Shirae Butler

External Partnerships Chair

Weekend MBA • Launched Fall 2020

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Shirae Butler (she/her) launched Fall 2020 as a part-time weekend student. Originally moved to Chicago from Dallas, Shirae has a background in Finance and Accounting as she's worked at EY in their Tax practice and currently works at Kirkland & Ellis as an Senior FP&A Analyst for special projects. Leveraging that experience, Shirae has plans to pivot into a corporate strategy role after completing her degree.

For the past few years, Shirae has been actively involved in a number of organizations around the city, such as the NBMBAA, Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI), and NTFE's Youth Entrepreneurship Program. She's also the Community Outreach Co-Chair of her company's Black Heritage affiliate group. In her free time, she loves exploring the city, a good karaoke bar, biking, big football fan [Go Cowboys], and spending time with her pup.

Lynnette Miranda

Membership Development Chair

Evening MBA • Launched Autumn 2021

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Lynnette Miranda (she/her) is a Program Officer at Builders Vision, supporting the arts and culture initiatives in the Chicagoland region. Most recently, she was the Program Director at United States Artists, where she led the USA Fellowship program and collaborated on Artist Relief, a $20 million emergency initiative to support artists facing dire financial circumstances due to COVID-19. Lynnette is a Neubauer Civic Scholar and a co-chair of both the Booth Marketing Club and the Corporate Strategy and Management Group.

Post-MBA, Lynnette wants to bring her passion for strategy, marketing, and social impact into a role within the private sector such as social impact consulting, corporate social responsibility, etc. When she is not studying, you can find her reading science fiction novels, watching trashy reality TV, and running along the lakefront path in Chicago, where she lives with her husband, two cats, and two dogs. Lynnette was trained as an artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and loves to take classes at Lillstreet in Ravenswood!

Khadijat Olayiwola

Presiding Chair

Evening MBA • Launched Summer 2020

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Khadijat Olayiwola (she/her) launched Summer 2020 in the evening program. She grew up in Nigeria and moved to Chicago to start her undergraduate education. She currently works as a Financial Coordinator at Northwestern University. Khadijat is a committee member of the Manager Mentor Program at her workplace that is dedicated to supporting and providing resources to new managers. In addition, she is a member of the Step Up organization whose mission is to inspire high school female students to enroll in college and achieve their career goals.

Post-MBA, Khadijat wants to make use of her Business Analytics concentration and work experience to pivot into an analytical role in a tech company. In her free time, she loves traveling to new places, going to concerts, trying new restaurants and hanging out with friends. Khadijat is a returning Co-Chair and she is looking forward to working with the new Co-Chairs to continue to plan exciting events and uphold CMB’s goals and missions.

Rupa Ramadurai

Internal Partnerships & Social Media Chair

Evening MBA • Launched Autumn 2020

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Rupa launched (she/her) in Fall 2020 in the PT Evening program here at Booth. Rupa was born and raised in Chicago and while she moved away for college and to pursue teaching, she returned back home for law school. In the last ten years, she’s dedicated her career to supporting disenfranchised black and brown communities as an educator, attorney, policy maker, and program designer. More recently she has transitioned to a political, bipartisan, nonprofit where she supports state lawmakers around the country on developing progressive policy platforms to improve peoples’ lives. At this organization she oversees the talent management and strategy work.

Post-MBA Rupa hopes to leverage her degree at Booth to continue pursuing DEIB work at a larger organization. She is excited to be serving as a Co-Chair with the Coalition for Minorities in Business to advance the efforts of Black, Latinx and Native American voices at Booth.

Jelanie Vasquez

Community and Prospectives Chair

Weekend MBA • Launched Fall 2021

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In addition to attending Booth, Jelanie Vasquez is a current J.D. Candidate at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, NJ. Prior to starting graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit and government sectors. She most recently worked as the webmaster for a local board of education, maintaining the district’s and schools’ websites. While she is based in New Jersey, Jelanie is spending the summer in Chicago interning as a summer associate and diversity fellow at Fox Rothschild LLP. Her most important career goal is improving equality of opportunity for as many people as she can, and she hopes to do this through impact litigation in the long-term.

Jelanie currently serves as the Treasurer for the Black Law Students Association and the Latin American Law Students Association at Seton Hall. She was a Chicago Booth Scholar and is now in the Chicago Business Fellows program. As the Co-Chair focused on community and prospective students, she aims to foster an environment at Booth where minorities can feel they belong.

Gabriela Arismendi (‘22)

Jasmine Barksdale (‘22)

Jasmyne Gorrell (‘22)

Hector Alvarez