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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/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/2034-solenne-ndouongo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/15146_img_1524.rev.1493751473.jpg" alt="Solenne Ndouongo" title="Solenne Ndouongo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Interning at THP was my first experience in the workplace and it taught me about different ways to help the financially needy. The THP organization serves many countries in Africa, Asia and South America. Since French is my first language, I was able to speak directly with collaborators from Africa as a translator for important meetings, which provided me with insights into the workplace and networking.</p><p> Move to Empower provided me with greater responsibility as it was a new entity, and still in the process of formation.  It gave me the opportunity to experience how finance and accounting play a crucial role in the creation of an organization.  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2034-solenne-ndouongo">Solenne Ndouongo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Finance major and Accounting minor</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/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/1445-shiva-rajpal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,960,960/11560_shiva.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Shiva Rajpal" title="Shiva Rajpal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” To work in banking and finance in New York, is a dream come true.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal">Shiva Rajpal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, an International Business major with a minor in economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2030-rachel-summers"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,482,683/15077_image1.rev.1493228396.jpg" alt="Rachel Summers" title="Rachel Summers" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Rachel truly appreciated Marymount Manhattan College for its knowledgeable professors and variety of programs that have helped her further her goals in business and in acting.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2030-rachel-summers">Rachel Summers</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Double major in International Business and Marketing</p><p> Minors in Accounting and Theatre Arts</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/1682-tamaki-kern"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,754,640/13578_1604648_582301465179569_442259660_n.rev.1467053700.jpg" alt="Tamaki Kern" title="Tamaki Kern" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“A week after graduating with a BS in International Business and an Economics minor, I joined UBS in their Wealth Management division in Weehawken, NJ.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1682-tamaki-kern">Tamaki Kern</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BS International Business</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2045-anika-ferdoash"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,220,233/15493_15138_anika.rev.1497288971.jpg" alt="Anika Ferdoash" title="Anika Ferdoash" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The one thing you will never get back is your time. Utilize every minute you have doing what you love and fill the gaps in your schedule productively. Assessing the purpose of each activity you partake in will help you determine what you need to prioritize for your greater goal. While you keep yourself busy, do not forget to take breaks. Balance is key when it comes to efficiency.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2045-anika-ferdoash">Anika Ferdoash</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Finance and International Business</p><p> Double minor in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1650,1238/9897_james_matson_4738.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Having worked as an intern in the Chinese Works of Art department at Christie’s auction house,  I found my experience extremely relevant as it complemented my undergraduate studies at Marymount Manhattan. Graduating with a double major in Business Economics and International Studies, and a minor in Asian Studies, my course work in Mandarin language and Chinese literature, business and history at Marymount has proved extremely relevant to the work I did at Christie’s, helping me to accomplish tasks such as the provenance research for ancient Chinese art.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014</p><p> Double major in Business and International Studies, minor in Asian Studies</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/1305-natalie-palmarozza"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,678,678/9815_redo_natalie.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Natalie Palmarozza" title="Natalie Palmarozza" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Natalie graduated with a double major in Management and Marketing.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza">Natalie Palmarozza</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Marketing major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1304-lauren-roland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,1136/9812_lauren.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Lauren Roland" title="Lauren Roland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Lauren graduated with a double major in Management and Finance.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1304-lauren-roland">Lauren Roland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Finance Major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/87,1,435,349/5456_christies.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The business curriculum at the college has been useful to my internship experience. Particularly, the skills I have learned from Professor Changarath in IT 330, to work efficiently in Microsoft Excel, have proved most valuable. My being able to quickly develop spreadsheets for the specialists in my department is a result of practicing these skills in the classroom.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Business and International Studies major, Minor in Asian Studies</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>