Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I am an energetic, engaging, and effectual individual with an inquisitive mind and empathetic soul.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Fun Fact About Yourself: As part of an exclusive group of runners, I ran 13 miles throughout Washington, D.C., with stops at over a dozen E.U. embassies which included meetings with ambassadors, cultural performances and exhibitions (the best was folk dancing at the Czech Republic) and a ton of amazing drinks and treats to satisfy the foodie in me.
Undergraduate School and Major: (
California State University-Northridge, M.P.A., Nonprofit Management emphasis
American Jewish University, B.A., U.S. Government & Public Policy
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:
Nestlé USA, Specialist, Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives
Mayer Brown LLP, Attorney Development & Recruitment Assistant
Families In Schools, Project Coordinator, Community Engagement Programs
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Working with my former boss at Nestlé to build trust in a specific community and to engage business leaders interested in creating and implementing sustainable and impactful community initiatives.
Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Knock out the GMAT or GRE as early as possible so that you have time to focus on your school visits, applications and interviews later. Invest time and money into visiting all the schools you are considering, and focus on schools in regions you envision yourself living post-MBA.
What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I selected Goizueta because its small class size and collaborative approach create an environment where I will have the courage to take risks and grow as a professional and individual. In addition, Goizueta is 20 minutes east of Downtown Atlanta; far enough to allow me to focus on my MBA experience, but close enough to give me quick access to many of the world’s top companies.
Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I enjoy helping people solve problems. I envision myself serving as a trusted advisor for corporations to help them reach their financial goals and create value for their owners/shareholders, customers, consumers and communities they operate in.
What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would be happy if my peers said that I cared about their success because I helped them one way or another and that I cook the best Mexican food.