I'm a Midwesterner at heart, originally from Minnesota and most recently a Chicagoan. Before Ross, I spent 4 years at Deloitte Consulting creating technology visions and implementing solutions for clients in the Financial Services Industry. While there, I was fortunate to work with exemplary Ross alumni and decided to pursue my MBA at Ross so I could develop a similar skillset. In the past year, I have refined my leadership style through Sanger Leadership Center, put class learning into practice by solving pressing problems for social entrepreneurs through Zell Lurie Institute's Ross Open Road, and reflected on how to best create social impact through Business + Impact. After a summer in Michigan at a social impact consulting/investing firm, I plan to spend my second year challenging myself intellectually and continuing to develop myself as a leader through classwork and extracurriculars. I also look forward to strengthening the bonds I have developed with my classmates and continue to be amazed by the Ross community's support and collaboration. I will leave nostalgic and proud to add Ann Arbor to my Midwestern checklist.