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Meet Our 2019 Cohort of Fellows: Andie Parazo

University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

My name is Andie Parazo, and I have built my career in Human Capital. I started my career in education, where I was a teacher, researcher, and Talent Recruiter. I then transitioned into the tech industry, where I worked at Google and Facebook as a Tech Recruiter. My MBA focus area at McCombs is in Business Analytics. I'm currently exploring roles that integrate my passion for work culture and my developing skills in analytics. I currently live in Austin with my wife and our five pets. In my free time, I love running with my dog, reading, and exploring Austin!

What made you consider business school?

I considered business school, because I know that it can transform my career. I want to change my impact in Human Capital, and I think that business school can help me do that.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?

I'm excited to meet a broad range of people. I know their diverse perspectives will help me grow personally and professionally.

Who are some leaders (in the LGBT community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?

Michelle Obama inspires me, because she is smart, passionate, and caring.

What's one thing everyone should know about you?

I run every day as a way to keep grounded and balance my life.