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Posted by: on January 10, 2021

Get to know Sanya Rajpal, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us a bit about yourself I am a Development and Policy Expert, Entrepreneur and Lawyer. Passionately dedicated to creating impact and facilitating change through creating opportunities for people’s excellence to shine – usually through education, entrepreneurship and cognitive skills. Most recently I was working at the UN, working on trade&development issues. I’m driven by […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2020

Get to know Oliver Doraisamy, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Australian diplomat with over 6 years’ experience in international trade and development, including at the UN and WTO. Previously managed a social enterprise supporting primary education and community business in rural Uganda. Passionate about driving financially sustainable solutions to social challenges. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Government (Foreign Affairs) Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2019

Get to know Saskia Rotshuizen, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I am a French and Dutch national who currently calls the Netherlands home. I started my career in a conflict-resolution NGO, then conducted research on inclusive business models, and finally joined a team of inclusive business practitioners, focusing on private sector development in emerging markets. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Private […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2017

Introduction to Jielin Zhang

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: inspiring Manager: capable Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I was born in China and raised in multiple countries, China and Canada mostly. I went […]

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Posted by: on August 25, 2017

Introduction to Tiffany Handley

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Hermione Manager: Dynamic Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I have worked in non-profits since I graduated college. I led two eleven month, eleven country […]

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Posted by: on January 4, 2016

Trainspotting

Michaelmas term ended and I could not have gotten out of Oxford quickly enough: oh the grey skies, the drizzle, the all-too-brief daylight hours, the cobblestone streets that catch my heels, the insistence that a baked potato is a meal. Then I got mugged on a beach in Brazil and thought: “So, Oxford, eh?” I’m […]

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Posted by: on November 24, 2015

A Perfect Circle

By the October 9th end of the MBA Launch, the gathering of students in Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre had (d)evolved into a cacophony of hacking coughs. If you closed your eyes, it was kind of amazing. The coughs told a story of shaking hands, trading stories, nights out, celebratory hugs, biking side by side in […]

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Posted by: on October 5, 2015

Come As You Are

As far as personality stereotypes go, I’m a terrible American and an even worse New Yorker; I’m pretty sure Liberians would like me to stop telling people I’m one of them. I thought about personality a lot on the first day of the MBA Launch, the three-week marathon of an orientation that kicked off on […]

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