Collaborate with graduate business students, university administrators and Austin business leaders

The Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) promotes increased awareness and access to career opportunities in management, helps grow students’ personal networks, develops leadership skills and promotes the benefits of postgraduate business education.

For additional details regarding the GBSA's structure, objectives and guiding principles, refer to the GBSA Constitution and Bylaws.

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Jennifer Negrete, President

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word with a BSBA in Social Marketing. She is in her first year at St. Edward’s University, working toward an MS in Digital Marketing and Analytics. Her goal is to launch a digital marketing and consulting agency that will work exclusively with small businesses and nonprofits. Currently, she contracts as a social media specialist for an IT/Cybersecurity company.

In her spare time, Jennifer plays jarana and ‘ukulele, enjoys her family and friends, and loves to travel. She also serves as board president for a nonprofit called San Anto Cultural Arts, which works with San Antonio area youth through its mural art and community newspaper.

Jennifer Negrete

Tiffany Lemieux, Vice President

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Tiffany has spent more than 15 years working in Project Management. In the spirit of volunteerism and her desire to make a difference, she has established herself as a key stakeholder to drive change and enjoys giving back to the community. She currently serves as a Project Management Consultant for a Fortune 500 Company and is the proud owner of Lemieux’s Cleaning Company.

She is a first-year MBA student at St. Edward’s University and a proud Hilltopper. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business from St. Edward’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of New Orleans. She is an animal lover and advocate for animal rights. Her hobbies and interests include singing, playing piano, and health and wellness. She looks forward to serving her fellow graduate business students as your GBSA Vice President.

Tiffany Lemieux

Samsoor Mandozay, Secretary

Samsoor is originally from Afghanistan. Samsoor moved to Austin to get his Master and PhD degrees. He carries two double bachelors, “BA” in Management and Diplomacy from Sheikh Zayed University and “BSOA” in Computer Science & Administration from AUF Technology School. Samsoor enrolled in the MBA program in Spring 2019 and is slated to graduate in Spring 2021.

He hopes to get his Master and PhD degrees and his ambition is to perform a key role of re-building of his home country educational and business institutions. He currently works as Information Technology/Database Specialist in Austin.

Samsoor Mandozay

Seriah Sargenton, Social Marketing Officer

Seriah is a Digital Marketing and Analytics graduate student that is expecting to graduate in May 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she has used her learned skills to start a personal lifestyle blog on WordPress titled "Riyah Speaks." She has a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism and hopes to one day become a Digital Marketing Coordinator or Analyst for a nonprofit organization in her community.  

Seriah Sargenton

Open, Treasurer

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