Student Spotlight: Annmarie Rice

Tell us about yourself.
I live in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate I studied at Slippery Rock University earning my bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Geography – the Environment & Society. After graduation, I have spent the past three years as an accountant at the CPA firm Gaylord & Kelly, PC. My goal has always been to work with sustainability in some way and I am extremely excited to start that journey with the MBA-SBP program at Duquesne University! In the future, I am hoping to bring sustainability to the forefront of business or government decision-making and procedures. I hope to make a positive impact in my community and use the tools given to us through this program to help make that change.

What is one of your favorite things to do in Pittsburgh? I enjoy taking in any Pittsburgh sports game! Steelers, Penguins, or Pirates, it’s always a good time with family or friends!

What are you most looking forward to in the MBA-SBP program? I am looking forward to learning from everyone and our different life experiences! Everyone involved has such diverse backgrounds and life experiences that will push everyone to think in a different way. One of the reasons I wanted to pursue this program was to push myself to think in a new way with the help of the faculty and my fellow classmates! 

What skill would you like to master? I would love to learn a new language – maybe Italian or French. I would love to not just see other countries but experience them as well and the best way to immerse yourself in the culture is conversing with members of the community. When I was in high school, I studied five years of Latin, so hopefully some of those skills would help me while learning other languages!

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?  Probably Mount Rushmore. When I was in middle school, my parents took my sister and I on a cross-country road trip from Pittsburgh to South Dakota and back. We were able to see different landmarks on the way there and back; overall it was a really neat experience.

What is the best way to start the day? A nice walk with my 3-year-old corgi named Wellington!