We set out to present our viewers with a group of Anderson students within parallel stories. These parallel stories elaborate upon the hard driven nature of the average Anderson student as well as how the Anderson experience enhances their lives personally and professionally. While the voiceover informs the viewer on how and why UCLA Anderson provides an edge to its students, we used the visuals to tell a story that resonates with our own experiences, personalities, and lives to reflect our personal journeys.
Do not be mistaken, an education from Anderson won't necessarily make the path easier. Rather, that everyone who chooses to run those stairs knows that it requires constant hard work. The stairs represent stairs to success. Choosing to run them with Anderson gives the MBA candidate a competitive edge to excel, as well as the necessary resources to reach the top of the stairs.
///About The Team
Anthony Chan FEMBA '14 - Anthony Chan is the Business Technology Manager at the Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks and Resort. He manages a team of Analysts and Developers to provide technological solutions for all Disney’s Resort Hotels in California and Hawaii. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Anthony is fluent in both Chinese (Cantonese) and English. He holds an undergraduate degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and is currently pursuing his MBA, part-time, while he continues to build his career within Disney. When he is not busy at work (and school,) Anthony loves to spend time with his wife to explore unique and exciting restaurants, and to take his two children to the local beaches.
Wei-Shine Chien FEMBA '14 - Wei-Shine Chien is the Manager of Plant Operations for Kingston Technology where he oversees the manpower, equipment and facility of its U.S. manufacturing site. During his time at Kingston, he has completed expatriate assignments in two overseas offices (Shanghai and Taiwan) and worked closely with many Fortune 500 customers. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2002 with a BS in Business Administration. Since graduation, he has spent a great deal of time networking with alumni in both Asia and Southern California. Outside of work and school, Wei-Shine loves spending time with his family, staying in top physical shape, playing golf, and owning the microphone at his local karaoke club.
Jennifer Hsien FEMBA '14 - Jennifer Hsien received her Bioengineering degree from UCSD and has since been working as a bench scientist in drug discovery with principle strengths including expertise in automation, assay development, and protein crystallography. Very recently, she transitioned out of the lab and into a biotech sales representative role with Thermo Fisher Scientific supporting the San Diego territory. In her free time, she seeks outdoor adventures and challenges such as playing six sports in one day and climbing Mt Whitney and Mt Rainier.
Jason Leopoldo FEMBA '14 - Jason Leopoldo is the Manager of Design and Operations at Trasom Fire Protection Systems, Inc. He oversees the completion of projects in accordance with local Fire Departments and manages future financial decisions. He graduated from the University of California Los Angeles in 2009 with a degree is Sociology. While at UCLA, Jason competed on the Men’s Soccer Team and was a National Championship Runner-Up and All-American. After graduating, he played professional soccer in Brazil for Ituano FC and for Rio Branco Esporte Clube. He is multilingual in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. On his free time, Jason enjoys playing golf, snowboarding and skiing, and fishing.
Curtis Wagner FEMBA '14 - Curtis Wagner is from the East Coast, and he wastes no time making that known. After graduating from Fordham University, Curtis spent time in NYC working on Sesame Street as Elmo & Big Bird's personal driver as well as extended stints cleaning Emeril's kitchen in between takes of Emeril Live! Curtis moved to Los Angeles 6 years ago where he happily shares a home with his awesome triathlete wife, Kaity, and crazy terrier, Bruce (named after The Boss). Curtis spent his first 5 years in LA as a freelance designer for many of the fast food and beer commercials we all know and love but has recently started working with Easton Bell Sports within product marketing and management. In the little free time Curtis has outside of work and Anderson, he spends time reading mysteries and trying to teach his dog that, as a terrier, one should not attack pit bulls.