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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 complete this form if you wish to connect with a current student. Either one of us will get back to you or we'll match you with a Student Ambassador based on your responses. We look forward to connecting with you! 

Mackellar “Mackey" Violich

  • Class of 2024
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Function: Management and Sustainability

Mackey works for her family's almond and walnut farm as the sustainability manager. She looks into new technology to make the farm more environmentally sustainable. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Conservation Resources Studies and Environmental Economics. She spent 5 years in the Bahamas teaching and collecting data for her Master’s of Science in Oceanography from Florida State University. She is excited to learn more about business and sustainability from Haas to apply to her family farming practices.

Kyle Bell

  • Class of 2025
  • Industry: IT
  • Function: Regulatory Affairs and Public Disclosures

Kyle is a Finance Program Manager at Google LLC, who oversees the governance of Financial and/or Business sensitive disclosures. He graduated from Canisius University with a double major in Information Systems Management and Accounting Information Systems, and a minor in Computer Forensics. Prior to joining Google, Kyle worked for 5 years as a Contract Risk & Compliance Consultant, where he spent half of each year internationally, supporting clients in APAC and LATAM. As a CPA and Finance professional, Kyle came to Haas to better his understanding of the non financial and strategic aspects business.

Karan Singh

  • Class of 2025
  • Industry: Cloud/IT
  • Function: Solution Architecture

I am currently a Senior Solution Architect at AWS and pursuing my EWMBA at Haas (Class of 2025). Prior to AWS, I spent 7 years working in the semiconductor engineering at Intel. I chose the Haas EWMBA program because it allowed me the flexibility of acquiring business skills while keeping up-to-date with advancements in technology industry. As a VP of admissions, I aim to de-mystify the questions most folks have prior to joining business school "Why MBA?". I hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Manipal University and a Masters in Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Swarna Karuppiah

  • Class of 2025
  • Industry: AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction)
  • Function: Structural Engineering

Swarna Karuppiah is currently working in Austin, Texas, as a licensed engineer in building design and sustainability with over 7 years of experience. She joined the Flex program with an aim to bridge her skills gap and explore career growth & pivots. She received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and her Master’s in Structural Engineering at the University of Southern California. As a VP of Admissions, she hopes to create transparency around the Haas experiences and the available opportunities for the prospective students.