International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)


Students on the ISAB serve as advisors to Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) regarding orientation, programming and issues of significance to the graduate international student experience. Board members also provide feedback to other School of Business and GW offices upon request. The board is comprised of one student representing each of GWSB’s graduate programs that have significant international student communities.


  • To improve the international graduate student experience and encourage a sense of community at the GW School of Business from orientation through graduation
  • To serve as a forum for GWSB international graduate students to voice issues, concerns, and praise
  • To encourage collaboration with faculty, staff, and students to ensure a positive experience for all GWSB international graduate students

Current Members

Each member of the International Student Advisory Board is listed below, along with their country of origin and program of study. Expand the tabs below to learn more about each student!

Ahmed Alrayes - MACCY
Ahmed Alrayes

Home Country: Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate Institution and Major: B.S. in Accounting

Graduate Major: Master of Accountancy

Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, horse riding, and traveling.

Fun Fact: I have been to 29 countries.

Work Experience: I have 6 years of professional auditing experience. I've worked with KPMG as an external auditor, and currently working with Saudi Aramco as an internal auditor focusing mainly on auditing the company’s global affiliates.

Contact Ahmed! [email protected]

Mayte Chang - MBA
Mayte Chang

Home Country: Peru

Undergraduate Major: BS in Economics and International Business

Graduate Major: Global STEM MBA

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, watching sports, dancing and reading

Fun Fact: I am a quarter Chinese and was captain of my school basketball team.

Work Experience: My professional journey started at Pacifico Insurance Company while pursuing my BS in Economics and International Business in Lima, Peru. Upon graduation, I embarked on a role as a junior analyst at a Peruvian airline. After two years, I transitioned to the banking industry, assuming the position of credit assistant. Over the next two years I ventured into consulting, collaborating with media communication and technology agencies. Subsequently, I dedicated four years to the economic development department, where I ultimately fulfilled the positions of strategic planning coordinator and leader of Lima's incubator.

Contact Mayte! [email protected]

Natalie Sanchez Montero - MBA
Natalie Sanchez Montero

Home Country: Bolivia

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Pennsylvania State University, Marketing

Graduate Major: STEM MBA

Hobbies: Yoga, Pickleball, Tennis

Interests: Formula 1, Music, Art, Economics, Technology, History

Fun Fact: I learned to play piano and guitar at a very young age which instilled in me a deep appreciation for music. I love going to concerts and introducing friends/family to new music — my roommates back in college called me DJ Nati Nats.

Work Experience: Project management at FlexShopper, a fintech company focused on lease-to-own services.

Contact Natalie! natalie.[email protected]

Rahaf Alamoudi - MHRM

Home Country: Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Umm Al-Qura University, Bachelor's degree in Business Administration

Graduate Major: Master of Human Resource Management and Global MBA (Dual Degree)

Hobbies/Interests: I am passionate about traveling and exploring diverse cuisines.

Fun Fact: I'm a proud 'night owl' when it comes to studying. My creative juices flow best after the sun goes down, and I've aced some of my most challenging exams burning the midnight oil. So, if you see me at the library well into the night, it's not insomnia — it's my secret to academic success!

Contact Rahaf! [email protected]

Aiman Muzaffar - MSBA
Aiman Muzaffar

Home Country: India

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Computer Science Engineering (with a specialization in Data Science) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Graduate Major: Business Analytics

Hobbies/Interests: I have a passion for creative writing, DIY projects, travelling, nature walks, photography, and staying active through exercise.

Fun Fact: I treasure a collection of handwritten letters from my loved ones, each filled with their unique stories and wisdom, adding depth to my life's journey. Since 2008, I've maintained a blog where I've shared writing pieces inspired by my adventures and meaningful moments. Although my blog is currently inactive due to writer's block, it remains a valuable repository of memories and a boundless source of inspiration for future endeavors.

Work Experience: I've spent three years in education technology as a global learning and development instructor. During this time, I've actively contributed to a team tasked with developing and delivering pioneering concepts in data science and user behavior interpretation. I've had the privilege of engaging with students from diverse backgrounds worldwide.

Contact Aiman! [email protected]

Paola Talavera - MSF
Paola Talavera

Home Country: Paraguay

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Bachelor in Business, Major in Economics at Universidad Catolica Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion (UCA)

Graduate Major: Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Hobbies/Interests: I love cooking, reading books, going to museums, and visiting new coffee places

Work Experience: I’ve worked for more than 3 years as an investment and development consultant managing assets and projects for advising boards or clients (Paraguayan and foreign), researching new businesses, and creating investment proposals or process improvement presentations for the funds. Also, I wanted to give away my knowledge and passion for research by writing more than 60 articles focused on the financial and economic fields for a financial news website.

Contact Paola! [email protected]

Era Andriambololona - MSIB
Era Andriambololona

Home Country: Madagascar

Undergraduate Institution and Major: MS in Sustainable Business, University of York UK and Bachelor in Finance, INSCAE Madagascar

Graduate Major: Master of Science in International Business

Hobbies/Interests: Exploring new places, getting to know people, meditation, personal finance, sustainable finance.

Fun Fact: I cannot imagine myself in a world without MS Excel; I use it for almost everything.

Work Experience: 4+ years in impact investing with private equity firms in Sub Saharan Africa. I also worked in the development finance industry with the IFC, the private arm of the World Bank Group as part of its Global Internship Program.

