Executive Board

Executive Board

Margaret Berno

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance

Position: MCA President

Consulting Internship: Bain & Company; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): N/A

Email Address: margaret.berno@utexas.edu

About Me: Hi, I’m Margaret! I’m from Houston, TX but am switching things up to pursue consulting in Dallas. I have an eye for aesthetics and a deep appreciation for art, my favorite movements being neo-impressionism and abstract expressionism. I have a strange penchant for math (I bought myself an integral calculus workbook for fun) and also enjoy hosting dinner parties. On campus, I’m involved with multiple organizations in the business school as well as Texas Spirits. I’m thrilled to be entering the consulting industry and want be of assistance in any way I can so please reach out! Cheers friends!

Jeff Auster

Major(s): Chemical Engineering

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Strategy&; Houston, TX

Previous Internship(s): BASF; Cambia Information Group

Email Address: jeff.auster@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey, my name is Jeff! I was raised in Austin, Texas most of my life but was born in Chicago and still love a good deep-dish pizza. Something people may not know about me is that I’m a dual Italian citizen and would love to live abroad one day! In my free time, I enjoy running, making fun of my friends, and dancing. On campus, I serve as a partner for the Genesis Program and I do drug delivery research in a cardiovascular engineering lab. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in MCA last year and am excited to work with this incoming mentee class!

Kayla Bradley

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Bain & Company; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): CESM Real Estate LLC; Device Events Inc.

Email Address: kayla_bradley@utexas.edu

About Me: Hi, my name is Kayla, and I’m a junior from Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. In my free time you can find me watching movies, trying a new restaurant in Austin, reading a good book, or just hanging out with friends.  On campus, I’m invovled in Zeta Tau Alpha, the Financial Analyst Program, and Woolridge Mentoring. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about MCA or consulting in general.

Daiyaan Butt

Major(s): Finance, Biochemistry

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Strategy&; Houston, TX

Previous Internship(s): Dell Global Business Services

Email Address: daiyaanbutt@utexas.edu

About Me: I’m a double major in Finance & Biochemistry who loves to solve challenging problems and learn more about the world around us! I also have studied statistics quite a bit and am experienced coding in R and Python.

Marylin Cai

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Oliver Wyman; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): Malauzai Software, Donnelly Partners

Email Address: marylincai@utexas.edu

About Me: Hi I’m Marylin! I was born and raised in Plano, TX and have been figure skating almost as long as I’ve been able to walk. Besides skating, I love spending my time on two of my favorite things: food and fitness. I love a good hike and sweat session. However, I equally love exploring and appreciating food, in which donuts and ice cream have special places in my heart. On campus, I’m involved in multiple organizations in the business school as well as the Texas Undergraduate Investment Team. I have had an incredible experience in MCA and am so excited to make a similar impact on the next MCA class!

Tonya Chen

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance, Mathematics

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Boston Consulting Group; Houston, TX

Previous Internship(s): TransMarket Group – Quantitative Trader

Email Address: tonyachen57@gmail.com

About Me: Hey there! I’m Tonya, a junior from Houston, Texas. I spend my free time reading, browsing the aisles of Trader Joe’s, and listening to Death Cab for Cutie in my light blue Honda. On campus, I’m involved in Global Business Brigades and recently led a group of students to the Dominican Republic to work with a women’s cooperative. I’m also preparing to bike to Alaska with the 2019 Texas 4000 team. Like the rest of the MCA board, I’d love to chat and help out as much as I can!

Don Dao

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Strategy&; New York, NY

Previous Internship(s): National Instruments; Knomatic

Email Address: don.dao@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey, I’m Don! I’m from Houston and I’m a big fan of traveling, music, sports, photography, and anything outdoors. Outside of class, I’m involved in Wranglers as well as regular nonprofit work in third world education for women and children. I’m very excited to enter the consulting industry in TMT and I’m more than happy to help with any questions you might have – please feel free to hit me up whenever! I’m currently in Paris but looking forward to meeting y’all in the fall.

