The Haas Business School Association (HBSA) is the official undergraduate student government of the Haas School of Business. Under the support and guidance of the faculty and the Haas Undergraduate Program Office, HBSA works to enhance the undergraduate experience and meet the needs of the student body. It serves as an advisory body and represents all students enrolled in the Haas Undergraduate Program. HBSA’s goal is to promote activities that benefit the Haas community, students, faculty and staff.
We lead by championing bold ideas, taking intelligent risks and accepting sensible failures. This means speaking our minds even when it challenges convention. We thrive at the world’s epicenter of innovation.
We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act without arrogance. We lead through trust and collaboration.
We are a community designed for curiosity and lifelong pursuit of personal and intellectual growth. This is not a place for those who feel they have learned all they need to learn.
We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions. This often means putting larger interests above our own.
Andrew Davis—one of HBSA’s DAC Co-Chairs—is pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration. Born and raise in Los Angeles, California, Andrew was more than excited to branch his roots out and attend Cal over UCLA back in the fall of 2012. You can often find Andrew working out at either the stadium or RSF gymnasiums. This past summer, Andrew worked as an Accounts Receivable Insurance Summer Analyst for American International Group (AIG). He hopes to either continue his interest in Insurance or find another corporate finance-related position after graduation. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing flag football with his fraternity’s team and attending Cal football games on game days. Andrew is very excited for the possibility of Cal football making it to a bowl game for the first time in quite a long time. He will also be making the trip down to Stanford to support his fellow Bears and their pursuit of beating Stanford for the first time in a while. Go Bears!
Andrea is a senior majoring in business admin. She’s an international student from Vancouver, Canada. She loves trying out new foods, traveling, and all snow sports. Andrea is looking forward to collaborating with all the DAC organizations this year! Please feel free to reach out to her should you have any questions regarding DAC sponsorship & the room request process.
Additional majors/minors: Peace and Conflict Studies Minor
Mansha Seth is from Chico, CA and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. On campus, she is involved in the Berkeley Project, the Haas Undergraduate Cohort Program, and the Haas Student Gift Campaign. This past summer, Mansha studied abroad at the University of Cambridge taking classes in business innovation, world politics, and art. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in consulting and/or product management. In her free time, she enjoys visiting different cafes around the Bay, taking hipster photos, and playing basketball.
Jenna is from Tempe, AZ and is majoring in Business Administration. On campus, she has been involved with the Cal Dance Team, Latino Business Student Association, and Thrive Dance Company. She is currently the Marketing Intern at Dang Foods and worked this past summer at the Ford Motor Company as the Marketing, Sales, and Service Intern. In her free time she loves to dance, workout, design, and eat spicy food!
Additional majors/minors: Public Policy minor
Grace Lee is from Fremont, CA and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Public Policy. On campus, she is involved in the ASUC Student Legal Clinic, Livingwater Church, and intramural basketball. This past summer, Grace was a summer analyst in the Corporate & Investment Bank at J.P. Morgan in New York and will be returning next summer. She hopes to continue pursuing a career in investment banking and eventually find a way in which she can combine her passion for finance, law, and government to make a lasting impact. In her free time, she enjoys taking scenic photos, and playing basketball, piano, and strategic board games.
Raymond Dang is originally from Cerritos, CA, and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. On campus, he is involved in Delta Sigma Pi and Delta Chi. This past summer, Raymond was a summer analyst at Stifel and will be working at RBC full-time. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, lifting weights, and traveling the world.
Additional majors/minors: Minor in History
Elsie Cheang loves long walks to Chipotle, the sound of laughter, and yellow Gatorade. With her business degree, she hopes to attend law school to combine her passion in these two fields. Through the years, she had amazing opportunities to work in the startup world, the nonprofit world, and the legal world and she loved every one of those experiences! At Berkeley, she loves her community at Livingwater Church, ZTA, and HBSA. In addition, she enjoys working as a Research Assistant at the law school (it’s the best!). In her free time, Elsie loves watching Criminal Minds (go Netflix), hiking, and pretending like she knows what she’s doing at the gym.
Daniel Phan is a Senior from San Jose, CA pursuing a degree in Business Administration. In addition to HBSA, Daniel is involved in the Haas Undergraduate Cohort Program, the Haas Student Gift Campaign, and Greek Life. Last summer, he interned in San Francisco at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Asset Management Tax Practice. Daniel hopes to pursue a career in accounting and work towards getting his CPA after he graduates. In his free time, he likes to go hiking, watch/play sports, catch up on his favorite TV shows, and listen to music. He also loves to travel and explore new places, and has studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland. He’s a huge supporter of everything Cal-related and loves going to football and basketball games. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! Go Bears!
Andrew is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Creative Writing. He was born in San Francisco, but moved to Cupertino at a young age and grew up there. His interests include reading, playing tetris battle, and spending time on Reddit. Most recently, Andrew interned in New York City at Deutsche Bank as an investment banking summer analyst in the Natural Resources group and prior to that, he interned in the Industrials Group his sophomore summer. He’s ultimately passionate about a multitude of things and is busy finding the time to explore them all!
Additional majors/minors: City and Regional Planning
Amy He is from Alhambra, CA, right in the heart of San Gabriel Valley/LA County. As a graduating senior, Amy is looking to pursue a career in tech, whether it be in product management or product marketing. On campus, she is also highly involved with Berkeley Women in Business and volunteers at the YWCA’s Student Leadership Board. Amy has interned at both ginormous companies like Oracle and small start ups like Readyforce. In her free time, she enjoys playing traveling across the world to every continent possible, intramural basketball and volleyball, and eating a lot of food!
Additional majors/minors: French minor
Jess Mersten is from San Diego, CA, and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a minor in French. Because of her love for the University, Jess has served as the Director of Special Events for the UC Rally Committee and Cal Student Orientation (Cal SO) Leader, and currently represents Cal as a Campus Ambassador & Tour Guide. Jess is passionate about travel and strives to become a global citizen in our increasingly interconnected world. Jess personally mentored nine international students through the Berkeley International Peer Mentorship Program and interned in Paris, France, last summer at a cosmetic industry start-up. After finishing her internship, Jess backpacked through five European countries three weeks, working towards her goal of visiting 20 countries by the age of 25. When she’s not walking backwards or planning her next adventure, Jess enjoys cooking elaborate meals, sampling craft beers and jamming with her house band, The Theoretical Futons.