“Everything at Tuck has inspired me to want to make a difference, to take all these opportunities I've been given and pay it forward.”
I wanted a program where, beyond gaining the education and skills to change careers, I could really get to know my classmates in an intimate environment, and build relationships with the faculty. I wanted a place where we'd all be in it together. Tuck is everything I hoped for and more. I’m challenged and inspired every day.
I was brand new to Tuck and had the opportunity to join a small group dinner at the Norwich Inn with Bill McNabb D'79, chairman and CEO of The Vanguard Group. It was amazing to observe this very genuine and adept CEO with a strong moral compass in action, talking about ethics in business and his decision-making processes. It just reinforced that Tuck was exactly where I wanted to be.
Growing up in Alaska, where the majority of the state is inaccessible except by plane, I’ve always had this passion to pursue flying as a life hobby, and explore the world by air. After months of training, I finished my private pilot’s license at the end of May! Eventually I would love to support Civil Air Patrol missions. My love for Tuck extends to the skies above Dartmouth and around New England.
One of the skills I’m working to improve at Tuck is listening. We’re all incredibly busy here, but I’ve learned that it’s important when you are having a conversation to be present, and recognize that every interaction has value. Multi-tasking is also a skill, but if you’re always thinking three steps ahead while engaging with another human being, it diminishes the interaction and you miss out on a lot.
I hope to be in a senior leadership position for a global organization whose mission I believe in and whose values align with my own, where I can recognize and feel the impact of my work. Everything at Tuck has inspired me to want to make a difference, to take all these opportunities I've been given and pay it forward.
Stanford University, BA, international relations, 2009
Chemonics International—manager and senior manager, business development, West Africa and Haiti Region (Washington, D.C.), 2013-15; Liberia country representative (Monrovia, Liberia), 2012-13; associate and senior associate, business development, Asia Region (Washington, D.C.), 2010-12
Center for Global Business and Government MBA fellow; Visiting Executive Program host fellow; Business and Politics Club, co-chair; Tuck Student Consulting Services; Africa Business Club; Admissions blogger; Women in Business; 2016 IPADE Global Case Competition, second place
First-Year Project in São Paulo, providing the Brazilian program of the Latin American NGO Worldfund with a fundraising and development strategy; Tuck Student Consulting Services, supporting WorkReadyNH program at River Valley Community College
First-Year Project, Brazil; IPADE case competition, Mexico City; work travel to Liberia, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Nepal, and Sri Lanka; advanced Swahili coursework, University of Dar es Salaam; study abroad, Oxford University; study abroad, Italy; Congolese refugee camp work, northern Zambia
Siemens USA, Washington, D.C., strategy and business development for Eric Spiegel T'87, U.S. CEO
Bill McNabb D’79, CEO, The Vanguard Group
Managers and the Law (U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro)