Meet Two Berkeley MBAs Who Are Among "The World's Best & Brightest"

By Morgan Bernstein

Graduating Berkeley MBA students Nikita Mitchell and Katie Benintende were named to Poets & Quants "Best and Brightest" list of 2015 grads

Graduating students Nikita Mitchell (L.) and Katie Benintende (R.) are among the "50 best and brightest MBA graduates this year" according to a list from Poets & Quants.

The MBA news site led its story with Katie and her work on increasing the number of women in the Full-time MBA Program; thanks to student, faculty, staff, and alumni efforts, the 2016 class is made up of a record 43 percent women.

Berkeley MBA student Katie Benintende hopes to one day lead operations for a Fortune 100 company.

In addition to the main story at P & Q, you'll find individual profiles on Katie and Nikita, who share everything from favorite movies to future plans (Nest Labs Global Supply Manager for Katie and Cisco Consulting Services Chief of Staff for Nikita), along with what might have happened if they hadn't gone to b-school and why they chose the Berkeley MBA.

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Morgan Bernstein
Morgan was the Executive Director of Full-time MBA Admissions at Haas from 2016-2019 as well as a graduate of the program. She enjoys making personal connections with prospective students and guiding them through the MBA admission process.