Student of the Week: Week 4


College attended

San Diego State University – B.S. in Economics


Vallejo, CA

Favorite sports team(s)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco Giants, SDSU Aztecs, Golden State Warriors,

San Jose Sharks

Favorite sports movie(s)

White Men Can’t Jump, Coach Carter, Little Giants

What made you choose SDSU SMBA?

I liked that SDSU SMBA offers an accelerated program that allows me to obtain my MBA

before I turn 24. I also like how many guest speakers and successful alumni the program

has to offer.

What do you hope to achieve while you’re a student in this program(personally

and professionally)?

I want to obtain the skills necessary to combine my passions for sports and business

into a career that I will enjoy for the rest of my life. I also want to make strong

connections with my cohort and grow with them through the process.

Do you have any background/experience in the sports industry? If not,any work experience?

I have previous experience working for the United States Police and Fire Championships

dealing with marketing, web design, social media, and venue acquisition. This

Olympic-style event features 5,000 police officers and firefighters competing in 55+ sports

all across San Diego county.

What area of the sports industry are you attempting to enter, and why?

Upon graduation from the San Diego State Sports MBA program, I hope to work in marketing

or licensing. I love being creative and working on strategies to maximize a the potential

earnings of clients.

So far, what is your favorite class, and why?

My favorite class so far has been Finance with Dr. Frank Ryan. This class has helped me

understand the methods behind sports contracts and the true value of the money that

athletes are signing for.