Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Tatiana Imler, Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

Tatiana Imler

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

“Driven Miami girl turned engineer, now in tech, passionate about empowering women and Latinos in the workplace. Mom of two.”

Hometown: Miami, FL

Fun Fact About Yourself: I worked at NASA during an undergraduate internship supporting International Space Station living support systems. It was an unforgettable experience!

Undergraduate School and Major:

B.S. Carnegie Mellon University, Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

M.S. Rutgers University, Chemical Engineering

Most Recent Employer and Job Title:

ABM Industries, Inc.

Senior Manager, Technology Solution Owner

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Carnegie Mellon’s MBA curriculum and programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? It was being able to concentrate in areas that I want to develop further such as Technology Strategy and Product Management. Also, I appreciated the ability to take classes in emerging technologies at the university in other colleges during the second year of MBA.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Carnegie Mellon? The Business and Technology Club excited me the most. I am hoping to be able to unlock the understanding of the ways that business and tech intersect and how to learn more about the emerging technologies and application in industry.

The Tepper MBA is known for intensive one-on-one coaching and personal development. What area do you hope to strengthen during your two years in business school and why? I would like to strengthen my negotiation skills and also expand further on being a more well-rounded leader during times of change.

The Tepper MBA is also known for being highly data-driven Why does the program’s focus on quantitative analysis and decision-making appeal to you? How have been able to leverage this approach in your career so far? My career decisions have always been data-driven. Tepper’s data-driven program focus matches with how I approach business challenges. I want to become better at making higher impact decisions and focusing on the right data to use.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Transitioning successfully from a supply chain career to a technology career in 2021. Many supported me and women in tech organizations like getWITit were part of my journey from the start.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Carnegie Mellon’s MBA program? Be your authentic self and really self-reflect on what is important for you to learn and goals post-MBA. Talk to as many current students as you can to understand the program better.

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