International Student Representatives

The International Student Representatives (ISRs) serve as a student resource for prospective and admitted students across the globe. We're here to ensure that no matter where our global population of students come from, they have a smooth and informed transition into their MBA and life here at Berkeley Haas. Feel free to reach out to us with regional questions such as tips for finding housing, cultural acclimation and transition, or anything else that's on your mind!

Asia-Pacific Region

Scarlett Chen | MBA 20

Hometown: Henan, China

Prior Industry: Finance

Future Industry: Tech/Finance

Haas Clubs: Co-President of Asian Business Club, Finance Club, Tech Club, Data Science Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Road trip to Tahoe - driving into the snow.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The inclusive, supportive and collaborative culture.

Fun fact: Big fan of spicy hot pot!

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Abhinav Bhat | MBA 20

Hometown: Singapore

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Technology

Haas Clubs: Berkeley Board Fellow, Haas Consulting Club VP

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Hiking! Berkeley has a bunch of beginner-friendly basic trails.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: I love our tradition of Deep Dish Dinners!

Fun fact: I was born in India but grew up in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Louis Wang | MBA 20

Hometown: Singapore

Prior Industry: Finance

Future Industry: Technology/Banking

Haas Clubs: Global Venture Forum Fellow, Fintech Club, Finance Club, Tech Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: My first thanksgiving dinner -- my friends and I cooked a turkey. It was delicious.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Every once a while I got invited to deep dish dinner at someone's house. We played board games and shared each other's life stories. It is a perfect way to know more about your classmates and build friendship.

Fun fact: I worked in Yellowstone national park one summer and saw Old Faithful geyser erupt 95 times. (It's said that a wish will come true if you hit 100, so close!)

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Europe, Middle East & Africa

Ezgi Karaagac | MBA 20

Hometown: Adana, Turkey

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Tech/Consulting

Haas Clubs: VP International of MBA Student Association, Berkeley Board Fellow, Social Sector Solutions Team Lead, European Business Club and Tech Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Camping in Yosemite with 300+ Haasies and then next day, hiking 20 kilometers with amazing views.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Collaborative and extremely supportive community.

Fun fact: I have 34 first degree cousins.

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Silke Lampka | MBA 20

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Prior Industry: Branding

Future Industry: Design/Innovation Consulting or Tech

Haas Clubs: Co-president of HaasID, Think@BIG competition, member of the Tech Club, LAHBA, European Business Club, Wine Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Driving along Highway 1 and enjoying the amazing views of the California coast. Yes, this is where I want to live!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The sense of belonging – it's such a supportive and diverse environment. People genuinely want to get to know each other (and have fun)! Everyone is ambitious but very down-to-earth.

Fun fact: I embody a funny cultural mix by growing up in Spain within a German family and receiving a German education. I really do feel I am a bit of both.

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Latin America

Nicolas Rubio | MBA 20

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Technology Consulting

Haas Clubs: Co-President of the Soccer Club, VP Admissions for the Latin American and Hispanic Business Association, Team Lead for Social Sector Solutions

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Sitting with my wife in the floor of our new apartment, with no furniture, knowing it was our new home.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The people - they create a supportive and genuine community, that ends up being your family.

Fun fact: I was once confused as the father of a colleague in an airport. He was only one year younger than me.

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Maria Antolinez | MBA 20

Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia

Prior Industry: Finance

Future Industry: Finance

Haas Clubs: VP Social Latin American & Hispanic Business Association and VP Community Women in Leadership

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Not a football connoisseur, I missed my first tailgate party because I thought it was after the game. A great example of the many new things I would learn in my first time living in the US.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The highly collaborative environment and how humble my classmates are.

Fun fact: I was part of the samba dancing group at school, I am fluent in Portuguese and I have never lived in Brazil.

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