Originally from the Pittsburgh area, I moved to Ann Arbor from Washington D.C., where I worked in M&A Consulting. During my time in the workforce, I was exposed to a variety of leaders, but I saw a common thread between the ones I was trying to emulate - emotional intelligence. I wanted to pursue an MBA to develop my financial acumen and pursue new opportunities, but more than anything, I wanted to learn with and from great leaders who understand how to lead with emotional intelligence. I ultimately chose Ross because of its culture of collaboration, its focus on experiential learning, and its commitment to equipping students with the tools they need to lead successfully. I couldn't have made a better choice, and I know the connections I've made here at school will stay with and support me throughout my lifetime. When I'm not at school or recruiting for investment banking, I love to spend time exploring Ann Arbor with my partner, Lindsay, and hanging out with our two kittens, Maize and Blue.