Prior to Ross, I spent five years in revenue management and long-range strategic planning at American Airlines. My roles provided a lot of interesting analytical work and challenging problems to solve, but I found myself wanting to have a more direct, tangible impact on people. As I researched various career options, I found that mixing real estate development and urban design would allow me to apply my analytical and problem-solving skills in a field that can shape people's lives and the world for the better. Ross quickly shot the top of my list as I began looking for a business school that would encourage multi-disciplinary education and that emphasized experiential learning opportunities ... a`dd in my love of sports, my desire to return to the Midwest, and a whole bunch of really smart people excited to work together to have a positive impact on the world, and I was sold. Please don't hesitate to reach out, and Go Blue!