasion is travelling and gastronomy.
Other GNAM schools visited: From the GNAM schools listed, I´ve only been in EGADE Santa Fe, where I took my first GNW.


Zeyi Huang

School: School of Management, Fudan University, MBA Candidate
Home country: People’s Republic of China
Extra-curricular interests: Deputy general manager of Real Estate company, Member of Fudan MBA's student union, Team leader of 2015 Fudan MBA international  freshman Orientation, Member of Fudan AASCB certificate team.
Fun facts: Keen on tennis sport. Have founded a tennis Club and led the team participated in Shanghai amateur contests and got good grades. Have organized  tennis matches and social events among business schools in Shanghai.
Other GNAM schools visited: EGADE business school, Technoloy de Monterrrey, 2015


Sean Valencia

School: Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, MBA Candidate
Home country: United States
Extra-curricular activities: Student Board
Fun facts: My favorite sport is soccer, and I also practice martial arts. I am interested in technology and am usually an early adopter. I also travel internationally at least once a year.
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet.


Anthony Lun

School: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, MBA Candidate
Home country: South Africa
Extra curricular interests: HIIT, Field Hockey, Bootcamp, Trail running, UX Mentoring, Student Rep for current class
Fun facts: A bit of a sports nut, I like trying different sports. Need to learn something new every year.
Other GNAM schools visited: Not yet, hopefully in 2017



Maria Paula Alvaré

School: IE Business School, MBA Candidate
Home country: Colombia
Extra-curricular interests: Student  rep of my class at IE. Coordinator of different social initiatives in Colombia: Street Sotre and Pymp My Carroza. Interested in women empowerment and social entrepreneurship.
Fun facts: One of my biggest passions is dancing!
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet.



Kunal Chandra

School: IMD Business School, MBA Candidate
Home country: Switzerland
Extra-curricular interests: Public speaking, blogging, and Energy Club
Fun facts: Love long drives, public speaking, and listening to Bob Dylan
Other GNAM schools visited: INSEAD, IIM Bangalore, NUS. I visited these schools on personal visits.

Fiona Vivaldi

School: INCAE Business School, MBA Candidate
Home country: France
Extra-curricular interests: I am an active member of the Sustainability Club and Club LID (Leadership Club) in which we organize the TEDx, at INCAE. I would really like to develop contacts between the clubs of our Universities in order to share good practices and experience.
Fun facts: I like to play ping-pong and nobody guess that I play well so they always get surprised. I won the contest of the best beer draught service during the Oktoberfest in Costa Rica.
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet.


Ajay Prasad

School: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, PGPEM Candidate
Home country: India
Extra-curricular interests: 
Fun facts: 
I've traveled to over thirty countries that include six continents. I've also summited the tallest mountain in Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro
Other GNAM schools visited: Yale School of Management (March 2016) Global Network Week


Cansın Etli

School: Koç University Graduate School of Business, MBA Candidate
Home country: Turkey
Extra-curricular interests: Travelling, Cycling
Fun facts: I had taken piano lessons for 3 years, but I still do not know how to play it.
Other GNAM schools visited: Yale School of Management Global Network Week, March 2016 and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School,Global Network Week, Oct 2015


Kolawole Akinboye 

School: Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, MBA Candidate
Home country: Nigeria
Extra-curricular interests: I am interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Fun facts: I am a huge Arsenal fan. Been following the football club for 17 years.
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet.


Jeffrey Schaeffer

School: National University of Singapore Business School, MBA Candidate
Home country: United States
Extra-curricular interests: 
Student Council President, Energy Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Finance Club, Sports Clubs, Language and Culture Club
Fun facts: I'm a former civil engineer and an Eagle Scout
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet. 


Patrick Gonzalez

School: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Business, MBA Candidate
Home country: Chile
Extra-curricular interests: I´m student president of our class, and I´m also very much interested in innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives.
Fun facts: I have lived in Chile, Venezuela, the U.S. and Peru! I like the outdoors, especially the ocean.
Other GNAM schools visited: Sauder School of Business, UBC as part of Global Network Week (March 2016)


Alex Yakovyshenko

School: Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, MBA Candidate
Home country: Canada
Extra-curricular interests: Member at Tim-Br Mart Emerging Leaders Group, Board Member at BSIA of BC, VP Internal at Sauder MBA Society, Member at Sauder Natural Resources Club, Member at Sauder Management Consulting Club
Fun facts: I like boxing! 
Other GNAM schools visited: Yale School of Management Global Network Week, March 2016


Jisoo Choi

School: Seoul National University Business School, MBA Candidate
Home country: South Korea
Extra-curricular interests: SNU GMBA class ambassador. Traveling. Modern dance. Cooking. Running.  
Fun facts: I speak Spanish fluently as I spent my elementary years in Mexico City for 6 years. I then lived in the US (Alabama - Yes y'all, and Boston - Go Terriers!).  I enjoy meeting people from diverse backgrounds and I love to eat. 
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet, but hopefully in 2018.


Anna Shatalinski-Medina

School: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, MBA Candidate
Home country: Israel
Extra-curricular interests:
Fun facts: I love sports (especially TRX) and a healthy lifestyle, I dance hip-hop, and I have two Boxer dogs.
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet.


Ciarán Halpin

School: UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, EMBA Candidate
Home country: Ireland
Extracurricular interests: Travel, Gaelic Football, Soccer
Fun facts: Every year I like to visit at least one country that I haven't been to before.
Other GNAM schools visited: None yet.


Yudithia Adelin

School: University of Indonesia Faculty of Economics, Master of Management (Finance)
Home country: Indonesia
Extracurricular interests: Student Committee (Chief Division of Case and Competition)
Fun facts: Fast learner, easygoing, artsy
Other GNAM schools visited: Universitas Indonesia; it was part of Global Network Week, meeting some students from different countries


Vaibhav Desai

School: Yale School of Management, MBA Candidate 
Home country: India
Extra-curricular interests: Integrated Leadership Case Competition, Healthcare and Lifestyle Club, Consulting Club, Sports Analytics Club, South Asia Business Forum
Fun facts: I have had the opportunity to live and work in India, UAE, Egypt, and the USA.
Other GNAM schools visited: I participated in Global Network Week (March 2016) at PUC.