I wanted to build a foundation of continuous learning and growth as a professional, technically and more broadly as a manager. The breadth of electives offered at Yale SOM—behavioral economics, cognitive science, entrepreneurship, innovation—appealed to me, as did the ability to take courses at other Yale schools. I believe that technology, business, and society should work together to drive success.
At Yale SOM, I’ve learned to approach complex business and social challenges from multiple angles. So many courses have been helpful. Introduction to Computing and Programming enabled me to appreciate automation and recursion for solving operational challenges. Consumer Behavior and Behavioral Economics offered insights into decision-making. And Economic Analysis of High-Tech Industries provided an understanding of network effects and pricing in the API-driven economy. I’ve also been able to work with a broad set of economic models, management frameworks, and statistical methods, and I’ve gained a solid foundation in quantitative analysis, which will help me make better decisions around data.
In the MAM program, you’re part of a supportive cohort with truly diverse classmates, and you’re also able to tap into the larger university community, which offers countless opportunities. As a portfolio manager at Tsai CITY, I’ve worked with startup teams from across Yale, and I’ve learned so much about innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems. At the same time, I’ve taken advantage of some of the cultural and recreational offerings here—from the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Yale Repertory Theatre to the collection of paintings at the Yale Center for British Art, which includes the iconic Nocturne in Blue and Silver by James McNeill Whistler. And at the Yale-Harvard football game, I experienced my first tailgate party.
Interviewed on January 26, 2023