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

Anjali Menon | MBA 23

Hometown: Kerala, India

Prior Industry: Social Impact Consulting

Future Industry: Consulting, Energy

Haas Clubs: Haas Consulting Club (Co-President), BERC, Redwoods@Haas, SABA

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Cars stopping for me to cross the road (without a traffic signal) - felt like a QUEEN! But my absolute favorite has to be spending my birthday at Yosemite amongst crystal clear water and majestic peaks. 

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The collaborative culture really shines through - people are around if you need help, be it for recruitment, academics etc, whether you’ve barely spoken to them before or not. Sometimes, that’s just how we build community - by being there for one another. 

Fun fact: I did a solo trip to Meghalaya, a north-eastern Indian state for 9 days and it was magical!

Connect Now

Edward Huang | MBA 23

Hometown: Anhui, China

Prior Industry: Advertising  

Future Industry: Consulting, Media  

Haas Clubs: Haas Technology Club, Hass Consulting Club, DMEC, Q@Haas

Favorite memory about moving to the US: The first time I skied, the first time I drove, the first time I stood in the heart of Time Square… The things I have done for the first time in the US are all my favorite memories.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The humble mindset and kind hearts of Haasies. 

Fun fact: I’d become a stand-up comedian if I didn’t have to care about career and money. 

Connect Now

Elizabeth Yen | MBA 23

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Prior Industry: Consumer Goods, e-Commerce

Future Industry: Technology, Consulting

Haas Clubs: Haas Technology Club, Hass Consulting Club, Redwood@Haas

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Served as the makeup artist for Haas Drag Race!

Connect Now

Riddhima Batta | MBA 23

Hometown: Hyderabad, India

Prior Industry: FinTech

Future Industry: Big Tech   

Haas Clubs: Haas Tech Club, Haas Innovation Design Club, Women in Leadership, South Asian Business Association

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Kicking off our MBA journey with a cruise in the Pacific and experiencing snow for the first time in Lake Tahoe with fellow Haasies.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The brilliance and kind-heartedness of the community truly makes it one of a kind. I am surrounded by people who are incredibly talented, driven and committed to the greater good. I consider myself fortunate to be a part of this community that helps me grow every day.   

Fun fact: I can cook regional dishes native to each of the 28 states of India.

Connect Now

Rohit Joseph | MBA 23

Hometown: Karnataka, India

Prior Industry: Financial Services

Future Industry: Technology, Consulting

Haas Clubs: Haas Consulting Club, Haas Technology Club, Redwoods@Haas, Haas Soccer Club, South Asian Business Association

Favorite memory about moving to the US: The sunsets! The orange skies with the backdrop of the Bay are gorgeous.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Everyone is really helpful. There is a lot of emphasis on helping each other succeed rather than it being a rat race against each other.

Fun fact:  I like to play table tennis with a racquet in each hand, not sure how well it sits in the rules though!

Connect Now

Sophie He | MBA 23

Hometown: Guangdong, China

Prior Industry: Financial Service-Deals Advisory

Future Industry: Technology, Healthcare

Haas Clubs: Technology Club, Finance Club, Fintech Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Hiking in Yosemite’s valleys and watching the starry night with my fellow Haasies besides the bonfire in Haasemite!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The Haas community is very inclusive and supportive. I learn hard and play hard in this friendly environment.

Fun fact: The first month I arrived at Haas, I signed up for Story Salon and won the lottery

to tell my 10 minutes story in front of my fellow 200 Haasies. Also, I am an Argentina Tango enthusiast. Baila Comigo!

Connect Now

Europe, Middle East, & Africa

Alejandro Fernandez | MBA 23

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Prior Industry: Startup

Future Industry: Startup

Haas Clubs: Latin American & Hispanic Business Association (co-president), Women In Leadership (ally), Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Landing in New York City at 4 am on a Tuesday and realizing I could still have a full on sit down meal because diners in the city never close...

Favorite thing about the Haas community: It’s a very authentic community, in which you can bring all your quirks and idiosyncrasies knowing you will fit in.

Fun fact: I started a podcast during the pandemic.

Connect Now

Dara Batomunkueva | MBA 23

Hometown: Ulan-Ude, Russia

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Clean tech / Sustainability or Consulting (perfect if I can combine both)

Haas Clubs: Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (VP of Events and Programs), Redwoods@Haas

Favorite memory about moving to the US: A road-trip to Big Sur and Monterey with fellow Haasies! It is one of the most magical places I’ve been to, with incredible views and a very relaxed vibe. If you are going there, definitely rent a convertible and dress warm! It will be crazy windy, but totally worth it. 

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The feeling of belonging and safety within the community. 

Fun fact: I am probably Latin American at heart - I love Latin music and dances, it just makes me so happy and so alive!

Connect Now

Hezi Cohen | MBA 23

Hometown: Tel Aviv & Kadima, Israel

Prior Industry: Government and Financial Services   

Future Industry: Venture Capital, Tech   

Haas Clubs: Q@Haas (VP of Finance), Haas VC Club, Net Impact, Tech Club, Wine Club, Redwoods@Haas, Jewish Business Club 

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Taking an early morning flight after a great weekend in Las (Haas) Vegas with many other Haasies, directly from Tiesto’s concert to a Sunday class. 

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Its diversity - there are people with such different backgrounds and interests at Haas, and their humility is appreciable. 

Fun fact: After my military service I traveled 9 month around South America - from Argentina to Colombia. I’ve traveled to 21 countries in total, and I’m excited to take a bunch of classmates to Israel in the spring.

Connect Now

Latin America

Fiorella Juscamaita | MBA 23

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Prior Industry: Consumer Goods

Future Industry: Tech

Haas Clubs: Haas Tech Club (Co-president), Latin American & Hispanic Business Association, Marketing Club, Redwoods@Haas

Favorite memory about moving to the US: First picnic with Haasies at Strawberry Creek Park, where I got to get to know everybody, have first interactions with fellow Haasies, learn about each other, and share a good moment with everyone.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The people. Haasies are humble and are a welcoming community.

Fun fact: I can go from zero to a hundred. I did my first long-distance triathlon after six months of training with no prior racing experience.

Connect Now

Guilherme Klingelfus | MBA 23

Hometown: Curitiba, Brasil

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Entertainment / Gaming

Haas Clubs: Digital Media and Entertainment (Co-president), Haas Tech Club and Haas Data Science Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US:  Going to Yosemite with the Haas crew and hiking up Cloud’s rest! Beautiful views all along the way

Favorite thing about the Haas community: It’s incredible how we instantly can connect with anyone here. Everyone is so approachable and it really feels like a community!

Fun fact: I’m a huge Final Fantasy fan, I have played over 17 games of the franchise.

Connect Now

Nicolas Mora | MBA 23

Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Tech

Haas Clubs: Latin American & Hispanic Business Association (co-president), Haas Tech Club, Redwoods@Haas.

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Experiencing a tailgate at a 49ers vs. Packers home-opening game. I was staggered to see how a huge parking lot was transformed into a small city for the day. A colorful scene –full of burning grills, flags, live music, and footballs flying around– which was even more fun than the actual game!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: How the defining principles are real (not a slogan), and you can see them represented day by day in a humble community that shares a unique DNA.

Fun fact: The last time I woke up in the morning on the first alarm, Twitter didn't exist.

Connect Now