College of Business Graduate Student Advisory Board
The Dean's College of Business Graduate Student Advisory Board provides a forum for MBA and MS students in the College of Business to provide feedback to the Dean and other administrators in the College of Business. This is accomplished through ongoing meetings and open dialogue. The information provided by these students assists in driving change and they act as a sounding board for new initiatives.
Silvan Altinok is a alumni of Stony Brook University's College of Business where she focused on Accounting. She is currently a graduate student in the Masters of Accounting program. She plans on obtaining her 150 credits and sit for the CPA Exam throughout the year. This past summer she had an internship with the accounting firm EY in their tax practice and plans to start full time with them in January, 2021. In her free time she enjoys running, and babysits for a local family. Through Stony Brook, Silvan has been able to network with many professionals in the accounting field including those who work for KPMG, PwC and EY.
Valerie is a part-time student pursuing her MBA in Marketing. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in International Marketing from CUNY Baruch College in 2017. Valerie currently works as a Marketing Research Associate at an engineering firm in Bohemia, NY. Her role consists of a mix of digital marketing, search engine optimization, web design, and consumer and competitor research. In her free time, Valerie enjoys traveling, baking, running, and spending time with her dog. Valerie hopes to one day work as a marketing consultant for small to mid-sized businesses.
Heather is pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Marketing. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Heather has significant experience in the fields of hospitality, luxury fashion, and manufacturing. She has worked in such major cities as Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. She attended Bocconi University in Milan, Italy for the Spring 2019 semester. She looks forward to combining her real-world experience with the formalized training of Stony Brook’s MBA program. She plans to graduate in Spring 2020.
A thought leader, motivational speaker, lifelong learner, a husband and most importantly a father, Orville Xavier Davis serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the award-winning Scrap-It! Technologies, www.scrapit.io/, a tech startup in the junk removal industry with a social mission focused on cleaning up the world by reducing landfill growth, by donating unwanted items to various charities, churches, thrift shops, and organizations. Scrap-It! promotes circular economy through the re-purposing and recycling of items. An advocate on eco-sustainability, Orville creates awareness of the waste epidemic through his talks including his most recent TEDx Talk. Orville is currently a part-time MBA student with a concentration in Innovation. He graduated from Farmingdale State College with Cum Laude honors as a dual major in Global Business Management and Computer Programming with a minor in Latin American Studies. While at Farmingdale State College, Davis served as Vice President of the Entrepreneur and Innovation Club. Davis currently serves on the Stony Brook University College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board as well as the School of Business Advisory Board at Farmingdale State College. Some Some of Orville's notable achievements include: 1st place winner of the 2019 Stony Brook SBDC Pitch Night Competition,1st place winner of the 2019 New York State Business Plan Competition, 1st place winner of the 2019 FSAG Business Plan Competition, Top 10 Finalist in the 2019 National Entrepreneurship Challenge aka e-Fest, 1st place winner of the 2018 FSC Innovation Challenge. He has been featured on The Wharton Business School Radio, Newsday, The Long Island Herald, The Massapequa Post, News 12 Long Island, Innovate LI, EIX.org. Orville is an avid linguist and fluent in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Haitian Creole. He is a volunteer for H.E.A.R.T 911 and aided in the relief of Puerto Rico due to the effects of Hurricane Maria.
Sean Deery is a part-time student pursuing his MBA in Marketing. He holds an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk County Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management concentrated in Marketing from Stony Brook University. Sean currently works as an Account Assistant at Intelibs, Inc. in the CEWIT Building of Stony Brook's Research and Development Park. Intelibs, Inc. is a telecommunications company that provides cellular connectivity solutions for high rise buildings, campuses, and city centers. Sean is also the Senior Marketing Intern for the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University. During Sean's undergraduate career at Stony Brook, he founded the Association of Transfer Students, served in the College of Business Undergraduate Dean's Advisory Board, representative for the University Senate Environmental Committee, representative for the Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee, Director of Sustainability for the SUNY Student Assembly, and Senator for the Residence Hall Association. Independently, Sean created a promotional video for the College of Business and consulted for Sustainable Off-Grid Solutions for African Economic Development. Sean was also a very active student at Suffolk County Community College which he says gave him a hunger for professional development. Sean aspires to become a sustainable real estate professional - working to help Long Island transform into a "new-era suburban region" with vibrant downtown centers, easy access to mass transportation, effective/efficient municipal services, economic opportunity, social integration, and ecological stewardship. Sean enjoys mountain biking, growing vegetables, walking his dog, experiencing nature, exploring Long Island and New York City, and spending time with his cousins and family.
Jawad Khalfan is a part-time MBA student concentrating in General Management. Jawad enjoys playing sports, public speaking, traveling and is always up for new opportunities and adventures. Professionally, Jawad has experience in industries such as automotive insurance, freight forwarding & logistics, car rental and most recently real estate. He is eager to complete his MBA this Fall and let his knowledge translate from the classroom to his workplace.
Rachel LoSardo is currently a part time student at Stony Brook University where she is pursuing her MBA. She works full time at a global logistics company. Rachel graduated with Cum Laude honors from Farmingdale State College with her BS in Business Administration. Rachel is excited to be in the MBA program at Stony Brook University and is looking forward to applying the knowledge she obtains throughout her career.
Anna Lubitz is an alumna of the College of Business, (Class of 2016). She achieved a dual masters at Stony Brook University, completing her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management, and her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Within her dual master's program, Anna also obtained two advanced certificates in Health Communications and Health Care Management. She is now pursuing to further her education and aspires to become a pediatric dentist. Anna came into the MBA program with leadership experience from her undergraduate career at Stony Brook University. She is the former Undergraduate Student Government President (2012-2013) and former SUNY Student Assembly Executive Committee Representative (2013-2015). From 2014-2016, Anna served on the MBA Dean’s Student Advisory Council and served as the MBA Association President. She is thankful to the esteemed faculty and staff, in the College of Business, for their support and invaluable knowledge throughout her graduate career. In August 2016, Anna was a panelist for the Youth Assembly at the United Nations; she discussed Professional Partnerships, Good Health and Well Being, and Gender Equality (women in leadership). Aside from her scholastic ambitions and endeavors, Anna enjoys volunteering her spare time singing for charitable and political events. She participates in community-wide events in an effort to make a positive difference within her hometown and campus community as an active leader. Anna is proud to have obtained her MBA through the College of Business.