“The small study groups, the teamwork, the feedback loops, the community—you learn to collaborate head on in a warm, welcoming way.”
I was born and raised in New York City where everything is go, go, go, so the small size and location of Tuck, and the time to focus on being a student here was instrumental. Plus, I went to a reception and information session with Jacques-Philippe Piverger T'07, and his openness and willingness to share his personal experience was invaluable.
I thought a Tuck MBA would only prepare me for the traditional functions and careers in banking or consulting. The elective Entrepreneurial Thinking showed me alternative entrepreneurial careers. The course spoke to my personal interest in technology and disruption and how innovators turn their ideas into reality. Now I'm looking at technology entrepreneurship. I made my dream bigger.
Professor Ella Bell's Personal Leadership course showcased how work environments are moving from a top-down management environment to a buy-in environment. She pushed me to think about myself in a holistic way as a person, employee, and future manager. Professor Bell also opened her office and home for any chats or dinner. She’s an example of the thought-provoking instruction and open community Tuck provides.
I've learned to be more empathetic to other people's perspectives, and to see more clearly my own contributions. Before, my perception was that I dominated conversations. In fact, I learned I need to contribute more; to have a strong voice and ensure people stop and hear me.
New York, New York
Columbia University, BA, economics, 2009
Barclays, New York, New York, project manager, derivatives clearing operations, 2012-15; Morgan Stanley, New York, business analyst, derivatives clearing operations, 2011-12; Societe Generale, New York, business analyst, derivatives confirmations operations, 2010; CUNY Baruch College Adult Education, New York, grant administrator, 2009-10; AmeriCorps-City Year, New York, corps member, 2009
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management fellow; Tuck Center for Digital Strategies fellow; Entrepreneurship Club, co-chair, 2016-17; 2016 Tuck Admitted Students Weekend, sponsorship committee lead; Technology Club member; Deloitte Case Competition participant, 2015
ZNews Africa, mobile Africa news app startup, COO, Jan. 2015-present; RedCarpet Mexico, an entrepreneurial First-Year Project in market validation and testing; Tech Trek, Aug. 2015; New York/San Francisco Tech Treks, Dec. 2016; San Francisco Venture Capital Trek, April 2016
India Global Insight Expedition, 2016
IBM Global Business Services, New York, summer consultant
Elisabeth Hartley T'05 of Beats by Dr. Dre; Jeff Blackburn, SVP worldwide business development, Amazon; David Weisburd T’12, managing director, Growth Technology Partners; Jacques-Philippe Piverger T’07, founder, The Soleil Group; Professors Peter Regan and Scott Neslin; Deans Matthew Slaughter, Praveen Kopalle, and Sally Jaeger; my study group, fellow Consortium members, and my classmates
Since starting at Tuck, I am a more strategic big-picture thinker, I communicate with improved clarity, and I more readily embrace opportunities to engage with global cultures.
Retail Category Marketing Manager, Microsoft, Seattle, Wash.