The Texas MBA Admissions Committee is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to the same goal of bringing the best and brightest students to the McCombs School of Business.
Texas MBA Admissions Officers
Director of MBA Admissions
In his current role, he is responsible for developing the recruiting and enrollment strategy for the school’s full-time, executive, and three working professional programs. Originally from Brazil, Rodrigo moved to the United States in high school and earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Missouri State University. Prior to joining the higher education industry at The University of Texas at Austin, Rodrigo used his MBA experience at McCombs to transition from an internal audit career in the telecommunications industry with Sprint-Nextel to a marketing role in the technology industry with Dell. Director of MBA Admissions at McCombs is his dream job. Rodrigo is extremely passionate about “futebol” and is said to bleed burnt orange.
Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions
In her current role, Shelley is responsible for recruiting and admissions for the full-time MBA program, with particular emphasis on Diversity initiatives and external partner engagement. She is also involved in data analysis and strategy formulation for the full time MBA admissions team. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Shelley moved to the United States after high school and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale. After attending Columbia Law School and practicing corporate law for three years, Shelley decided to return to business school. She earned her MBA in finance and strategy at the Yale School of Management and worked in MBA Admissions there for just over 4 years before moving to Austin. She enjoys sharing her newly acquired knowledge about the Texas MBA program with prospective applicants and loves her new hometown of Austin!
Associate Director of MBA Admissions
In her current role, Julia is responsible for recruiting and admissions for the full-time MBA program, with particular emphasis on Women’s and Diversity initiatives. She is also involved in enhancing the alumni engagement experience. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Julia grew up working on a large farm in the boondocks where she helped run the family’s farm and restaurant, and attended private school. Sick of the snow, upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a business degree in Finance and Operations Management, she was lured to Texas along with the rest of her family and began work as a Market Analyst for an international commercial real estate firm in Houston. Eager to join the rest of her kin in Austin, she landed a job at McCombs working in fundraising and stewardship, married a Texan and started using the word “y’all”. As a new and enthusiastic member of the MBA admissions team, she is proud to call herself a Longhorn and a queso enthusiast.
Associate Director of MBA Admissions
Brodie is responsible for recruiting and admissions for the full-time MBA program, with emphasis on international recruitment and operations. He also leads the McCombs Admissions Committee. Born in the big city of Houston and raised on a ranch in the tiny town of Comfort, TX, Brodie has found his perfect balance in Austin. After receiving his bachelor's degree in communication studies and feminist studies from Southwestern University (just north of Austin in Georgetown, Texas), and his Master of Arts in women’s studies from San Diego State University in California, he spent the next few years consulting corporate America on diversity and recruitment strategy in the Bay Area. Missing both Texas and academia, he made the big move back to his home state and can finally call himself a genuine Longhorn.
McCombs Admissions Committee
The McCombs Admissions Committee (MAC) within the Texas MBA Program plays a vital role by providing a student perspective on the MBA admissions process. The MAC is comprised solely of first and second year MBA students. As students who recently went through the MBA admissions process, our MAC members are a source of insight into the program for you, and a source of constant feedback for our admissions office to ensure we are addressing your needs as potential applicants and future Texas MBA students.
MAC members participate in many aspects of MBA admissions and are often your first point of contact with McCombs. As faces of the program, you may see them attending recruiting events, conducting tours of McCombs, taking prospective students for class visits or out to lunch, leading info sessions and participating in Texas MBA Fridays, and meeting with walk-in prospective students for the MBA program. In addition to these face-to-face interactions, MAC members spend hours each week answering phone calls and emails to address questions you may have or application issues you may encounter. In all of these ways, the MAC seeks to establish a personal connection with each prospective student, applicant, and future Texas MBA.
To contact Texas MBA Admissions, use the information provided below or search for a current student to contact through the MAC Gallery.