Name: Beena Thomas
Program: Full-time MBA
Previous Education: MA & PhD in Chemistry (Indian Institute of Technology)
Beena is currently in the 2nd-year of the full-time Jenkins MBA program, concentrating in Supply Chain with certification in Decision Analytics. As part of the program, Beena is also a Graduate Assistant and a volunteer peer coach for the first year MBA students.
Born in India, Beena was raised in the city of Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Her passion for science and math from an early age led her to Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, a premier educational institute of India where she earned both her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry. After her Ph.D., Beena pursued a career in R&D, gaining experience in academic and industrial research, applying her skills and knowledge for applications in biological, agricultural, materials, environmental and analytical chemistry.
Beena has had the opportunity to work in the chemical R&D sector with multi-national companies such as Dow AgroSciences, Battelle, General Electric, Ciba-Geigy. After graduating from the Jenkins MBA program, she hopes to take on leadership roles where she can continue to apply her problem-solving skills to interface science & technology with the business functions. She envisions that her strengths in technical background and learnings from the MBA program will help her to create new opportunities for others.