Kimi Goldstein (MBA 2022) grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from Yale University. Prior to attending HBS, she held roles at Oliver Wyman and Bright Health. Between her first and second year at HBS, she interned for Oak Street Health, where she will be returning after graduating. She is also a Flare Capital Scholar.

The very first time I visited HBS was for the Health Care Conference in 2018. A friend of mine from undergrad (Marissa Pettit Jones, MBA 2019) was planning the Start-up Fair as part of the Conference and asked if I would join on behalf of my employer. Up to that point, I was not seriously considering business school, but was totally wowed by the speakers featured in Klarman Hall that day and somewhere in the back of my mind, I started picturing myself as an MBA student. However, I was enjoying my job and did not decide to apply just yet.

Two years later, after being accepted, I attended Admitted Student Welcome (ASW), which happened to coincide with the 2020 Health Care Conference. Once again, I was inspired by the Conference and the chance to hear remarks from the CEOs of major companies and connect with other attendees during the roundtable lunches. At one point during ASW, a current student gave us the advice to "shoot for the moon" while at HBS—he told us that we would be surprised by the people who would answer our emails, give us advice, and help us in our academic and professional pursuits. This has been my experience at HBS so far, exemplified by my involvement in the recent 2022 HBS Health Care Conference.

I am now an EC (second-year student) at HBS and served as one of the co-chairs of the 19th annual Health Care Conference, which took place on Sunday, February 13. Organizing this event in partnership with one of my best friends at HBS, Rebekah Foster (MBA 2022), was in many ways the capstone of my HBS experience. I had the opportunity to use many of the concepts covered during the first-year Required Curriculum, from strategy and operations, to leadership and managing others. Our team connected with dozens of HBS alumni and faculty who were eager to support us as speakers and sponsors at the Conference (we had over 20 alumni speak at the conference, many of whom are the founders and CEOs of the health care companies that they were representing). One of my favorite events of the Conference was the Women’s Health at Home panel. In addition to several incredible HBS alumni on the panel, it featured the Founder and CEO of a women’s health startup that I had been following. She flew in to Boston from Texas to participate (in February no less!). This enthusiasm was mirrored by dozens of other business leaders who were eager to support the Health Care Club and Conference team.

I chose to come to HBS partly because of its convening power—its ability to bring incredibly smart, successful, kind, and inspiring people together. The Conference is just one example of this convening power and what makes HBS such a special place. I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of this event and look forward to being involved in the broader Health Care Community of HBS in the next chapter of my career and beyond.