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Smith Association of Women MBAs

The Smith Association of Women MBAs (SAWMBA) helps grow and celebrate the careers of women in business. SAWMBA fosters professional and personal growth opportunities where we address the pressing issues facing women and their advancement in the workplace. SAWMBA develops a support system for women at Smith, and creates friendships that last beyond the two-year MBA.

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Board Members

Sara Bartczak


Graduating from NC State in engineering, Sara moved up to the Maryland area for a role in chemical sales prior to applying to Smith. Her hobbies include playing with her dog Twizzler and teaching yoga. She is the first women in her family to earn an MBA, and is extremely honored to be a part of SAWMBA and the smith community!

Fun Fact

Likes to figure skate in her free time!

Kristina Erwin

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

My name is Kristina Erwin and I'm a FTMBA student focused in Marketing. Before coming to Smith, I worked in non-profit regional theater - most recently as the Marketing Analyst at the Kennedy Center. I grew up in the DMV area and love to read and go on walks. I'm super excited to continue to be a part of the SAWMBA and MCA boards next year and look forward to creating more opportunities for our Smith community to come together.

Fun Fact

I'm a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and earned my Girl Scout Gold Award.

Katherine Kane

Vice President of Finance

Katherine is a dual degree MBA and MPP student. Before coming to Smith, Katherine worked in hospitality and tourism and nonprofit. She is passionate about supporting and uplifting the women in the program. 

Fun Fact

I raise and train service dogs.

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