Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020
Hometown: Fort Wayne
Home State: Indiana
Home Country: US
Previous Institution & Degree: Indiana University, B.A. in Anthropology, Minor in Biology
Pre-MBA Industry: Healthcare
Pre-MBA Company: Kindred Healthcare
Pre-MBA Title: Accounts Manager
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Healthcare
Desired Post-MBA Function: Consulting
Summer Internship Company: Ernst & Young
Summer Internship Title: TAS-OTS Intern
Degree Concentration: Health Care, Strategic Management
Student Organization Membership:
- Consulting Association (Technology)
- Healthcare Association
- Jones Student Association (JSA or JSAP) (Treasurer)
- Rice Business Indo-American Association (Officer)
- Rice Business Women's Organization/Men as Allies (Events Co-Chair)
- Wine Club
What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
I never considered pursuing an MBA until I visited Rice. The students I met at the time were incredibly encouraging and continually helped me craft my story. Their helpfulness and enthusiasm was beyond what I could have expected.
What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
Dancing at International Partio!
What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
One of my favorite spots in Houston is the James Turrell Skyspace installation on Rice's campus. It's a cool, peaceful spot to experience the sunrise or sunset.
In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
Remember not to take yourself too seriously. During the first semester, no one does everything with 100% effort. Manage your time and prioritize learning over grades.