Harvard | Mr. Investment Banker
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
IU Kelley | Mr. Businessman Engineer
GMAT 690, GPA 7.26/10
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Tech Evangelist
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
MIT Sloan | Mr. Hopeful CXO
GMAT 750, GPA 3.56
Stanford GSB | Mr. Deferred MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.82
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBA Class of 2023
GMAT 725, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Inclusive Consultant
GMAT 650, GPA 6.7
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer Volunteer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Emporio Armani
GMAT 780, GPA 3.03
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Consulting Analyst
GMAT 700, GPA 7.7/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
Yale | Mr. Fencer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.48
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Three
GRE 310, GPA 2.7
Tuck | Mr. South African FinTech
GMAT 730, GPA 3.08
London Business School | Mr. Green Energy
GMAT 710, GPA 3.1
IU Kelley | Ms. Marketing Manager
GRE 294, GPA 2.5
Kenan-Flagler | Ms. Nonprofit Admin
GMAT 620, GPA 3.3
Kellogg | Mr. Class President
GRE 319.5, GPA 3.76
Tepper | Mr. Tech Strategist
GRE 313, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Tuck | Mr. Metamorphosis
GRE 324, GPA 3.15

Meet Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Class of 2019

Emily Redfield 

Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less:  A transformative leader, with an eye for insights, that inspires through positivity and strategic ingenuity.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Fun Fact About Yourself:  I discovered as a twenty-two-year-old adult that I was only born with one kidney. It finally makes sense why I’ve always felt a little lopsided.

Undergraduate School and Major: Indiana University – Marketing and International Business

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:  

Frito-Lay North America, Inc. – Associate Manager – Portfolio Insights Strategy & Analytics

PepsiCo, Inc. – Associate Manager – Global Insights Strategy Development

Frito-Lay North America, Inc. – Analyst / Senior Analyst – Special Projects & Premium Brands Insights

Frito-Lay North America, Inc. – Associate Analyst / Analyst – Cheetos & Doritos Innovation Insights

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Working on multiple successful innovation launches was a huge accomplishment. It is incredible to watch a product transform from concept to launch. There is no better experience than walking into a grocery store and seeing people purchase the product you have worked on for years. Cheetos Sweetos is a seasonal innovation that was a particular passion project of mine.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  It is never too early to talk to both MBA candidates and alums. I asked frank questions about the value others gained from their MBA, which helped me understand if the MBA was the right next-step in my career. During this Q&A dialogue, I gleaned early insights from their specific MBA experiences. This helped me understand the class culture, curriculum, recruiting opportunities, and general advice across various programs. These conversations were invaluable to narrowing down my choice and finding the perfect MBA match.

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? After going to such a large undergraduate university, I knew I wanted a smaller program to build an intimate network with heightened access to faculty. Dean Johnson’s characterization of Owen as a global MBA program on a personal scale reaffirmed my interest in a smaller class size. I heard Dean Johnson’s vision for Owen during Discover Weekend (a weekend for prospective students to tour Owen). While at Discover Weekend, I met current students and other prospective students to get a pulse on the culture of the student body. After the weekend of meeting students and professors, touring the campus, learning about the curriculum, and exploring Nashville – I was sold on Owen.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school?  Achieving both personal and professional growth after my first year of school would be a major success. I’m looking to stretch myself personally by getting involved in clubs and ascending to a leadership position. In terms of professional growth, I’m taking classes to challenge and expand my functional skill set beyond CPG consumer insights. This should be a fairly easy goal to accomplish at Owen given the diverse course load in Mod I and Mod II. I’m looking to supplement classwork with case competitions to bring the learning to life and cultivate relationships with my classmates.


Related Stories In Our Meet The Class of 2019 Series: 

The Pioneering MBAs In The Class of 2019

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management

London Business School

University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business

Notre Dame University Mendoza College of Business

UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

New York University Stern School of Business

University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business