Why Chicago Booth?
I was looking for an MBA program that would allow me the flexibility to design my own course of study while also providing me with ample opportunities to continue exploring the many levers for social change. The Booth MBA and Civic Scholars Program were a perfect fit for what I was looking for.
What skills are you looking to develop at Booth?
In my experience in management consulting and at an education nonprofit, I have leaned heavily into the poet (versus quant) side of my skills. At this stage in my career, I’m eager to develop the quantitative skills that will allow me to see the full picture of running a social enterprise. I’m particularly interested in the financial sustainability of social ventures and in the development of new operating models that allow nonprofits to scale.
What are your career aspirations?
I am passionate about access to justice and rights, with a specific focus on children and families. After my MBA, I plan to jump back into the startup nonprofit world to help grow small organizations working at the intersection of these spaces. I hope to one day dedicate myself fully to working on community issues in my home state of Texas and to return to one of my alma maters to teach on topics at the intersection of business, social impact, and democracy.