I was born in northeast Ohio and I am the oldest of five children. One of my favorite parts of being the oldest is guiding my younger siblings and watching them succeed. I studied Engineering and Business at Ohio State and wanted to move into management upon graduation, knowing I would one day go back to school for an MBA.
I have been working for PepsiCo in Detroit, MI since my graduation in 2017. While at PepsiCo I have held a variety of roles across the operations side of the business. I have worked as a Production Supervisor and a Quality & Food Safety Supervisor leading teams and driving various improvements across the plant. I have most recently worked as the location Training Manager overhauling all onboarding and training procedures. I wanted to earn an MBA because I want to become a better leader.
I don’t know the exact path it takes to be a great leader, but I know I need help in getting there. I believe it takes a combination of technical ability gained through critical experience and relational charisma nourished and developed through being in the company of other great leaders. The WMBA Program at Ross is providing the academic rigor to develop my technical ability and the network of leaders is fostering a culture of exceptional leadership that I am proud to be a part of.