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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.


  • 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.


  • Pielah Kim

    Pielah Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing, completed her Ph.D. in Fashion and Retail Studies at The Ohio State University. Dr. Kim also holds an MPS in Global Fashion Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC and a BFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago.  Having worked as a visual merchandiser for Ralph Lauren and Gap Inc., Dr. Kim brings practical experience in fashion marketing.

    Prior to joining MMC, Dr. Kim served as an Assistant Professor in Fashion Merchandising and Management at Jefferson University.  Courses such as International Retailing, Global Fashion Insight, Visual Merchandising, and Contemporary Brand Management are part of Dr. Kim’s teaching repertoire.  Dr. Kim’s research focuses on art marketing, branding and brand management, and retail atmosphere.


  • 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/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></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></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2031-katelyn-kelly"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/15078_img_7552.rev.1493229748.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Spending a semester abroad was a life changing opportunity. I adjusted to an entirely different culture, enhanced my marketing major and fashion studies minor by taking intriguing courses, and was able to travel to eight other countries.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2031-katelyn-kelly">Katelyn Kelly</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Marketing major</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/2042-yu-lu"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/15488_yu_lu.rev.1497033455.jpg" alt="Yu Lu" title="Yu Lu" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I came to Marymount by coincidence. But the benefits I have obtained studying business and finance at MMC far exceeded my expectations. The small class size allows professors to pay more individual attention when necessary. Needless to say, the faculty here really strive to provide the best learning experience and networking opportunities.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2042-yu-lu">Yu Lu</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Finance Major, Economics Minor</p></div>
  • <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/849-sharmin-kazi"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/101,0,447,346/4552_utilivisor.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Sharmin Kazi" title="Sharmin Kazi" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“For anyone considering attending Marymount, I would highly recommend choosing a Business major; the faculty members in the Business division are excellent and the courses are challenging. The small class sizes, the faculty expertise and the myriad opportunities that the Business department has to offer is invaluable for any student looking to expand their skill set and pursue a rewarding career.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi">Sharmin Kazi</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Accounting and Minor in Philosophy</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/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/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/2071-steffany-franco"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1638,2048/15809_steffany_pic.rev.1500667581.jpg" alt="Steffany Franco" title="Steffany Franco" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I was accepted at a very competitive program at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. I am in the Master of Finance Program on the Corporate Finance and Investments track where I was also offered a generous scholarship. In addition, I was accepted to University of Edinburgh, Pepperdine University and University of Rochester (with a 75% scholarship). </em></p><p><em>I cannot be more grateful for the entire experience and support Marymount has offered me!”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2071-steffany-franco">Steffany Franco</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Finance Major</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/851-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,161,640,801/4098_christina_headshot.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 Media and Arts Management focus within the Business major at MMC has allowed me to pursue opportunities that really fuel my passion for the arts, and my desire to become a leader in this industry. Without the opportunities that Marymount Manhattan offers, I would not be able to have so many first-hand experiences in my field of interest.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015,Business major </p><p> Media and Arts Management concentration</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/1433-claudia-esber"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,960,960/11530_cludia_picture.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Claudia Esber" title="Claudia Esber" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“There is no explanation for the feeling when the lights and cameras are all around you, and the presence of the brilliant Dr. Oz!  </em>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1433-claudia-esber">Claudia Esber</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BA Business with Media and Arts concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/848-alexandra-kaprielan"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,240,240/4073_alexandra_picture_-_study_abroad.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Alexandra Kaprielan" title="Alexandra Kaprielan" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The best thing about studying abroad is that I got to immerse myself in a city that I love. Paris was an amazing place to spend a year and it allowed me to easily travel all over Europe while perfecting the language that I love and meeting new people from all around the world. While I was in Paris I only studied French and completed my Minor there. The best way to learn a language is to be completely immersed.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/848-alexandra-kaprielan">Alexandra Kaprielan</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in International Business</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/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>