Julia Abell (MBA '12) wants to help companies reduce their environmental impact and incorporate sustainable principles into all aspects of their business.
She received the prestigious Darden Jefferson Fellowship, a full, merit-based scholarship given in collaboration with the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, which focuses on leadership, citizenship and scholarship.
"Darden was in the top three business schools I considered attending due to its national reputation, use of the case method, focus on teaching and location," says the native of Swansboro, North Carolina, who received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. "The Jefferson Fellowship helped tip the scales in favor of Darden due to its incomparable level of financial support, as well as its level of prestige."
As she pursues a Darden MBA with a concentration in sustainability, she’s well on the way to the career of her dreams. "The Darden chapter of Net Impact has helped prepare me for a career in sustainability by offering networking opportunities through on-Grounds speakers and the Sustainability & Renewable Energy Forum. Participation in the Net Impact Case Competition also provided me with an opportunity to apply skills gained in the core curriculum to a sustainability-related business challenge."