Healthcare nerd. Professional yet personable. Serial dog petter. These are just a few of the words people use to describe Geetika Rao, a first-year MBA student at the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business. A future strategy consultant, Geetika has earned a reputation for turning big data into even bigger solutions.

After spending her formative years in India, United Arab Emirates, and Seattle, Geetika has called Dallas home for the last 15 years.  In 2016, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Human Biology and Business Foundations. While two degrees is ample for most people, Geetika’s ideal full-time job is being a student, so, in 2018, she earned a Masters of Public Health from Yale University. While there, she concentrated in chronic disease epidemiology and consulted for local healthcare policy non-profits. She parlayed this experience into a position as an analytic consultant at CVS, where she helped bring in more than a billion dollars’ worth of business.

A Pinkert Scholar, Geetika is leveraging her time at Ross to round out her healthcare and business education. She hopes to put the care back in healthcare by eliminating common inefficiencies in the industry. In her free time, you can find Geetika volunteering at the local animal shelter, riding her bike on the B2B trail, trying new beer (especially Pips Meadery), and pulling her hair out while watching Dallas Cowboys games.

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