Respina Jani

Respina Jani

Two-year MBA '18

Hometown: Chiredzi, Zimbabwe
Education: Mount Holyoke College, double major in math and economics
Prior Employment: Anthem Inc., FTI Consulting, Quantitative Economic Solutions

Why I chose Johnson

From the first time I spoke with a Johnson alumnus at an MBA Women’s Panel in 2013 in Boston, I knew that the Johnson MBA would be the perfect program for me. I was further convinced when I visited the school last year during Johnson Women in Business, and when within a few days, I felt like I was already a part of the school. The Johnson community exudes warmth and it just feels right to be here. I have a sense of belonging, and I am very excited to have this opportunity to learn and develop relationships with a group of talented people who are resourceful and compassionate.

Distinctions and Awards

Forté Fellowship



Social Media

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Favorite Cornell Activities

I’m still exploring, but so far I have fallen in love with the Slope.