Lisa Simon, MBA ’14

Lisa SimonName: Lisa K. Simon
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad Insitution/Major: University of Southern California/Communication
Pre-MBA Job: IT Consultant
MBA Concentration: Operations & Supply Chain in Sports

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Hi all! If you are interested in getting your MBA, welcome to our Texas MBAs Talk blog! I hope you can gain a better idea about student life, culture and experiences from my fellow bloggers and I through our posts. Otherwise if you are just visiting our site, welcome as well!

I am born and raised in Southern California. Moving to Austin is the first time I have lived outside of my California “bubble” so expect to read about my transition to the Lone Star state! I grew up in Orange County with my parents and two younger sisters. We also have two dogs named Wilber and Stanley who will all be visiting me at different points through my MBA experience in order to get their BBQ fill. I attended the University of Southern California and received a BA in Communication. While at USC I was heavily involved in the Sports industry, however, I decided to start a career in IT consulting upon graduation.

My work within IT consulting was always more on the people side of system implementations. My specialty was in Change Management so I worked a great deal with the user base for each implementation, making sure people understood how their jobs were going to change based on the introduction of a new system. While my work was interesting, the desire to work in Sports was still nagging. Thus, I made the decision to pursue an MBA in order to revisit my passion.

While not working or in the classroom, I enjoy attending any and all live sporting events! Football season is one of my favorite times of the year. In addition, I love spending time near bodies of water (ocean, lake, etc.), snowboarding in the winter, and taking advantage of any opportunity to go shoe shopping.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding the McCombs program or application process! My email is can also find me on almost any social media site so I would love to connect there as well.

Thanks for reading and Hook ‘Em!

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