Mary-Margaret Koch

The Denver MBA
Graduate Student Ambassador

Mary-Margaret Koch


Elmhurst, Illinois

Why did you choose Daniels?

I choose Daniels because of the challenge curriculum and small cohort size. As someone looking to make a transition to the private sector, I wanted to gain as much hands-on, real-world experience during an MBA program as possible and really get to know my professors and learn from them!

Previous Education

BA in Political Science & Communications Studies from American University in Washington DC

Pre-Grad School Experience

Before Daniels, I put my poli-sci degree to work and was a political fundraiser for Democratic congressional candidates in Illinois. I then pivoted to work at a STEM education nonprofit where I coordinated volunteers and planned virtual programming for students and science teachers during the pandemic.

Post Grad School Goal

Post-MBA, I’m looking to either work in ESG or in a management/budgeting role for a company that places sustainability at the forefront of its mission.


When not doing schoolwork, I like to spend my time hiking (much more accessible in Colorado than Illinois!), reading, crafting, watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and cheering on the Chicago Bears.