About

Our mission is to help Foster MBA students learn about, and establish connections within, the interactive entertainment industry. We hope to establish Foster as a source of top gaming talent.

The industry is massive (it generates around $100 billion in annual revenue) and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. An increasing number of companies in the sector are looking to bring in MBAs, and we aim to help our members capitalize on this growing opportunity. We are excited to have you join us!

Leadership
CASEY WHITE  PRESIDENT    As President of Level Up!, Casey aims to share her interest in expanding connections between MBAs and the gaming industry while nerding out with others who are passionate about gaming. After working in neuroscience for seven years, she underwent a career switch towards tech. Casey has been a hardcore Pokémon Go player since day one, however she also enjoys VR arcade and classic Nintendo games.

CASEY WHITE
PRESIDENT

As President of Level Up!, Casey aims to share her interest in expanding connections between MBAs and the gaming industry while nerding out with others who are passionate about gaming. After working in neuroscience for seven years, she underwent a career switch towards tech. Casey has been a hardcore Pokémon Go player since day one, however she also enjoys VR arcade and classic Nintendo games.

AHSAN MOHAMMADI  VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS    Ahsan was raised among a variety of consoles (Nintendo 64, Sega CD, Gameboy, Nintendo DS, PSP, Nintendo Switch) and built one PC (to rule them all). His passion for gaming and business sparked his interest in LevelUp! which aims to bridge the two. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars and playing basketball.

AHSAN MOHAMMADI
VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS

Ahsan was raised among a variety of consoles (Nintendo 64, Sega CD, Gameboy, Nintendo DS, PSP, Nintendo Switch) and built one PC (to rule them all). His passion for gaming and business sparked his interest in LevelUp! which aims to bridge the two. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars and playing basketball.

KELVIN CHANG  VICE PRESIDENT ,  FINANCE    Kelvin picked up a gaming controller before he could speak, playing Super Mario Bros. and Super Tank (Battle City) on the NES with his mom in the early 90’s. His other favorites include the Donkey Kong series and Mega Man on the SNES, and Cooking Mama on Nintendo DS where he discovered his culinary talents. In his brief stint as a Starcraft competitive gamer, Kelvin ranked in the Master League, placing him in the top 2% of all players in North America. Through Level Up!, he hopes to help others gain a deeper understanding of the industry.

KELVIN CHANG
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Kelvin picked up a gaming controller before he could speak, playing Super Mario Bros. and Super Tank (Battle City) on the NES with his mom in the early 90’s. His other favorites include the Donkey Kong series and Mega Man on the SNES, and Cooking Mama on Nintendo DS where he discovered his culinary talents. In his brief stint as a Starcraft competitive gamer, Kelvin ranked in the Master League, placing him in the top 2% of all players in North America. Through Level Up!, he hopes to help others gain a deeper understanding of the industry.

 
RAM CHAVA  VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS    Ram was raised in upstate New York on a steady diet of PC and Xbox games. Notable favorites being Starcraft, KOTOR and Halo. His interest in LevelUp! originated from the way the gaming industry takes technology and art, and with a startup mindset, drives the largest entertainment industry in the world. Currently he enjoys playing Overwatch and replaying Minecraft.

RAM CHAVA
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Ram was raised in upstate New York on a steady diet of PC and Xbox games. Notable favorites being Starcraft, KOTOR and Halo. His interest in LevelUp! originated from the way the gaming industry takes technology and art, and with a startup mindset, drives the largest entertainment industry in the world. Currently he enjoys playing Overwatch and replaying Minecraft.

EDWIN GRAJALES  VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS    Originally from Puerto Rico and with a background in Industrial Engineering, Edwin has dedicated his career to the implementation of continuous improvement methodologies with the aim of maximizing profits in the aerospace and automotive industries. This experience, combined with his passion for the gaming industry, have sparked a new interest in developing business strategies aimed at the new generation of games where maximizing post-launch revenue streams have become a top priority. On his free time, Edwin enjoys playing Super Smash Bros. as well as other action-adventure and fighting games. On a sunny day, you can find Edwin playing tennis or riding his motorcycle around the state of Washington.

EDWIN GRAJALES
VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Originally from Puerto Rico and with a background in Industrial Engineering, Edwin has dedicated his career to the implementation of continuous improvement methodologies with the aim of maximizing profits in the aerospace and automotive industries. This experience, combined with his passion for the gaming industry, have sparked a new interest in developing business strategies aimed at the new generation of games where maximizing post-launch revenue streams have become a top priority. On his free time, Edwin enjoys playing Super Smash Bros. as well as other action-adventure and fighting games. On a sunny day, you can find Edwin playing tennis or riding his motorcycle around the state of Washington.


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