Leeds is a special place because of our community. Business Buffs are entrepreneurs and visionaries who see the world as it can be. They’re courageous in the face of adversity and eager to help when they see others struggle. They know nothing great is achieved without hard work, and they are doing what it takes to make a difference.

Faces of Leeds showcases the stories of the individuals who make our community such a unique, exciting place. Know someone with a great story to share? Tell us!

John Helmers

John Helmers (MBA’07)

Director of Graduate Career Management, Leeds School of Business

John Helmers actively pursues the path less traveled. As director of the Graduate Career Management office at Leeds, he encourages students to do the same. Meet John.

Aryana Nakhai

Aryana Y. Nakhai (MBA’24)

Renewable Development Finance, Invenergy LLC

Aryana Nakhai always had her heart set on a career as an engineer. Now she's building an interdisciplinary skill set that will propel her career as a leader in the renewable energy industry. Meet Aryana.

Grace Trahan looks back at the camera while in a kayak, holding a paddle.

Grace Trahan (Fin'23)

Private Equity Analyst, Five Elms Capital

After graduating a year early, Grace Trahan is ready to explore the world. Meet Grace.