I know we have the power to influence people and change how they think. It’s all about innovation — that’s what drives me. I want to change the world with the products I launch.
I knew my corporate experience and marketing interests would be challenged and expanded at Kellogg. I wanted to improve my cross-functional skills, because everything I’d done to that point had been on a consumer level. I also wanted to understand the entire operational process, consumer-focused psychology and the creativity involved with bringing a product to market successfully.
I had to break out of my comfort zone. I was happy to discover diversity on many levels at Kellogg. Not just cultural diversity, but diversity in people’s thinking. It didn’t take long for me to realize that if I wanted to be a true leader, I needed to become a stronger team member as well.
This isn’t a school where you take classes and just go home. The students and the faculty are a community. I’ve seen so many students do great things here. It pushes me to ask more of myself. I currently work with faculty and students to enhance the Kellogg experience. I’m also the director of prospective students for the Hispanic Business Student Association and co-president of Gay and Lesbian Management Association.