Prior to joining Booth, Sruti Balakrishnan worked in the education sector, serving as the Deputy Director of Jobs Initiatives for Hope Street Group, an education and workforce development nonprofit. There, she helped Fortune 500 companies revamp their hiring strategies to attract and retain nontraditional candidates. Additionally, she served as the Vice President of Content at Kibbit, an education technology startup, where she created online courses designed to help college students land their first job. She has also worked at McKinsey & Company as a business analyst. She graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 2011, majoring in both Commerce and Economics. This summer, Sruti is working as a Sr. Product Manager in the Kindle Higher Education team at Amazon.com.