Graduate Assistants

Learn about academics and student life in the Questrom School of Business from our team of Graduate Assistants. Weekdays throughout the semester, our Graduate Assistants are available to schedule coffee chats at the Starbucks located within the Questrom School of Business. If you are not in the Boston area, you can chat with our Graduate Assistants through email or schedule a phone or Skype appointment.

Interested? Email with the date and time you would like to meet, and we will respond with availability.

Graduate Assistants


Kate (Wesche) Baars
Health Sector Management
MBA ‘16, Concentration in Marketing

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Academic Background: University of Puget Sound, BA in Business Leadership
Pre-MBA Experience: Marketing/Advertising Strategy Roles at Valassis, Draftfcb and Disney/ABC Interactive
Summer Internship: MBA Pharmaceutical Marketing Intern, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
On Campus Activities: VP Finance, Health Sector Management Club; Chair, 2016 Link Day

Kate has a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and worked in marketing and media at Disney/ABC, Draftfcb and Valassis prior to coming to Questrom to earn her MBA. Kate is transitioning into a career in healthcare and is interested in healthcare innovation and increasing patient access and empowerment to participate in care decisions. Kate spent her summer at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. She enjoys being active outdoors (especially hiking, bike rides and whitewater rafting) and exploring new places.


Travis Kilpatrick TK
Public and Nonprofit MBA ’16, Concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Academic Background: Washington University in St. Louis, A.B. in Ancient Studies and Economics.

Pre-MBA Experience: State Programs Manager, ACT; Financial Analyst II, Partners Healthcare; Undergraduate Admissions, Washington University in St. Louis

Summer Internship: Corporate Development Program, Liberty Mutual
On-Campus Activities: Vice President – Alumni, Public and Nonprofit Management Club; Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Transformation Club; BU on Board

Travis is interested in corporate strategy and decision making, particularly for organizations undergoing structural and cultural change. Outside of the classroom, he serves on the board for YEP-Boston, loves cooking (especially pizza) and the Seattle Seahawks.


Victoria Lopez
MBA ’16, Concentration in Marketing, Strategy and LOT

Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY
Academic Background: UMass – Amherst, B.A. in Communications, Minors in Psychology and Resource Economics
Summer Internship: Change Management, Campbell Soup Company
Pre-MBA Experience: Human Resources, Target; Salesfloor Executive Team Leader, Target
On Campus Activities: Co-President of WMBAA, VP of Sports & Social Club, Peer to Peer Mentor

Victoria’s experience in Retail and CPG led her to have a passion for undertstanding consumer behavior. She is currently transitioning into a Marketing function, ideally at a Fortunte 500 CPG Company. Victoria also enjoys being extremely involved on campus and within the community. This past April she ran with the Girl Scouts Team for the 119th Boston Marathon.


Will McGahan
MBA ’16, Concentration in Leadership and Organizational Transformation, Strategy & Innovation

Hometown: South Boston, MA
Academic Background: American University, BA Political Science, Minor Justice, Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies
Pre-MBA Experience: Marketing and Communications, National League of Cities

Summer Internship: Liberty Mutual, Field Management Development Program
On-Campus Activities: Cohort Cup, Leadership and Organizational Transformation

Will is interested in change management and hopes to assist organizations that are looking to adapt in order to meet the ever changing expectations in the workplace. He has experience in non-profit marketing and communications as well as strategic planning and long term plan development. Will is a native Bostonian and loves watching his favorite sports teams. When he can find the time he enjoys road trips, his longest trip being from Boston to California and back over 7 weeks.


Joe Turner
MS-MBA ’16, Concentration in Marketing

Hometown: Durham, CT
Academic Background: BS Mechanical Engineering from the University of Note Dame
Summer Internship: Pathways Operations Intern at Amazon
Pre MBA Experience: Surface Nuclear Naval Officer, United States Navy
On Campus Activities: MS-MBA Association, Veterans’ Club, Leadership and Organizational Transformation Club, BU on Board

Joe grew up moving around the world, which instilled in him a love of travel. After his years in the military, he decided to go and find out how the world of business actually works. When not running around Questrom for class, clubs, TA jobs or team meetings, you can find Joe at almost any karaoke establishment, belting out the best of 90’s and 00’s pop.


Katie Eichinger 
MS in Mathematical Finance ‘16

Hometown: Union, Kentucky
Academic Background: University of Kentucky, B.A. in Mathematics and Mathematical Economics
Previous Experience: Process Excellence Intern with Xerox, Corporation; Accounting Intern with M.F. Cachat Company
On-Campus Activities: Graduate Student Council MSMF ’16 Class Representative; Mathematical Finance Club; Consulting Club; Sports and Social Club.

kaylinheadshotKaylin Tabbah
MS in Mathematical Finance ‘17

Hometown: Stockton,CA
Academic Background:University of Texas at Austin, B.S. Mathematics specializing in Scientific Computation

Kaylin has always had an interest in mathematics. She was a Calculus tutor while in college, as well as a TA at a summer math camp. She is currently involved in a field hockey league, and she also enjoys traveling, baking and runnning.