Meet the 2016 GBCC student leadership team!

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With the 2016 Global Business Case Competition (GBCC) just around the corner, the dynamic team of student leaders organizing the competition are putting the finishing touches on plans for a jam packed week of international collaboration, engagement and education.

Every year GBCC has a unique personality and is brought to life by the students who work tirelessly to make it happen. This year is no exception – and is going to be a fantastic representation of the creativity and enthusiasm represented in the student leadership board who developed this endeavor statement and goals for the week:

Endeavor Statement

We would like the 2016 Global Business Case Competition to be an experience where undergraduate business students are able to connect and build meaningful relationships, founded on a shared passion for cross-cultural business and a global mindset. By doing so, we hope to enhance the overall brand of the UW Michael G. Foster School of Business.

Goals

  • Higher involvement among Foster students
  • Increased familiarity of GBCC
  • Build global networks
  • Establish a fun and ambitious culture among GBCC leaders (co-chairs, managers & ambassadors)

The Global Business Center is pleased to introduce the 2016 GBCC Leadership Team:

GBCC Co-Chair: Stephanie J. Velasco
Year: Senior
Major: Marketing, International Business (CISB Spanish Track), Spanish Minor
Steph Fun Facts:

  • I’ve been addicted to Hot Cheetos since elementary school
  • I can curl my tongue into a 3 leaf clover
  • I tore my ACL playing basketball last November and just had surgery for it in March

 

GBCC Co-Chair: Prabhdeep Brar
Year: Senior
Major: Accounting and Finance
Prabh Fun Facts:

  • I’m born in Canada but never lived there and have a dual citizenship
  • I cut my hair for the first time when I was 18
  • I didn’t like chocolate as a kid (I know I was weird)

 

Activities Manager: Paulina Klemm
Year: Junior
Major: International Studies and Political Science, Sales Certificate
Paulina Fun facts:

  • I was born in Germany and lived there for the first five years of my life
  • I’ve never broken a bone
  • I teach skiing over breaks and weekends throughout the winter.

 

Activities Manager: Teresa Ling
Year:Junior
Major: Marketing, Information Systems, and Diversity Minor
Teresa Fun facts:

  • I’m colorblind, but didn’t find out until I was 12
  • I speak three languages fluently, and have also studied Japanese and Italian
  • The first concert I ever went to was Britney Spears because my mom won tickets from a box of Eggo Waffles

 

Ambassador Manager: Naveed Shaiwayana
Year:Junior
Major: Finance and Information Systems
Naveed Fun Facts:

  • I can cut my own hair (Don’t mind all the bald spots you may find).
  • I’m on the UW boxing team! *Insert Punch Emoji*
  • I love Mexican food. Invite me over if you’re making enchiladas. *insert excited smiley face emoji*

 

Ambassador Manager: Audrey Fletcher
Year: Senior
Major: Finance and International Business (CISB Chinese Track)
Audrey Fun Facts:

  • I lived in Hong Kong for 7 years, so I speak Cantonese!
  • I just came back from study abroad in Peking University, where my dad also studied abroad in 1988
  • I’m second cousins with Scottish actor Gerard Butler

 

Competition Manager: Amy Bernstein
Year:Junior
Major: Accounting
Amy Fun facts:

  • I’ve studied abroad both in France and India
  • I actually like accounting. For real, I love it
  • I just became an aunt this January

 

Competition Manager: Stephanie Lim
Year:Junior
Majors: Finance and Informatics
Stephanie Lim Fun Facts:

  • I have never moved in my life yet I have been to all continents except Africa and Antarctica
  • I learned how to read by myself when I was 2 years old
  • I absolutely love karaoke and boba

 

Marketing Manager: Maddie Casey
Year: Senior
Majors: Marketing and International Business (CISB French Track)
Maddie Fun Facts:

  • I’ve been to more countries than I have states
  • I got to swim with whale sharks this winter break
  • I’ve been on the French news as a part of an April Fool’s joke

 

Marketing Manager: Corinne Parkinson
Year: Senior
Major: Marketing and Entrepreneurship and sales
Corinne Fun Facts:

  • I’ve traveled to over 20 countries
  • I’ve dressed up as eggs and bacon for Halloween. It was eggcelent
  • I love squirrels and have a squirrel calendar