Conor Duffy

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Deloitte Consulting (Strategy & Operations); Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): Southwest Airlines

Email Address: conorduffy@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey, I’m Conor! I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland before moving to the DFW area when I was 14. I absolutely love to travel (I took 56 flights in 2017!), so I’m looking forward to the travel opportunities that consulting can provide! When I’m not on a plane, I’m usually taking pictures of them (…huge avgeek if you haven’t already noticed) or trying out a new recipe. Most of my extracurriculars are on campus, but I’ve loved having the opportunity to read with kids at local elementary schools as a member of Students Expanding Austin Literacy, or “SEAL”. I’m currently studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, but I’m still available to help in any way I can!

Melissa Fu

Major(s): Business Honors, Plan II, Supply Chain

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Boston Consulting Group; Houston, TX

Previous Internship(s): Shell Oil Company

Email Address: melissafu@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey there, I’m Melissa, but you can call me Mel! I’m from Katy (a Houston suburb), which is definitely a part of Houston, but some like to disagree. I can always be found at an Austin coffee shop, Trader Joe’s, or some restaurant thanks to Yelp. Beyond food and coffee, I love reading, Netflix (although I am a slow binge-watcher), cycling classes, and hiking. I’m so excited to be helping the new MCA class. If you have any questions about the recruiting process, consulting vs industry, or anything else, feel free to reach out!

Jeffrey Gold

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Strategy&; Houston, TX

Previous Internship(s): Frito Lay- Denver, CO

Email Address: jeffreygold@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey there! My name is Jeffrey Gold and I am from Houston, Texas. I am a huge sports fan (Astros, Texans, Rockets) and enjoy listening to hip-hop and rap. My go-to album is Coloring Book. My favorite Netflix shows are House of Cards and Peaky Blinders. I am passionate about traveling and trying new foods, which is why I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. I have been involved with many intramural teams and am involved with my fraternity. Feel free to hit me up for anything, specifically navigating different career choices and consulting options!

Chandler Groves

Major(s): Business Honors, Plan II, Finance

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: McKinsey & Company; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): Feeding Texas, Well Aware, Videotape

Email Address: chandlergroves@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey there! I’m Chandler, and I grew up in Southlake, a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth. I’ve been most heavily involved in the Austin non-profit community, so please reach out if you’d like to know more about non-profits, how they led me to consulting, or any other questions you may have. I love traveling, so I’m studying abroad in London during this Spring 2018 semester. Please send me an e-mail if I can help out!

Mary Heck

Major(s): Business Honors, Marketing

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Boston Consulting Group; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): Margaux; Jones New York

Email Address: maryaheck@utexas.edu

About Me: Hello hello hello! My name is Mary Heck (like ‘what the heck’) and I grew up in a small town in northern New Jersey. It’s taken me a while to get used to breakfast tacos and rainbow Chacos, but I’d like to think I’ve finally adjusted to Texas life! In my free time I love to hike, read, volunteer, and bake vegan goodies (PSA: you can make anything vegan by replacing butter and eggs with coconut oil and applesauce). On campus, I spend most of my time mentoring BHP freshmen and the new class of Texas Orange Jackets, as well as helping plan McCombs programming through the Undergraduate Business Council. I’m very excited to start my career in consulting and can’t wait to give back to the new MCA class!

Ben Hlousek

Major(s): Business Honors, Finance, Health and Society

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Accenture Strategy; Houston, TX

Previous Internship(s): PTV Healthcare Capital, Dell Medical School (Texas Health Catalyst and Commercialization Groups)

Email Address: ben.hlousek@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey there, I’m Ben! I’m from a suburb of Houston called Katy, Texas, and I am a certified music, health care, and Ru Paul fanatic. When not listening to Tori Kelly for my daily dose of perfection in music, I satisfy those constant music needs by rehearsing and competing with my acappella group, One Note Stand. Beyond music, I am very passionate about health care and hope to make large-scale impacts in the industry some day. Hopefully my career will look like something out of Grey’s Anatomy (except in an administrative position and with less tragedies, but definitely with more drama)! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to grab coffee sometime! Venti vanilla iced coffee with 1 Splenda and cinnamon plz.

