Katz Grad Simone Rodriguez Named to Poets & Quants Best and Brightest MBAs

Simone Rodriguez in a dark top

Simone Rodriguez (KATZ ’20) was recently named one of the Top 100 Best and Brightest MBAs across the globe by Poets & Quants.

The business school publication’s Top 100 list celebrates leaders from the MBA Class of 2020 who embody the excellence of their schools.

With a background in biology and electrical engineering, Rodriguez was a product development engineer as Ras Labs, Inc. Among the reasons she chose to pursue her MBA at Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business was the dual master’s degree program in mechanical engineering with the Swanson School of Engineering.

At Katz, Rodriguez served as president of the Consulting Club. She was a case writer for the Katz Invitational Case Competition, an MBA Student Ambassador and tutor for financial management.

She was also named a Kenneth R. Woodcock Leadership Fellow and inducted into the 457 Club, which recognizes a select group of students for their success in the MBA program and their positive impact on the Katz community.

Rodriguez hopes to start a tech transfer consulting company that supports the commercialization of technology at academic institutions and companies.

She plans to join Cognizant Technology Solutions as a consulting healthcare manager in Dallas, Texas, this fall.

Read more about Rodriguez in this Katz school news feature.