Sydney Ramgolan, ’19, currently works at Cisco in their People & Communities (HR) function, where she focuses on technology innovation and portfolio management, but she's always had an interest in how people work together. After getting her Bachelor's in History and Comparative Literature at Boston University, she moved to Washington, DC, and held different roles across project management and operations, ultimately making the jump into tech. It was after being promoted to lead her first team that she first developed an interest in management strategies like incentive design and started to think about pursuing an MBA. Booth was a unique opportunity to further expand Sydney's horizons. During her time at Booth, she went on multiple hiking trips with friends, set a goal of attending one concert per month, and even managed to squeeze in a study abroad quarter to Johannesburg South Africa. Sydney now lives in San Jose, California, and, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, has held onto that sense of adventure. Before choosing a permanent home, she hopes to work in at least one of Cisco's overseas offices and experience several more countries along the way.