I grew up in Bakersfield, California in an entrepreneurial agricultural family. Watching my dad start and grow his own food business instilled similar entrepreneurial and foodie passions in me. I spent my first few years out of school at a natural personal care start-up doing marketing and then joined siggi's yogurt as a Nielsen analyst and then moved to a brand role. I decided to pursue an MBA to gain a broader foundation in all business functions to add to my analytical skill set so I could be a better brand manager. Because Ross is strong in so many different business functions, I felt it was the perfect place for me. I interned at Clorox this summer and am excited to be returning to my home state!