Derek LaFitte
Executive MBA
Graduate Student Ambassador
Derek Lafitte

Hometown: Houston, Texas.

Why did you choose Daniels?

I chose Daniels to pursue my Executive MBA because of the networking opportunities, the leadership development, and the emphasis on social responsibility in business.

Previous Education: Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management, Texas A&M University

Pre-grad school experience: I have been in the software industry throughout my career. Most recently I’ve been involved in artificial intelligence in the automotive technology space as an operations leader.

Post-grad school goal: I plan on taking the education and experiences from my MBA to launch my own startup company.

Hobbies: I enjoy taking my kids and dogs on hikes in the mountains and watching college sports.