I was born and raised right outside of Ann Arbor, and I grew up in a University of Michigan household. I first came to the university to study Chemical Engineering and German in undergrad, then followed that up with a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering. I'm currently a dual-degree student also pursuing a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures. Prior to returning to grad school, I was working in financial research, handling questions related to things like the impact of historical crises on markets. The exposure to complex business decision-making in that role formed the foundation for my interest in graduate business education.
Coming to Ross was an easy decision once I had decided to pursue an MBA. The collaborative spirit that permeates U of M is something that I enjoy every day that I'm on campus. At the same time it is an environment that I have found ideal for developing the skills needed to do the sort of complex analysis that is my lifelong passion; at Ross, I'm pursuing just that through opportunities like the Fast Track in Finance. Outside the classroom, I enjoy taking in the arts around Ann Arbor: from blockbuster movies at the Michigan Theater to opera at the Power Center, there's always something to do. I'm happy to talk about all things Michigan: life in and around Ann Arbor, the broader opportunities available at the university, the commuter life, and what it is like to be a dual-degree candidate. Feel free to reach out and Go Blue!