Before coming to Ross, I spent my entire career in the nonprofit education sector, first as a Teach For America corps member and high school science teacher, and subsequently in two strategy roles on TFA's national organization. Those latter, more business oriented roles taught me so much about organizational strategy and decision making in the non-profit world. I decided to pursue an MBA because I became very motivated to apply those learnings in a more traditional business role and setting. I chose Ross because I knew the school was most suited to helping me navigate a successful career switch. Ross's emphasis on action-based learning was the perfect fit because it would allow me to gain exposure to the for-profit business world through myriad curricular (e.g. MAP) and extracurricular (e.g. Community Consulting Club) opportunities. Additionally, I attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, and my love for the city of Ann Arbor and my deep appreciation for the wider student network at UM were major factors in helping me to decide to return here for my MBA.