Tiffany (Chia-Ling) Lee
Tiffany Lee is a second-year MBA student at Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland with focus on marketing. Tiffany is originally from Taiwan and she has over three-year work experience at one of Fortune 500 companies in leading global cross-functional teams. Last summer, she worked for a clothing retailer as a brand management consultant. During her time in the MBA program, Tiffany focuses not only on academics, but also participates in several projects outside of the classroom, such as China entrepreneurship project and National Aquarium’s social impact project. She just does not want to limit herself and tries to learn as much as she possibly can. Tiffany is most passionate about working in the marketing field especially in CPG firms or retail industry after graduation. In Tiffany’s free time, she likes traveling around the world and making new friends everywhere.
Yuri (Panida) Rattanachaitavorn
Yuri Rattanachaitavorn is a second-year MBA student at Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland with focus on finance and information systems. Yuri began her career as an accountant in a top 5 company in Thailand. Eighteen months later, she found her passion in data analytics and moved to more data-oriented roles such as database design and financial planning. Prior to her MBA, she has accomplished projects in SQL database design, financial module oracle system testing, and financial feasibility studies for milestone projects for the biggest telecom firm in Thailand. During the first year of her MBA program, she worked as a student consultant for a non-profit based in Delaware and joined an international consulting project sponsored by USAID to work in the post conflict area in eastern Sri Lanka. She is Thai native, proficient in English with intermediate proficiency in Japanese.
Hirokazu Masuoka is a second-year MBA student at Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a focus on finance. He is from Japan and worked for a central bank for Japan’s primary industry as an investment officer in the Treasury & Forex Division. Before he joined the MBA program at the Smith school, he was primarily responsible for planning fund business and launching investment trusts targeting institutional investors at the bank’s asset management company. His concentration in the MBA program is finance with a sub-major of social value creation. This summer he worked for USAID-funded project as a short-term consultant to the provincial government in Sri Lanka as part of his MBA program. He is passionate about making a social impact through investing.
Team Fun Facts
Team members’ FUN facts:
Tiffany only brought two suitcases from her home country of Taiwan to the U.S. to start her new MBA journey. One of the suitcases was filled with “Winnie the Pooh” plush toys… the security custom just laughed and said “ENJOY” to her.
Yuri has watched the movie Pride and Prejudice over 20 times and counting. She just loves Mr. Darcy.
Hiro’s hometown is also home to Ninja, covert agents in feudal Japan. One of the two major Ninja groups was active around his hometown. You can easily find Ninja house, practice throwing-knives, and try preserved foods that Ninja carried during their missions. However, that doesn’t mean you can see descendants from Ninja. Don’t try to see if he can walk on water.
Team’s FUN facts:
Each one of us is from a different country – Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan. We all have different native languages, but we have the same faith to help improve people’s life.