9/20/2011 10:08 AM
I was born in Houston, TX, but have spent the majority of my life in New York City and hail from amazing Colombian parents. I love traveling and experiencing new cultures, cooking all sorts of foods, dancing salsa and trying out new dance workouts, like Zumba. I received a B.S. in Economics in from the Wharton School and spent my time since graduating in financial operations at Bear Stearns, Citi and most recently Citco Fund Services.
Though I enjoyed my financial and analytical experience, I knew something was missing. Through my business school preparation process with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (www.ml4t.org
) I learned that the perfect fit for me was in brand management and I hope to eventually work in Latin America. Thus I will be writing about the Marketing Immersion, the Emerging Markets Institute, and other interactions of that sort. Aside from a career change, I came to Johnson to develop my leadership skills through the Leadership Focus, sharpen my presentation skills through classes and MSP's and learn more about my strengths and weaknesses with the Johnson Team Leadership Experience. Foremost, however, what brought me to Johnson was the people I met, and that has continued to impress me as I have developed relationships with my classmates.
To give you an idea of what we have been up to, I moved here mid-July with my roommates and got settled before Orientation. Orientation consisted of what you would think, and many social events including a trip to Wagner Vineyard! (Picture below) Then classes started, I blinked and it is almost the end of September. It happens that quickly, but it has been an awesome time! Like I mentioned, I love dancing salsa, so I enjoyed a Latin party at Big Red Barn and look forward to more of those. The Core is intense but I have learned more than I imagined. We just got through midterms, we have a marketing case competition coming up this Friday, and finals are the second week of October. I'm thrilled that I might go to three countries over Christmas break, and a few more before starting my internship next summer. There are so many opportunities to get involved and learn!
I am excited about sharing my Johnson experience with all of you, and I hope you enjoy my blog! Follow me on Twitter: LynnetteDuenas
2 comment(s) so far...
By Joan on
9/23/2011 2:11 PM
Following the steps of Mr. Baxter I see..
good job! i look forward to reading more about your experience in Ithaca
By Lynnette on
9/28/2011 1:03 AM
Hey you! Yep, stay tuned!