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Board of Directors for the National Association of Women MBAs - University of Houston Chapter


Ashley Samiez

Ashley Samiez serves as the President of the NAWMBA - UH Chapter.  Ashley earned her Bachelor's of Business Administration in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma.  She currently works for Schneider Electric as a Client Energy Manager.  Ashley is pursuing her MBA from the C.T. Bauer College of Business with a concentration in Finance and Sales Leadership.

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 Executive Vice President
Veronica Andrade

Veronica Andrade serves as the Executive Vice President for the NAWMBA-UH Chapter.  Veronica is currently a second year Full-Time MBA candidate at C.T. Bauer College of Business.  Veronica earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. She has five years of experience in process and supply chain optimization, quality management and change implementation in the oil and gas services industry. In her free time, Veronica enjoys reading thriller books, yoga and traveling.

Veronica can be reached at


 Executive Vice President - Finance
Mythili Chaganti
Mythili Chaganti serves as the Executive Vice President of Finance for NAWMBA - UH Chapter. Mythili earned her Masters in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is currently a Supervisor of Engineering at CenterPoint Energy, a local utility that provides electric and natural gas services. Mythili is pursuing MBA from the C.T.Bauer College of Business, University of Houston with a focus in Finance and Leadership Management. 
Mythili lives in Houston with her husband and two elementary school age sons. She is active in her kids' school PTA board and volunteers her time to advance the quality of education in STEM disciplines for all students, especially for female students. Her other interests include spending time with family, fitness, travel, and scrap booking.

Mythili can be reached at

Executive Vice President - Mentorship
Lorena Galindez

Lorena Galindez serves as the VP of Mentoship program for NAWMBA UH Chapter and as a VP of Marketing for Bauer MBA Society. Lorena is currently a second year Full-Time MBA candidate at C.T. Bauer College of Business. Lorena graduated in the Armed Forces University in Venezuela in 2004 as a Mechanical Engineer. She has 11 years of international experience in operation, marketing and business development the in the upstream Oil and Gas Service  industry. IN her free time she enjoy traveling, cooking, painting and exercising

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