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GSAP Members

Adeline Yuan

Bsc in Economics

Graduate student of Applied Econ in USFCA

Andrew Hall

MS in International and Development Economics

Graduate student in MS in International and Development Economics

Alex Zeng-Yang

BS Computer Science

Alex is a Full-Time Undergraduate student studying computer science at the University of San Francisco. He is interested in discovering how he can apply technical skills to entrepreneurial projects.

Antonia Urovsky 唐小菲

Full-Time MBA and Masters of Asia Pacific Studies

Antonia is a dual degree MBA and Masters of Asia Pacific Studies student at the University of San Francisco. Her concentration is Chinese business and economics. She has extensive experience in project management and conducting research. Her intended career path is investment strategy in China and Southeast Asia.

Angel Lopez

Bachelor of Applied Science – BASc, Computer Science

Angel is a first generation college student at the University of San Francisco. As a Computer Science major, he is intrigued by the subjects of Cybersecurity and Machine Learning. Being able to create and secure an idea, project, or change, that can benefit communities throughout society.  He is also invested in the world of business and entrepreneurship and how they play hand in hand in hand with the field of technology. 

Catarina Montez

Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA, Business Management

Catarina is a Junior at The University of San Francisco. As a business major, She is intrigued by the social aspect and the ability to learn the fundamentals of different industries. She is continuing her expertise in the business through her coursework at the university.

Chiacia Effendy

BSBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Chiacia is a full-time undergraduate student studying Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is fascinated by the concept of innovation and am passionate about exploring innovative ideas and turning them into successful ventures. She strongly believes that innovation is a key driver of success in today’s fast paced and ever changing business. I strive to make a positive impact in the business world by combining my academic knowledge, practical skills, and creative thinking.

Drew Esterline

Master of Business Administration – MBA

With more than five years of experience working in Japan, Drew is now pursuing an MBA and Master’s degree in Asia Pacific Studies at the University of San Francisco. His experience in education, small business, and nonprofit has prepared him to engage a variety of problems and create lasting solutions.

Evan Matthew Chan 陳家亮

Master of Arts – MA, Asia Pacific Studies

Evan is a graduate student based in San Francisco, California with extensive coursework in the intersection of cultural politics and Asia Pacific Studies. His professional experience spans work in higher education and food and beverage management. Given my years of working with students and leading teams within the service world, his goal is to apply my extant skills in education and leadership to a future career in the nonprofit or NGO world.

Giselle Sutjiadi

Bachelor’s degree, Accounting

Giselle is a junior at the University of San Francisco. As an accounting major, she is fascinated by the breadth of industries she will be able to work and immerse herself. A long-term goal of her is to utilize her background in accounting to lift and empower individuals through financial literacy and education. Being involved in student leadership and internships has curbed her strong desire to learn and grow from her peers and mentors. As such, she loves to work in dynamic and collaborative environments.

Jack Sieber 沈杰克

BSBA Finance & International Business

Jack is an undergraduate student studying Finance and International Business at the University of San Francisco. He is passionate about sustainability, technology, and Chinese language and culture. Previously, he was a Launch Manager at Starship Technologies, where he brought autonomous robot meal delivery to university campuses across the United States. As an Asia Bridge Junior Fellow, he researched how Chinese netizens reacted to China’s waste import bans on social media. This summer he is interning with Ford’s Strategy and Planning team to bring their light duty vehicles into compliance with California’s new zero-emission regulations.

Hemil Doshi

Full-Time MBA

Hemil is a Full-Time MBA student at the University of San Francisco where he is also working as a Technical Program Manager. He has a strong technical background with a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from the University of Mumbai. He is an engineer and entrepreneur experienced in both technical and managerial aspects. For future roles, he intends to apply these acquired skills to business projects.

Jasper Hua

Master’s degree, Applied Economics

Jasper loves exploring and learning new things as he gets into the professional field. He is very open to advise and is not afraid to ask any questions. He would always love to work with others because he can learn from them and working as a team makes the experience with any job much more enjoyable.

Chuhan (Jerry) Tang, 唐楚涵

Economics, BS; International and Development Economics, MS

Chuhan is an undergraduate student majoring in Economics and minoring in Math, Philosophy, and Legal Studies. He is also in the 4+1 Master’s program of International and Development Economics. Born and raised in China, he is fascinated by its political economy. With this general research interest in mind, he intends to pursue a doctorate degree in the future.

