Executive Board

Jessie Waters, President

Jessie Waters

Jessie is a second-year MBA candidate at the Smith School of Business focusing on Marketing & Brand Management. Jessie is originally from Los Angeles, CA and has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and History from Tufts University. Most recently, Jessie spent her summer as a Brand Management intern at The Hershey Company.

In addition to being President of SAWMBA, she is also the Executive Vice President of the Graduate Marketing Association.



Kallen Traschel, Executive Vice President

CaptureKallen is a UMD Smith MBA student with a focus on marketing and strategic management.  She recently completed an MBA Marketing Internship with Verizon Wireless where she worked with the Multicultural Department on Hispanic Segment targeted campaigns.  Prior to her MBA, Kallen served as a Legislative Analyst at Heather Podesta + Partners, a U.S. top 50 lobbying firm, where she pushed forward client policy positions on the Hill.  Kallen graduated from American University in 2010 with majors in International Studies and History.



Shivani Mayani, VP of Finance

linkedin (1)Shivani is a second year MBA student focusing on Strategy. She completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Mumbai before pursuing her affinity for numbers and finance through a MS Finance from Temple University in Philadelphia. Shivani then returned to Mumbai, India and worked for over two years in the dynamic and evolving Aviation industry which was leaning towards privatization at that time. While comfortable working with financial analysis, she realized her potential for problem solving, analytical thinking and business development was even stronger and decided to pursue her MBA to foray into consulting. This past summer, Shivani interned with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a global leader in IT consulting services and solutions, where she worked within Business Technology on financial and IT compliance with SOX regulations.

Beyond SAWMBA’s scope of activities, Shivani is also VP Finance for the International MBA Association.


Anna Anderson, VP of Marketing

Anna AndersonAnna is a second year MBA candidate at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, focusing on general management. Prior to Smith, Anna spent the last five years working as manager of CASA de Maryland; a non-profit organization, which focuses immigrant integration services and advocacy for over 20,000 community members annually. Anna earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Kenyon College in 2008 and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from The George Washington University in 2013.

In addition to her role as VP of Marketing for SAWMBA, Anna is the President of Net Impact, VP of Marketing for LAMBASA, VP of Events for the Human Capital Association, and an Office of Career Services Leadership Fellow.


Anusha Nallapati, VP of External Relations

official pic - UMDAnusha is a second year MBA student focusing on finance and international development. She completed her undergraduate degree in Business Information Technology with Economics from Virginia Tech in 2008. Prior to starting at Smith, Anusha spent five years at Deloitte and Touche as an IT Controls Specialist in the Enterprise Risk Services practice. Due to her interest in working with projects from the early stages, along with yearning to develop her financial acumen, Anusha came back to school to study finance with an international development focus through an MBA. This past summer she has completed an internships in both areas – 1. World Bank, a UN international financial institution, where she worked in the Climate Change Group supporting the knowledge development team to create materials under the climate finance initiative. 2. Venture Philanthropy Partners, a philanthropic investment organization, where she worked closely with investor resource development team to further outreach efforts for the Capital Kids Portfolio.

In addition to Anusha’s involvement in SAWMBA, she is the National Director of the Student Leadership Team in NAWMBA and is supporting the NAWMBA Conference being held in Washington, DC in October 2014.


Caroline Anderson, VP of Programming and Events

Anderson_C-21Aug13-7 (2)Caroline is a second year MBA student focusing on supply chain management and strategy. Caroline is a “Super Terp” having received her undergraduate degree in Government & Politics and History from the University of Maryland in 2011. Before returning to Maryland, Caroline spent two years in Abercrombie and Fitch’s management rotational program. After having experienced firsthand the inefficiencies of A&F’s supply chain and processes, she decided to pursue her MBA with this focus. This past summer she completed a logistics internship at Hilti Corporation, a European power tool manufacturer, where she worked closely with the US distribution centers to optimize internal domestic freight movement and improve import container utilization.

In addition to Caroline’s involvement in SAWMBA, she is a member of the MBA Association as the VP of Signature Events and is planning Smith’s 13th Annual Monte Carlo Gala that will be taking place February 2015.