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

Jonathan Wan | MBA 2022

Hometown: Hong Kong

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Tech + Mobility

Haas Clubs: Berkeley Innovative Solutions, Transportation & Mobility Club, Tech Club, Boost@BerkeleyHaas

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Seeing the view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay from the top of Bancroft avenue for the first time. It took my breath away and got me excited for everything that was to come!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The diversity of our interests, the intensity of our passion for making change, and our deeply supportive culture.

Fun fact: Car enthusiast and casual gamer.

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Shannon Gao | MBA 2022

Hometown: Shandong, China

Prior Industry: Technology

Future Industry: Technology

Haas Clubs: Asia Business Club, Tech Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Finally meeting with my amazing classmates in person after lots of days zoom e-meeting!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Very supportive and inclusive community where everyone is caring, encouraging, and humble.

Fun fact: I watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S over 10 times.

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Kate Hung | MBA 2022

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Prior Industry: Technology, Banking

Future Industry: Consulting, FinTech, Technology

Haas Clubs: BIS Consulting, VP of Haas Consulting Club, Global Perspectives @ Haas initiative

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Finding a surprise birthday party at my doorstep with my closest friends at Haas, and trying my first piece of cannabis in my life the same day!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The Haas community is super supportive and kind in every aspect. Haasies always help each other -- whether it's answering a question and/or even going offering help when they see the need.

Fun fact: The more stressed I feel, the shorter I cut my hair. The current length comes from the MBA application process, and we'll see how it goes with my MBA.

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Raunaq Singh | MBA 2022

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Prior Industry: Digital Health

Future Industry: Consulting

Haas Clubs: Haas Consulting Club, Haas Healthcare Association, Haas Technology Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Moving to the US during Covid-19 was tough. My classmates went above and beyond to help me. They went house hunting on my behalf and before I landed in the US, I already had a house and some furniture that my classmates lent out to me for a few days. I felt so welcome and loved

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Extremely inclusive, collaborative, and supportive community. Everyone is so smart yet so humble and approachable.

Fun fact: I have gained and lost 65 pounds twice in my life.

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Europe, Middle East, & Africa

Dominic Djannesari | MBA 2022

Hometown: Aschaffenburg, Germany

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Technology

Haas Clubs: InSITE Fellows, Haas Technology Club, Venture Capital Club, Redwoods

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Going to Baker Beach and meeting my whole Cohort for the first time in person - and the view of the Golden Gate Bridge wasn't too bad either!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: That you can openly discuss controversial opinions with your classmates, learn others' viewpoints, and come out with fresh ideas and new friends.

Fun fact: Before Haas, I was a competitive rower for over 8 years, won national championships, and would not want to spend more than 10 minutes on a rowing machine today.

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Ignacio Balaguer Serra | MBA 2021

Hometown: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Venture Capital

Haas Clubs: SkyDeck Venture Fellows and European Business Club leadership positions, Venture Capital Club, and Haas Tech Club member.

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Attending the trifecta Haas events during my first weeks and meeting most of my peers there.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Collaborative culture!

Fun fact: I go by Nacho, but surprisingly I hate cheese.

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Ismail Aberki | MBA 2022

Hometown: Agadir, Morocco

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Infrastructure/Consulting

Haas Clubs: President of the Haas Africa Business Club, Haas Startup Squad, Soccer Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Skydiving for the first time with a group of Haasies.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: People at Haas are extremely supportive and everyone is going beyond themselves to create an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Fun fact: I spent 24 hours in a 3500 feet deep underground mine.

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Latin America

Henrique Tarasiuk | MBA 2022

Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil

Prior Industry: Entrepreneurship / Healthcare / M&A

Future Industry: Entrepreneurship / Healthcare / VC / Biotech

Haas Clubs: Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association (BEA)

Haas Healthcare Association (HHA), Haas Venture Capital Club, Latin American and Hispanic Business Association (LAHBA), Redwoods@Haas, Haas Partners Club, StEP - Lead of Partnership

Favorite memory about moving to the US: All little details with my wife, such as: first snow trip to Tahoe, arranging the furniture to our empty apartment, discovering lots of new places when running...it is a combination of super great memories

Favorite thing about the Haas community: You can meet a new person from a completely different background every day if you want. The diversity here is a true thing and, with that, everyone is here for the entire community, looking out for each other.

Fun fact: Although soccer is THE most-watched and practiced sport in Brazil. I am much more passionate about all outdoor sports, especially aquatic ones.

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Luis Felipe Gonzalez | MBA 2022

Hometown: Mexico City

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Consulting

Haas Clubs: Haas Consulting Club (HCC) co-president, Latin American and Hispanic Business Association (LAHBA) co-president, Student Interviewer

Other clubs: Finance, PE, Data Science

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Meeting my classmates for the first time at Baker Beach and taking photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Everyone is incredibly friendly, kind, and caring and go out of their way to help you in whatever you need.

Fun fact: I cut my hair only on Tuesdays.

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Tomás Campos | MBA 2022

Hometown: Santiago, Chile

Prior Industry: Renewable Energy

Future Industry: Consulting or Tech (maybe both)!

Haas Clubs: Tech and Consulting Club, Social Sector Solutions Team Lead, StEP Mentor, and Latin American & Hispanic Business Association (VP).

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Contemplating Yosemite Valley from the top of Half Dome with Haas friends. Extremely recommended!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: How every day I see our Haas defining principles personified in my classmates and the whole community.

Fun fact: When I was an undergraduate, I decided to pause my studies and travel to New Zealand to work and travel. I started in a moving company and thereafter worked in distribution centers, gardening, farms, fisheries, and finally, I ended up trying door-to-door sales. I have many funny stories and I learned a ton. One example: not many things smell worse than fresh fish at 4:30 a.m.

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