Director of Business Development, Chaucer Consulting
Favorite class at VSB and why?
I really can’t narrow it down to one, or probably even 10. I had so many fantastic professors and courses, from Logic to Professional Selling with Mr. Mullen to Buyer Behavior with Dr. Pirsch. I found that the classes were really diverse, but all of the professors I had truly cared about the students, which I don’t think you find everywhere. Even topics I didn’t think I would enjoy (Statistics) were really enjoyable because of the teacher (in that case, Dr. Mary Kelly). One of my favorite experiences was certainly the London study abroad summer program with Peggy Chaudhry. It was a packed summer, including coursework, an internship, exploring the city and having fun, and it was something I will never forget!
Most important thing you learned?
Besides all of the knowledge I learned during classes, I became much, much better at working effectively in teams. By nature, I work well independently, so team projects haven’t always been something I looked forward to. I made some of my best friends through working with them and also learned the power of delegating and collaborating as a team. I also became much more comfortable with public speaking and giving presentations, as this was a constant at VSB.
Favorite Villanova memory?
Oh, just so many! I was very active in my sorority (AXO), and there were so many fun times with all of the social events. I met many of my best friends to this day in my sorority. While there were plenty of fun parties (Halloween was always great) and sporting events (VU hoops and football too), some of my favorite times include sitting at a table in Bartley Hall with friends and catching up. Late nights in the dorms were always fun too. It was such a special four years, filled with so many favorites.
What are you currently reading?
I recently started a new job, so lately it’s been mostly case studies, white papers and internet research. There are also a lot of board books, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as I have a young daughter.