Hello! Originally hailing from Cleveland, Ohio and being a Notre Dame alum, I surprised most of my friends and family when I decided that I would be taking my talents to Ann Arbor to pursue my MBA at Ross. While they were surprised, I could not have been more excited at the opportunity as Ross had continuously stuck out for its academic rigor, action-based learning and, most importantly, diverse and welcoming community. The decision to pursue my MBA at Ross, was a combination of research, soul-searching and gut instinct. I realized that in order to progress my career at the pace I wanted, I needed to gain foundational business knowledge and enhance my leadership abilities. I also came to understand how important the environment I chose would be to achieve these goals. When I visited Ross, I knew I had found the place for me. The challenging coursework combined with specific leadership development programs like the Center for Positive Organizations and Sanger would give me the right foundation. Most importantly, though, the community at Ross is completely unique and I knew it would help me more than any programming could.