Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I believe business can revitalize art education, inspiring a generation of innovative, global thinkers.
Hometown: I grew up in the Air Force and lived in twelve places, including the Philippines and Italy.
Fun Fact About Yourself: As an undergrad, I saw touring Broadway shows for free because I played the piano in the lobby.
Undergraduate School and Major: B.S. Marketing and M.Ed. Elementary Education, both from the University of Nevada, Reno
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: National Board Certified Teacher
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Combining my experience as a writer and teacher, I created two award-winning educational products, Best Multiplication Songs EVER! and Best Multiplication Workbook EVER! My workbook won the Learning® Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom alongside large companies such as Disney, Pearson and Discovery Channel.
Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? An essay that reflects who you truly are will stand out—and help match you to the school that is right for you.
My advice for women: The Forté Foundation provides key information and exciting opportunities. As a business school applicant, learn from the site, attend conferences, and participate in MBA Launch. Once admitted, don’t miss the Forté Foundation MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. If you’re interested in finance, attend Forté’s Financial Services FAST Track conference, as well. Make the most of early recruiting opportunities through Forté. That’s how I landed my summer internship – I’ll be working as a Senior Product Manager at Amazon this summer for my MBA internship.
What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? W. P. Carey’s Forward Focus scholarship gives me the freedom to fully immerse myself in my studies and make career decisions based on loftier goals than paying off student loans.
Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I hope my MBA will help me maximize the potential of my children’s series about art history. My dream is to revitalize art education, inspiring a generation of innovative, global thinkers.
What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I hope classmates will say that I am a valuable professional contact and a good friend.