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Leila Pirnia


Leila Pirnia co-founded MBA Podcaster in January 2006 to provide information and advice to MBA applicants. MBA Podcaster is now ranked #1 on iTunes for the MBA category and generates over 80,000 podcast downloads each month. She was most recently Vice President of Strategic Planning & Global Brand Management for DIC Entertainment, a leading independent children's entertainment company in Los Angeles acquired by Cookie Jar Entertainment. She

Janet Nakano


Janet Nakano is a host and producer for MBA Podcaster. She is a Los Angeles native and received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. Janet started her career as a journalist reporting news for public radio stations and programs including NPR-affiliates KPCC and KQED, Pacifica and BBC. Her work in radio and media culminated into an interest in film and led to her completing the graduate certificate program in Documentary Film at The New

Dilini Fernando


Dilini Fernando is a video host for MBA PodTV. Dilini graduated from the Brown University with a degree in Public and Private Sector Organizations. While studying at Brown, she was actively involved at a local alternative rock radio station, WBRU. With a passion for entrepreneurship, media and business, she simultaneously pursued her on-air career (as a radio DJ for a CBS radio affiliate in Boston) while developing her own record label, music

Mia Saini


Mia Saini is a video host and producer for MBA PodTV. Mia graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a double major in neuroscience and media studies and a double minor in civil engineering and management science from MIT Sloan School of Management. At MIT, she was chosen as a Truman Scholar and Rhodes Scholar Finalist. After MIT, Mia worked at Goldman Sachs in New York before leaving for She has interned at NASA

Diana Page Jordan


Diana Page Jordan is an award-winning broadcast journalist, with national first place awards for breaking news, best use of sound, features, as well as for her author feature The Book Page. She has first place awards from Oregon Press Women for her AP Radio book feature Between the Lines and for her hosting of a talk show at KRLA in Los Angeles. She is also an Oregon Woman of Distinction. Diana’s radio work led her to join MBA Podcaster as one

Catherine Girardeau


Catherine Girardeau is a host and producer for MBA Podcaster. Her background includes print and radio journalism, podcasting, and video production. Her work has garnered awards, from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters "Silver Reel" to first-place awards from the National Association of Interpretation to a MUSE award for the podcast series she co-created with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, "SFMOMA Artcasts". Catherine

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