UNLV MBA Programs in the Lee Business School value encouraging and supporting our students on their pathway to successful leaders who make creative, collaborative, data-driven decisions spanning business functions, disciplines, markets, and countries. The MBA Program offers students an opportunity to learn from highly accomplished faculty among a diverse student body, in an inclusive environment.

The Director’s MBA Advisory Board Mentoring Academy was created to connect MBA students who apply to the program to be mentored by members of the Marketing Community Advisory Board with whom they will meet monthly to discuss their goals both in and out of the classroom. At the conclusion of the year, students are required to submit a report of their activities with their mentors.

2021-2022 Mentee Cohort

Spencer Achiu

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Spencer is a dual Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor student with an anticipated graduation of May 2023. Having grown up in the D.C. metro area, Spencer has a deep fascination with political theory and public policy. During his undergraduate studies, Spencer obtained a bachelor's in political science with a minor in entrepreneurship from Utah State University. Over the past few…

Mayli Alarcon

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Mayli Alarcon is a dual Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor student at UNLV. She is a Las Vegas native who secured her undergrad degree in political science from UNLV. Before law school, Mayli worked in the non-profit sector as a community organizer. Currently, Mayli is a civil law clerk for the city of Henderson and is interested in pursuing opportunities in the business law…

Salvador Almanza

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Salvador Almanza is a dual degree student working towards a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management Information Systems. His background is in the hospitality industry, where he worked as an operations consultant for McDonald’s Corporate in Dallas, Texas. In this role, he consulted to franchise restaurant owners. He has also interned at Expedia Group, Four Seasons…

Brian Califf

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Brian Califf is an experienced counselor and coach who focuses on helping individuals remove barriers to employment and become more self-reliant. He is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Nevada and has been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing. He currently works as a development counselor for the Church of…

Alexander Chan

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Alex practiced law before deciding to pursue a career in business. He completed his juris doctorate at the University of Washington. He currently works as a graduate assistant on a project supported by NV Energy and is participating in the Graduate College's research certificate program. Alex is seeking to publish articles relating to his research into the 2020 presidential election in Nevada and…

Jonathan Kim

Management Associate, Credit One Bank
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Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jonathan earned his bachelor's and Master of Business Administration and Master of Science - Quantitative Finance degrees from UNLV. Prior to his graduate studies and the pandemic, he had 11 years of experience in education as a private tutor for mainly college math, physics, and chemistry. Jonathan is part of the new management associate program at Credit One Bank…

Felisa Mandujano Torres

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Felisa Mandujano Torres is a community based instructor for the Extension of the University of Nevada, Reno. She teaches an evidence-based nutrition education curriculum in English and Spanish. Felisa completed her bachelor's in healthcare administration from UNLV. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a healthcare and finance concentration and hopes to…

Vicki Pang

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Vicki is a recent college graduate from UNLV with degrees in marketing and international business, and is currently pursuing a dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science - Management Information Systems. She began working for a program called GEAR UP in 2017 that is aimed at middle and high school students to help them gain awareness and information about post-secondary…

Alejandro Rodriguez Lombeida

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Alejandro is in the Master of Business Administration program at the Lee Business School at UNLV. He graduated from UNLV with a double major in economics and communication studies in spring 2021. Now, he wants to become a more qualified candidate before entering the highly competitive job market. Additionally, he seeks to develop meaningful connections with his cohort and network with…

Lital Slobodsky

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Lital has an extensive background as a community organizer and started their career developing the only prejudice reduction conversation model that has been proven to have a lasting impact on voters. Since then, Lital has spent the last eight years organizing with various communities to improve living conditions; advocate for issues; pass legislative bills; and recruit, train, and develop leaders…

Morgan Starnes

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Morgan Starnes is in her second year of the Lee Business School's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Oregon in 2016. Upon entering the working world, she began working in social media and event management for a local public relations firm and had since transitioned to a broader role as a…

Hardy (Yihao) Yue

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Hardy is a current Master of Business Administration student with a marketing concentration at Lee Business School with a Bachelor of Science of Hospitality Management also from UNLV. He previously worked for MGM Resorts International for over two years and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for over a year. In those roles, he was able to gain industry insights from both the field work and mentorship…