My experiences in the past years in the field of education make me confident that I will one day start my own education company. Working in Uganda as a school inspector for one year, helping an education company in Silicon Valley with its financials and co-founding a student organization on the European level allowed me to gain insights into this industry. My strive for starting an own company is also the reason that brings me to the Visiting Fellows Program of the MIT Sloan School of management, where I will be an exchange student taking MBA courses. I believe that this program would allow me to attend highly relevant and insightful courses on the borderline between technology and business administration.

Coming to my education, I started my academic career with a Bachelor Degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) and I am currently enrolled in the M.A. program in Strategy and International Management (SIM) at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), in which I am elected as student representative of the program. I gained practical experience in internships at management consulting companies, some education companies and the embassy in Iran.

In my free time, I am engaged in some organizations, e.g. in the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum. In addition, I like to do sports, e.g. I hiked the Kilimanjaro with 5,895 m or I run the full marathon in San Francisco. Moreover, I am very passionate about football and I follow nearly every game of the club from my hometown. Thanks to the support of the Zdenek and Michaela Bakala foundation, I am now able to pursue a great education at the MIT Sloan School of management which brings me a step closer to achieving my vision of an own company.