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Diversity MBAA

The purpose of the Diversity MBA Association (DMBAA) is to add value to the Penn State community through continual diversity awareness and recruiting events. The DMBAA strives to create a sense of community by providing a strong support base for professional development and enhancing the academic experience of MBA students.

What Can You Look Forward To?

Welcome Event: We will host an informal welcome event for all Smeal MBAs to help kick the year off on the right foot.

“How to Work a Career Fair” Workshop: This annual event is always a big hit.  Held at the beginning of recruiting season, it is an invaluable opportunity to learn how to be most successful at the numerous career fairs hosted throughout the academic year.  Hear from a Smeal alumnus how to be most effective in this seemingly intimidating environment.

Hispanic Heritage Month: We will host a few different events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage.  Get ready to learn more about the Hispanic culture and traditions!

Black History Month: February events will highlight the significance of Black History.  Fellow classmates will be invited to reflect on the importance of celebrating the journey and achievements of the African American race over the past several decades.

Tailgates and Bowling Nights: There is much fun to be had this year!  Social events are a great way to build relationships with other students, as well as to network with alums.

Portrait of Daniel Goldstein.Daniel Goldstein, President

Daniel Goldstein is the 2017-2018 President of the Minority MBA Association. Born into a Cuban family in Miami, FL, he stayed close to home receiving his Bachelors in International Finance and Marketing at the University of Miami. Daniel has held positions in the non-profit sector, the financial industry, and started his own business with Break-Out Boxing. Beginning his post-collegiate career at Mainfreight International, he worked through the logistics and ocean shipping industry within their Graduate Rotational Program.  Daniel is currently a 2018 MBA candidate concentrating in Strategic Leadership and Marketing. He will be joining Lubrizol this summer in their Marketing Leadership Development Program.


Portrait of Ashleigh Dominguez.Ashleigh Dominguez, VP of Finance

Ashleigh is from Little Rock, Arkansas where she studied at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She holds a bachelor’s in Transportation and Logistics. Before joining the Smeal MBA program, she was a Production Supervisor for ConAgra Foods and a Strategic Sourcing Analyst for Coating Excellence International and Overhead Door Corporation. Now at Smeal, she is concentrating in Supply Chain Management.  She is a member of the WMBA and works as a Graduate Assistant for the Diversity Enhancement Programs (in particular with Women in Business and Multicultural Women’s Forum). Outside of the Business Building she enjoys playing sports and hiking.


Portrait of Maegan Blane.Maegan Blane, VP of Marketing & Student Affairs

Maegan grew up in Bucks County, PA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, with a concentration in Photography and a minor in Art History. Before becoming part of Smeal, she worked as a photographer and graphic designer. At Smeal, she concentrates in Marketing and Strategic leadership. Besides leading the Women’s MBA Association, Maegan is proud to be an active part of the Minority MBA Association.


Portrait of Dan Ruiz.Dan Ruiz, VP of Communications & Corporate Relations

Dan Ruiz is originally from Chatham, NJ.  He eearned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Colby College in Maine, and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University.  Prior to joining Smeal, Dan was a practicing attorney for six years and is licensed in the State of NJ. Dan previously worked as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Criminal Division and as an Assistant Prosecutor in Morris County, NJ. He also worked in private practice. Dan is a state certified mediator for the Superior Court and has prosecuted a variety of cases including matters involving financial crimes. He is concentrating in Supply Chain Management, Strategic Leadership and Finance. This summer Dan will be interning at Intel in Global Supply Chain Management.