I’ve spent the past decade immersed in the non-profit sector working on social issues such as children’s education, healthcare, sexual and domestic violence, and for the last 3.5 years, military suicide prevention. I’m passionate about making an impact and empowering others so when I started applying to MBA programs, I knew I wanted a school that shared these same values. Ross stood out to me in a number of ways. The first thing I noticed was how genuinely warm and supportive everyone was, and continues to be, from the first interaction I had. The Ross culture and immense network are some reasons I chose Ross. I learned that Ross has a strong emphasis on social impact as I was getting to know the school. However, I decided to make a career interest pivot into technology and had a plethora of resources I can utilize so I can be confident in my pivot into a brand new industry. Lastly, I wanted to strengthen my business acumen and to be challenged. I continue to be impressed by the caliber of my peers each day and look forward to each one of us developing into ethical, inclusive leaders. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to chat about nontraditional backgrounds, social impact, career pivots, or the general application process!