I graduated from Penn with a B.A. in GSWS and Biology in May 2013 and joined Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, in September 2013. In my formal role, I was a consultant. I started as a generalist, with projects spanning multiple industries, and later aligned to the firm’s Health and Life Sciences Practice Group. I differentiated myself as a consultant through my communication and qualitative research skills, many of which I gained through studying the humanities and authoring large research papers like my senior thesis. (Click above to read more.)

At Oliver Wyman, in my informal role, I served as global head of the firm’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group called GLOW and as an active leader on broader inclusion and diversity initiatives. I developed a global strategy to improve workplace culture and supervised its implementation in 30+ offices, leveraging personal and academic experience to create socially- and culturally-tailored resources and lead cross-cultural discussions. I spoke at multiple conferences, served as a mentor to university students and senior executives, and co-developed an ongoing discussion series on inclusion-related topics. As a scholar of GSWS, I could leverage my theoretical training (when appropriate) and apply my refined ability to empathize and influence. I could also see the “bigger picture,” bringing attention to important topics like intersectionality, fluid identities, and allyship. While these topics may seem like commonplace to a scholar in GSWS, they are foreign to many other people and institutions. The knowledge and perspectives I acquired as a GSWS student helped me to differentiate myself and make lasting contributions to the organizations and people around me.

I left my position at Oliver Wyman in July 2017. I was accepted into the MBA Program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business but deferred matriculation to September 2018. I will travel and pursue opportunities abroad prior to starting at Stanford next Fall.