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Austin Taliaferro

Denver MBA

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Previous Education

Chemical Engineering degreeUniversity of Notre Dame

Why did you choose Daniels?

The core challenges that are integrated into the MBA curriculum, as well as the chance to do an international trip with the program, were attractive to me.

Pre-grad school experience

I spent five years at Spartan Energy Partners, an oil and gas company in Houston. I started as an application/process engineer for two years and then moved into project management and worked on projects both domestically and in South America.

Post-grad school goal

My goal is to move into operations management at a mid-size company. I would like to leverage both my technical background and my MBA to be in a position to run a business end-to-end.


I cook bagels and love to road trip and play Australian rules football.