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Melody Jih

Part-time Professional MBA

Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Previous Education

BA in Economics and minor in StatisticsThe University of Chicago

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.

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 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.