Get to know UBWA's Advisor, Jen Knox Shanahan!
Meet our Committees!
President, Ami Brannan
Hi everyone! My name is Ami Brannan and I am a junior studying Marketing from Athens, OH. UBWA has been one of the highlights of my time at OSU and I am beyond excited to serve as the President this year! Through UBWA I have made amazing friends, gained valuable mentors, and learned from some incredible businesswomen. Being a part of this organization has been such a special experience and I am looking forward to giving back for all of the existing and new members. I’m excited to see everything the executive board, committees, and members accomplish this year. I cannot wait to meet and get to know all of you! :)
Senior Vice President, Tori Holzwarth
Hi everyone! My name is Tori Holzwarth, and I am beyond excited to serve as UBWA's SVP. I can't wait to create engaging meetings and spend each Wednesday with you all this year!. I am a senior marketing major with a women's, gender, and sexuality studies minor and Global Option in Business transcript designation from Twinsburg, OH. I also work in the Office of Global Business as a Fisher Global Ambassador and am a part of the Honors Contract Program. I have a passion for traveling, women's empowerment, food, and helping others. I also enjoy reading, yoga, hiking, games, and music. UBWA is the place where I feel empowered, celebrated, and uplifted. I hope you have the same experience, and I cannot wait to continue to be inspired by you and the other amazing women in UBWA!
Treasurer, Skylar Bader
This will be my fourth and final year in UBWA and I couldn't be more excited to see what happens in the upcoming year. I can't wait to spend this next year giving back to this organization, meeting our new members, and continuing to connect with all of our amazing existing members. My top priority for this next year is organization so that we can continue holding and supporting all the personal/professional development events within UBWA.
VP of Special Events, Gretchen Stommel
I am so excited to spend another year with UBWA, I have found my home in this organization and love to build it up to empower the talented women around me. This year I am honored to plan UBWA's signature events - the career fair and women's month and I cannot wait to build and share my vision with you. I hope to be a resource and a friend as we all grow professionally, personally, and academically this year!
VP of Marketing, Jennifer Nguyen
Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Nguyen and I am thrilled to be your VP of Marketing this year. I am a Junior studying Marketing and International Business with a minor in Hospitality Management. Joining UBWA was the best decision I made during my freshman year. This organization has allowed me to grow professionally and to do things that I never imagined I would be able to do. I have met many successful and inspirational women whom I can call my friends and mentors. These incredible ladies have empowered me to be the best version of myself! With this role, I hope to promote UBWA and its mission to all students on campus. I'm also excited to create more memories with our current and new members! I love traveling, trying new restaurants, playing tennis, and hanging out with my friends. Outside of UBWA, I am a part of the Honors Cohort and OUAB. I can't wait to meet and get to know everyone! Feel free to reach out to me at any time :)
VP of Professional Development, Colette Jakubow
Hi everyone! My name is Colette Jakubow, and I am beyond excited to be your VP of Professional Development this year! I am a junior studying Finance with a minor in Real Estate. This will be my third year in the organization and my first year on exec so I am so excited to be able to continue working with a lot of you and also meet all of our new members as well. UBWA has a very special place in my heart because of the incredible memories that I’ve created through it. This organization is a stand-out amongst the Fisher community for our emphasis on empowering women both personally and professionally. Through this role I hope to excel your professional life in multiple directions and to enhance your business skills so you will feel more than ready when you start applying for internships and jobs. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends, watch new movies, try different restaurants around Columbus, play tennis, and attend the pilates and barre classes at the rec centers. I’d love to meet all of you, so please reach out if you ever want to chat and get coffee or just need a new friend!
VP of Alumni Relations, Sofie Clough
Hey everyone! My name is Sofie Clough and I am so excited to serve as your new VP of Alumni Relations. I am a junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota studying International Business and Sociology with a minors in Music, Media, and Enterprise and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Since I first joined, I have loved what UBWA stands for and have felt like this organization has been the missing piece to my educational, professional, and social experience here at OSU. I look forward to building out our alumni network this year and keep growing this incredible community. Outside of UBWA, I am co-president and risk manager of Club Gymnastics. I also love to do photography, attend concerts, and stay active. I am looking forward to this upcoming school year and cannot wait to get to know you all!
VP of Corporate Relations, Nicolina DiCioccio
I love UBWA because it taught me what the significance of being an empowered woman in business truly is! Within my role, I hope to achieve greater professional skills while being a reliable exec member, ensuring we can have an awesome year! I'm also looking forward to furthering my relationships with our new exec board, along with all new and current members in the fall!
VP of Philanthropy, Tori Toth
Hi everyone!! My name is Tori Toth and I’m from Cleveland, Oh. I am so excited to serve as this upcoming years VP of Philanthropy!! I am a junior with a specialization in Marketing with a minor in Leadership Studies. I joined UBWA in the fall of 2020 during my freshman year and ever since have absolutely loved it. Within my past couple years in UBWA I have served on the philanthropy committee as well as the BIG10 Women’s Business Connections Leadership Conference committee. These were both amazing experiences that have helped shaped and prepare me to serve on the 22-23 UBWA Eboard. I can’t wait to see what kind of impact UBWA can have in our community this year! Feel free to reach out if you ever have any questions! I can’t wait to get to know you all this upcoming year!!
VP of Member Relations, Avantika Ghosh
I love UBWA because my values align with its mission. I think it is important to create space and resources specifically for women, especially in a male-dominated industry, and UBWA has done a great job of doing just that! This year, I am looking forward to bringing in new members and growing our UBWA family while also working to increase participation and involvement among members. I also am excited for all the socials to come!
VP of Programming, Prateeksha Prabhakar
Hi everyone! My name is Prateeksha Prabhakar and I'm a sophomore from Upper Arlington, OH. I'm an Operations Management major with a minor in Fashion and Retail Studies. I'm ecstatic to serve as VP of Programming and can't wait to get to know all members during our socials! I knew I wanted to join UBWA even before I even started college because I could see how passionate all the ladies are and how hard they work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where others can grow both professionally and personally. I am excited to continue the tradition of empowering women and cannot wait add my own passions and skills to the mix! I'm eager to get to create new friendships and strengthen ones during all the engaging social events I get to plan out this year. My passions are fashion, performing concerts in my shower, baking, sustainability, and all things Beyoncé. I love making new connections so feel free to reach out at any time!