What first got you interested in your field of choice?
I came to KGI because I wanted to continue my undergrad goal of going to medical school. Though I was in the PPC program, I made it a point to take more traditional MBS courses because I had always been casually interested in business. I ended up liking the business curriculum and life science industry so much that I switched over to pursuing a career in biotech.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
Both at Berkeley and KGI, money was the biggest obstacle in my pursuit of higher education. I worked three jobs while at Cal to handle tuition and rent, and I worked full-time for a year before coming to KGI to help pay for the same expenses. I’ll likely pick up a couple of work-study positions in my second year to start paying back the student debt.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
I attended a campus visit day in late 2018 and I remember that the KGI representatives kept stating how many career opportunities would be available as a result of coming here. Naturally I was a bit skeptical—what school doesn’t say that, I thought—but I can guarantee that KGI is uniquely positioned to deliver on that promise for the life science and healthcare industries. Regardless of program, you’ll have abundant opportunities to network and collaborate with potential employers such that you should feel confident being able to secure a job shortly after graduation.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
We’re still a small, lesser-known school. We know that not many people recognize the name “KGI” yet. For that reason, I wanted to make sure that I positioned myself to be able to spread KGI’s name to students who might not even know that it exists. I really believe in KGI’s mission and future, and I want to make sure that other people know about this opportunity.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I like to read Costco coupons for fun even though I have no intention of going to buy anything.