Meet the Officers




Talia Ochoa

President


My name is Talia Ochoa, and I was born and raised in San Jose. I am a 2nd-year SJSU MBAP student. I completed my undergrad at SJSU with a major in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. I am working as the Program Administrator for the Vice-Chair of Education at the Stanford University Department of Medicine.

My hobbies include: Weight-Lifting, Cooking, Meditation, Craft Coffee, and Craft Beer.

As GBSA President, I aim to empower students to achieve their potential for academic, personal, and social well-being.

Students should reach out to me for:  Workout routines, coffee shops/Hazy IPA recommendations.


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Thao Nguyen

Vice President of Finance


My name is Thao Nguyen, and I am in my 2nd year as a full-time MBA student. In 2017, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance at SJSU. Currently, I work as a Procurement Specialist at a cybersecurity company.

My hobbies include: reading in the morning and before bed, planning everything (financial goals, trips, events, and even my days), and traveling with my favorite people.

As the VP of Finance, my goal is to help GBSA achieve financial goals and make the MBA experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible for our cohort. Along with other officers, I hope to bring meaningful events and activities to all students in both ECMBA and PMBA programs.

Students should reach out to me for personal finance tips & boba spots! 


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Jasmine Te 

Vice President of Marketing and Alumni Relations


Hi, my name is Jasmine and I’m a 2nd-year ECMBA student. I received my BS in Business Admin - HR from SJSU and currently work as Technical Recruiter with a local staffing agency.

In my free time, I enjoy exploring new milk tea shops around the Bay Area. 

Being apart of GBSA, I hope to create a positive experience for all MBA students. 

Students should reach out to me for tips on interviewing and if you’d like to get involved! 


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Justin Windus

Program Representative for MSTM


Hi, I'm Justin Windus. I received my  Bachelors degree from Framingham State College, MBA from Colorado Technical University and currently work as a General Manager for a Transportation Company in San Francisco.

I am an avid reader of transportation policy, walking my dog Wayne, playing ice hockey and attending live theater.

My goal while working with the GBSA is to help to be a great ambassador for the university and help to encourage more enrollment into the MTM program!

Students should reach out to me for anything! I am always eager to help my peers with anything that I am able to - or at least help point them in the right direction.


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Alex Burnham

MBA for Professionals Representative


My name is Alex and I received my undergraduate degree in Industrial/Systems Engineering at WVU. I have been working in Supply Chain Management for 9 years and also Certified Farmers' Market Management for 4 years.

During my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking or gardening, or taking weekend trips exploring new areas.

As the MBA for Professionals Representative, I want to expand my horizons and connect with MBA students in other industries.

Students can reach out to me for advice on time management. 


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