Home | Alumni Magazine

Dean’s Circle Spotlight: Kerry Ann James, SB ’95, MBA ’01


Kerry Ann James, SB ’95, MBA ’01Kerry Ann James, SB ’95, MBA ’01

THE MIT SLOAN EXPERIENCE THAT HAD THE MOST IMPACT ON ME:

The trip to China I took during spring break of my first year probably had the most impact on me for a variety of reasons. It was the first time I had ever been to Asia, and it prompted my interest in travel more broadly to see the world and experience different cultures, which led me to a career where I traveled a lot. I learned so much about business and how it can be run very differently within different cultures. Lastly, I had the opportunity to get to know some of my classmates in a much deeper way than just seeing them in class and at C-Functions, creating some of the best friendships I have from Sloan.

HOW I STAY INVOLVED AND WHY:

I’m on the Dean’s Alumni Committee working on volunteer programs this year, I was a reunion volunteer for our 15th Reunion last year, and I’m a class agent for the Class of 2001. I also love to connect with classmates when I go to different cities and countries, so you might find me with Sloanies in San Francisco, New York, London, or Hong Kong.

WHY MY DEAN’S CIRCLE GIFT MATTERS:

I believe in giving at the Dean’s Circle level to help the school continue to be on the cutting edge of academics with great professors and leading research projects. By giving to the Annual Fund, I know my Dean’s Circle gift can go to the areas where the school believes we need to build and grow. My Dean’s Circle gift also matters because it helps bring up the level of scholarships the school can offer to great candidates to remain competitive.

Help ensure MIT Sloan’s most vital legacy: more leaders like you. Membership in the Dean’s Circle makes a greater impact by driving deeper inquiry, fueling more profound innovation, and creating groundbreaking ways for students, faculty, and alumni to live our mission of improving the world.

Learn more