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Meet the 2022-23 Graduate Business Student Association board

Posted 8.25.2022

The Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) executive board comprises graduate students who are dedicated to providing their peers engaging opportunities to improve leadership skills and create a sense of community among all graduate students.

We're putting a face to the names of the individuals who make up the 2022-23 GBSA board. In their own words, learn about their diverse backgrounds and the exciting opportunities they hope to bring to Weatherhead School of Management students this year and beyond.

 
Connor Reider
Connor Reider, GBSA president


What are you looking forward to this year?
Continuing to develop as both a peer and professional while making lasting memories and connections.

What do you hope to do as president of the GBSA Board?
Collaborate with my fellow leaders to continue crafting a Weatherhead from which the student body is proud to graduate.

Favorite thing to do in Cleveland?
Run along the shoreline in Edgewater (and cap off any day with a scoop or two from Mitchell’s Ice Cream).


Anshul Gupta
Anshul Gupta, GBSA executive vice president


What are you looking forward to this year?
Using the power of networking to build long-lasting and diverse connections.

What do you hope to do as part of the GBSA board?
Make GBSA the voice of Weatherhead students and leave behind a legacy for future GBSA leaders.

Favorite thing to do in Cleveland?
Hang out with peers and attend any possible event happening in town or try any new activity like music festivals, concerts, Cleveland Orchestra, Play: CLE, Bubble Run and more!


Elia Casanova
Elia Casanova, GBSA vice president of marketing


What are you looking forward to this year?
 
Opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

What do you hope to do as part of the GBSA Board?
Create an informative community on social media platforms where Weatherhead students can feel excited about future events.

Favorite thing to do in Cleveland?
Share time with my friends and meet with them in new places.


Mengyang Wu
Mengyang (Cassie) Wu, GBSA vice president of finance


What are you looking forward to this year?
To provide more opportunities for graduate students as a GBSA board member and enrich their after-class life.

What do you hope to do as part of the GBSA board?
Manage all financial-related budgets and direct strategy on all WSOM club allocations, provide financial support for each club, report on the status of the budget and give students more networking activities.

Favorite thing to do in Cleveland?
Watch the NBA games live, barbecue with friends by the lake, enjoy the Rock Hall Live concerts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, take a kayak along the river and ski.


Kirby Gilmore
Kirby Gilmore, GBSA vice president of operations


What are you looking forward to this year?
I am excited about planning and organizing engaging events for my fellow peers.

What do you hope to do as part of the GBSA board?
I hope to refine and create a format to make ideas of programs come to reality.

Favorite thing to do in Cleveland?
 
I enjoy eating at the various food scenes in Cleveland.


Shreya Mittal
Shreya Mittal (a.k.a. Ray), GBSA vice president of social & cultural activities


What are you looking forward to this year?
Looking forward to conducting activities and offering opportunities for students across Weatherhead to network, socialize and feel included. It doesn’t have to be a professional networking event. Also, looking forward to enjoying my last year at Case Western Reserve to the fullest, expanding my social circle and making friends for life.

What do you hope to do as part of the GBSA board?
I feel like along with academics, we as management students need to learn how to work in teams, create a cohesive environment and be better leaders (and sometimes followers too). I would love to conduct social activities and use unique ways and methods to do so. I wish to make everyone feel recognized and appreciated; different cultures and backgrounds to be felt included.

Favorite thing to do in Cleveland?
Hitting the lake and enjoying some water activities!


Colin Basinski
Colin Basinski, GBSA vice president of academic affairs


What are you looking forward to this year?
I am excited to continue learning from my professors and classmates. During my time at Weatherhead, I have been exposed to a vast diversity of thought and experiences, which has taught me tremendously about personal and professional development.

What do you hope to do as part of the GBSA board?
As the VP of academic affairs, my goals are to maintain a high degree of academic integrity among students, identify and resolve any instances of inequitable learning, and ensure that Weatherhead curricula align with students and faculty expectations.

Favorite thing to do in Cleveland?
My favorite Cleveland activity is attending Browns games, especially when they win. I am a die-hard Cleveland sports fan and feel so connected to the city through our sports teams.


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