Meet Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Class of 2019

Ximena Gonzalez Rojas 

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less:  Originally from Mexico, grew up in Texas, spent the last six years in D.C. at the Obama White House. My motto is ‘keep moving north!’

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas

Fun Fact About Yourself: I once made national evening news by helping a fainting woman standing behind President Obama during a speech.

Undergraduate School and Major:  University of Texas at Austin, Government

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:
Chief of Staff for Presidential Personnel – The White House (Obama Administration)
Deputy Chief of Staff for Presidential Personnel – The White House
Deputy Associate Director – Office of First Lady Michelle Obama – The White House
Executive Assistant– Office of First Lady Michelle Obama – The White House

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Serving President Obama and working on diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an administration that is representative of the people it serves.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Study for the GMAT! If quant is not your strong suit spend twice the time practicing.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? The people I met through the application process convinced me it was the right place to be.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? 
Glory!  Making a few good friends, doing well in school, and an internship in financial services.