Annie comes from the Southernmost reaches of the United States. A native of McAllen, Texas, Annie has since moved North and then very far East before pursuing her MBA. After graduating from Brown University, she pursued a career in the public sector with a focus on housing and urban development. Annie worked in strategy at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the nation’s largest municipal developer of affordable housing. Annie then took her skills abroad to check out public housing programs in Singapore as a Fulbright Fellow. After a year in Singapore, the US and Columbia Business School lured her back West. Annie will join McKinsey & Co. this fall in their New Jersey office.
Sam called New York City home for the first two decades of his life, but has since been chasing big problems in healthcare up and down the East Coast. After graduating Harvard College in 2008, he spent a couple years working on solving the obesity epidemic at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Then the H1N1 flu pandemic hit, so he went down to the Beltway to work on public health preparedness in Baltimore. While in the DC area, the Affordable Care Act became a reality, so he high-tailed it back to NYC where he enrolled at Columbia Business School to see if he could learn a few things about the business of healthcare. Last summer, Sam worked in the Corporate Strategy Office of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He currently interns at a medical device start-up, and come Fall 2014, he will be joining Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations consulting practice in their Philadelphia office.
Born and raised in Northern California’s wine country, Scott attended UC Berkeley where he obtained a BS in business administration. He spent five years managing information technology projects and infrastructure for asset management firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in the firm’s Bay Area offices. Tired of the fog in San Francisco and anxious to broaden his perspective, he moved to New York to pursue an MBA at Columbia Business School in New York City. Nevertheless, Northern California’s grapes and silicon may still hold the key to Scott’s heart. After graduating from Columbia, Scott plans to return to SF, where he will join management consulting firm Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.).
Hailing from the Heartland, Renee grew up in Cleveland, Ohio before attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison where she majored in Finance and Real Estate. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Renee was drawn to the bright lights of Chicago where she began her career in Duff & Phelps’ Valuation Advisory Services group and subsequently worked in Pepsi Co.’s Gatorade Business Unit on the Financial Planning & Analysis team. Compelled by her new found love for skyscrapers and crowded sidewalks, Renee decided to move East to pursue her MBA at Columbia Business School in New York City. She will be joining Boston Consulting Group full-time in the fall.
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