Joanna Geisinger MBA’17
CEO, TORq Interface
What is your pre-Babson experience?
I received my undergraduate degree from Bucknell University. Before coming to Babson, I worked as a sales representative at Zimmer Biomet.
Why did you choose Babson for your graduate education?
I left Zimmer to get an MBA because I knew that I wanted to start my current company, TORq Interface. Babson is a place that fosters innovation, so I knew I that I could focus my degree around this company to make sure it was off the ground before I graduated.
As a Babson student, what did you do when not in class?
I am very social by nature so I got to know my classmates extremely quickly during the coffee breaks we had between classes the first year. However, I did not participate in any clubs, other than Hockey, because after I was done with school work, I was working on my company. However, a lot of the connections that I made at Babson I will have for life, and I cherish both from a personal perspective as well as professional.
What was your favorite part of the Babson student experience?
I loved my classmates. It was a lot of fun to spend two years with likeminded people—people excited by innovation with a creative and open mind. I felt at home and happy every time I stepped on campus. The community and culture that Babson has is one I respect deeply and I will always appreciate having had the opportunity to be a part of it.
What do others need to know about Babson?
I love the diversity of Babson. I loved getting to know people from all different backgrounds and cultures. I also enjoyed a lot of my professors, some of whom I will stay in touch with for (I hope) a long time. They are happy to help even after I have graduated. Of note—professors Jerome Tallard, Edward Marram, and Phillip Licari have been a tremendous help with my company.