Student Spotlight: Juliana Bassit Lavorini

Name: Juliana Bassit Lavorini Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in International Relations from PUC-SP (Brazil) Interests: World travel – meeting new people and exploring different cultures, foods, histories and natural environments! Sustainability Animals, all of them, including my pups Vicky and Simba Photography Outdoor activities Why the MAM-SSM program: During my undergraduate, I became passionate about finding […]

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MAMSSM Helps Solve Real World Business Problems


One of our current students, Bryan Hildebrandt, shares his group’s story on the impact of their Industry Analysis project last quarter: Three weeks ago, myself and three others from my cohort found ourselves at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle in a their executive boardroom. Within a few minutes we would be meeting with an executive […]

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Student Spotlight: Jeremy Bradon Rothschild


Name: Jeremy Bradon Rothschild Hometown: Tacoma/Olympia Undergraduate Degree: PP&E Public Policy & Economics, European History at University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) (double major) Interests: Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, economics, history, education and welfare policy, social and economic inequality, environmentalism, traveling, coffee. Why the MAM-SSM program: I chose MAMSSM after finding it while flicking through possible graduate […]

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A Visit to Impact Hub Seattle

I cannot say enough about how awesome and diverse our faculty is here in the program. Brian Howe teaches our Business Law class sessions. We have enjoyed having him in our class space, but today we got the opportunity to visit his work space. Brian is the founder and CEO of Impact Hub Seattle. This […]

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The MAM-SSM Value Proposition (And how it relates to my own)


Today my fellow SPU classmates got to attend a fantastic even put on for us by F5 Networks, Inc. F5 is a Seattle based company that is an applications and services company that keeps businesses’ website applications secure and connected. We had the opportunity to have a brown bag session where we were treated to […]

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Building Social Business: The MAMSSM Way

It turns out that businesses can do more than just make money….much more. This quarter, our program is exploring how businesses are changing to become socially and environmentally responsible and what it takes to design and start a social business. Social businesses take on the mission to address more than just a financial bottom line. […]

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e-Commerce is Hot!

MAMSSM visit to Urvee in Bangalore, India

More than a title, this is a line we heard multiple times during our study abroad trip to India and China. In each of the countries, businesses are realizing they can skip the storefronts and create online marketplaces that deliver products to customers efficiently and in real-time. Rather than the customer going to the business, […]

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MAM-SSM is Going Global!

Our trip around the world (literally) is only two weeks away! The class of 2015 is gearing up to present their Industry Analysis projects and then it’s time to get packing. This year’s cohort gets the special opportunity of flying around the world. We are starting our travels in Beijing. From there, we’re off to […]

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From Classmates to Friends: Relationship Building in the Cohort

Our beautiful ferry ride back from Coupeville

What do you get when you take 16 strangers, all striving towards a similar goal, put them in the same room every day for three weeks? What happens when you give them challenging social issues to work on and ideate solutions for? You get the first weeks of MAM-SSM. Our class of 16 students comes […]

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Student Spotlight: Claire Dugan

  Name: Claire Dugan Hometown: Tacoma, Washington Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in International Studies and Environmental Policy from Fordham University NYC Interests: Reading (favorite author Anais Nin) Making jewelry, cards, and other crafts Running Brunch Going to museums Exploring urban parks and gardens My cat…the Great Catsby Why the MAM-SSM program: I wanted to relocate to […]

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