Prior to joining the Weekend MBA family at Ross, I worked for Dow in several R&D functions. My most recent core job responsibility involves developing innovative products for the cosmetics segment, where I led teams to design molecules from scratch to address specific unmet needs in the beauty world. I always knew I wanted both technology and business elements in my career. A recent assignment to lead a tech scouting effort to identify viable external technologies and materials to fast-track introduction of our sustainable offerings for the Home and Personal Care business solidified a vision for my future career at the junction of marketing, strategy, and sustainability. The WMBA program allows me to upgrade my skill sets without having to disrupt growth opportunities on the job. During the Go Blue Weekend, I met quite a few future classmates and MBA2s who came from diverse backgrounds but also shared many things in common with me, including experience as new parents. I immediately found a sense of belonging in this community, and I am looking forward to building more relationships and developing myself through the various experiential learning opportunities and the Ross Leaders Academy in the next two years!