“Tuck strengthened my business intuition, imbued me with confidence to lead, and inspired me to make a major career transition.”
For the past five years, education reform was my life. I came to Tuck not to leave education and the public sector for good, but to garner experience that would make me more impactful in the future. Tuck has been a great place to explore new careers and industries because of the way my experience here has built my confidence in my business intuition and analytical ability. My next role, in the private sector, will allow me to put these new skills to use so I can truly be equipped to contribute to education reform later in my career at a higher level. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished at Tuck and what it means for my ultimate impact on the world.
Being president of the Women in Business club was meaningful because I could directly apply what I was learning in my leadership classes, like Leadership Out of the Box with Ella Bell Smith and the Psychology of Strategic Leadership with Giovanni Gavetti. Another highlight was being a vocalist in the Tuck Band. Exploring the parts of my personality that love performing, music, and the arts while serving the school was incredibly fun and gratifying.
One of my most fulfilling learning experiences at Tuck was in Mergers & Acquisitions with Karin Thorburn. I didn’t have any exposure to corporate finance before the fall core, so I told her very early that I was a little anxious about engaging with the material. I learned more than I expected because of her support, enthusiasm, and commitment to my success in the class.
Tuck provides an opportunity for unparalleled growth as you determine what you want to commit your life and career to doing. Even if you think you already know, come to Tuck willing to evolve throughout the two years you’re here. Let go, be flexible, explore, and trust Tuck’s process!
Winter Park, Fla.
Vanderbilt University, BA, 2008
High school English teacher, YES Prep Public Schools, Teach for America, Houston, TX; Director of talent acquisition, YES Prep Public Schools, Houston, TX
Business and Ethics at the Base of the Pyramid; Marketing in the Networked Economy; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy; Leadership in the Global Economy; Marketing in an Environment of Constant Change; Professional Decision Modeling; Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis; Advertising Management
President, Women in Business Club, 2014-15; Initiative for Women Steering Committee; Center for Leadership Fellow; student board, Quality of Life Committee (student-faculty interaction); Women's Tripod Hockey captain; Forté fellow; the T’15 Tuck Band, vocalist
First-Year Project working with Kiehl’s Since 1851 to recommend innovative experiential marketing strategies that would increase brand awareness in target customer segments. Tuck Student Consulting Services: Advised the town of Reading, Vermont as it implemented economic development and job creation projects.
Global Insight Expedition to Vietnam and Singapore; Traveling with Tuck friends and classmates in Argentina and Chile; India “Fun Trek”
Retail leadership development program intern, Amazon.com, Seattle, Wash.
Jim Fish T’70 influenced my choice to attend Tuck; Sue Sullivan T’89 was encouraging in my internship search; Tuck’s chief marketing officer Gina des Cognets T’01 has been an ally, friend, and inspiration; Tuck receptionist Mary Jo Hotaling has become a close friend; Professor Paul Argenti took an active interest in my career
Retail leadership development program, vendor manager for movies and TV, Amazon.com
My two years at Tuck strengthened my business intuition, imbued me with confidence to lead, and inspired me to make a major career transition. The time here, with these people, was life-shaping and life-changing, and I'll always look back on it with gratitude.