The passion, dedication, and teamwork I developed from my days as a young gymnast to my time as a collegiate student-athlete have impacted the professional I am now. Today, I draw inspiration from my new team at A&M CRG and am excited to see the impact we will have on the consumer and retail industries.
At an early age I showed an interest in how businesses worked and what made a business successful. In fourth grade, I started my own company, Cassie’s Video Creations, where I used iMovie to put people’s pictures to music. On my ride to elementary school, I would often read the front page of my Dad’s copy of the Wall Street Journal. But my first true passion was athletics, which has had a significant impact on the professional I have become today.
Growing up as a competitive gymnast, I learned to handle pressure at an early age. There are not many experiences that can compare to calming your nerves as you flip on a four-inch wide balance beam that is four feet off of the ground. Time management became important to me as I learned to balance my homework and studying between 20 hours a week of practice. In high school, I transitioned to track and field, and eventually committed to Dartmouth’s Division I program. Being a collegiate student-athlete requires passion, discipline, and dedication. After graduation, I quickly saw that the skills I developed growing up as a highly competitive athlete set me up well to be a consultant.
During the recruiting process for A&M’s CRG group, I immediately recognized the sense of strong community and team atmosphere that I loved during my time as an athlete.