I have always loved to travel. Starting from a young age, I have always been energized by the ways travel allowed me to experience different cultures, explore outside my personal comfort zone, and connect with people from different backgrounds and points of view. It was this passion that drove me to Ross. After working as a management consultant and in the online travel industry at Expedia, I decided I wanted to be a leader in the industry. To achieve this goal, I wanted an MBA program that is focused on action learning and providing opportunities to not only learn in the classroom but apply those lessons while at school. Furthermore, Ross offers the opportunity to expand horizons beyond the classroom. Through clubs such as Design + Business, I am learning about design thinking and have the opportunity to practice those processes on advising projects with other student and local organizations. This past summer, I interned at Marriott International on their internal strategy consulting team. With these experiences and the enthusiasm and support of my fellow classmates, I know I made the right decision choosing Ross and see a clear pathway to my dream career in the hospitality innovation industry.