Why I Chose Fuqua
I chose Fuqua for its incredible sense of community. Fuqua has been very intentional about cultivating a unique MBA experience through their strong diversity recruiting efforts. It has resulted in the “Team Fuqua” culture. Team Fuqua is more than just a buzzword, it’s about belonging, support, and acceptance.
5 Best Fuqua Activities
- Inclusion Week (Daring Dialogues are amazing).
- Wine Around the World.
- Whitewater Rafting in your second year.
- Blue Cup! (Let’s Go Duke!)
- Orientation is pretty fantastic.
My Life Before Fuqua
Before Fuqua, my career at NextEra Energy encompassed two distinct roles within power generation. Initially, I served in a field engineering capacity, overseeing two solar sites and assuming responsibility for equipment reliability, contractor management, environmental compliance, and inventory control. Subsequently, I transitioned to a shared services engineering role, where I specialized in enhancing workforce productivity across our solar, wind, and storage fleets. In this capacity, I conducted data analysis, constructed PowerBI dashboards, devised key metrics and KPIs, and played a pivotal role in designing processes to drive fleet efficiency.
My Life After Fuqua
My post-graduation plan is engaging in a leadership development program, potentially focusing on finance leadership, either within energy or financial services. Pursuing my MBA, sparked interest in finance, but my passion for energy remains unwavering. I’m exploring ways to either merge these interests or make a well-informed decision between them. Despite no prior finance exposure, courses like Corporate Finance and Project Finance enriched my knowledge for my future role. Moreover, my growth as a leader at Fuqua, where we emphasize being leaders of consequence, will be invaluable in industries like energy and finance where ethical considerations are complex and significant.
Duke Energy Conference Co-Chair
Admissions VP for BBSA and Energy Club
DEI Council Representative
EDGE Impact Scholar