I came to Michigan Ross to enact social change through positive business. I had three careers prior to Ross - an educator and entrepreneur in Japan, a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Dearborn, and a project manager for MSF/Doctors Without Borders internationally. Through these roles, I gradually learned it would take more than subject matter expertise and good intentions to respond to the world’s most challenging humanitarian crises. I chose a Ross MBA to improve my operational, analytical, and managerial capabilities while having access to the Center for Social Impact, the Center for Positive Organizations and the William Davidson Institute. Two years wasn't enough, so I'm continuing my education through consulting with the intention of one day returning to the humanitarian sector. I'm happy to discuss leveraging the Ross MBA for a career change, how to effectively recruit in the weekend program, how to juggle family and the WMBA, and offer advice for those coming from a non-traditional background.