Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Taisha Blair, Emory University (Goizueta)

Taisha Blair

Emory University, Goizueta Business School

“First-generation American passionate about health equity, child advocacy, and exploring creative outlets.”

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Fun Fact About Yourself: Trained in modern/contemporary dance and en pointe for about 10 years and worked with a dance institute that provided exposure for auditions in the entertainment industry.

Undergraduate School and Major: Spelman College, BS Biology Class of 2013; Morehouse School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine 2019

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Emory University School of Medicine, Pediatric Resident Physician

What makes Atlanta such a great place to earn an MBA? The city is growing so much and there is always something to do! I love the green spaces and hiking I have access to here (and so does my pup).  Atlanta is a melting pot with a growing tech scene and an internationally recognized healthcare ecosystem. I’m personally looking to end up somewhere in the middle of all this, so it was a perfect fit.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of Emory Goizueta’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? The small class size and feeling of genuine support from students during my application process were very important to me. Some competition can be healthy, but I did not want to be in an environment where I felt like the person next to me did not have my best interest at heart.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Emory Goizueta? Entrepreneurship and venture capital club (lover of innovation), GEMS (huge global health advocate and would love to learn more about global business operations), and real estate development elective classes (because in my heart I’m an interior designer and want to gain more knowledge in this field on a personal level).

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Having the opportunity to practice medicine at a children’s hospital in Accra, Ghana

What is one thing you have recently read, watched, or listened to that you would highly recommend to prospective MBAs? Why? Two of my favorite business-related podcasts are “The Best One Yet” (digestible business news) and “Money Moves” (great financial pearls)

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Emory Goizueta’s MBA program? Be confident in your unique experiences. Something you may think is small could be the thing that helps add a diverse perspective to the incoming class.


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