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Bentley Mosaic Alumni Council

The Bentley Mosaic Alumni Council (BMAC) was formed to unite mosaic alumni and students through intentional engagement, in an effort to build fellowship and strengthen the connection within the Bentley network. By providing opportunities for meaningful connections, BMAC supports the university’s mission of educating creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders in the Bentley community and beyond.

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Ainsley Castro ’10

Ainsley Castro ’11

Ainsley Castro ’10

Boston, Mass.

A former finance major with a minor in Management, Ainsley joined the council to assist Bentley in making an impact with alumni of color and existing students to bridge belonging at the university. Today, she’s a senior director of workforce solutions at Year Up Professional Resources (YUPRO Placement). 

Student Activities: Black United Body, La Cultura Latina, ALPFA, NABA, Habitat for Humanity, Bentley University Radio, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Isabelle Fang ’18

Isabelle Fang ’18

Isabelle Fang ’18

San Diego, Calif.

Isabelle graduated with a major in accountancy and minor in computer information systems. Today, she’s a cost analyst at Northrop Grumman, while also completing her MBA in Finance at the University of San Diego. Isabelle credits the MCC for giving her the support and resources she needed as a student living across the country from her family. A proud alumna, she hopes to support and be a valuable resource to current MOSIAC students.

Student Activities: Multicultural Center, Bentley Dance Team

Lakeya Graves ’11

Lakeya Graves ’11

Lakeya Graves ’11

Stamford, Conn.

Currently the director of marketing at King School, an independent school, Lakeya also coaches lacrosse and serves as the staff coordinator for diversity, equity and inclusion. When she's not working she also serves as an alumni board member for her middle school, Rippowam Cisqua School. At Bentley, she previously served as a Global Alumni Board member and currently volunteers for the Bentley Mosaic Alumni Council.

Student Activities: NABA, Black United Body, FIRE Step Squad, Residential Life and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Charbel Hanna ’18

Charbel Hanna ’18

Charbel Hanna ’18

Boston, Mass.

With a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics/Accounting, Charbel is a senior associate in PwC’s deals transformation practice. He has returned to Bentley as a career design instructor (CDI-101) for first-year students. When he’s not working, Charbel serves on the Emerging Leaders Council for Bottom Line, is a Yawkey Scholar advisor for two Bentley students and a Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts. He’s excited to work alongside dedicated fellow alumni who are eager for change and creating a campus community that promotes racial justice, equity and inclusion.

Student Activities: First Year and Transfer Seminar Facilitator, Career Colleague, CDI-101 Facilitator, MOSAIC Experience Ambassador, Peer2Peer Mentor, Association of Latino Professionals for America, Alternative Spring Break, and member of Bentley's Falcon Society. 

Katie Penn ’96

Katie Lampley ’96

Katie Penn ’96

Waltham, Mass.

As Bentley’s first official chief diversity and inclusion officer, Katie serves on the president’s cabinet—formalizing the vital relationship and role she has played at Bentley for decades. Her work has promoted an inclusive work and learning environment by supporting student- and employee-led initiatives, resource development and advocacy for affinity groups — including the Racial Justice Task Force.

Stephanie Hartford ’12

Stephanie Mitchell Hartford ’12

Stephanie Hartford ’12

Dallas, T.X.

With a degree in media culture, Stephanie has worked in marketing with a focus in digital experience for almost a decade. She currently works as the global senior manager of web implementation at Brink's Incorporated, a logistics and supply chain company. As an alumna, she is one of the team members who launched the @BlackatBentley movement.

Student Activities: Consent Day Committee, Summer Transition Education Program (STEP), FIRE Step Squad, Black United Body Fashion Show

Shanell Mosley ’10

Shanell Mosley ’10

Shanell Mosley ’10

New York, N.Y.

