Though I call myself a Chicagoan, I had a non-traditional childhood growing up as a “Third Culture Kid (TCK) in India, Taiwan, and South Korea before moving to the U.S. Thanks to my experience as a TCK, diversity is something I’ve always valued and Fuqua’s emphasis on Collective Diversity was certainly a big selling point for me to pack my bags and move to Durham for my MBA.
I suppose I’ve always bled Blue as I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad, where I studied economics. Upon graduation, I started my career at JPMorgan in the Chicago office. Through my four-year career at JPMorgan, I held several Operations, Strategy and Business Management roles, and even had an opportunity to work in Hong Kong a year prior to business school.
I came to Fuqua to pivot my career into a client-facing role. While I enjoyed the advisory aspect of my previous roles at JPMorgan, I realized I enjoyed building relationships and sought a career that would allow me to have more client-facing opportunities. Luckily, I had a chance to do so during my internship experience as a Summer Consultant at EY-Parthenon’s Strategy and Transactions business, which is also where I will be heading in a Full-Time capacity this September.
At Fuqua, I served as an Admissions and Career Fellow. In my free-time, I liked trying out new restaurants around the area and exploring the beautiful Duke campus.