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Jewish MBA Association

Our mission is to provide opportunities for Jewish engagement and create dynamic social and educational events that ignite interfaith and intercultural exchange for all MBA students at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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Board Members

Scott Slivken


Hey gang - I am so excited to represent the JMBAA & MCC with club leadership positions. A little bit about myself. I am a true Midwesterner as I originally grew up in Iowa and moved to Ohio in my formative years. After undergrad in 2011 (I’m old!), I ended up joining Teach For America, teaching 5th graders in Phoenix for three years. Next, I obtained my Master’s in Education and moved to New York City to create curriculum for students with math specialized services. Things went so well that I was recruited to continue building curriculum for the same charter school network, but in Washington DC, eventually moving to work on their educational technology partnerships team before COVID-19 hit us all. There are many reasons why I decided to make the pivot to obtain my MBA, but much can be summed up by the fact that I wanted to have larger, scaled impacts so that I could become an improved access & equity ally. I love solving problems and eating latkes, and am ecstatic to share my case interview frameworks and Judaic recipes with you all very soon!

Fun Fact

I used to be a child model for JCPenney.

Joey Kathan

Vice President

Hi! My name is Joey Kathan and I am a 2022 MBA Candidate with a specialization in Product Management. I have a strong background in Education and Technology and am working to combine those two interests to help facilitate equitable education settings. I enjoy biking and playing ultimate frisbee, and have perfected my Shakshuka recipe. 

Fun Fact

I have never gotten a bloody nose.

Jeremy Adkins

Vice President of Finance

I'm originally from Kansas City. I served in the Army for 5 years, and after my enlistment, taught high school world history, economics, and psychology.

Fun Fact

I've been in 4 states at exactly the same time.

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