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Aritra ShomeAritra Shome

MQM: BA | Class of 2020


My name is Aritra, or Auri for short. I originally hail from Kolkata, India, although both sides of my family are from Bangladesh. Like any other confused Indian kid, mechanical engineering was my undergrad major. In those four years I discovered my love for theatre and my distaste for engineering.

Luckily, I was able to switch tracks and joined an analytics firm after graduation. It was a fantastic 3-year journey, but I grew tired of driving calls and convincing clients about the accuracy of my models from offshore. Hence why I joined the MQM program at Fuqua—to be able to do more than just solve problems from ground zero but also see my solutions come to life.

Outside of my work and career I love craft beer, live performances, and reviewing films.


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