Diversity at Haas

Haas Alumni Diversity Council

The Haas Alumni Diversity Council offers alumni the opportunity to support efforts to enhance diversity within the Berkeley-Haas community. Founded in 2012, it brings together a dozen alumni who represent all degree programs and a variety of industries and work experiences. The Council meets three times a year to provide candid feedback to the diversity director and dean.

The Council is intended to become a forum that educates its members and gives them a forum to discuss, analyze, and share their insights and experiences issues such as experiential learning programs, curriculum, the school’s culture, and social networking platforms as they relate to enhancing diversity at Berkeley-Haas. Its members will “interpret the business community” for the school to ensure we understand how our efforts will be viewed by different business sectors.

Current Berkeley-Haas Alumni Diversity Council Members (alpha order):

Carl Brown

Brett Conner

Karen Hayes

Greg Herrera

Kevin HillKevin Hill is Principal of Heights Consulting and a professional faculty member at the Haas School of Business.  Through Heights Consulting, Kevin provides Business Intelligence services, delivering insight using rigorous analysis to help leadership invest in the best opportunities.  Prior to that, he was Senior Director of Business Intelligence at the software division of ABB, a global manufacturing company.  He also spent eight years building the business analytics practice at Autodesk, a leading design software company.  Kevin earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 2007.  He started his career and developed his passion for tech while working in Equity Research for RBC and Canaccord Adams, covering the dynamic software industry.  Originally from Cleveland, OH, he earned a BA in Finance from Ohio University and now lives in Oakland, CA.  Outside of work, Kevin enjoys family time, cooking and being outdoors.

Richard Jones

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Khattaab KhanKhattaab Khan is a Strategy Consultant at Optimizely. He has supported customers across all industries providing strategic support with UX design, audience targeting, and conversion rate optimization. Previously, he was an Investment Associate at FAMA Holdings, a diversified holding company and private equity investment vehicle with assets in real estate, logistics, heavy machinery, and oil and gas. Khattaab was a Consortium MBA Fellow at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, completed his MPhil in Development Studies and Economics at Cambridge University, and his BA in International Development and Political Science at UCLA.


Nikita Mitchell works at Cisco as Chief of Staff for the Americas Consulting Team. She started her career in Strategy & Operations at Deloitte Consulting and later transitioned into the nonprofit sector as a ProInspire Fellow. She is a 2015 MBA graduate of UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. During her two years at Haas, Nikita served as the 2014 MBA Association President (the first African-American woman to hold the position), a Haas Consortium Liaison, and a Principal for the $2.5M Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund. She is also a recipient of the 2015 Haas Service and Leadership award and has been selected as one of Poet & Quants' Top 50 MBAs and as Forte Foundation’s 2015 Edie Hunt Inspiration Award recipient. In her free time she is an avid reader, cupcake lover, a half-marathon runner, and a fierce advocate for women and youth. She also (less frequently) writes at

Nicole Sanchez

Monica Stevens is a senior vice president and loan team manager for Wells Fargo Global Banking. Based in San Francisco, Monica oversees a team of relationship managers and analysts who deliver a full range of international and commercial services to large and middle market companies in Northern California. Global Banking is dedicated to being the global choice for companies engaged in international commerce. Monica has held various lending and staff positions in the Wholesale Banking group. Most recently, she was the Associate Director of the Financial Analyst Program where she was responsible for growing and managing the 300+ analyst program. Monica also spent several years as a full-time MBA recruiter for the Credit Management Training Program where she was responsible for expanding the Wells Fargo brand at campuses and organizations across the United States. She began her career at Wells Fargo as a participant in the Credit Management Training Program where upon graduation, she spent several years as a relationship manager in the Real Estate Merchant Banking group. Prior to business school, Monica was project manager for a real estate lobbying group. She also served as an officer in the United States Navy directly following her graduation from the Naval Academy. She graduated with a B.S. in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy and received an M.B.A. in real estate finance from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She lives in Oakland with her husband and daughter and is active on nonprofits boards and organizations which focus on issues surrounding diversity and equal access for all in education and in business. 


For more information about the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Diversity Council, please contact Eric Abrams or Laura Gardner.