“I will use my Tuck degree to stand up as a leader for change.”
I came to Tuck with a passion for social impact consulting. I wanted to see if pursuing an internship in management consulting would be the first best step for me to enter this very niche market of social impact work. I realized after going through the recruiting process that I actually had other passions. I fell in love with technology and wound up getting an internship at Google working on payments which worked really well with my background in finance.
EXPLORING A PASSION
Although I was going into tech, I found different avenues at Tuck that allowed me to explore my passion for social impact. Tuck has a strong partnership with an education reform program at Columbia Law. I spent an entire semester away at Columbia in a program called Managing Transformation and Change in K-12 Education Reform. I had the opportunity to dive deeply into the history of the U.S. education system, as well as consult for a charter school and help determine a post-secondary support model for its students. Additionally, I serve as a board fellow for a nonprofit in Hanover called Positive Tracks. I love the opportunities that Tuck has for students to really explore all of their passions—whether it’s the first thing they’re going to pursue directly out of Tuck or something they’re thinking about long term.
WORKING FOR A CAUSE
I will use my Tuck degree to stand up as a leader for change. I will work to understand how technology can provide payment solutions for people of all socio-economic backgrounds around the world and how technology can support closing education achievement gaps for U.S. minority children. Everything I do in my life, both personally and professionally, will be aligned with the causes I believe in.
Newburgh, New York
Brown University, BA, commerce, organizations, and entrepreneurship
JPMorgan Chase & Co., business operations manager, 2014; strategy associate, 2011-2014; financial analyst, 2009-2011
Admissions interview associate; Elevate Tuck Diversity Initiatives; Black Students at Tuck co-chair; Positive Tracks board fellow; Consulting Project Management teaching assistant; Consortium for Graduate Study in Management fellow
Public Sector Structural Change in K-12 Education program at Columbia Law’s Center for Public Research and Leadership; First-Year Project for Clean Marine Energy; Revers Board Fellow for Positive Tracks
South Africa Global Insight Expedition, “South African Mission: Rescuing the Renaissance,” led by Professor Phil Stocken
Google, Emerging Products, business development intern, 2016
Working closely with administrators, faculty, and students to develop equity and inclusion initiatives; Traveling to Japan with classmates; Tuck alumnae Joya Zuber T’13 and Jasmin Herrera T’16 who helped me land my summer internship
Consulting Project Management with Professor Julie Lang has been a favorite hands-on class
Nan Stone, Managing for Social Impact; Julie Lang, Consulting Project Management; Paul Argenti, Analysis for General Managers, Corporate Communications; John Marshall, Marketing in the Networked Economy
Google, Emerging Business Development, strategic partner manager
Learning from my classmates and realizing the true value of Tuck’s close-knit community has been invaluable. Tuckies believe in paying it forward. Tuckies believe that no one should be left behind, inside or outside the classroom. I have grown academically, professionally, and personally with the support of my classmates, Tuck alumni, and Tuck faculty and staff. Every day I am challenged to think bigger about what impact I hope to have in my own life. I have transformed into a leader who not only thinks about developing a strategic approach, but also about the social impact of my work and how I can contribute to causes I stand for.