Undergraduate Institution: The University of Utah
Campus Involvement: President - AU Entrepreneurs Club, Net Impact, Consulting Club, Faculty Research Assistant, Kogod Graduate Ambassador
Previous Employers: Ortovox Inc., Jon M. Huntsman's Office of Economic Development, 3Form Material Solutions
Kogod Decision Criteria: American University in general appealed to me from the very beginning because of its beautiful campus and quaint feel. At Kogod, from the moment I visited my first class as a prospective student, I could tell the experience would be very personalized. The class sizes were small, the faculty and staff were accessible, and everyone was friendly and very down to earth. Once I visited some other schools and did not have a similar experience, the choice was clear.
Kogod Value: The best part of Kogod for me is the collaborative environment. There is a real sense of everyone wanting to help each other, learn together, and excel as a group. This type of ecosystem is rare in a lot of business schools. Not only does this mentality help all of our fellow students grow academically and professionally, but it cultivates some very lasting and meaningful friendships.