Prior to Ross, I lived in Austin and Chicago, and worked at a late stage cybersecurity start-up. During my time working at a start-up, I had secondhand exposure to the types of decision making needed to grow a business and I developed an interest in understanding how these decisions were actually made, from a strategic and economic point of view. I applied to business school to build general business acumen, develop my managerial skills and expand my professional network. I am planning to pivot into strategy consulting, and when selecting a program, I prioritized one that had a strong reputation for consulting, offered action based learning opportunities, and a flexible curriculum that allows me to study areas I am passionate about. Ross offers all of this and probably the most important asset of all - an incredibly supportive, vibrant community that empowers me to be my best self. Fun fact: I grew up in Ann Arbor and also went to the University of Michigan for undergrad. Feel free to reach out to me about all things life in Ann Arbor, what it’s like to be a student here, start-ups, careers in tech, or just to chat. During the application process, I found it extremely helpful to connect with current students and I would love to serve as a resource!