Consortium Liaisons

The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management (CGSM) is the nation's largest diversity network, linking top-tier students, leading MBA programs and corporate partners. The Berkeley Haas Consortium Liaisons work to strengthen Haas' efforts around diversity, including but not limited to curriculum, faculty and student recruitment, and partnership building.

2023-2024 Consortium Liaisons

Kristina Martinez | MBA 24

San Jose, CA > Sacramento, CA > Berkeley, CA

Prior Industry: Philanthropy/Non-Profit (Impact Investing) / Venture Capital (Investment Operations)

Future Industry: Tech (Corporate Financial Strategy)

Leadership at Haas: Consortium Liaison, VP Latinx Business Club, Gold Cohort Career Rep

Dream Vacation: Island hopping in French Polynesia!

Favorite thing to do in the Bay Area: Brewery tours in Oakland ending at a new-to-me restaurant, taking a walk on a sunny day in Tilden Park, or hitting up a Broadway show in SF.

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Diarra White | MBA 24

West Orange, NJ > New York, NY > Berkeley, CA

Prior Industry: Financial Services

Future Industry: Design Strategy & Consulting

Leadership at Haas: Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) Student Advisory Board, Haas Innovation & Design Club (VP of Career), Women in Leadership (VP of Intersectionality)

Dream Vacation: Multi-city tour through Japan

Favorite thing to do in the Bay Area: I love spending time in Oakland–so much Black history and culture in the Bay. I’ve spent my entire life on the East Coast so learning about the history of the great migration to the West Coast has been awesome. I’ve also enjoyed learning to hike!

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Nicky Zarchen | MBA/MPH 24

Santa Monica, CA > Miami, FL > Berkeley, CA

Prior Industry: Non-Profit

Future Industry: Healthcare/Social Impact

Leadership at Haas: Consortium Co-Liaison, Q@Haas VP of Community, Race Inclusion Initiative Project Lead, Axe Academic Cohort Representative

Dream Vacation: A vacation full of sun, lying by the pool/beach and being active exploring nature/the outdoors!

Favorite thing to do in the Bay Area: Taking in the arts and culture scene by going to live music concerts, theater performances, art museums, and more. Great addition is a sweet treat or cute cafe after!

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