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Smith Pride Association

"The Smith Pride Association (SPA) is an affinity group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) MBA and Specialty Masters Students and their allies at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

We facilitate social, academic, and professional opportunities for members of our community and allies, while creating an inclusive environment on campus."

Email us at or visit our Facebook pages.

Board Members

Lucas Gico


Born in Brazil but grew up in Silver Spring, MD. I was active duty Air Force for seven years, working in nutrition and dietetics. I went to undergrad at FIU in Miami. I love traveling, chocolate, and trying different foods. 

Fun Fact

I lived in Alaska for three years and loved it!

Ramana Sriwidya

Vice President of Finance

Rising 2nd year MBA candidate at Smith School of Business focusing on marketing and strategy.

Fun Fact

I have an identical twin brother who's also doing his MBA!

Jiajia Ren

Vice President of Finance

I'm Jiajia Ren, a rising second-year MBA candidate and a multicultural entrepreneur. My focus is on human capital management and I am passionate about talent placement, team building and individualized development.

Fun Fact

Tea, coffee and wine aficionado - pairing the right drink for every time of day.

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