WHAT IS YOUR DAY JOB AT HBS?
I am the Associate Director of the Case Research &
Writing Group at HBS. I help run a team of 17 case researchers, supporting HBS
faculty in their research, case development and pedagogical efforts.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A PROGRAM MANAGER BEFORE?
I’ve been a PM twice: once in China (Shanghai, X’ian) with
Professor Arthur Daemmerich for an IXP exploring East/West approaches to
medicine. And last year on the Africa IFC in Addis and Dar es Salaam with
Professor John Macomber, exploring Building Sustainable Cities.
WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT TRAVELING WITH STUDENTS AND
Learning with faculty and students about the diversity of
approaches in the world. So far I’ve been a PM in emerging markets, so am
intrigued to see things in LA—a slightly different environment!
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?
Scarf and advil—ok, two things.
IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A
TRAVELER, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
- Lots of stamina
IF YOU COULD SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE, WHICH WOULD IT BE AND
Having grown up in Europe and Scandinavia, I speak and
understand several European languages, and read a couple more. I wish I’d
pursued studies in either Arabic or Chinese, but I was a generation too early…