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  • Vinod S Changarath

    Vinod S. Changarath, Assistant Professor of Finance, earned his Ph.D.  in Finance at the University of Cincinnati, with a research interest in banking. He has previously held visiting faculty positions and taught a variety of finance courses at Marshall University, WV and James Madison University, VA. Before embarking on an academic career, Vinod worked for over 12 years in the field of equity research with leading international investment banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, in Singapore and India, employing quantitative research methods and covering global equities and Asian banks.


  • Richard Garrett

    Richard Garrett, Associate Professor of Economics, earned his Ph.D. in Economics from The New School of Social Research and has done graduate work at the Cornell-Baruch School of Industrial Relations. He teaches management courses and macroeconomics and is currently a consultant to the entertainment industry and to nonprofit international labor solidarity organizations. Before coming to Marymount, he was Associate Director of Research for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile employees.


  • Emily Goldsmith

    Emily Goldsmith, Assistant Professor of Marketing, completed her Ph.D. in Business at CUNY’s  Zicklin School of Business. She also holds a MS in Marketing and Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Psychology from the University of Florida.

    Emily teaches marketing, and her research focuses on consumer behavior and examines how threats to the sense of self, influence consumption behavior. Prior to joining Marymount, Emily taught marketing and business courses at Baruch College.


  • Lorraine Martinez-Novoa

    Lorraine M. Martínez-Novoa, Assistant Professor of Marketing, earned a Ph.D. in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. She also holds an MBA in Marketing and a BA in Public Communication with emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising both from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. 

    As a doctoral student and senior teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Lorraine was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award. Her research interests include the social psychological aspects of dress, negative aspects of consumption, and Hispanics/Latinos consumption practices.

    Before joining Marymount, Lorraine taught courses such as Survey of History Costume, Social Psychology of Dress, and Internship in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, and did consulting for a market research firm. Presently,  Lorraine will be teaching the Business of Fashion, Marketing Research, and International Marketing.


  • Vandana Rao

    Vandana Rao, Professor of Business Management, Chair, Division of Business, completed her doctoral studies in economics at SUNY, Stony Brook, and graduate work in management at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She teaches business and finance courses; her research interests include economic development and risk management. Before joining Marymount, Vandana taught and did consulting and project work for government and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and India, as well as for international organizations such as UNICEF.


  • Gunjali Trikha

    Gunjali Trikha, Assistant Professor of Marketing, earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Economics from Hollins University. 

     Prior to joining Marymount Manhattan College, Gunjali worked at the NYSE for thirteen years, most recently as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, where she engaged with the world’s largest companies on issues pertaining to women’s leadership, financial capability and environmental sustainability.

     During her career at the Exchange, Gunjali spent a majority of her time in Marketing as a Product Manager, Customer Relationship Manager and Project Manager for a portfolio of digital services.

     In 2015, Prof. Trikha launched her own consulting firm to advise companies committed to social impact and sustainability. Gunjali also writes a bi-monthly blog on topics pertaining to social enterprise and business. Professor Trikha will be teaching Marketing, Management, and Organizational Behavior.


