Women's MBA Association (WMBA)

This page is for the Women MBA Association (WMBA) information and bios for the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

Smeal’s WMBA chapter is dedicated to the professional, economic, and personal development of businesswomen at Smeal and beyond. We foster that commitment via professional development, networking, and philanthropic opportunities. We hold that the promotion of Smeal women requires a commitment to engaging the business community in conversations around gender equity and the implicit challenges that women face in business.

The Smeal WMBA recognizes and embraces its role as a community organization that has obligations extending beyond the traditional scope of an MBA club. We believe that professional development includes an awareness of documented structural inequalities and, accordingly, we seek to promote conversations around gender equity. In doing so, we hope not only to cultivate a thriving community that may serve as a model of dedicated, inclusive professionalism, but also to equip our members with the knowledge to enact structural change and champion gender equity in their postgraduate careers.

Officer Bios

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Dorsey Ziller, President

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As President of the Women’s MBA Association, Dorsey seeks to offer events and opportunities that promote equality and wellbeing for women at Smeal and beyond. Dorsey received her undergraduate degree in Musical Theatre from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to the MBA, Dorsey worked as a professional actress. He career as an entertainer and creator led her to perform domestically in over 120 cities in the United States, as well as internationally in Canada, South America, and Asia. Dorsey has performed in two Broadway national tours and onboard Disney Cruise Line. Dorsey plans to use her MBA to make the leap from live entertainment to marketing.

 

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Garret Sutterlin, President - Allies For All

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Garret Sutterlin is the President of the Allies for All organization at the Smeal College of Business. His vision for the organization is to provide MBA community allies with necessary resources to combat gender inequity and provide institutional support for any developing identity or heritage student groups until they receive formal recognition. Garret grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree from the Penn State Science BS/MBA program, concentrating in Science and Genetics. Prior to joining the MBA Community, Garret has worked for Johnson & Johnson in a Supply Chain Management role and ERT in a project management role. In the summer of 2023, Garret will join Novartis for a remote procurement position. Since his undergraduate years at Penn State, Garret has been committed to the Smeal MBA as a part of the PSU BS/MBA Program. He has looked forward to his MBA experience at Smeal because of its welcoming student body, excellent faculty, and unparalleled opportunities. His program, colleagues, and mentors are his second family. In his free time, Garret enjoys hanging out with his dogs, playing video games, and reading scientific articles.

 

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Sai Manasa Daggupati, VP of Operations

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As Vice President of Operations for the WMBA, Manasa Daggupati seeks to offer events and opportunities that promote equality and wellbeing for women at Smeal and the local community. Manasa is from Bangalore, India. She has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering. Prior to joining Smeal, Manasa worked for 4+ years in the Technology and Manufacturing sectors. In her free time she enjoys travelling, cooking, and dancing.

 

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Rachel Calaman, Online MBA Liaison

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Rachel graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance.  As an undergrad, she was involved with the Accounting Society, Beta Alpha Psi, and Delta Sigma Pi. Rachel is a Certified public accountant currently working as a Manager in the Global Internal Audit & Assurance group at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Rachel is pursuing an OMBA degree under Smeal to expand her skill set. She was drawn to the Penn State OMBA program specifically because of its flexible program and impassioned alumni.  As an WMBA-OMBA liaison, she is hoping to expand the reach of the WMBA, encourage participation in student organizations, and learn from the collective experience of this varied group.

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