Harshita Pilla

Harshita Pilla

Class of 2023

Prior to Ross, I worked in the world of real estate and construction and helped bring large scale projects - from student housing to co-working spaces - to life. Most recently, I was in a cross-functional role at WeWork where I was able to analyze construction project data to drive process and design efficiencies. This experience in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment made me realize that there were many ways to approach urban development. My belief that access to affordable housing is a fundamental human right drives my long-term desire to develop innovative solutions to address housing insecurity. My desire to explore this intersection ultimately resulted in my decision to pursue a dual masters in Urban Planning and Business. I chose the University of Michigan, and Ross specifically, because of its strong emphasis in utilizing business as a tool to create tangible social impact. Feel free to reach out to me if you're interested in dual degrees, social impact, or just want to chat! Go Blue! This summer I worked at Starbucks in Global Strategy if that interests you too!

Undergraduate Education

University of California Berkeley

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Student ambassador
Undergraduate Major
Civil Engineering
Prior Industry
General Management