Smeal EMBA Ambassadors

Information on Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Ambassadors who are available to connect with prospective students to answer questions, offer advice and guidance, and provide insights from the perspective of a current student.

Smeal EMBA Ambassadors are available to connect with prospective students to answer questions, offer advice and guidance, and provide insights from the perspective of a current student. To connect with any of our ambassadors, simply click their email below.

Class of 2024 Smeal EMBA Ambassadors
Portrait Name/Bio/Email
Portrait of Bharath Gollapalli.

Bharath Gollapalli, Executive MBA Program, Class of 2024

Residence: Reading, PA
Education: BTech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Jawahar Lal Nehru University and Management Certification, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Professional Background: Vice President of Operations, Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
Hobbies: Watching movies, playing cricket, and socializing with friends

Email: bmg5899@psu.edu

Portrait of Samantha Powell.

Samantha Powell, Executive MBA Program, Class of 2024

Residence: Barrington, NH
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Boston College
Professional Background: Vice President of Revenue Operations, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Hobbies: Hiking, paddle boarding, golfing, power lifting, and angel investing

Email: sjp6544@psu.edu

Portrait of Jessyca Silva.

Jessyca Silva, Executive MBA Program, Class of 2024

Residence: Newtown, PA
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, LaSalle University
Professional Background: Customer Support Manager, Wharton Business School
Hobbies: Dancing, singing, photography, cooking, and traveling

Email: jvs7334@psu.edu

Class of 2023 Smeal EMBA Ambassadors
Portrait Name/Bio/Email
Portrait of Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace, Executive MBA Program, Class of 2023

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Education: B.A. Telecommunications, Penn State
Professional Background: CEO of Free Life Ent. (Media & Entertainment)

Email: maw5430@psu.edu

Portrait of Dana Wilson.

Dana Wilson, Executive MBA Program, Class of 2023

Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, North Carolina University
Licenses & Certifications: FINRA Series 7,63,6, Columbia University Executive Education; Disrupting with Fintech, NYU School of Professional Studies; CFP Professional Program
Professional Background: Founder & CEO of CHIP (Changing How Individuals Prosper)

Email: dbw5512@psu.edu