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

Lu Liu | MBA 21

Hometown: Jiangsu, China

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Technology

Haas Clubs: Co-president of Asia Business Club, Tech Club, Women in Leadership

Favorite memory about moving to the US: I went to different beaches every weekend in November with my favorite Hassies. Listening to the seagulls, eating a late lunch and watching the sunset was awesome.

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

Fun fact: The only one who ever slapped my face is a baby shark with its tail, down in Tokyo Bay when I was diving there.

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Temma Abe | MBA 21

Hometown: Yamagata, Japan

Prior Industry: Consulting/Finance

Future Industry: Technology (Strategy/Finance)

Haas Clubs: Tech Club, Finance Club, Bear Cubs (parent club), Organizer of Japan Trek

Favorite memory about moving to the US: It is a few minutes from our place to Berkeley Marina where we can have a magnificent view to sunset directly under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Highly collaborative, extremely supportive, and surprisingly humble people.

Fun fact:- I used to juggle a soccer ball continuously for 2 hours, counting over 5000.(not anymore after 15 years...)
- My name means "sky horse" or "Pegasus" in Japanese. (I feel too much pressure...)
- My son, two and a half years old, has already started correcting my pronunciation.

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Europe, Middle East, India & Africa

Olayinka Omolere | MBA 21

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Prior Industry: Social impact consulting and a startup

Future Industry: Technology or a startup! I can't wait to see where I actually go!

Haas Clubs: Haas Technology Club, Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association, International Business Development.

Favorite memory about moving to the US: I have two! Going for Haas Boats with classmates who trusted me to steer our boat, even though I had never driven anything before; and the Oski cohort's EPIC win of the the Haas "Golden Egg" - even we were shocked!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: People are supportive, open and I feel a sense of belonging despite being far from home.

Fun fact: I would literally rather jump out of the sky, than do certain Six Flags' rides.

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Noha Noweir | MBA 21

Hometown: Cairo, Egypt

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Tech/Consulting

Haas Clubs: Academic Cohort Representative, Social Sector Solution Team Lead, Berkeley Entrepreneurship Association, Data Science Club, Improv Club, Women in Leadership

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Camping at Yosemite; hiking a 12 mile trail that was falsely advertised as 4 miles and lying in a meadow watching the stars.

Favorite thing about the Haas community:Genuine and supportive community where everyone is ambitious, caring and down-to-earth.

Fun fact: I own 2 violins but cannot play them.

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Aditya Sukhia | MBA 21

Hometown: Dubai, UAE

Prior Industry: Tech

Future Industry: Consulting/Tech

Haas Clubs: Berkeley Board Fellow, Consulting Club, Fintech Club, Soccer Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Moving to California, Berkeley and Haas for the second time and seeing an entirely new magnificent building (Chou Hall) standing tall!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The spirit of togetherness and of being one family - especially amongst my cohort, Oski!

Fun fact: I've flown a plane over eastern Zambia - I thought it would help me get past my fear of flying, but it didn't...

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Jeremy Bensabat I MBA 21

Hometown: Paris, France

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Tech

Haas Clubs: Co-president of Haas Startup Squad and Jewish Business Club, Tech Club, Venture Capital Club, European Business Club, Soccer Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Going camping in Yosemite with 300+ Haasies and having my first s'mores around the campfire.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: Everyone is supportive, curious, and ambitious. I love our tradition of Story Salon where people share personal stories, it's a great way to get to know each other on a deeper level.

Fun fact: I have met 3 of the best basketball players of all time.

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Sanchit Pande I MBA 21

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Prior Industry: Finance

Future Industry: Tech

Haas Clubs: Tech Club, FinTech Club, Finance Club, Wine Club

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Discovered bagels for breakfast!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: An inclusive, vibrant and supportive community. I have always felt at home here.

Fun fact: I have never lived in the same city for more than 4 years.

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Latin America

Marina Mamer | MBA 21

Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil

Prior Industry: Consulting

Future Industry: Tech/Health-tech/Consulting

Haas Clubs: Technology Club (VP), Data Science Club, Healthcare Club, Marketing Club, Women in Leadership Conference (team), Latin American & Hispanic Business Association (VP).

Favorite memory about moving to the US: My first Halloween – I hosted a dinner at my place and received more than one hundred kids “trick-or-treating." Super fun experience!

Favorite thing about the Haas community: The collaborative culture and the environment that enables risk-taking.

Fun fact: Before Haas, my husband and I lived in different countries for a year.

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Fede Pacheco | MBA 21

Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica

Prior Industry: Consumer products/Retail

Future Industry: Technology

Haas Clubs: VP of Technology, Marketing and Improv Club; Startup Squad.

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Assembling a bunch of IKEA furniture with my partner while listening to the music we love.

Favorite thing about the Haas community:When you ask someone: “How are you?”, they give you a real answer.

Fun fact: We brought our Yorkie from Costa Rica. He loves the California weather!

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Daniela Iturriaga | MBA 21

Hometown: Lima, Peru

Prior Industry: Retail Banking

Future Industry: Consulting/Tech

Haas Clubs: VP Admissions for the Latin American and Hispanic Business Association, Tech Club, Consulting Club, FinTech Club, Sports Business Club.

Favorite memory about moving to the US: Stargazing with friends surrounded by complete darkness during our first trip to Yosemite.

Favorite thing about the Haas community: How every Haasie embodies our four defining principles.

Fun fact: I have adopted three stray pets: a cat, whose trust I gained by giving him tuna; a dog, who I found five years ago on Christmas Day; and a hamster, who happened to be walking one block away from my house!

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