New York City

Berkeley Haas Alumni Network


Our ambition is to enhance and improve connections between our community of 1,500+ Berkeley-Haas alums in the Tri-state area (expanding to the wider community of UC Berkeley alums interested in business).



  • Building a Thriving EV Ecosystem

    WHEN: July 20, 2023, 6pm-8pm EST
    REGISTER (Learn more):
    PRICE: Free

    Learn from our panelists joining us from ConEdison, ItsElectric, PA Consulting, and MN8 about how these different sectors interact to advance the EV transition and network with like-minded professionals over drinks & refreshments!

  • 2022 New Admits Welcome Event

    On Thursday April 14 2022, the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network NY Chapter will host the upcoming class an evening of food and drinks in NYC. More details to come.

  • 2022 Big Give *In-Person* Social

    Join fellow alumni for an evening of socializing at Barcade in Chelsea to commemorate the Big Give! Incl. open bar, appetizer, & games!

    2022 Big Give *In-Person* Social

    Date and time

    Thu, March 10, 2022

    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST



    148 West 24th Street

    New York, NY 10011

    Eventbrite Link

  • 2021 Berkeley Haas NYC Holiday Social

    You’re invited!

    (Join alums from Berkeley Haas to mix and mingle at an indoor bar (proof of vaccination required). These events have been a blast full of laughs and socializing! Please also feel free to invite other friends, co-workers, etc., who want to make new connections and have some fun!

    The ticket price includes 2 hours of open bar with beer, wine, and mixed drinks and appetizers. Space is limited so RSVP as soon as possible!

    Location/Address: The Liberty NYC 29 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

    Date: December 3, 2021

    From: 7:30pm est – 9:30pm EST

    Registration Required. We are looking forward to (safely) enjoying this party!

View all past chapter events

View the full Berkeley-Haas alumni event calendar

About Us

We’re always keen to recruit new volunteers for our Board and Chapter so if you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with one of our board members.

Executive Board Members

(Click on each name for LinkedIn link)

Martin Szczepanik


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC?
After spending four years in the Bay Area during my tenure at Haas, I did not have a community in the NYC area. I was looking for friends, colleagues, and business connections and was looking to put my creativity and energy into a great group!

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
It gets better” – a good reminder to keep optimistic in tough times.

Caitlyn Kuan


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
Building friendships with people who share the Berkeley spirit!

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ― George Addair

Raj Muhar


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC?
I joined BHAN NYC to create and mobilize an engaging community of Haas alumni in NYC.

➢ Favorite quote or mantra?
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” ― Ayn Rand

Jason Block


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
To make a difference.

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“Take a deep breath and make the world a little colorful.”

Anita Lee


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
To give back and to make new friends!

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less” ― C.S. Lewis 

Randall Nixon


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
I joined the BHAN as a way to remain close to Haas while so far away. Its also been a great way to expand my network in NYC.

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“Wisdom is knowing what you don’t know.” 

Benton Persons


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
I loved my experience being VP of Comms while at Haas and wanted to continue that work as an alum. I also wanted to meet and build connections with Haasies in NY!

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“Now go find your team. Get to work. Whatever that work is that you find worth doing. Do it, and find some people to love who’ll do it with you.” ― Leslie Knope

An Tran


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
I want to build a stronger Haas MBA community in New York City which supports the professional and personal growth of each member.

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish”

Kassim Chaudry


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
To give back and to network.

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“Student Always. Confidence without Attitude.”



➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
Haas gave me so much that I felt it was time I gave back.

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“The art of marketing is the art of brand building. If you are not a brand you are a commodity.” ― Kotler

Executive Board Members on Sabbatical

Chinmay Gaikwad


➢ Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
Making new friends in NYC and expanding my Bears network 

➢ Favorite quote or mantra? 
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” ― Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott” 

Judy Chou


 Reason for joining BHAN NYC? 
Meet other Haasies.

➢ Favorite quote or mantra?
Create good karma.

Industry Champions

IndustryHaas Alumni Contact
ConsultingMartin Szczepanik, MBA ’18
EnergyMartin Szczepanik, MBA ’18
FinancePooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Samir Mathur, MBA ’93
Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical DevicesTanya Shah, MBA/MPH ’04 • Alind Sahay, MBA ’00
Marketing / Advertising / MediaOwen Corso, MBA ’17 • Raj Muhar, BS ’16
Media, Technology & EntrepreneurshipCaitlyn Kuan, BA ’98 • Raj Muhar, BS ’16
Real EstateNeil Seth, MFE ’05
Retail & ConsumerOpen

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