EWMBA Program Office Team


General Contact Information
S440 Student Services Building, Haas School of Business
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Spring 2024 General Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11:30AM-8:00PM PT
Friday: All Staff Remote
Saturday: 8:00AM-2:00PM PT

Leah J. Rozeboom (she/her) – Executive Director &
Interim Director of Flex Experience
Academic Advisor
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Leah strategically manages the EW team to support curricular planning, major event coordination, and guidance to students, enhancing the overall Haas experience for part-time working professionals. This involves collaboration with student leaders, Haas lifecycle partners, UC Berkeley Partner programs, and key external stakeholders.

A proud alumna of the University of Northern Iowa, she earned her BA in Communication Studies and Family Services and a Master of Arts in Education. Her career and other family adventures have moved her from the Midwest to California (twice!) where she can enjoy the sunshine, forget winter ever existed, and spend time strolling outside.

Avni Kansara (she/her) – Director of Student Experience
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Avni focuses on the student experience for EW students and partners with them to successfully navigate their MBA program. She also oversees the Signature Events (WE Launch, WE Innovate, and WE Lead) as well as student experience initiatives and programs. Avni is a Bay Area native and in her spare time she enjoys writing fiction novels and spending quality time with her nephews and the rest of her family.

Justine Roades (she/her) – Associate Director
Academic Advisor
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Justine advises EW students on how to navigate through the Haas and Cal systems and student life in order to provide a holistic program from students.  She also coordinates EW international opportunities such as Seminars in International Business and Global Network for Advanced Management courses.  Justine grew up in nearby Santa Cruz and when she is not working she can be found trying a new coffee shop, going to the movies, or traveling to visit friends.

Dr. Hannah Fischer, Ed.D. (she/they) – Associate Director
Academic Advisor
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Hannah advises EW students on how to make their time here at Haas as successful and beneficial as possible. They also coordinate the core EW curriculum. Hannah recently finished her Ed.D. in Racial Justice Education. They grew up in the Midwest and most recently moved to the Bay Area from Spokane, WA. Hannah enjoys reading memoirs and hiking with her partners and her dog.

Luisa Guzman Gomez (she/they)- Assistant Director of Events Planning & Operations
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Luisa is your dedicated guide for crafting unforgettable experiences in EWMBA’s student programming. From organizing engaging events to fostering a sense of community, they are here to make your time at EWMBA truly special. With roots in the vibrant culture of Colombia, and nurtured in the diverse community of California’s Central Valley. They are passionate about infusing creativity into our community. Beyond work, they find joy in Latin dancing, hiking, and exploring artistic expressions. Nature and creativity are their constant inspirations. Let’s create lasting memories together at EWMBA!

Mika Burstein (he/him) – Program Manager
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Mika is a key contact for Evening and Weekend MBA students, faculty, and program leaders. He provides assistance for program updates and scheduling, as well as supporting Signature Events throughout the year. Mika is also the lead on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming to help foster inclusivity and community. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family, reading, and attending live concerts of his favorite artists.

Patte Hochkeppel

Patte Hochkeppel (she/her) – Flex Program Manager
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Patte is a pivotal member of the EW team specifically supporting the Flex scheduling option in all student experience, program updates, events and operations. She works with the EW Student Experience team to keep things running smoothly, and create an ideal environment for diversity, equity and inclusion. From the East coast Patte has made the Bay Area her home. When not working she can be found in her home studio creating sculptural ceramic pieces, and enjoying the California sunshine.