Jocelyn Luciani

Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA

Jocelyn is a current junior at the University of San Francisco studying business analytics and economics. She loves to dive into creative projects that utilize both her analytical skills developed in school and artistic nature. In her free time she is frequently drawing, improving her graphic design skills, creating short films that inspire her, or simply enjoying the outdoors.

Joshua Swidler

Bachelor’s degree in International Business

International Business, Marketing 2019 – 2023

Kai Yang

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & CS

Kai is skilled in Interpersonal Communication · Microsoft Office · Business Analytics

Lauren White

Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA

Lauren is a senior undergraduate student at the University of San Francisco pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. She is interested in finance, management, and marketing.

Lucie Schulz

Master of Science – MS, Applied Economics

Grad School | Applied Econ @ USF

Marc Martinez

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Marc graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and minored in Chinese Studies from the University of San Francisco a semester early. Then promptly enrolled in the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies Program. He graduated from the program in Spring 2023. Currently he intends to get his CFP certifications.

Mark Anthony Catahan

Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA

Mark is currently a student at the University of San Francisco studying International Business. Almost 3 years working in Retail and 6 months in Sales. Actively pursuing a career that would let him travel the world and meet new people from different cultures. Interested in the topics/careers of Business Development, Sales Management, International Business, Humanitarian works, Music and Education.

Matthew Kiesow

Master of Business Administration – MBA

Matthew is a lifelong learner who loves to connect with people and learn their stories. His goal is help drive consumer understanding about exciting new products that are making the world a better place be it financially, environmentally, or equitability. He has focused his career in CPG both in customer supply chain and business operations, as well as consumer advocacy and insights.

Nikita Tkachenko

Master of Science – MS, International Development Economics

B.S., B.A. in Business/Finance, completing MS in International Development Economics.

Nikki Castillo

Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration and Management

Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration and Management,

Poonam Kakodkar

Learning and Instruction EdD

Poonam is a doctoral student of Learning and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology. She was in the first cohort of the Asia Bridge Graduate Fellow for 2022-23. She has worked as a senior Human Resource professional in the field of education, pharmaceutical, and financial services companies. She has completed a Masters in the fields of Human Resources, School Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. She volunteers with the Silicon Valley chapter of TiE Global, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering entrepreneurship.

Riccardo De Simone

Bachelor’s degree, International Business

Riccardo De Simone is originally from Italy and he lives in San Diego. He studies at the University of San Francisco and He is an International Business major with a minor in Economics. He is a very hard worker who knows how to work in a team and is quite meticulous in everything he does. His goal is to pursue a career in the International Business field and be successful in everything I do.

Samantha Fong

Bachelor’s degree, International Business

International Business and Chinese Studies Student at the University of San Francisco

Sanjana Sukumar

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- BSBA

Sanjana is a junior at the University of San Francisco majoring in marketing. She held a position as a lifecycle marketing intern @G2 working towards building trust via unbiased software reviews. In her free time, you can find her trying out new recipes, dancing, and exploring the outdoors.

Tiantian Zhu

Bachelor’s degree in Management


Uma Kumari

Master of Business Administration – MBA

With deep interest in brand building and communication, Uma has worked on corporate, consumer and policy vertical in the technology domain in past five years on clients such as Honeywell, ASUS India, HP Inc., Autodesk, NIIT Technologies, Infoedge,, and Ezetap. She has also handled crisis communication for over a year for TikTok. Her experience and expertise lies in ensuring the right positioning of the brand with integrated communication strategies. She has worked on media and influencer engagement campaigns, events (Autodesk University 2019, Jaipur Literature Festival), product launches for consumer brands along with managing content and end to end execution for activities.

Xinmiao Zhao

BSBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


YunLing Chen

BSBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Zachary Tanada

Bachelor of Science – BS, Business Administration and Management

Zachary is a junior receiving Jesuit education at the McLaren School of Management at the University of San Francisco studying Business Management. He aspires to embody the Ignatian expression ‘cura personalis’ (care for the whole person) in his professional career.

Zhenyu Liu

BSBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation