Daytime MBA Student Andrew Fischer
“I felt confident confronting challenges and building teams in the education and non-profit sectors I had experience in. Today, I feel confident in my ability to unite people to confront any challenge because of the tools I have built and strengthened at Fuqua. The relationships with my team helped me significantly in unlocking that confidence.”

Daytime MBA

Class of 2023

Prior Education:

University of Virginia
BA, American Studies and History, 2009
Danville, Virginia

Why I Chose Fuqua

As I explored business school, I was very specific about the experience I wanted. I knew I wanted a place that facilitated a sense of community, a strong team culture, and an entrepreneurial attitude. In engagements with alumni and the Admissions team, I also was very clear about my desire to explore the intersection of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), business, and leadership. Every member of the Fuqua community that I engaged with had personal, clear, and genuine examples of each of those values. I knew that Fuqua was a place that I could embrace new learning experiences in a place that prioritizes relationships and team, key ingredients for my success.



Five things to Do One Saturday in Durham

  1. Wake up early and grab a coffee at Foster’s
  2. Walk to the Farmer’s Market at Central Park and browse the local produce and crafts. Don’t forget extra bags because you’ll always end up with more than you anticipated
  3. Drop off your produce and head to Press for a brunch/lunch crepe and drink of choice
  4. Walk by the Tobacco Campus and check out a variety of small spots for shopping or more snacks (Parker & Otis has excellent Durham and NC items as well as super fun puzzles)
  5. Go to a Durham Bulls baseball game

My Life Before Fuqua

I began my career in 2009 as a special education teacher with Teach For America, and moved on to training teachers and curriculum designers, and helping manage the TFA region in New Orleans. In 2017, I supported TFA’s recruitment work while expanding my own leadership development consulting practice. In 2019, I expanded my consulting practice when I moved to Colombia.

My Life After Fuqua

I will be transitioning into management consulting, building off of my experience prior to Fuqua and expanding into new sectors. My time at Fuqua has provided me with skills that I am using directly in that work while giving me the confidence to think strategically through any problem.

My Fuqua Activities

MBA Association ( DEI)

FuquaPride (co-VP of Admissions)

COLE Fellow

Admissions Fellow

Teaching Assistant

“Collective Diversity matters more every day in a rapidly changing global economy where the challenges are evolving even more quickly. As business leaders, the drive to seek diversity, in every sense of the word, and having the skill to create inclusive spaces that empower differences is key to success.”
Daytime MBA Student Louis Wu
Daytime MBA

Louis Wu

Class of 2024
Daytime MBA Student Nikita Ojha
Daytime MBA

Nikita Ojha

Class of 2023
Daytime MBA Student Kevin Biehl
Daytime MBA

Kevin Biehl

Class of 2024
Daytime MBA Student Kandasi Griffiths
Daytime MBA

Kandasi Griffiths

Class of 2024