“I feel extremely lucky to be surrounded by a community at Tuck that always encourages me to face challenges head-on.”
My role before Tuck was in business services and I worked specifically with marketing professionals. I knew I wanted to pursue an MBA because I wanted a broader understanding of the business world and how different functions within a company actually work together.
I wanted a fully immersive business school experience with a strong core curriculum. With this in mind, Tuck easily rose to the top of my list. Beyond that, when I came on campus for my interview, I really felt how supportive the community was. Everyone was so welcoming, and I immediately felt so at home.
Being an associate and fellow of the Center for Digital Strategies has been the highlight of my Tuck experience. I met some of my best friends through the center, found mentors who I know will support and challenge me throughout my career, and got to learn about everything from esports to bitcoin from my classmates.
The learning environment at Tuck is incredibly supportive. I love that every professor has an open-door policy—I feel like I can always ask questions and that my professors and classmates are actually eager to help me understand the material we cover in class. Beyond that, Tuck has a very collaborative learning environment that encourages us to work effectively and excel in team settings.
I really got to experience the strength of the Tuck community—both on campus and throughout our alumni base—when I lost my original summer internship due to the global pandemic. Classmates and Tuck alumni I had never spoken to reached out to help me brainstorm potential project ideas and offered to connect me with anyone within their rolodexes. I think the trust that every Tuckie has in each other is something so special. I am so proud to be part of this community.
Because of Tuck’s remote location, everyone is 110 percent invested in being here. I love this because it has meant that I’ve gotten to know my classmates incredibly well, immerse myself in my classes, and try new things (like Tripod!) that I would have never thought to do outside of the Upper Valley. Everyone is present and it helps foster a community that I believe is unrivaled!
I encourage prospective students to reflect on what they want to get out of their business school experience and start getting to know the distinct Tuck community. Our motto is “Your time, Your Tuck.” Every Tuckie you speak to will offer a unique perspective on this special place.
Marketing & Technology
Harvard College, AB, Psychology
Researcher at Forrester
Center for Digital Strategies associate and fellow; Visiting Executive Program fellow; Tuck Admissions associate; Marketing and Brand Management Club co-chair; Wine Club co-chair; Tripod Hockey
First-Year Project with Caerus Wines, working with José Salgado T’18 to help him identify and define a go-to-market strategy for his direct-to-consumer wine business in Napa, CA; Research with Professor Praveen Kopalle to develop a teaching note for his Retail Pricing Analytics elective that explored the different opportunities modern retailers have to use machine learning in their pricing strategies.
Product Strategy & Consumer Insights, Allbirds
Tuck INTEL with Professor Praveen Kopalle (experiential course that brings together the entire Tuck core curriculum); The CEO Experience with N.H. Governor John Lynch (case-based elective that explores the different opportunities and challenges CEOs face in their leadership positions)
Hosting student conversations with Joey Bergstein, CEO of Seventh Generation, and Chip Bergh, president & CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., as a Visiting Executive Program fellow; feeling the support and mentorship of alumni near and far in my internship search when my original plans changed due to COVID-19; whiteboarding with my CDS co-fellows to outline my research paper on “consumer data used for good;” spending the summer in the Upper Valley and floating down the Connecticut at golden hour; learning to ski; team hugs after Tripod games, win or lose
Product Marketing Manager, Store No. 8, Walmart’s technology incubator, New York City
I feel extremely lucky to be surrounded by a community at Tuck that always encourages me to face challenges head-on. Whether it was taking an elective to learn more about a topic I had limited familiarity with or figuring out what type of career I wanted to pursue after Tuck, I always knew that my friends, mentors, and professors were rooting for me. The Tuck community has shown me how to take control of my own time, prioritize the things I care about most, and be truly present in the opportunities I take on. My Tuck Transformation has been in gaining the confidence to identify and go after what I want. I hope to carry forward what I have learned from the Tuck community throughout my personal and professional life.