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Thunderbird School of Global Business
I am in my final MBA trimester at Thunderbird School of Global Management focusing on consulting in emerging markets. Prior to Thunderbird, I received my BA in Business Administration with a minor in Geography from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. I have diverse professional experience as a project manager, an entrepreneur and an English teacher. I have been exposed to a wide range of industries, including education, retail, theatre lighting, the funeral industry as well as professional organizing. I have lived in over nine countries, worked across six continents and traveled to over twenty.
At Thunderbird, I am the President of the Emerging Markets Club, sing with the Global Sounds Band, and am a member of MBA Women’s International as well as the Latin America Club. I participated in a summer language program in Argentina, the emerging markets winterim in South Africa, and two modules abroad in Peru and the Czech Republic. Two really exciting projects I got to work on here at school, were 1) a consulting assignment in Kenya this past summer for a mid-sized tea factory determining feasibility for a private brand and 2) developing an impact model with metrics and evaluations for a micro-enterprise foundation in Cuba.
I love being creative and bringing elements of design into all of my work. As a student of the culinary arts , I was subsequently matched with a Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Women entrepreneur in Peru, where I consulted for a quinoa-based bakery. And as an end-of-life professional organizer, I was able to design an all-in-one funeral package to release the burden of decision making on loved ones. In order to keep my creative juices flowing during MBA school, I entered the Henkel Innovation Challenge and have been selected as a semi-finalist for my futuristic laundry product.
Last activity: on 06/05/2014
Joined: on 17/02/2014
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