Kaitlin Sampson is a member of the Class of 2018. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
Where are you currently working, and what is your role?
I’m a Communications & Programs Associate at the Sustainable Food Lab.
Why did you choose to attend The Sustainable Innovation MBA program? What were you doing before?
I worked in the hospitality industry and was looking for a career pivot that focused on sustainability and allowed me to use my skills for a good cause.
What was your favorite part about the MBA program experience?
The curriculum and the vast network that The Sustainable Innovation MBA provides.
How are you applying the tools/skills you learned in the program, post-MBA?
The Food Lab was created by systems thinkers so I feel very fortunate to work with others to think about agricultural production in a system everyday. One of my recent projects has been collaborating with cocoa farmers to increase incomes through women-led diversification. Having base-of-the-pyramid experience from The Sustainable Innovation MBA has been very helpful.
What would you tell someone who is considering The Sustainable Innovation MBA?
That the program has a lot of diversity and a wide network which will allow you to explore different interests. Within just a year you’ll learn a lot about yourself and you’ll come away with concrete skills.