As President of the MBA Association, I will foster a strong connection between the Full Time MBA program, Smith administration, and the larger University community through advocating for student needs and developing impactful programming. I support Smith’s strategic vision for the development of the Full-Time MBA program and serve as an advocate for the initiatives that Full-Time students value, whether they be academic, career, or professional development-focused. My work is done in partnership with student clubs, the MBAA Board and in coordination with the Dean’s Office, Masters Programs Office, Office of Career Services, and the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.
Smith’s community allows students to leverage one another’s networks in order to enrich the student experience during the program and to drive the next phase in our careers forward. Over the next year, I will prioritize strengthening our commitment to growing our diverse and inclusive community and work to ensure that our community builds life long relationships that will continue the strong Terp Alumni network. I will similarly work to build stronger connections between the Full-Time community and Smith’s internal and external stakeholders, such as the Part-Time, Online, and Executive MBA programs so that we can continue building upon the relationships that can add value to our school and the broader community.
The decision to attend Smith was one I made perhaps subconsciously years prior when I was earning my Masters of Music at UMD School of Music and often found myself interacting with MBAs on campus. Somehow I knew one day I would be walking the halls of Van Munching Hall with them. I felt the strength of the MBA community from across campus years ago, and by the end of my first semester in the MBA program, I could attest to the strength of this program’s network-- even in a virtual environment. Each day, I am surrounded by a group of intellectually curious, ambitious people, that continue to inspire me in ways I was not expecting from a business school environment. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as President for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our MBAA Board is dedicated to building a collaborative and inclusive community that represents our student body - and the Smith brand - authentically.
Outside of my role as President, I am a career transitioner, pursuing a role in either product management or consulting. Prior to joining Smith, I was a professional classical musician, having performed with orchestras across the US and Europe, and I continue to serve as a Faculty member at Towson University in the Music Department. In 2020, I launched a business called ContraCover which is a product I designed to help the traveling musician stay dry in inclement weather. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The Juilliard School as well as Masters in Music from UMD. I plan to build a career for myself that allows me to continue to perform and teach, as well as work in product management.
I performed in the most recent world tour with the band “The Who.”