How did you become a business leader at Booz Allen?
I graduated with a Computer Science degree from Penn State University and joined Booz Allen as an entry level engineer. While I did have prior professional experience, my career really started and cultivated during my tenure at Booz Allen. Early on, I didn’t quite know where I wanted my career to go; however, I was drawn to the notion of solving challenging technical problems, and providing thought leadership and innovation to missions that really mattered. I joined a highly technical team delivering Hybrid Satellite Communication Systems primarily in the Air Force Account. After that, I served in a broad set of technical roles, ranging from requirements analysis, testing, systems engineering, and systems integration across multiple initiatives and markets. My experience at Booz Allen and the plethora of technical training opportunities I was provided gave me the fundamental building blocks to eventually transition into a technical leadership role, overseeing both a functional capability for our market and a technical delivery team for a key client engagement.