Global Ambassadors

Meet a Global Ambassador

Global Ambassadors are School of Management students who have recently participated in a School of Management global program. Want to learn more? Email any of the current students below and ask them about their experiences.

Shannon Lach, MBA '20

Program: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America, March 2019

"Studying abroad added another level to my college experience, and helps set up our generation to be a more global-minded society. It took me out of my element and put me in a place where I was less comfortable, enabling me to learn in a new way. Experiencing other cultures broadened my knowledge base and taught me to think and live differently. Spending time in Costa Rica has allowed me to think beyond my Buffalo mindset and invest in the University at Buffalo from a broader perspective."

Yash Shah, MBA '20

Program: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America, March 2019

"My trip to Costa Rica with the School of Management allowed me to study and gain a fresh perspective to an emerging market. The homestay experience was particularly valuable because it helped me to understand the culture from an average citizen's point of view, beyond just what you see as a tourist. With the project, I could use my classroom knowledge and implement my skills while learning on a practical level. Overall, the experience helped me become a better individual and will act as a stepping stone for me to become a global leader for tomorrow.”

Sonya Tareke, BS '17, MBA '20

Programs: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ghana, January 2019

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America, March 2019

"Fully immersing myself in multiple global programs—from my time in Accra, Ghana, all the way to San José, Costa Rica—has truly been a breath of fresh air during my UB MBA journey. Combining international business and global impact helped me realize that I want to pursue a career in social enterprises. A newfound mentor of mine in Costa Rica said it best when he taught the class a valuable life lesson our first day, 'Travel with no impact is simply tourism.'"

Victoria Terrazzino, BS '20

Programs: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America, March 2018

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ghana, January 2019

"Traveling abroad to Ghana and Costa Rica provided me with a wider worldview that cannot be taught in a classroom. The experience opened doors on a broad scale by giving me the opportunity to meet new people and learn more about myself and the world than I could have ever imagined."

Jake Walsh, MBA '20

Program: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America, March 2019

"In today’s global economy it is more important than ever to understand how businesses function and interact on the global stage. Thanks to the School of Management’s global programs, I have gained invaluable exposure and appreciation for foreign cultures through work and travel. My trip to Costa Rica gave me a new perspective on how to perceive business problems and challenged me to reorient how I understand and view the world."

Yue Zhang, BS '20

Program: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America, March 2019

"I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study in Costa Rica with a group of students who are intelligent, creative and hard-working. Not only did I get to explore the city and local businesses, but I also got to build a relationship with my host family. This experience, along with other trips, have shaped my world view."