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Peer selected upperclassmen who support and market career programs for the Robins School of Business and the Center for Professional Skills and Development. Designed to foster leadership development, ambassadors serve as the student voice for program development and design. 


Whitney (Duoer) Bai, ‘20

Hometown: Chengdu, China

Academic Interests: Accounting, French

Activities: AKPsi Business Fraternity, LTLT English Tutor, International Peer Mentor, French Club Ambassador

Fun fact about you: When I'm bored, tired, or stressed, organizing stuff satisfies me.

Summer internship or experience: Deloitte McLean-externship, Blockchain-summer research in accounting

Advice to UR students: Always think of ways to differentiate yourself from others and you will be the unique one that shines.


Peter Celebuki, ‘20 

Hometown: Setauket, NY

Academic Interests: Finance, Accounting, Math

Activities: Club Wrestling, Theta Chi Fraternity, Finance Society

Fun fact about you: A small village in Pennsylvania was named after my family.

Summer internship or experience: Boxwood Partners-investment banking summer analyst

Advice to UR students: Enjoy the recruiting processes for jobs and internships. Everything works out in the end.


Cole Hurford, ‘19 

Hometown: Monument, CO

Academic Interests: Accounting, Finance

Activities: Orientation Chair for New Student Orientation, President of the Robins School of Business, Treasurer for Theta Chi Fraternity, Club Golf, and Club Baseball

Fun fact about you: I never lived on the East Coast before college. 

Summer internship of experience: Eagle Construction-accounting intern, spent two summers working in New Zealand for a small startup, Lawford Partners-residential investment properties intern

Advice to UR students: Take advantage of opportunities. Try what you can and if you don't like it, so be it. Don’t go about life wondering if you should have done something or not. It never hurts to try. 


John Iannuzzi, ‘19 

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Academic Interests: Finance, Leadership Studies

Activities: President, Lakeside Consulting Group

Fun fact about you: I have been to every continent, excluding Antarctica.

Summer internship or experience: Avascent-summer analyst

Advice to UR students: Go out of your way to put yourself in various personal and professional situations. This will help you to gain a strong understanding of what you do and don't enjoy while also learning what you are good at. If you have that understanding early, it will be much easier to plot out your trajectory for your future. If you have a clear understanding of where you want to be in the future, it is much easier to commit the necessary time and energy, and make the right choices to get you where you want to go. 


Catherine McNamara, ‘19 

Hometown:  Wellesley, MA

Academic Interests: Accounting, Economics, Philosophy

Activities: Kappa Delta, Panhellenic Executive Council, Alpha Kappa Psi, Honor Council, University of Richmond Athletics Public Relations

Fun fact about you: I studied abroad at St. Andrews in Scotland and I actually miss the food.

Summer internship or experience: PwC-transfer pricing, State Street-strategic analytics

Advice to UR students: Study what you love and find creative ways to use your passion to achieve your goals.


Rachael Overland, ’19 (December ’18 graduate) 

Hometown: Brookfield, WI

Academic Interests: Finance, Management

Activities: Alpha Kappa Psi, Women in Business, Student Employee for Athletics PR, Men's Lacrosse Official

Fun fact about you: I came to Richmond intending to study International Studies and Arabic so I could work in covert ops for the CIA or FBI - that definitely did not happen.

Summer internship or experience: US Lacrosse-training and development intern, Muster Software-sales analyst, Pfizer-GSI analyst, BNP Paribas Global Markets-summer analyst

Advice to UR students: Don't be afraid to make your own path and to do things that you find interesting. There's no one set way to get your career goal and it might even change on the way. Whatever you do, commit yourself, but don't forget to have fun with it, too.


Duncan Rogers, ‘19 

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Academic Interests: Finance, Leadership Studies

Activities: Football, Finance Society, FCA

Fun fact about you: I’m an Eagle Scout.

Summer internship or experience: Spider Management Company-investment analyst

Advice to UR students: Don’t underestimate the power of networking. Networking can make or break a job opportunity.


Maggie Smith, ‘19 

Hometown: Setauket, NY

Academic Interests: Marketing, Visual and Media Arts

Activities: Alpha Kappa Psi and BARK

Fun fact about you: I have a boaters’ license 

Summer internship or experience: Avanade-experience design intern

Advice to students: Try new things and take chances- finding something you don't like puts you one step closer to finding what you love. 


Laura Suarez, ‘20 

Hometown: Allendale, NJ

Academic Interests: Finance, Math, Dance

Activities: Alpha Kappa Psi: VP of Membership, New Student Orientation: Associate Chair, Scholar's Latino Initiative: Mentor, LALIS Teaching Assistant, Global Studio Assistant, University of Richmond Catering Banquet Server

Fun fact about you: I was born in Colombia and moved to the United States when I was 3 years old.

Summer internship or experience: Topcon Medical Systems-training internship

Advice to UR students: Do not join clubs or organizations just because you think it will look good on your resume. Join them because they represent something that you are passionate about. This way, as your schedule starts to fill up and you begin to take on more leadership positions, you will look forward to the meetings and events and eventually, you will be able to talk about them in a much more meaningful way at interviews and networking events.


Pjay Togunde, ‘19 

Hometown: Powder Springs, GA

Academic Interests: Finance, Economics

Activities: Tour Guide, Scholars Latino Initiative, Mortar Board, Board of Trustees Student Representative

Fun fact about you: I once was an active dancer in a flash mob.

Summer internship or experience: UBS-wealth management internship

Advice to UR students: Try to establish relationships with those who are there to support you, such as professors, administrators, and especially business professionals. Networking is key.


Robins School of Business

102 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8550

For internships and job opportunities, employers are encouraged to contact:
Megan Wallace
Director of Business Development
Office of Alumni and Career Services
HireSpiders website
(804) 289-8729