“Tuck has inspired me to be deeply curious, to surround myself with smarter people than myself, and to not be afraid to ask questions.”
I chose to pursue an MBA at Tuck because of its small and intimate community, strong alumni network, health care resources, and proximity to the outdoors. Although those reasons are not unique to me, they have definitely rung true throughout the past two years. I have become much more confident in my decision making and ability to lead others within Tuck’s trust-based community. It has enabled me to get out of my comfort zone and take more risks.
MY TUCK HIGHLIGHTS
There are several highlights from my time at Tuck, but a few that stand out are:
ON TUCK’S LOCATION
Tuck’s location has certainly been a defining factor of my business school experience. Few schools can boast limitless access to outdoor activities and a student-run hockey league that encourages participation regardless of skill level. Having the opportunity to live in the Upper Valley for two years away from the distractions of a city is pretty unique. Tuckies spend time together on weekends, going skiing and hiking, playing hockey, tennis, squash, paddle, you name it—this, I would argue, forges bonds unrivaled by other MBA programs.
WHAT I’LL MISS MOST
Reflecting on what I’ll miss most about Tuck, it is definitely the people. It is a privilege to be surrounded by approximately 300 intelligent, engaging, and supportive classmates on a given day. After working in isolation during the height of the pandemic, it was a welcome change to meet and learn from hundreds of people in person every day. Although I’ll miss the energy of Tuck’s small but mighty community, I feel immensely grateful for the lifelong friendships I’ve formed.
Amherst College, BA, Psychology and French
Optum, Senior Consultant; Advisory Board Company, Consultant
Tuck Social Venture Fund, Center for Health Care fellow; Center for Venture Capital/Private Equity fellow; Health Care Club co-chair; Squash Club co-chair
Business Development & Partnerships Intern, Thirty Madison
Entrepreneurship in Health Care with Professors Trevor Price, Michael Zubkoff, and Adam Groff; Corporate Valuation with Professor Anant Sundaram; Health Care Analytics and Society with Professor Lindsey Leininger; Investing and Dealmaking in Health Care with Professors Michael Carusi, Michael McIvor, Suzie Rubin, and Michael Zubkoff
Moderating a health care investing panel at the Private Equity Venture Capital Conference with Leah O’Donnell of Seae Ventures and Daniel Gottlieb of Broadview Ventures; Facilitating a health care speaker event with John Parker, CEO and founder of Springhood Ventures, to discuss early-stage investing in children’s health.
Sr. Director, Strategic Partnership Alliance at The Health Management Academy
Tuck Social Venture Fund student director: working with a team of nine peers to operate and manage an early-stage impact investing fund, including sourcing new companies, performing due diligence, developing investment memos and recommendations, managing portfolio companies, and leading alumni relations; Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital fellows project: developed an investment thesis promoting investment in women’s reproductive health and the Medicaid population; sourced FYP with Materna Medical, a women’s reproductive and sexual health medical device startup to develop a consumer-facing app and improve the user experience; Early-Stage VC workshop with Jim Feuille
Tuck has transformed me into a more confident and authentic person, teammate, peer, and leader. From experiential learning and coursework to social activities and personal relationships, I have taken more risks and have gotten involved in programs and activities I might not have tried otherwise.
Tuck has inspired me to be deeply curious, to constantly surround myself with much smarter people than myself, and to not be afraid to ask questions. As my time at Tuck comes to an end, I am even more motivated to prioritize continuous learning throughout my professional and personal life.
I look forward to upcoming reunions when I can reconnect with classmates and hear about all their professional and personal accomplishments!