Richard Wu

Richard Wu

Class of 2024

After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Environmental Biology and Operations and Supply Chain Management, I went on to teach high school biology through City Year Chicago. The ups and downs of teaching sparked a passion in me for working in the nonprofit and social sectors and in 2019, I joined the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA), an impact consulting firm focused on strategy projects with government agencies in Chicago. At CCA, I learned that there was a large need to bridge the gap between business experience and people's passions within the social/government sector and so joined Ross to learn the management, strategy, and analytical skills I needed to pursue a long-term career in the impact consulting space.

At Ross, I have found an incredibly welcoming community that has helped to foster my curiosity, is dedicated to impact, and is full of people who are always willing to lend a hand. Also, as an avid lover of intramural sports, exploring new restaurants, and travel, Ross is an amazing place to pursue your hobbies! If you are interested in talking about being a former teacher, coming from the impact space, consulting in general, or why Chicago is the best city in the world, I would love to chat!

Undergraduate Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Student ambassador
Undergraduate Major
Environmental Sciences
Operations Management
Prior Industry