Student VPs of Admissions

VPs of Admissions

The VPs of Admissions are the student arm of the Haas Evening and Weekend MBA admissions office.  As current students, we’re excited to help you get to know the distinctive Haas culture and to share our perspectives about the student experience. View our profiles below.

Please feel free to contact us at with any questions. We look forward to connecting with you. 

Steve Odell

  • Class of 2022
  • Industry: Technology
  • Function: Consulting

I come from a military family and have been in the Army Reserves myself since 2004. I spent the first nine years of my professional career in the commercial nuclear power industry at Westinghouse Electric Company, building risk analyses for nuclear power plants; I now build business case analyses at Forrester for companies looking to implement new technologies. I chose Haas for the opportunities and relationships, and it’s shattered my expectations so far; I’m inspired every day by the caliber, drive, and achievement of my classmates, and I can’t wait to see what else the program brings.

Krishna Kalyan Medarametla

  • Class of 2022
  • Industry: Software & Technology
  • Function: Product Management

I come from an engineering background, and am really passionate about delivering technology-enabled solutions to digitally transform processes. As a technology consultant, a solution architect, and a product manager, I have had the incredible opportunity to immerse myself in the complete product delivery cycle from designing to building to finally delivering the product to the end-user. Although I am from Houston, I chose Haas primarily because of the amazing culture truly defined by the 4 leadership principles, the program structure which fosters collaboration and building strong relationships, and finally the proximity to the Bay Area. What I truly love about the Haas experience is the limitless opportunities and the freedom to explore and discover my authentic self. I am constantly amazed and inspired by my classmates – you won’t find a more supportive bunch anywhere else.

Anita Xavier

  • Class of 2022
  • Industry: Medical Device
  • Function: Regulatory Affairs

I am a bioengineer by background and I have been involved in providing regulatory strategy for complex medical devices and digital health. I came to Haas to expand my business acumen and to further develop my career by being part of a more impactful role in the medical device/biotech industry. Being part of the student clubs at Haas has exposed me to various opportunities and expanded my network. It has been great being part of the Haas community where the defining leadership principles are embodied by all. 

Chris Kim

  • Class of 2022
  • Industry: Software & Technology
  • Function: Strategy & Operations

I come from a mergers & acquisitions and software background. I’ve worked in corporate strategy in enterprise technology, EdTech, and IoT. I chose Haas because of the global network and the relationships. I enjoy being part of Haas! 

Rana Gidwani

  • Class of 2022
  • Industry: Finance

After working at Goldman Sachs I decided to pursue the MBA and follow my dreams in both food and social impact. I love to eat, cook, travel, and SCUBA dive, with a goal to hit 50 countries by age 30. I have a passion for community outreach, and am excited to be in the Bay Area because of its access to growing companies that are looking to be social impact leaders.