Cornell Tech MBA '15
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Education: Industrial Engineering & Economics, Northwestern University
Prior Employment: Nestle
Why I chose Johnson
When considering graduate programs, I knew that I wanted to be a part of a movement that created real change in the world. As part of the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA inaugural class, I saw an opportunity to be a leader in a new and evolving collaboration between business and technology – something that no other business school can offer at this time.
Distinctions and Awards
March 31 2015
The Trek of a Lifetime
Yeah, there are a lot of great MBA treks out there. But few, if any, can rival Johnson Cornell Tech’s first ever tech immersion in Israel. Armed with a group of 30 close friends, we stormed the country in pursuit of exploring the country’s rich and thriving startup culture. Day to day, we worked intimately with local startups as well as innovation centers on projects ranging from developing go-to-market strategies to creating public relation campaigns for new users. We learned about the cultural, political, and social complexities of the region from captivating discussions about Arab-Jew relations, public media in current day, and the way of life for many religious groups in the area.
We also had fun discovering the world of underground street art during a tour of Tel Aviv, camping in Bedouin tents in the desert, riding camels, waking up at dawn for a sunrise hike and yoga overseeing the Dead Sea, and of course, eating and dancing our way through Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There were lots of little moments – laughing with friends while biking along the Mediterranean coast, sharing a gourmet five course meal in the living room of an Israeli chef, good conversations with new and different people from all cultures, and being mesmerized by the vibrant colors of the local markets.
Undoubtedly, this trek has been a capstone to the Cornell Tech MBA experience.
Be sure to check out this video by Ben Peterson, Johnson Cornell Tech MBA '15 documenting our journey.