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My Very First Post: Who Am I?
Note: This was my very first blog post titled Who am I.  You’ll also see that I don’t mention my name because I was anonymous! 🙂

Hello, friend. Welcome to Classy Career Girl’s first post! So, who am I?

I have so many ideas running through my head and I am so excited to share them with you. But first, let me introduce myself. I grew up in Orono, Minnesota and escaped to the warm California sunshine to go to college at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. Many people ask me how I ended up at PLNU but I can only tell the truth, the ocean view dorm room and the weather. Some of my previous, less exciting jobs over high school and college include being a server at a drive-through coffee shop, a tennis instructor, a figure skating coach, a wedding and banquet server, a camp counselor and a summer school teacher.

grad school

During college, I researched many different industries and was an undeclared major up until I was a junior in college. I finally made a decision and decided to pursue International Business which was most likely because it meant that I would be required to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. During college, I also did internships with a financial firm, the Government, a Mortgage company and even started a investment management business with my dad. 
I met my husband, John, through a mutual friend and we were married in July 2006 in Minneapolis, MN. We currently live in San Diego and I have no desire to move back to the cold Minnesota winters. We are looking forward to increasing our family as soon as I can convince my husband to get a dog. 
While in college, I was fortunate enough to have an internship with the government that turned into a full time job when I graduated. A year later, I started working for a major consulting firm and I love my job.

Starting Classy Career Girl – and My MBA! 

A year ago, I decided to take the next step in my career by pursuing an MBA degree. I always knew that I wanted to go to grad school but it took me a long time to master the GMAT and figure out where I should go. I wanted to be challenged and was not in a position to be able to attend school full-time. I decided to attend the Rady School of Management at the University of California – San Diego and I swear this was not because I wanted to go to another school where I could see the ocean from my classroom.  As I enter my last year of grad school, I am looking to make the most of all the experiences and people I meet. This is one of the reasons that I have chosen to start a blog. I want to document the speakers, professors, and classmates that I am learning from and my challenges and accomplishments at work.
So I hope this blog has helped you figure out….who am I??

Join me on my journey through my final year of grad school! 

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