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Student Speakers

Undergraduate Ceremony

Swapnika Yarlagadda ’19

Swapnika Yarlagadda ’19

Swapnika Yarlagadda ’19 is an international student from Hyderabad, India. During her time at Babson, she has been an active student leader through her roles as a resident assistant and peer career ambassador. As an honors student, she has passionately researched the educational sectors in India and the United States. She also has been named to the Dean’s List every semester as a further testament of her academic excellence. In her junior year, she studied at the London School of Economics, where she explored her interest in political science. Through this opportunity, she was able to travel extensively, learn more about different cultures, and push the boundaries of her comfort zone.

During the past few summers, she enhanced her professional experience by helping kickstart Babson’s Boston campus and interning at UBS, an investment banking company. After graduation, she will be joining Wayfair as a profitability and strategy analyst.

Graduate Ceremony

Rodrigo Riviello MBA’19

Rodrigo Riviello MBA’19

Rodrigo Riviello MBA’19 aspires to revolutionize the biotechnology industry in Mexico. He began his professional career in a small company in Mexico’s pharmaceutical industry. He later transitioned into food production, where he became a major agent of change for one of the largest food producers in the country. After his studies at Babson, he plans to further develop a professional career in Boston, allowing him to grow before venturing into his own business.

Riviello earned his undergraduate degree at Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) in biotechnology engineering, and he is graduating from the one-year MBA program at Babson. As an athlete, he competed professionally in triathlons representing Mexico in three world cups. In his spare time, he enjoys wakeboarding, rock climbing, practicing archery or spending time with his 3-year-old Husky, Cana.