Sam is a 1st year MBA candidate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to business school, he worked in the commercial banking industry, underwriting senior secured loans to middle-market and corporate clients. Sam is passionate about food / consumer products, entertainment and technology as well as financing and strategy for early stage ventures. In his free time, Sam enjoys outdoor activities such as scuba diving and snow skiing and playing sports such as soccer and softball. You can reach him at Samuel.bakula.2021@anderson.ucla.edu.

Miravel: “Fresh From Wall-to-Table™”

“Mira,” Spanish, def. “to look” or “to visualize.” “Marvel” def. “to be filled with wonder or astonishment.” For founding partners Riley Kuffner and Randall Shapiro, Miravel means “to look at the marvel of life.” This notion represents the company’s underlying motivation to close the gap between sustainability and accessibility. With the Simple Garden, Miravel’s flagship…