Dallas Killeen

Major(s): Business Honors, Plan II, English

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Strategy&; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): PeopleAdmin; Austin, TX

Email Address: dallas.killeen@utexas.edu

About Me: What’s up? My name is Dallas Killeen, and I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. (A consistent brand is a STRONG brand.) Outside of class, my interests include exploring Austin’s gluten-free scene and curating Spotify playlists. I am also involved in several organizations on campus, including the Undergraduate Business Council and Texas Blazers. I am in Madrid for the spring semester, but feel free to send me an email if you would like to discuss such varied topics as consulting recruiting, teeth as an evolving metaphor in Lorde’s discography, and/or milkshakes.

Michael Lanham

Major(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Boston Consulting Group; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): Rockwell Collins- Richardson, TX; Pariveda Solutions- Dallas, TX

Email Address: michael.lanham@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey there, I’m Michael! I am a Dallas native who came to the University of Texas because of the wide-ranging opportunities this school and city present. Since arriving at the 40 Acres, I have been fortunate enough to try everything from circuit analysis to ranching to MCA. Reach out anytime.

Kiara Myers

Major(s): Management Information Systems

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: Boston Consulting Group; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): Boston Consulting Group

Email Address: kiaramyers@utexas.edu

About Me: Hi, I’m Kiara! I am originally from Houston, but I have spent most of my life in the Austin suburb of Cedar Park. As the child of a McCombs alumna, my Longhorn pride runs quite deep. From attending football games to hosting information sessions for prospective business students, I try to stay as connected to the university as possible. Outside of school, I greatly enjoy traveling internationally during breaks and random Starbucks runs. Hence, I am hoping the coffee and travel addiction will prove beneficial for a long-term career in consulting. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about recruiting or consulting; I am looking forward to being a part of the MCA Board!

Mayra Sharma

Major(s): Plan II, Neuroscience

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: McKinsey & Company; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): Global Brigades, Texas Tech Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Email Address: mayra.sharma@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey there, I’m Mayra! I’m a brain-loving (the “I-like-studying-the-brain” kind, not the “zombie” kind), dystopian-novel-reading, stand-up-comedy-appreciating, senior from El Paso, Texas! On campus, I’ve really enjoyed my time working with an incredible organization called Camp Kesem, the Counseling and Mental Health Center, Polymathic Scholars, and the University Writing Center. When I’m not in class or with these groups, you can find me out and about trying different restaurants or loudly laughing with my friends! I couldn’t be more excited to enter the consulting field, and I would love to help out in any way I can. So feel free to reach out—especially if you have questions about entering the field as a non-business major!

Vivianne Tu

Major(s): Business Honors, Management

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: McKinsey & Company; Dallas, TX

Previous Internship(s): United States House of Representatives

Email Address: viviannetu@utexas.edu

About Me: Hi! I’m Vivianne and I was born and raised from Plano, TX (plain-old, TX). I am very passionate about raising mental health awareness in my communities! I love electronic music, fashion, modeling, and wholesome memes. During my time at UT, I have been involved in Student Government as McCombs Representative for the past two years and I also serve as Deputy Managing Director for Energy Olympiad! 

Amaan Virani

Major(s): Business Honors, Management Information Systems

Position: MCA Board Member

Consulting Internship: McKinsey & Company; Houston, TX

Previous Internship(s): Academy Sports & Outdoors

Email Address: amaanv@utexas.edu

About Me: Hey there, I’m Amaan! I was born in Hyderabad, India but I moved to San Antonio when I was 5 and have lived there ever since. I am a die-hard Spurs fan and follow the NBA/NFL way too closely so hit me up if you ever want to talk about why the Spurs will win the championship this year. In my free time if I’m not watching sports, I’m probably either playing board games (Settlers of Catan anyone?) binging something on Netflix (currently Mindhunter) or playing Madden/FIFA/Super Smash Bros. Feel free to reach out to me anytime with any questions regarding consulting recruiting, other career paths, or for Netflix show recommendations!