DSSA Executive Board and Officers

Maya Guice

Maya is a Los Angeles native and full time MBA student with a concentration in Marketing and Strategy. After a short career dancing professionally, Maya transitioned into arts management, working for an arts non-profit developing administrative infrastructure for small/mid-sized dance companies while also working freelance as an event producer/music curator. During the 2014/15 school year, Maya worked as a marketing and events graduate intern in the Drucker School's Office of Admissions and Recruitment and served as VP of Events for the Drucker School Student Association as well as Director of Communications for the Drucker School's Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club.

During the 15/16 school year she looks forward to her role as President of the DSSA and continuing her work with the Claremont entrepreneur community. Maya is currently pursuing a career in property management and had the pleasure of interning with Caruso Affiliated this past summer, working in both their Marketing and Architecture departments.

Jill Mintzer
VP of Clubs

Jill is a second-year MBA student with concentrations in marketing and strategy. Jill moved to Southern California from Southern New Jersey to pursue an International Business degree from San Diego State University. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and spent five years working in financial planning and portfolio management at Ameriprise Financial and subsequently at RBC Wealth Management. Passionate about social entrepreneurship and technology, Jill decided to pursue her MBA at the Drucker School and currently lives in Claremont.

During her first year at Drucker, Jill took on a very active role within the student community. She served as a Student Ambassador for the Drucker Admissions and Recruitment Office. She was also VP of Communications for DSSA and helped to drive a greater social media presence. Additionally, she became President of the Entrepreneur and Venture Capital Club in which she collaborated with the other entrepreneur clubs at the Claremont Colleges on events that promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and she led her team to win 3rd place in the Kravis Concept Plan Competition. This past summer, Jill interned with Esri Professional Services as a marketing and business development intern and plans to continue working there throughout the year as a business analyst. Currently as VP of Clubs and a community advocate, Jill intends to help facilitate greater student community involvement for the 2015-2016 school year.

Lauren Roberto
VP of Communications

Lauren is an MA candidate studying Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Drucker School of Management. Before attending CGU, she graduated from California State University Long Beach with a BA in art history and a minor in Italian intercultural studies. Her academic interests include: Italian art and culture, and the relationship between fine art and couture fashion. She has recently re-instated and become the President of Art Enterprise Club for the CGU community, and aspires to continue serving the students by inspiring art enthusiasm and planning art and cultural events in the Los Angeles area. Her goals for the 2015-2016 school year include: studying marketing in an art business context, creating engagement with the arts for CGU students, and facilitating relationships between the separate CGU concentrations.

Yeonsoo Choi
VP of Engagement

Soo is pursuing both an MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Strategy and a MA in Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. Her interests include change management, organizational development, human capital management, data driven decision making, and leadership development. Soo received her B.A. in Research Psychology from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She has been working as a Project Manager in leading a 5-year strategic planning and implementation project for Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) at the Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC) for the past year. Currently, she is an Organizational Planning Intern at Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

Milena Grgas
VP of Events

Milena is a second-year MA candidate studying Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Drucker School of Management. Her academic interests include: Mediterranean art, cross-cultural monuments, conservation-restoration, and burgeoning art markets. Before attending CGU, Milena graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School with a self-designed degree. In 2012, she pursued pageantry more seriously and is a three-time local titleholder with the Miss America Organization, also serving as a production assistant for the 90th Anniversary Miss California Pageant. She is currently a local executive producer and official recruiter for the Miss Beach Cities/Miss Malibu Coast Pageant. Milena is also a former Company Dancer serving as Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the San Pedro City Ballet, home of American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland. This past summer, Milena worked abroad in Shanghai, China at the Propaganda Poster Art Center and at Pearl Lam Galleries, who she also represented at EXPO Chicago this fall.

Naomi Rinaldi
VP of Finance

Naomi is a second-year MBA student with concentrations in finance and strategy. Although born in Los Angeles, she spent her early childhood in Japan. Her adolescent years were spent in the areas surrounding Claremont, and she went to the University of California, San Diego, for her undergraduate studies where she majored in Economics and Political Science. Some of her hobbies include participating in sporting events, hiking, and heading out to town on the weekend with friends.

During her first year at Drucker, Naomi participated in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Competition, and she hopes to get involved with more case competitions this year. Over the summer, Naomi interened as a business analyst at Kelley Blue Book, and she is looking forward to continuing with her role over the upcoming months. As the Vice President of Finance, Naomi’s goal for the DSSA for the 2015-2016 academic year is to further promote involvement by the student body by funding and helping organize as many community-building events as possible.

George Karr
VP of Operations

George is a JD/MBA candidate at the Drucker School of Management and Southwestern Law School. His goals for 2015-16 academic year include increasing student involvement and awareness at Drucker and helping foster a more cohesive and welcoming learning environment for all students. George balances his school life as an avid tennis player and coach helping students of all ages and levels reach both their tennis and fitness related goals. He hopes to serve the Drucker student body as an integral voice in helping address student needs and concerns.
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