New York University, Stern School of Business
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I am an adventurous, world-traveling, bicultural, and sustainability-conscious problem-solver.
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela and Toronto, Canada
Fun Fact About Yourself: I am not scared of heights — I have rappelled down the exterior of high-rise buildings on a set of ropes over 100 times.
Undergraduate School: University of Toronto – Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. – Design Engineer (2012-2016)
Sustainability Ontario Community Energy Co-operative – President and board member (2014-2016)
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I was the primary contributor of the LEED consulting team involved with a regional train station’s LEED certification for sustainable buildings. LEED is a designation for sustainable buildings that excel in energy and material efficiency. Due to our efforts, the building became the 1st parkade (multistory parking garage) to receive LEED Certification in Canada.
Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? I recommend taking the time to fully immerse yourself in the process of in-depth career research and self-reflection. This will help you learn more about yourself, solidify your career goals, and better communicate your story to the admissions team of the programs you target.
What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? Apart from having access to recruitment by top firms in the center of one of the most important business hubs in the world (New York City), I feel like the NYU Stern community is truly unique. Stern leverages its current student body and alumni when attracting future students because they are confident that Sternies are able to communicate the culture of collaboration that makes Stern’s community thrive. After talking to quite a few Sternies, I was convinced that this was the program for me.
Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job would be to work for a top consulting firm and specialize in sustainable business strategy. I want to help companies adapt to the new status quo with regards to efficient energy and material consumption.
What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I want them to say that they saw me absolutely everywhere while at Stern. I want to immerse myself in the Stern community and take advantage of the myriad of professional and cultural clubs, activities and trips.