Contact Era! [email protected]

Munyaradzi Guveya - MSIBS
Munyaradzi Guveya

Home Country: Zimbabwe. I am a Zimbabwean native passionate about business, entrepreneurship, innovation, and exploration. I was born and raised in the beautiful country of Zimbabwe, where I developed a deep appreciation for the rich African cultural and natural beauty that surrounds us.

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Chinhoyi University of Technology. My educational journey began at Chinhoyi University of Technology, where I pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management.

Graduate Major: Interdisciplinary Business Studies. After completing my undergraduate studies, I embarked on a new adventure by pursuing a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Business Studies here at George Washington University. This program allows me to merge my passion for business analytics with risk management and business continuity enabling me to approach complex challenges from a multidimensional perspective.

Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, volunteering, networking, visiting art museums, entrepreneurship

Fun Fact: I have a clothing line on IG: @madzimamboclothing. Be sure to check it out!

Work Experience:

  • Herschell Barker Clothing Company (Harare, Zimbabwe) – Operations Officer (November 2021 - present)
  • Push Athletics Pvt Ltd (Zimbabwe) – Operations Coordinator (September 2019 - October 2021)
  • Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe) – Procurement, Vehicle Controller, Stores Clerk (September 2017 - September 2018)

Contact Munyaradzi! [email protected]

Camila Zavala - MSIBS
Camila Zavala

Home Country: Peru

Undergraduate Institution and Major: B.S. in Marketing, University of Lima

Graduate Major: M.S. in Interdisciplinary Business Studies STEM (Certificates in Digital Marketing & Analytics and Management of Technology & Innovation)

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy dancing, meditating, walking, exploring new places, and traveling.

Fun Fact: In recent years, I have traveled to various cities while taking advantage of the benefit of working remotely.

Work Experience: I have 5 years of professional experience, mostly in the financial services industry. I've worked with Banco de Crédito del Perú, the largest bank in the country, and its fintech app, Yape. Also, I have been part of teams focusing on both Internal and External Communications, as well as Trade Marketing and CRM.

Contact Camila! [email protected]

Christine Nyasha Mundiya - MSIST
Christine Nyasha Mundiya

Home Country: Zimbabwe

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Midlands State University Zimbabwe, Bachelor of Science Honors in Management Information Systems

Graduate Major: Master of Science in Information Systems Technology

Hobbies/Interests: Voluntary work, Sightseeing, Travelling and Singing

Fun Fact: I am a big foodie. I enjoy trying different cuisines.

Work Experience: 6+ years work experience.

  • Senior SAP Fiori Front-end Developer and Project Coordinator - Evolve Technology (SAP Partner) (3 years, 5 months)
  • SAP Internship - SAP (3 months)
  • Account Manager - Client and Enterprise Solutions - Unified Africa Technologies (1 year, 3 months)
  • Information Technology Intern - Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement (1 year, 1 month)
  • Data Entry Clerk - Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (1 month)

Contact Christine! [email protected]

Banan Alaraj - MSM
Banan Alaraj

Home Country: Saudi Arabia

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, B.A. in Economics

Graduate Major: MS in Marketing

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy running, cooking, and reading.

Fun Fact: I can’t start my day without my morning coffee. I also believe that hitting the gym can solve many problems.

Work Experience: I worked at one of the largest banks in Saudi Arabia for five years in the insurance field.

Contact Banan! [email protected]

Monika Kubai - MSM
Monika Kubai

Home Country: Austria

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Flagler College - Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance with Minor in Business Administration

Graduate Major: Master of Science in Management

Hobbies/Interests: Sports, traveling, reading

Fun Fact: I’m on the university’s track and field team and I already ran two marathons in the past.

Work Experience: I did an internship during my undergraduate studies at the headquarters of Fidelity National Financial in Jacksonville Florida where I worked as an internal auditor. I also worked in the Financial Aid Office of Flagler College.

Contact Monika! [email protected]

Virali Shah - MSPM
Virali Shah

Home Country: India

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Univerisity of Mumbai, Diploma in Interior Designing & Bachelor of Commerce

Graduate Major: Masters in Project Management

Hobbies/Interests: Photography and hiking

Fun Fact: I visited 12 states in the first eight months of my time in the USA — only 38 more to go.

Work Experience: Six years of work experience as an interior designer and home stager. Currently working as student communication assistant and student sales assistant.

Contact Virali! [email protected]

Daniela Gamez - MSTHEM
Daniela Gamez

Home Country: Colombia

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Bachelor's in Hotel and Tourism business administration at Universidad del Magdalena

Graduate Major: Master of Science in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Hobbies/Interests: I love traveling and learning from the locals about their culture every time that I visit a new place. Also, I have practiced Taekwondo since 2014; it keeps me healthy and happy.

Fun Fact: I have slept in the desert and in jungles. I am always thinking about where to go next time I travel.

Work Experience: I worked as a receptionist for some years for the Best Western Plus hotel chain in Colombia and also as a customer service agent in the call service department for LATAM airline. Also, I was a volunteer at my university back home as a staff member working with the communication office helping to organize events.

Contact Daniela! [email protected]

Contact ISAB

Do you have questions or concerns? Do you want to pass along feedback about your experience as an international student at GWSB? Connect with any of our ISAB members to discuss!

If you are interested in serving on ISAB, please contact your current ISAB member or Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) for more information.