MBA Mama of the Month: Michigan Ross’s Candace Johnson
As December draws to a close, we are delighted to share the latest Mama of the Month (MoTM) post from one of our favorite content partners, MBA Mama. Founded by a Wharton second-year student (and mom), MBA Mama is an online resource for women proving that motherhood can go hand in hand with an MBA. Each month, it features the story of an inspiring mom sharing her experience and best practices for balancing motherhood with the MBA and/or a successful career in business.
This month’s MBA Mama of the Month is Candace Johnson, a married mother of one who is pursuing dual master’s degrees at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In addition to an MBA from Ross, when she graduates in spring 2017 she’ll also be awarded a master’s of health services administration (MHSA) degree from the Michigan School of Public Health. Don’t miss MBA Mama’s great interview with Johnson, below, about how she does it all.
Our thanks to MBA Mama for sharing yet another great story with the Clear Admit audience.
The following post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, MBA Mama.
December 2016 MBA Mama of the Month: Candance Johnson
Meet our December 2016 MBA Mama of the Month (MoTM), Candace Johnson. Candace is a dual master’s degree candidate at the University of Michigan, enrolled in the School of Public Health and the Ross School of Business. She will complete both programs in April 2017 and will graduate with a master’s of health services administration (MHSA) and an MBA. In undergrad (at Michigan) she double-majored in Spanish language and culture and Japanese language and culture, and pursued her passion for travel through her work with Northwest Airlines and a six-month stint teaching English in South Korea post-graduation. Upon returning to the United States in 2008, Johnson went to work for Chrysler at Jefferson North Assembly Plant for four years before returning to school for her graduate education.
Johnson met her husband Jacob while working at Jefferson North Assembly Plant. Aside from working at Chrysler, Jacob runs his own general contracting company called Jacob’s Ladder. The two met in 2010, married in 2014, and had their first child, Isabelle, soon after.