Join D'Amore-McKim at ROMBA's virtual Pre-MBA Admissions Summit. Participants will be a part of networking sessions with current LGBTQ+ MBA students, panels with school admissions officers, and a Business School Expo with 70+ MBA programs.

At Northeastern University, we value and celebrate diversity in all forms and are committed to fostering an inclusive community. As part of this commitment, the D'Amore-McKim School is Business is a proud sponsor of the Reaching Out LGBT+ MBA Fellowship (ROMBA) – a national scholarship and leadership development program.

Here's the event schedule:

  • 11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Kick-off of the ROMBA MBA Admissions Summit!
  • 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm – Finding your fit to pursue your MBA.
  • 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm – Day in the Life: The MBA Student
  • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – ROMBA Office Hours for any Pre-MBAs with questions.
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm – Meet the representatives from 70+ top Business Schools
  • 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm – MBA Affinity Groups: How to embrace your identity during the MBA Journey
  • 5:00 pm to 5:50 pm – The valuable non-traditional student
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Networking time!

If you're considering D'Amore-McKim's MBA degrees programs, we regularly hosts live webinars that introduce you to them. We encourage you to attend any of our upcoming events.

At the event, you'll meet…

Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara is the Director of MBA Admissions. She enjoys leading prospective MBA students through their admissions journey. She also manages admissions and recruiting for the MS in Management and Graduate Certificate programs.

Mary has a passion for entrepreneurship and is a co-chair of the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern, a professional advisor at the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and a MassChallenge HealthTech judge. She draws on her experience coaching and advising founders as she supports graduate business candidates pursuing their academic and professional goals.

Mary entered a career in higher education in 2019, serving on the MBA admissions committee at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She continues to serve as managing director at Angel Healthcare Investors and was a founding member of the Angel Capital Association.

Previously, she was the COO of an early-stage digital health company and a marketing VP with Fidelity Investments. Early in her career, Mary held roles in software development at John Hancock, NYNEX, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Bankers Trust Company.

Kellianne Frankel

Kellianne Frankel is a recruiting specialist in graduate admissions, she develops strategies to bring awareness to the unique features and benefits of the Graduate School of Professional Accounting programs. As part of her role, she manages new student recruitment and the admissions process for the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs.

Before working with the Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Kellianne began with D'Amore-McKim in 2018 as an operations assistant for graduate admissions. She supported the Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and specialty master's programs with application processing, marketing fulfillment, event planning, and prospective student outreach.

Prior to coming to Northeastern, Kellianne held roles in public relations and marketing, working with clients in the travel and tourism and consumer products industries, including Princess Cruises, Bermuda Department of Tourism, Bioré, and Bath & Body Works.

Marquis Portrait

Marquis Williams is a ROMBA fellow currently in the MS in Accounting/MBA program. Marquis has always been an inquisitive person, and the quote “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious” aptly applies to him. Having solo traveled to several countries, learning multiple languages, and accumulating diverse working experience, he has mastered the art of embracing unfamiliar circumstances. His penchant for curiosity has led him to live across three countries, working in social change, entrepreneurship, accounting, and finance.

He's passionate about social impact, entrepreneurship, and creating opportunities for people of color. Not only does he plan on becoming a very competent accountant, but he also intends to utilize his accountancy degree as the impetus to drive practical and cultural transformation in the accounting field, increasing the visibility of responsible BIPOC & LGBTA CPAs.

In his spare time, he is an illustrator who enjoys weight lifting, true crime, hiking, and playing left field for the Boston Blues softball team.