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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/1643-kristina-aasheim"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1365/13037_kristina_aasheim.rev.1461611474.jpg" alt="Kristina Aasheim" title="Kristina Aasheim" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> ” I can say that my studies and my internship have prepared me well for a career. “</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1643-kristina-aasheim">Kristina Aasheim</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Double major: Business and Theatre Arts, 2016</p><p> Minor: Musical Theatre</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/36,21,455,440/4097_austin_nelson.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Being able to work on the Rachael Ray show set, help out with product giveaways, and more has put me in a ‘real world’ environment to prepare me for life after graduation.” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/111,0,741,630/4550_kirstin_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Kirstin Gwirtz" title="Kirstin Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>I really liked Marymount’s small class sizes and individual attention received from professors. Both professors and advisors took an interest in your education and wanted to make sure you succeeded while in school and after graduation. Marymount also gave me the opportunity to pursue a double major in business and dance which was a wonderful experience supported by both departments. I also enjoyed having NYC as a campus, where there are so many things to explore and do. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz">Kirstin Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in Dance and Business 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/1481-caela-collins"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,606,736/11739_caela.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Caela Collins" title="Caela Collins" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Before interning at The Oprah Magazine, I interned for small companies. This was my first glimpse into the Corporate world; I must say I loved it. I was able to make so many great long- standing relationships and learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry. A tip of advice that I would give to anyone is to always make yourself visible by being good at your job, meet as many people as you can in different departments, and be yourself! People like helping those who show ambition and genuine interest in learning the business so ask lots of questions. This was a great experience and I took away great memories!” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1481-caela-collins">Caela Collins</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, Business Major</p><p> Minors in Studio Art and Communications</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,204,212/9884_megan_france.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Megan O’Donnell" title="Megan O’Donnell" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>Megan graduated with a degree in International Business and loved her study abroad experience in Paris.</em></p><p>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell">Megan O’Donnell</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015</p><p> B.S. in International Business, minors in Economics and French</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/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/2283-camille-lagrua"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2142,3200/16625_Camille_Senior_Photo.rev.1518559486.jpg" alt="Camille LaGrua" title="Camille LaGrua" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p>  In the fall of 2017, Camille interned with the fashion magazine and luxury accessories e-commerce website: <em>Editorialist</em>. At <em>Editorialist</em>, the interns were given a large amount of responsibility right away, so Camille got to see the all inner workings of how a magazine and e-commerce site are run.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2283-camille-lagrua">Camille LaGrua</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Business with concentration in Fashion Marketing, Class of 2020</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2518-mary-schlaff"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,282,361/17766_Mary_Schlaff.rev.1527607128.jpg" alt="Mary Schlaff" title="Mary Schlaff" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> I am thrilled that I was able to land an Internship with Franklin Templeton Investments this summer. This past year, as president of the Marymount Business Association, I have been engaged in arranging special career events on campus to give all students more opportunities to meet alumni and industry professionals and it has been so rewarding!   I am truly proud to be a Griffin! </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2518-mary-schlaff">Mary Schlaff</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2019, Finance Major with minors in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,504,800/9817_beatrice.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Beatrice Barbesta" title="Beatrice Barbesta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Marymount Manhattan provided me with the skills necessary to be accepted to the Master of Finance program in London at the Hult International School of Business.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta">Beatrice Barbesta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014; Finance Major, Economics minor</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/844-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/79,21,466,408/4245_image.rev.1472490809.jpeg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The Marymount Business Division thoroughly prepared me for my role as an onsite employee at Goldman Sachs and for the corporate world.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/844-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Accounting and Finance, Minor in Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1561/12325_alyssa.rev.1457019602.jpg" alt="Alyssa Amato" title="Alyssa Amato" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“As a junior I interned at an online magazine, The Stylish Sophisticate as a Stylist and Editorial Assistant. During my internship, The Stylish Sophisticate teamed up with a fashion house called Bene Rialto and ran a fashion contest with them on our website. It was a great time to be involved with the magazine because I was able to see the inner workings of what it takes to set up a fashion contest and use social media for advertising.”  </em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato">Alyssa Amato</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, B.A Business</p><p> Minor in Fashion Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1308-oliviana-bailey"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,827,827/9859_oliviana.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Oliviana Bailey" title="Oliviana Bailey" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Graduating with a degree in business with a concentration in leadership, Oliviana interned and studied abroad to complement her studies. After graduation, Oliviana accepted a position at the Justice Accelerator at the Hague, Netherlands.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1308-oliviana-bailey">Oliviana Bailey</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Business major,Leadership concentration </p><p> Minors in Accounting and Philosophy </p></div>