Tanya Gaskins received a BA in economics and management and sociology from Beloit College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and later earned her MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she was a student interviewer for the admissions office. After graduating from Darden, Tanya joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she provided business strategy and start-up incubation services, helping clients write business plans and launch organizations. Later at IBM, she focused on organizational change management, business process improvement, and project management. Partnering with clients, Tanya implemented innovative solutions to transform organizations and maximize their effectiveness. She also managed the IBM Industry Academy, through which she collaborated with experts worldwide to develop cross-industry solutions, managed a support program with teams in 14 growth market countries, and directed a mentoring program in China. Tanya has extensive strategic communications expertise, having executed numerous client communications plans, authored articles for client publications, and crafted senior executive communications at IBM. Through years of mentoring individuals about their consulting careers, Tanya has realized that she most loves advising others on their personal strategy. She is passionate about helping people succeed and achieving their goal of attending business school.