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Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
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Harvard | Mr. Climate
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Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
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Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
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Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
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Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
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Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
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Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
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Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
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Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
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Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
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McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
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Meet the MBA Class of 2023: Alex Quoyeser, Northwestern University (Kellogg)

Alex Quoyeser

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

“A fun-loving guy living to make amazing friends and unforgettable memories.”

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Fun Fact About Yourself: Four of my best friends from college and I started a company called Boat Racing LLC, where we invest in minority stakes in thoroughbred race horses. One of our horses, Hot Rod Charlie, came in 3rd in this year’s Kentucky Derby and is heading to the world championship at the Breeders Cup!

Undergraduate School and Major: Brown University – Business Economics

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Lyft – Operations Manager, Bikes and Scooters in Los Angeles

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? It is the flexibility of the curriculum, because there are so many classes I want to take and it’s important to me to have the freedom to build my own academic experience. After Kellogg, I want to pursue a career in General Management, so having the ability to take classes within the Managing Organizations, Operations, and Strategy majors — while also doing coursework in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Growth and Scaling; and Social Impact pathways — is integral to me getting the most out of this academic experience.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Northwestern Kellogg? The activity that excites me most at Northwestern Kellogg is the Board Fellows program. It’s a unique opportunity to participate as a board member of a nonprofit organization and make a profound, lasting impact in a community.

This is valuable because I intend to serve on nonprofit boards in my life after Kellogg to be able to make an impact like I did at Lyft. In my previous work, part of my responsibilities included building a micro-mobility (electric bike and scooter) program tailored towards low-income individuals in Los Angeles. This was my introduction into the social impact and transportation equity space, which I hope to build upon.

What word best describes the Kellogg MBA students and alumni you’ve met so far and why? Generous. Everyone I’ve met from Kellogg is so generous with their time, energy, and resources. They’re terrific people who make a person want to be a part of the Kellogg family.

What makes Chicago such a great place to earn an MBA? It has everything a person could want from a city: culture, food, recreation, and kind Midwestern people. Being able to go to Chicago whenever I want is great, but Evanston is a wonderful place in its own right. There are plenty of social and cultural outlets in the immediate area that are wonderful recreational opportunities for MBA students at Kellogg.

Kellogg is known for a team-driven culture. What quality do you bring as a teammate and why is it so important to success? Accountability. Trust is essential in a team environment. I hold myself to a high standard, so my teammates can trust me to lead them. I’ll be the first to point out my own mistakes, so people feel comfortable to be forthcoming and transparent with their ideas and opinions.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Building Lyft’s Los Angeles electric bike and scooter program from a 250-scooter operation in an 8 square mile service area to 3,500+ bike and scooter operation in a 200+ square mile service area and serving tens of thousands of customers, including many low-income customers who we were able to serve through our equitability programs.

How did COVID-19 change your perspective on your career and your life in general? You never know the internal battles that people are going through every day. Be kind to people.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point and what do you hope to do after graduation? After a few years of working at Lyft, I knew that I wanted to work in management, but recognized that I had a lot to learn. I know Kellogg will help me round out my toolkit, enable me to dive deep into the skillsets I really want to develop, and equip me to be a great, inclusive leader. I’m looking at opportunities within the Technology, Manufacturing, and Logistics spaces.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Harvard, Wharton, Darden, and McCombs

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Northwestern Kellogg’s MBA program? As you complete your application, think about how you’ll use your Kellogg MBA to solve a problem you’ve recognized in the world.