Abby Zaniel, President
Abby is a second year MBA student focusing on marketing with an interest in entrepreneurship. Abby is a two-time Terp and received her undergraduate degree in Government and Politics from
the University of Maryland in 2009. Before returning to Maryland for graduate school, Abby spent three years working in sports marketing for the Washington Kastles, a professional tennis team. During her time at Smith, Abby has continued to pursue her interests in sports and marketing. In addition to serving as president of SAWMBA, Abby is president of the Media, Sports and Entertainment Association. She is passionate about motivating and encouraging women in traditionally male-dominated fields. This past summer she completed a brand management internship at the Campbell Soup Company and worked with the beverage team on V8.
Robin Eastman, VP
Robin Eastman is a dual degree candidate in business and social work at the University of Maryland. She is the president and co-founder of the Human Capital Association and a two year board member of SAWMBA. Prior to coming to Smith, Robin worked as a Case Manager with adults with developmental disabilities. Before that, she ran her own massage therapy business. Over the summer, Robin interned at the Nature Conservancy, preforming an internal analysis of the Risk Assessment Committee. She consults with Easter Seals of Greater Washington on their programming, and is a Social Work Intern at Washington Adventist Hospital in their new Department of Population Health. Robin is passionate about how businesses can improve the quality of their Human Capital Management through understanding diversity and implementing people based solutions. In her free time, Robin enjoys playing sports and making overly elaborate Halloween costumes.
Richa Shah, VP
Serap Suvari Guven, VP of Marketing Communications
Serap is a second-year full-time MBA student at the Smith School of Business, focusing in Marketing Strategy. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics Engineering, Serap worked as a Product Marketing Manager at Turkcell, third largest mobile operator in Europe, for five years. This past summer, Serap was a Marketing Intern at 6th Street Commerce, an e-commerce software start-up located in Baltimore, MD. After graduation, Serap wants to pursue her career in a marketing strategy or product marketing management role, preferably in a technology company. Serap is originally from Istanbul, Turkey. She enjoys travelling and is an avid scuba diver.
Caroline Anderson, First Year Board Member
Jennifer Long, First Year Board Member
Jen Long is a first year full time MBA student focusing her studies in Marketing Strategy. She grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, and completed her undergrad degree at James Madison University. Jen spent the last 6 years working in federal strategy and operation consulting and is hoping to transition into a marketing focused career, specifically brand management. In her spare time, Jen enjoys cycling, hiking, baking, cooking, and yoga.
Mallorie Schell, First Year Board Member
Mallorie graduated from the US Coast Guard Academy with a BS in Management in 2007. Prior to starting her MBA program, she worked as an active duty officer in the US Coast Guard inspecting commercial vessels and conducting maritime accident investigations on the east coast and Great Lakes.
Jessica Waters, First Year Board Member
Jessie Waters is a first-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. She previously spent four years in book publishing and two years in the legal field. Upon graduation, Jessie would like to pursue a career in brand management at a food & beverage CPG.