Kalie Marsicano ’24
MBA Class of 2024
Cooper City, Florida
Undergraduate Institution and Major
Dartmouth College, Government (Major), Spanish (Minor)
Public Sector, Donor Relations & Fundraising, United Nations Population Fund Management; Consulting, Consultant and Chief of Staff, Incandescent; Venture Capital, Summer Associate, Gutter Capital
Management Consulting, Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
Clubs and Affiliations
Consulting Club, Private Equity/Venture Capital Club, First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Network, Title IX Working Group, Health & Wellness Committee
Consulting Club, 2Y Leader; Private Equity/Venture Capital Club, Leader; Independent Study
Why did you choose to attend Yale SOM?
I chose to pursue business school to support my long-term career prospects. As a first-generation college student, it was important to me that whatever degree I pursued would be worth the investment of time, money and effort that I'd be making. I found that an MBA would provide me with the skills and network to pivot into management consulting and venture capital, but would still allow me to maintain a focus on social impact in my work and personal commitments. I was nervous about pursuing an MBA without having a quantitative or private sector background in my previous work experience, but have found myself well-supported academically and professionally, and have seen that my peers value the different perspectives I bring from my public sector / social impact background.
Talk to me about...
Being a first-generation college student