Hometown: Potomac, Maryland
Hi everyone! My name is Elan and I am from Potomac, MD - just outside of Washington, D.C. I have always had a passion for music, so during the summer before my freshman year of high school I taught myself how to DJ. I soon realized that there was a need in the market for a teenage DJ who actually understood what other teens wanted to hear. By sophomore year of high school, I was DJing 1 or 2 events every weekend and DJ Arno Entertainment had been born. Running an entertainment company showed me how passionate I was about business based around people. There is more to business than just interpersonal and communication skills that entertainment emphasizes, however, which is why I wanted to come to Michigan Ross and gain a more foundational/analytics business skill set.
Through my classes, extracurriculars, and summer experiences, I have been able to gain solid breadth and depth about the world of business. I have realized my passions lie within the intersection of business and tech which is why I hope to use business as a medium to bring revolutionary tech to the world. This might take the form of venture capital, entrepreneurship, or any other application of business skills. I am so thankful to Ross for teaching me about myself and the world of business.
Current Campus involvement: Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, TAMID Group, Office of Enrollment Management Student Advisory Board
Past involvement: Michigan Cryptocurrencies Club, Wolvpac, WeListen