Lisa Costello

Rice MBA for Executives Class of 2017

Hometown: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Undergraduate School and Major: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Employer and Job Titles: M&H, COO and M&H Vice President of Administration

What led you to pursue an MBA? I feel that having an MBA is strategically important for the growth of our company.

Why did you choose Rice for your executive MBA? I chose Rice for the reputations of its program, its faculty, and that a significant part of the learning experience comes from your interactions with classmates. I wanted to be challenged by the program as well as by my peers.

What has been a highlight of the program? The week long Executive Forum was a good beginning. It brought the class together with a focus that prepared us for the semester.

What has surprised you about the journey so far? That I have already been able to apply some of the concepts that I have learned at Rice in my role at M&H.

What advice do you have for prospective students? Take every opportunity offered to learn.