Meet a Global Ambassador

Global Ambassadors are School of Management students who have recently participated in our global programs. Want to learn more? Send an email to the ambassadors below and ask them about their experiences.

Kristin Baker, MBA ’22

Programs: Experience the 50: Chicago (Virtual, Fall 2020), Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America (Virtual, Spring 2021)

“Participating in global experiences is something I will never forget. From meeting wonderful people to working closely with teammates from all different disciplines to gaining valuable insights into the business world, Global Programs gave me a comprehensive and culturally diverse outlook on our world.”

Melinda Bolouvi, BS ’22

Program: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Latin America (Virtual, Spring 2021)

“The virtual Costa Rica program was an enriching experience that allowed me to learn more about businesses and language in the country. Being part of this program opened my mind and changed how I view not only Costa Rica, but other countries as well. The leadership and communication skills I gained will help me as an international business student at UB and in my future career.”

COVID-19 Information

Ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and business partners is our top priority. For fall 2021, due to the ongoing pandemic, all international programs will be virtual learning experiences, with possible travel during the winter semester pending university health/safety policies. Fall 2021 Experience the 50 (U.S.-based) programs are being planned for concurrent virtual and in-person experiences, with the option to shift fully virtual if necessary.

Contact Us

Global Programs
School of Management
University at Buffalo
251 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-3353

Meet our Team

Malkijah Griffiths, MPH/MBA ’22

Programs: Lead Mentor, Virtual LEAP (2020-21), Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ghana (Winter 2019)

"My Ghana experience was an eye-opening opportunity that contributed immensely to my professional development. I gained valuable business knowledge that I can take back to my internship and class projects. My favorite part was meeting business leaders in Ghana—they really wanted to hear what students could contribute to the problems their organizations were facing. Having this experience on my résumé, and discussing my involvement with potential employers and peers, has opened up many doors for me professionally and academically."

Zay Ya Min Yin, BS ’22

Programs: Experience the 50: Midwest Tech Trek (Virtual, Fall 2020), Experience the 50: Silicon Valley Tech Trek (Virtual, Spring 2021)

“Participating in Experience the 50 programs allowed me to better understand the landscape of business innovation and technological initiatives in different regions of the United States. These programs gave me an opportunity to network with industry professionals from the most groundbreaking companies and further fortify my skills and passion in the intersection of business and technology.”

Noah Nardozza, BS ’22
Global Programs Student Volunteer

Program: Experience the 50: Silicon Valley Tech Trek (Winter 2020)

"The Tech Trek was a powerful and life-changing experience that showed me, firsthand, what a career in Silicon Valley would look like. By touring Fortune 500 companies, gaining industry knowledge and building my network, this experience has paved a path for me to reach my professional goals."

Evan Oliver, BS ’22

Program: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ghana (Virtual, Fall 2020)

“Through the virtual Ghana program, I gained a new perspective on life and a newfound appreciation for the aspects of life that really matter. I connected with renowned international scholars, developed skills critical to my field and learned about Ghanaian culture. This experience has had a lasting impact on my life that I will not soon forget.”

Robert Siegel, BS ’23

Programs: Experience the 50: Midwest Tech Trek (Virtual, Fall 2020), Experience the 50: Industry and Culture in Philadelphia (Virtual, Spring 2021)

“My virtual programs in Austin and Philadelphia greatly enhanced my college experience. Learning about different industries in various parts of the country, while simultaneously networking with alumni, made for eye-opening trips. Global programs are a fantastic opportunity for students to gain real-life experience outside of the classroom.”

Lauren White, BS ’22
Global Programs Student Volunteer

Program: Experience the 50: Silicon Valley Tech Trek (Winter 2020)

"Global programs allow students to explore new places and cultures. My experience traveling to Silicon Valley with the School of Management shaped me into a better individual and changed my perspective about my career path—truly once in a lifetime. By the time it concluded, my network had expanded to professionals in different industries, and the skills I acquired will stick with me throughout my career."