Felipe Morais MBA’19
Graduate Student, Two-Year MBA
What is your pre-Babson experience?
I was the chief medical officer and co-founder of my startup, Pró-Laudo. I previously attended Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Why did you choose Babson for your graduate education?
After exiting my startup, some MBA students advised me an MBA might not be the right path for me at that moment in my career. But, I knew that an MBA would be an important step toward my final goal of changing my career. When I learned more about Babson’s MBA, and spoke with alumni, it was clear that I would not feel like a fish outside of water (what we call outsiders in Brazil). Now that I’m here, I see that the background is really diverse and all career paths—not just the traditional MBA ones—are valued here.
What are your career goals?
I want to innovate to make healthcare more efficient and humane. I don’t know if that means founding a new business, working in a disruptive startup or implementing innovation in a big corporation. But, I am certain that the tools I am learning at Babson are honing the skills I developed as an entrepreneur and arming me with tools to embrace uncertainty and do great in any scenario.
As a Babson student, what do you do when not in class?
I spend most of my non-class, non-study time with my wife and baby daughter. My wife is a physician, too, and will start a postdoctoral fellowship next year. When my daughter begins to speak, she’ll be bilingual. In the playground next to our apartment in Brookline, she plays with kids from all over the world. Being here is a life-changing opportunity not just for me, but for my family, too.
What was your favorite part of the Babson student experience?
Spending time with people from different backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. Babson is massively international, and unbelievably diverse.