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Brandeis IBS Alumni Profiles - Featured BA/MA Spotlights

Our BA/MA alumni go on to successful careers in international trade, economic consulting, real estate and more. Our alumni share highlights from their time at Brandeis IBS and discuss how to translate those experiences into a meaningful career in the alumni spotlights below. 
Francisco Niclos Negrao, '00, MA '01 Brandeis IBS Alumni

There's No Place Like Home

Francisco Niclós Negrão, BA/MA '01

It's an exciting time for Francisco Niclós Negrão ’00, MA ’01, an economist and lawyer based in São Paulo who specializes in antitrust law and international trade for major national and international corporations.

Alumni profile for Paul Walborsky

Making News Global and Social

Paul Walborsky, BA/MA '89

Paul Walborsky '88, MA '89 is chief executive of GigaOM, the Silicon Valley-based media company that has emerged as a highly influential voice in the world of business and technology.

Yuki Hasegawa

Going Global with Goldman Sachs

Yuki Hasegawa, BA/MA '10

Yuki Hasegawa '09, MA ’10, a human resources analyst at Goldman Sachs, helps manage training and development programs for the investment bank’s most important asset: its talent.

Image of Myra Chaudhary BA/MA ‘10 and former MA Senator John Kerry

Blogging to Improve U.S.-Pakistani Relations

Myra Chaudhary, BA/MA '10

Myra Chaudhary, BA/MA ‘10 was a recipient of the Brandeis IBS American Leadership Award during her time at Brandeis IBS, a recognition of her outstanding potential for an international career.

Amy Kessler

Renowned pension expert Amy Kessler '89, MA '90, still uses the lessons learned at Brandeis International Business School

Amy Kessler, BA/MA '90

At Brandeis IBS, Amy Kessler did not learn all the answers. Instead, she graduated with even more valuable proficiencies: the expertise to ask relevant questions and the determination to probe until she discovers the ideal solution.

An image of Marshall Santoso

The key to a successful career? Networking

Marshall Santoso, BA/MA '13

Now working at Ernst & Young, Santoso attributes his success to networking: “The key to looking for a job is to not worry about the job.”

It’s great to see that WCJ has made a positive difference in people’s lives.

Ari Mahller, BA/MA '02

Finally, after spending several years learning about the industry and developing my network, I founded West Coast Jewelry in January of 2007.

Johanna Silverio '07, MA '08, MBA '11

Three Brandeis degrees for one accomplished alumna

Johanna Silverio, BA/MA '08, MBA '11

Among Brandeis alumni, Johanna Silverio has a rare distinction: she holds not one, not two, but three degrees from the University—including an MA and MBA from Brandeis International Business School (IBS).

Peter Wein '14, MA '15

Finding the best of both worlds: two degrees, one stellar job

Peter Wein, BA/MA '15

Peter Wein found a balance in the Brandeis IBS BA/MA program, where he focused his studies in both international economic policy and data analytics. Today, he applies both areas of expertise in a role at Mather Economics.