Cytandra Hoover MBA’15
Senior Director, Global Expense Transformation, Liberty Mutual Insurance
What is your pre-Babson experience?
I attended American University in Washington, D.C. Previously, I spent 10 years in international consulting and program management with various NGOs, international organizations, and private consulting firms.
Why did you choose Babson for your graduate education?
While most schools teach entrepreneurship as a stand-alone track or class, I wanted an MBA program that ingrained the entrepreneurial mindset into every class, activity, and program as a whole. I found that at Babson. I learned how to think of problems, opportunities, and solutions from a multidimensional perspective thereby equipping me to be a better leader and team member.
As a Babson student, what did you do when not in class?
I did a graduate assistantship with the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation. This experience allowed me to learn several models of social enterprises, including the unique challenges and opportunities they face in trying to meet a double or triple bottom line. As a result of my work, I was elected as a board member to one of the businesses, furthering my learning and contributions to social good.
What was your favorite part of the Babson student experience?
A combination of the exposure to a broad range of business topics (strategy, finance, marketing, innovation, etc.) and the people I met along my journey: classmates, professors, and industry leaders.
What do others need to know about Babson?
I am amazed by the strength of the Babson community abroad. Regardless of whether you just travel short-term or go to live somewhere new, the Babson community is there. We are eager and willing to connect and provide support whenever and however possible.