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UCLA Anderson School of Management
Jewish Business Students Association
Mark EpelbaumVP EMBA RelationsHometown: Chicago, IL
An engineer turned marketer turned aspiring entrepreneur. Following two engineering degrees, I'm pursuing an Executive MBA at Anderson to help integrate years of business knowledge and relationships. I'm excited to extend my passion of connecting and helping others to the JBSA community.
Andy FeldmanCo-President Hometown: Rancho Murieta
Andy is a second year FTMBA student at UCLA Anderson. Having come from a small town in rural California, he was excited by the opportunity to come to Los Angeles and be surrounded by a Jewish community for the first time. Prior to school he worked at a fintech startup, FutureAdvisor, that was later acquired by BlackRock where he worked as a financial advisor and later in portfolio management. His summer internship was spent in a business operations role at the unicorn startup, Verkada.
Ariela KrugerVP of AdmissionsHometown: Los Angeles
Ariela (Ari) Cohen is currently a 2nd year full-time MBA student at UCLA Anderson. Following UCLA, she is intending to work with early stage, mission-driven businesses in a product strategy role. Prior to Anderson, Ari built a career as a finance professional with a focus in impact investing. Prior to Anderson, she worked at TriLinc Global, a private investment company that invests capital in small and mid-sized businesses in developing economies globally through a series of impact-focused investment funds. Prior to this role, she was based in New York with experiences at The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and J.P. Morgan. Ari graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the University of Pennsylvania. Ari grew up in Los Angeles as the daughter of Argentinean-Israelis and the youngest of four. Her favorite activities outside of work include exploring the outdoors, singing, biking at the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Nathan LandayVP of FEMBA RelationsHometown: Oak Park, IL
Nathan is a second year part-time MBA student at UCLA Anderson. During the day, he serves as an Associate Director of Development at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. Nathan has previously worked as a Jewish non-profit professional and is excited to continue that community building work as a peer leader at Anderson.
Abigail LipkaVP EducationHometown: Weston, CT
After growing up in CT, I've moved around quite a bit - undergrad in Chicago, then SF, then LA, then Boston, then back to LA for B-school. I worked in pharma/biotech, overseeing manufacturing operations, and came to business school to move into the customer-facing side of the pharma industry. This summer I'm interning as a product manager at a Santa Monica-based biotech firm. My favorite thing about LA is all the great live music we're able to experience here. Since quarantine, I of course haven't been able to go to any concerts and have been watching a lot of music livestreams instead and have even started producing my own music. Now, I'm figuring out if I want to continue with biotech or pursue a career in music. To me, LA is the best city in which to experience business school and I'm so happy to be here.
Jason RosenbergVP of AlumniHometown: Long Island NY
Born and raised on Long Island, New York. I attended Northeastern University for my undergraduate degree and am currently pursuing my MBA at UCLA Anderson with a focus on finance and technology. When I'm not jamming on a spreadsheet you can find me outdoors or enjoying some live music (ideally both at the same time!). I look forward to serving as the VP of Alumni for the UCLA Jewish Business Students Association for the upcoming year!
Mark ShikermanVP Alumni RelationsHometown: Nesher, Israel
I grew up in Nesher and studied in Nesher's high school. I joined the Air Force and stayed 10 years in operational and product development roles. after 10 years I decided that I want to transition to product management in tech companies, so I moved to LA to get my MBA at UCLA Anderson. I'm a fairly active person who enjoys sports (Running, voleyball, soccer), dancing and traveling all around the world.
Jordan SternVP of MarketingHometown: St. Louis, Missouri
I am a midwest native, hailing from St. Louis Missouri. After finishing up my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, I headed west and settled first in San Francisco and then Los Angeles, where I am now getting my MBA! In my free time I enjoy spending most of my time outside either hiking, skiing or roller blading (if I am not outside I am probably in the kitchen cooking something).