Making an impact through infrastructure investment
Haas gave me the hard skills I needed to change careers. It also gave me a network in sectors I work with, like renewable energy and water infrastructure, and those connections are important.
A lot of the questions regarding climate change, sustainable development, and quality of life for people depends on infrastructure. If you think about how we support a safe economy and a clean world to live in, planning the infrastructure of our systems becomes critically important. I get to be part of how those decisions are made.
Becoming both a leader and a teammate
The military tends to have one dominant style of leadership. At Haas, I learned different but equally valuable and productive leadership styles. I saw this in my classmates and how they operated.
When I worked to solve a business case with my group in Hedge Fund Strategies, we each filled a different role. I was good at connecting the dots, while another teammate was really strong with data analysis, and another was good at delivering the overall message. I learned to use the different qualities and gifts that people bring, rather than try to all be the same.