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Meet Our Class of 2018 Fellows: Jasson Muir Clarke

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

I am Costa Rican, born and raised. I studied Mass Communications and specialized in Journalism and Public Relations in the University of Costa Rica, and later obtained a master's degree in Communication Business Management at the Distance State University. Among other roles, I've worked as a science journalist for the newspaper La Nación, and more recently as Global Communications and Media Officer for World Animal Protection.

My hobbies include music, Latin dance, baking and theater.

What made you consider business school?

Since college, I've had an interest in strategy and decision making, because of their role in improving both people's lives and organizational processes.

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

Coming largely from a non-business background, I'm excited for the new perspectives I'll encounter. I'm used to think about organizations in terms of their communication processes and dynamics, but class discussions with students from such diverse cultural and academic backgrounds will surely widen my perspective and challenge my notions.

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

Bill and Melinda Gates, for their large contributions to tackle social challenges like universal education, poverty and disease.

Ana Helena Chacón, Costa Rican former vice president, who led the country's consultative opinion to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that recognizes same-sex marriage and transgender identity rights

What's one thing everyone should know about you?

I absolutely love music! I play classical piano since the age of three, and I can't keep myself still when I hear music. Sometimes people find me dancing even if no music is playing!