Where are you from? Tell us a little bit about your hometown.
I am from a small town just north of Chicago called Wilmette. I thought it was a great place to grow up. Living walking distance from Lake Michigan, most of my summers were spent relaxing on the beach or sailing. Of course, I am also an avid Chicago sports fan; my favorite teams are the Cubs and Blackhawks.
What college are you currently attending, and what were your reasons for selecting your college?
I will be a senior next year at University of Richmond majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in management and a double minor in Biology and Healthcare Studies. Richmond has a gorgeous campus and the school’s structure allows me to accomplish my academic requirements, while still being involved in multiple student activities.
Which college classes or subjects do you like best? Why?
Science has been my favorite school subject since grade school and I’ve never been able to let go of that. Astrobiology, which I took freshman year of college, has actually been my favorite class. I love learning to understand the world we live in and attempting to understand the outside universe.
What are your plans following graduation?
After graduation, I would love to enter the healthcare consulting industry or at least start a career path that would lead me down that direction. I see this as the best way of combining my interests of helping people in a very business, bottom-line focused, world.
What attracted you to the summer intern position at Red Team?
I had a great conversation with Rina while interviewing for this position. She spoke highly of the whole team and the office atmosphere sounded perfect, and she wasn’t wrong. Also, due to Red Team’s small size, I knew I could gain a lot of experience from multiple areas of the company and hopefully make everyone’s summer a little easier by being in the office.
What do you hope to learn from your time at Red Team this summer?
Overall, I am excited to get a first-hand look at the industry. While at college you can learn a lot about the consulting world, but there is just something different about interacting with people who have spent years in the industry. There is valuable knowledge you can only get by working hands-on with employees and I hope to be able to use any advice I’m given in my future career, whereever that may be.
What are your plans for the summer, outside of this internship?
I am new to the city and want to continue to explore DC. Visiting museums, memorials and trying new restaurants is on my bucket list this summer.