The classroom and co-curriculars build skills
Two classes that surprised me were Designing Financial Models that Work and Presentation Design for Analytical Communication. I had created models and slides before, but these classes really brought me up to the next level.
Co-chairing the 2018 Haas Healthcare Conference was a defining endeavor. It was awesome to take a blank slate and create something meaningful. It also helped me form very strong and lasting bonds with the team that put it together.
Cort Worthington’s classes in Leadership Communication and The Art of Coaching Conversations resonate with me every day on the job. These are essential skills that we don’t always take time to appreciate, much less practice.
An open community
Coming to the Bay Area from New York City, it was refreshing to be among people who are open and curious.
At Haas, I made a point of opening myself up to experiences outside the LGBTQ community, where I had previously focused a lot of my relationships. This broadened my perspective and helped me build networks that last a lifetime.