Erika Van Gundy
Prior to Ross, I worked designing and managing programs in individual financial empowerment and community-level economic development in New York City. Having worked almost exclusively in nonprofits and city government, I decided to pursue an MBA to develop broader business acumen, learn the language of the private sector, develop as a leader, and meet amazing people who would help me grow professionally and personally. The Ross mantra to "Do well by doing good" instantly caught my attention while looking at MBA programs, and I believe this philosophy permeates every aspect of the school. I chose Ross because of the action-based learning opportunities and the immense network of current students, alumni, and staff who want to help students and alumni succeed. I am pursuing roles in payments as it connects my passions for finance, technology, and people. Feel free to reach out with any questions about Ross, transitioning from a nonprofit/government background, or anything else!