The Texas MBA Admissions Committee is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to the same goal of bringing the best and brightest students to McCombs.
Full-Time MBA Admissions Officers
Director of MBA Admissions
Rodrigo is responsible for developing recruiting and enrollment strategy for the school’s full-time, executive, and working professional programs. Rodrigo grew up in Brazil, and moved to the United States in high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Missouri State University. 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. Being the 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 MBA Admissions
Stephen is responsible for overseeing all aspects of recruiting and admissions for the full-time MBA program. Stephen grew up in Connecticut and graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He began his career working in New York in financial services. He then joined Teach For America, where he taught fourth grade in Miami, Florida. Stephen obtained his MBA from McCombs and combined his financial and educational backgrounds to become a management consultant. After traveling domestically and internationally to consult for some of the world’s largest corporations, Stephen is extremely excited to return to academia, and particularly, to McCombs. On weekends, Stephen can be found at UT sporting events and enjoying Texas BBQ.
Associate Director of MBA Admissions
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. Julia was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and she grew up working on her family’s farm and restaurant. After she graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a business degree in Finance and Operations Management, she moved to Texas 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.” She's an enthusiastic member of the MBA admissions team, and proud to call herself a Longhorn and a queso enthusiast.
Associate Director of MBA Admissions
René is responsible for recruiting and admissions for the full-time MBA program, with an emphasis on international recruitment and Diversity initiatives. Born and raised in the border town of El Paso, Texas, René grew up bicultural. He has spent the past decade promoting and coordinating cross-cultural, educational programs for students from various walks of life. Upon completing his B.S. in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, René began working for International Studies Abroad’s (ISA) high school division where he managed program recruitment, admissions and served as the on-site Director in Mexico, Costa Rica and Spain. Following his work with ISA, René managed Texas teacher recruitment for the student travel branch of the Discovery Channel. Prior to joining the MBA admissions team, René coordinated all aspects of an 18-month Foundation Year program for non-matriculated business and engineering students from Saudi Arabia. In his spare time, René enjoys traveling, bleeding orange, exploring Austin and seeing live music.
McCombs Admissions Committee
The McCombs Admissions Committee (MAC) provides student perspectives on the MBA admissions process. Only first and second-year MBA students serve on the MAC. Our MAC members have been through the process, and they can be sources of insight into the program for you. They also give our admissions office constant feedback 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. They're the faces of the program, and 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. MAC members also spend hours each week answering phone calls and emails addressing questions you may have or application issues you may encounter. 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.