With degrees from Bentley and Northeastern in business management and global perspectives and nonprofit management, respectively, Shanell currently oversees sports partnerships at UNICEF USA and manages relationships with U.S. sports leagues, teams and professional athletes that are dedicated to educating, advocating and fundraising to help the world’s most vulnerable children. Shanell is also a faculty member at John Hopkins University with a Sports & Entertainment Impact course focused on partnerships and collaboration. She credits her student activities for providing spaces in which she learned the importance of connecting with others and serving her community.

Student Activities: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, Study Abroad, Multicultural Center, Admissions Office, Aquatics Department

Chris Nash ’06

Christina Nash ’06

Chris Nash ’06

New York, N.Y.

A risk management professional in the payments industry, Chris has held various analytical positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is currently a director in risk management at Mastercard. Passionate about advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, Chris serves on the steering committee of a Mastercard affinity group for Black and African-American employees and as a member of the Mastercard In Solidarity Advisory Council. She earned her degree in economics-finance and is a member of the Bentley Racial Justice Task Force.

Student Activities: RA, University Advancement

Brianna Rakoski-Calvin ’15

Brianna Rakoski-Calvin ’15

Brianna Rakoski-Calvin ’15

Boston, Mass.

A former managerial economics major, Brianna worked for the Boston Red Sox before transitioning to the legal industry. She’s currently a legal knowledge management analyst for Ropes & Gray, where she is the leader of the Boston Multicultural Resource Network and serves as a member of the Diversity Action Committee.

Student Activities: Orientation Leader, ALANA (now MOSAIC) Leader, REAL E-Board

Florina Uyar, MBA ’01

Florina Uyar '01

Florina Uyar, MBA ’01 

Natick, Mass.

As a risk management professional in the financial services industry, Florina is currently the vice president of technology risk management at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), where she is actively involved with employee networks including the Women’s Network and the Women in Technology community. Prior to joining BBH, she held various positions at Fidelity and State Street. Passionate about advancing education, diversity, equity and inclusion, Florina volunteers on multiple nonprofit boards and has been engaged with Bentley’s Center for Women and Business (CWB) and Accountancy department along with the information systems audit and control (ISAC) degree scholarship program in her role as academic director on the board of ISACA New England. A former U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Florina obtained a research grant studying foreign investment in developing economies sponsored by Bentley and the McCallum Graduate School of Business.

Student Activities: Model United Nations and Upper Bound Projects in Boston.

 

Zhi Zhu ’05

Zhi Zhu ’05

Zhi Zhu ’05

Boston, Mass.

With a degree in accounting and corporate finance, Zhi spent 10 years working for PwC in Shanghai before joining Santander as vice president for ethics and anti-bribery. He works as a forensic accountant and has traveled the world assisting companies investigate fraud and corruption.

Student Activities: Bentley Chinese Student Association, RA, AIA, Falcon Society

 

Mosaic Falcons

Katie Penn ’96 and Tanya Hairston-Whitner ’95

Celebrating the Wins

Tanya Hairston-Whitner ’95 and Katie Penn ’96 share 30 years of friendship and championship of diversity, equity and inclusion at Bentley.

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Mosaic Webinars

Honoring Black History at Bentley

Ernest Washington Jr. ’73 shares his experiences as a young Black student on Bentley’s campus after returning home from the Vietnam War, the founding of the Black United Body group, and his path to becoming a successful businessman.

Watch Now

Advancing Our View of Race and Social Change

How did we arrive at our current state of racial injustice — and which drivers have perpetuated the system? Associate Professor Marcus Stewart ’92, MBA ’95 shares research and teaching focused on the areas of workplace diversity, social justice, leadership and change.

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Contact

If you have any questions, please reach out to Allison Kerivan at akerivan@bentley.edu or 781-891-2870.

If you are a member of a marginalized group, look for the gaps in knowledge, culture and marketing — and fill them. It will be the most rewarding contribution you could ever make.
Tiffany Warren ’97
Former Bentley Mosaic Alumni Council Member