  • Andrea Tsentides

    Andrea Tsentides, Associate Professor of Accounting, received an MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and later became a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. She teaches accounting, and her research interests include adherence to the auditing standards under time pressure across different countries at multinational organizations. She has taught and worked in the United States and abroad including at the Bank of Cyprus and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,297,353/9860_gabriel.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Gabriel Skaarland" title="Gabriel Skaarland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em> ” During my summer internship, I worked on analyzing currency risk exposure, hedging activities, and presenting macroeconomic projections for Granberg AS. I was also involved in conducting marketing research by creating in-depth questionnaires, collecting responses and utilizing SPSS software to evaluate and present results and suggestions on which direction the company should take in the future. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland">Gabriel Skaarland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, B.S. Finance and International Business major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,213,320/10160_image001.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I was in the class of 2015 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Economics. The business program at Marymount is a hidden jewel with professors who are both excellent professionals and dedicated mentors. I was encouraged to constantly challenge myself and explore career paths. My advisors and professors helped me obtain scholarships and internships and were great counselors when it came to selecting a job that I loved. I received six job offers as I was getting ready to graduate and my professors helped guide me through the decision making process.Upon graduation, I decided to take a position as a Global Commercial Risk Analyst with Citigroup.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Finance and Accounting</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2044-gabby-wright"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,596,894/15491_gabby.rev.1497288248.jpg" alt="Gabby Wright" title="Gabby Wright" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Marymount Manhattan College was amazing and I am so thankful to have received such a wholesome education. I have been praised for my abilities to continuously find work that pertains to my degree, and want to share my love for MMC with anyone who wants to know more!”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2044-gabby-wright">Gabby Wright</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2102, Major: Business with concentration in Media and Arts Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,640/11525_makuta_1.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Douglas Makuta" title="Douglas Makuta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Marymount provided me with an excellent cornerstone for my artistic endeavors, and business aspirations.  The business faculty transcended the confines of the classroom setting, and became cherished mentors long after I graduated. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta">Douglas Makuta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2012, BA Business with Media and Arts Management </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,106,467,573/4074_hannah27s20photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Hannah Pressler" title="Hannah Pressler" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Above all else, I would strongly advice working closely with Marymount’s faculty who all bring very valuable real world knowledge to the classroom.  My relationships with faculty throughout my time at Marymount became paramount to my success as a student and now as a working professional.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler">Hannah Pressler</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Marketing, Minor in Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2043-bruce-zhou"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,404,381/15490_bruce.rev.1497035090.jpg" alt="Bruce Zhou" title="Bruce Zhou" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I really enjoyed my time at MMC because I fully utilized my time at school and learned as much as possible, even as I worked and gained experience.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2043-bruce-zhou">Bruce Zhou</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Finance and International Business</p><p> Double minor in Economics and Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1080,1920/9947_professional_photo.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Nicole Marlin" title="Nicole Marlin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“As a rising junior, Nicole interned at IBM, where she accepted a position after graduation.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin">Nicole Marlin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1681-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,470,605/13562_11518_austin_2.rev.1466619234.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I graduated with a BS in Marketing in February 2014 and I absolutely loved the business program at Marymount Manhattan College. The professors were the best part of the program; the individual attention they provided was unique and I still keep in touch with many of them.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1681-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> BS Marketing, 2014</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/845-sofija-gligorov"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1100,1100/4551_sofija_gligorov.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Sofija Gligorov" title="Sofija Gligorov" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The amazing classes taught by brilliant professors gave me the knowledge needed to step into a full-time role at a company. Furthermore, the fact that the college was in NYC made me independent, courageous, and open-minded. Being an RA (Resident Advisor) developed my communication, organization, and prioritization skills, which are crucial to my current role. Also, the peer-to-peer relationships that I developed with my professors gave me the confidence and support for the future.” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/845-sofija-gligorov">Sofija Gligorov</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Major in International Business and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,11,172,166/4534_jason_website_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Jason Yuhas" title="Jason Yuhas" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” While at MMC, Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and used real life examples or current events to explain the material. This made it easier to grasp concepts used in the business world. The career services department helped out a lot by assisting in finding an internship for Jason. Jason interned at NBC his junior year which made a huge impact on his career. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas">Jason Yuhas</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2072-sindelt-flores"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,750,1000/15810_umbra-institute--marymount-manhattan-in-italy_flores_lo-res.rev.1500668583.jpg" alt="Sindelt Flores" title="Sindelt Flores" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Being a liberal arts school, they don’t want you to just study for your specific Major, they want you to explore and learn from other things,” explained Sindelt before describing the study abroad office as being helpful and encouraging. As a result, she feels she has been able to take an interdisciplinary approach to her education, enabling her to confidently relate to people of diverse backgrounds. In conclusion, Sindelt shared that she felt Marymount Manhattan played a significant role in her decision to go abroad. She now feels more prepared for her future career in the business field.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2072-sindelt-flores">Sindelt Flores</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2018, Business Major with concentration in Media and Arts Management</p><p>  </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/285,39,911,665/5993_amy_pekal.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Amy Pekal" title="Amy Pekal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The journey taught me more about myself, than any classroom could. I passionately dove into a new culture, learned to speak a new language and gained an appreciation for the world beyond New York City. ”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/852-amy-pekal">Amy Pekal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Business Management and Art History</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2284-brenelle-braganza"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1280,1280/16627_IMG_9516_2.rev.1518560484.JPG" alt="Brenelle Braganza" title="Brenelle Braganza" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Hi!  I’m Brenelle Braganza, class of 2019. I’m currently a junior, triple majoring in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing, and minoring in Accounting and Economics.  At MMC, I am involved in diverse extracurricular activities on campus, including the following positions: Treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA); President of Unbranded (Fashion Marketing Association); the Vice- President of Global Citizen Society; Cultural Peer Mentor and Peer Leader for the NYC Seminar.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2284-brenelle-braganza">Brenelle Braganza</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Majors: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing</p><p> Minors in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,178,565/10159_christina_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The main reason I wanted to come to MMC was to ensure that my college experience would enable the use of New York City as my campus.  I also knew that I wanted a small and tight-knit community to fall back on in the midst of this huge and overwhelming city.  That is exactly what Marymount gives to students. The small class sizes, close relationships between students and faculty and staff, hands-on experiences, and opportunities to get involved are immense. This campus really provides a well-rounded and community-oriented educational experience for students.” </em></p><p>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1334-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Business Major</p><p> Concentration: Media and Arts Management</p><p> Minor in Philosophy</p><p>  </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2285-kathryn-grubb"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1080,810/16628_16992032_1357845027630908_7674796536310894653_o.rev.1518562312.jpg" alt="Kathryn Grubb" title="Kathryn Grubb" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> My semester abroad at Seoul, South Korea is one of the most exciting, treasured experiences of my life. I had the opportunity to visit ancient Korean temples, explore a nearly deserted island, learn a new language,and gain a broader understanding of the world and the diverse people living in it.</p><p> On top of the classes I took on Korean culture, communications, politics, and more, every single day was a learning experience. I never thought I would feel so proud and excited to successfully order a cup of coffee by myself! </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2285-kathryn-grubb">Kathryn Grubb</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Kathryn Grubb, Class of 2019, Major in Marketing</p><p> Minor in Asian Studies</p></div>