Chloe is a first-year MBA candidate at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chloe attended UC Davis where she majored in Managerial Economics. While at UC Davis, Chloe was the President and Captain of the Club Lacrosse team, studied at the London School of Economics, and worked as a peer advisor. Post graduation, Chloe worked at PwC in the Management Consulting practice, where she worked with clients throughout the technology industry. Outside of work, Chloe loves hiking, traveling, and snowboarding.
What made you consider business school?
I've spent much of the past few years working in the heart of the tech world in the Silicon Valley and have rarely gone a day without seeing a robot, autonomous vehicle, etc. Seeing all of this technology firsthand, I wanted to know more and would read up on the latest happenings in the tech world each morning. It was through this constant exposure that I realized I wanted to pursue product management to work closer to the technologies that fascinate me. I knew an MBA would provide me with the opportunity to strengthen my business, technical, and leadership skills in order to make the transition into product management.
What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?
All of the unique learning opportunities. I'm a nerd and have always loved school, but business school provides you with so many learning opportunities beyond just the classroom. I'm excited to learn from such a unique, accomplished set of classmates and professors, as well as to explore new interests through clubs and volunteering. As a lifelong Californian, I'm also excited to experience my first true winter in Michigan (wish me luck...).
Who are some leaders (in the LGBT community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?
A few that come to mind are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Cook, and Sheryl Sandberg. Each are inspirational leaders in their respective fields who have consistently championed for equality and inclusion.
What's one thing everyone should know about you?
I'm an avid music fan with a playlist for every occasion. I collect vinyl records and would love to be a playlist curator for Spotify as a side-gig, though I'm not sure such a job actually exists.