Black and Hispanic MBA Association

Our mission is to promote and encourage professional networking and social interaction among Black & Hispanic MBA students, Rutgers Business School, and the corporate sector.

Our goals include the following:

  • Increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the MBA program as well as in the corporate world by fostering mentoring relationships with alumni to MBA’s
  • Promote and coordinate with local chapters, like NSHMBA & NBMBA, for networking events
  • Host speaker events for students to learn about topics like networking and career progression

Register your e-mail address here for news and events. You can also connect with us on Facebook. Contact us by e-mail at blackandhispanic.rbsmba@gmail.com.

President

Selom Adzamli
Selom Adzamli

Selom is a full-time, 2022 MBA candidate specializing in Marketing and Market Research Insights and Analytics.

As an highly motivated and determined individual who values diversity, equality and inclusion, she is excited to dedicate her time to the personal and professional advancement of the Black and Hispanic/Latinx students. As president of BHMBAA, Selom is looking forward to fostering a supportive, inclusive environment where future Black and Hispanic/Latinx business leaders can thrive academically, professionally and socially.

Her background is in film production, entrepreneurship and marketing --- all areas where she was able to utilize her creative and problem solving skills in order to bring underrepresented voices to the market. While at school, she is looking forward to working on her company, Pippin Gelato.

Should any current or prospective students have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at selom.adzamli@rutgers.edu 

VP Of Events

Lawrence Montalvo
Lawrence Montalvo

Lawrence Montalvo is a full-time 2022 MBA candidate at Rutgers Business School with over 5 years of marketing and advertising experience, specializing in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Lawrence has been fortunate to lead integrated marketing campaigns at various agencies for brands such as Bose, Apple, Tiffany & Co., HBO, and Genius.

As the only child to island-born Puerto Rican parents who moved to the U.S. for economic opportunity, Lawrence is a native New Yorker who grew up in The Bronx. Lawrence has also advocated for more  Black and Latinx talent across his companies as well as more integration with minority owned media companies and creators across the various campaigns he’s worked on. As Vice President of Events of BHMBAA, Lawrence looks to inspire via programming geared towards inclusion and professional advancement for Black and LatinX students.

Most recently, he is a co-founder of non-profit startup, Black Independence Project, where he and co-founder aim to drive awareness and more funding for local grassroots organizations protecting Black and Brown communities across the U.S.

Please feel free to reach out and connect with me at lawrence.montalvo@rutgers.edu

Treasurer

Cheryl Hsu
Cheryl Hsu

Cheryl Hsu is a full-time Rutgers Business School MBA candidate, class of 2022, specializing in Pharmaceutical Management. She has 12 years of experience working as a retail pharmacist. She is also the Pharmaceutical Industry Scholar with a full scholarship to the MBA program sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and Bayer. She will be joining J&J this summer as their 2021 PLDP Intern. She is also a participant in the Rutgers, Newark Team for the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

Cheryl is deeply passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, as well as, the valuable work necessary to continue advancing towards this goal. Having an extensive background in healthcare, she wants to bring her professional experience to the Black and Hispanic/Latinx students of Rutgers Business School. As Treasurer, she also wants to contribute her time and dedication in creating a supportive and inspiring environment for the BHMBAA.

Please feel free to reach out and connect with me at cheryhsu@rutgers.edu

VP of Communications

Travis Downs
Travis Downs

Pursuing an MBA with concentrations in Strategy and Marketing, Travis leverages several years' worth of client and project management experience to inform a communication style that is clear, actionable, and inclusive. With a BA in Political Science from Rutgers, Travis is passionate about providing voices and representation to underrepresented groups and is excited to help promote diversity at RBS and aid in connecting students with opportunities.

Feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn