Atlanta, GA, USA
University of Notre Dame
Darden gave me the opportunity to foster and grow my love of learning through interactions with amazing faculty and classmates. The skills and relationships I built at Darden have allowed me to move successfully among the private, public and non-profit sectors to follow my passion of advancing educational outcomes for our nation's most at-risk students. The life lesson I most often quote from my time at Darden is Dean Bruner's mantra to "be present." This is hugely important when I'm working with stakeholders and clients as well as when I'm spending time with my family. I love that Darden emphasizes the concept of being engaged in everything you do to make it really count. Darden is a truly special place and I feel very fortunate to call myself an alum.