Smeal MOL Ambassadors

A listing of Smeal MOL Student Ambassadors

Smeal MOL Ambassadors are available to connect with prospective students to answer questions, offer advice and guidance, and provide insights from the perspective of a current student.

Smeal MOL Ambassadors
Class of 2020
Portrait Name/Email
Portrait of Akash Kaneria.

Akash Kaneria
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Information Sciences & Technology 
Email: Connect with Akash

“I joined the Management Organizational Leadership program to understand the business foundation and how it bridges into the Technology world. Also, this will further my knowledge to start my own business.”

Portrait of David Peralta.

David Peralta
Hometown: Hopatcong, NJ
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering
Email: Connect with David

“Always wanted to get MBA. Thought this would be faster and cheaper. Also, didn't see myself fitting into a technical career, was more interested in consulting/management.”

Portrait of Emma Bennett.

Emma Bennett
Hometown: Powhatan, VA
Undergrad Institution: Virginia Tech
Undergrad Major: Applied Economic Management
Email: Connect with Emma

“I wanted to merge my background in agricultural economics with my desire to pursue a career in finance or economic development. This program gives me the opportunity to stand out in the job pool and become someone who can make an immediate impact in a company. ”

Portrait of Frank Ross.

Frank Ross
Hometown: York, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering
Email: Connect with Frank

“I joined the MOL program to strengthen my professional and business skillset. This program has allowed me to collaborate with incredible future leaders and managers on how we, together, will shape the future of the professional and business worlds. The hallmark of this program is the community atmosphere that drives each of our peers to develop into the best they can become. ”

Portrait of Garrett Milliner.

Garrett Milliner
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Information Sciences & Technology 
Email: Connect with Garrett

“To bridge the gap between tech and business to help align innovation in business by analyzing their business architecture and trying to improve efficiency.”

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Laura Elliott
Hometown: Avondale, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Email: Connect with Laura

“I started realizing an interest in business towards the end of my undergraduate years through earning a Smeal Business Fundamentals Certificate.  I chose the MOL program to expand my business education and position myself to pursue a rewarding career.”

Portrait of Liam Zhou.

Liam Zhou
Hometown: Yancheng, Jiangsu, China
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Information Sciences & Technology 
Email: Connect with Liam

“My interest in the MOL program was sparked from past work experiences with major companies such as Apple and the Bank of China. These positions allowed me to work within IT, my field of interest, but showed me a future in business as well. I believe the MOL program is the perfect fit to acquire the business skills needed to achieve my long term goals.”

Portrait of Meredith Rendoll.

Meredith Rendoll
Hometown: Panama City, Panama
Undergrad Institution: Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua
Undergrad Major: Industrial Engineering
Email: Connect with Meredith

“I chose the MOL Program because I wanted to complement my professional experience with business and communication skills. I was at a stage of my career where I did not know what was the next move, and the MOL Program came just at the perfect time. ”

Portrait of Michael White.

Michael White
Hometown: Morrisdale, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: Connect with Michael

“I chose MOL to compliment my technical knowledge with business experience so I can become an effective leader in my future career.”

Portrait of Sanjana Onteru.

Sanjana Onteru
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Undergrad Institution: SRM University
Undergrad Major: Information and Telecommunications Engineering
Email: Connect with Sanjana

“As I envision myself swiftly transitioning into a leader and complement my technical background with a business foundation, joining the MOL Program made perfect sense to me as it would not only provide me the business acumen for entering the corporate world but also allows me to get a global perspective.”

Portrait of Thomas Trentadue.

Thomas Trentadue
Hometown: Oakmont, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Email: Connect with Thomas

“I chose the MOL program because my undergraduate degree is very competitive.  Upon completion of the MOL program, I will have distinguished myself from other students with a degree in PNG.  Aside from this, being able to understand the business side of a technical role, allows for accelerated progression into more prestigious roles regardless of industry.”

Portrait of Tommy Slotcavage.

Tommy Slotcavage
Hometown: Ephrata, PA
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Kinesiology 
Email: Connect with Tommy

“I chose the MOL Program to supplement my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with business acumen that I can utilize in my future healthcare career.”

Portrait of Tosin Ojulari.

Tosin Ojulari
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
Undergrad Institution: Penn State University
Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering
Email: Connect with Tosin

“I joined the MOL program because I would have the opportunity to gain business skills that would set me apart from other students graduating with similar technical degrees. I would also learn essential management skills that would set me up for early career leadership roles. ”