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Melody Jih
Part-Time Professional MBA
Graduate Student Ambassador
Melody Jih


Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Why did you choose Daniels?

 I chose Daniels because of the program’s strong emphasis on business ethics and delivering social impact. I also wanted to meet other working professionals in the Denver metro area and the Leading at the Edge weekend was an intriguing selling point. 

Previous Education

BA in Economics and minor in Statistics, The University of Chicago 

Pre-Grad School Experience 

I currently work at Strategyn as a senior analyst, where I develop growth and product innovation strategies for firms across a variety of industries. Prior to my current role, I worked as a research assistant at the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.  

Post Grad School Goal

My goal for pursuing this degree is to build the confidence and leadership skills necessary to effectively manage diverse teams. I hope to continue building experience in consulting as I love combining structured problem-solving with creative solutioning but I am open to other types of opportunities as they present themselves! 


I love hiking, climbing, reading and traveling. I’m also on a mission to find the best bakeries in Denver.