Award: Fulbright-British Friends of Harvard Business School MBA Award Host Institution: Harvard University Home Institution: University of Oxford Level of Study: Master's Degree Discipline: Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
I studied for an undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry followed by a DPhil in Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford; my doctoral research was focused on cancer medicinal chemistry. I came to understand and develop an interest in the essential role that business plays in developing and delivering effective, safe drugs for patients. After finishing my DPhil, I therefore joined OxStem, a start-up biotechnology company, as the first employee, helping establish the company and its first four subsidiaries.
I am heading to Harvard Business School to study for an MBA. I hope to build on my experience at OxStem and develop as a future business leader, with the intention of translating innovative science to address global challenges, namely in healthcare and climate change. I am excited to explore opportunities in the pharmaceutical and sustainability industries during my time as a Fulbright Scholar, making use of the facilities, innovation and networks in Boston.
Efforts to address healthcare challenges and/or the climate crisis both require global-level leadership. I am therefore honoured to be elected a Fulbright Scholar, which represents the importance of inter-cultural exchange and global thinking. During my time at HBS I plan to travel as much as possible within the US because I greatly enjoy exploration and adventure.