Q&A with Jessika Lora - March 27

Hi Jessika. My question is, why tech/business vs. ay other field? Did you know that consulting would be the first step to the rest of your career? What other professions did you consider?

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Great questions! Tech is just where I feel most comfortable. I started off at NASA Ames doing bioinformatics, but in fall of 2007 government budgets for 2008 were cut dramatically and “science for science’s sake” was largely eliminated. So I looked for a “regular” job and ended up picking consulting because I knew it would improve my business skills, and it was the right choice! I did also consider investment banking at that point; they love quants. But my ex husband was already an investment banker and hated his life because of it. Looking back I am extremely happy with my choice as it has created immense opportunities that continue to bear fruit!

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