Valerie Hanke, Two-Year MBA ‘23

Valerie Hanke is a first-year MBA candidate at Johnson. Prior to business school, she worked in marketing and communications, where she translated client insights and business priorities into actionable strategies. Valerie holds a BA in political science and economics from McGill University and received her MA in political science from the University of Konstanz in Germany.

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Park Fellows alumni spotlight: Solomon Tesfaye MBA ’15

Solomon Tesfaye, MBA ’15, reflects on how his Park Fellow experience influences his approach to leadership in both his professional and personal life.

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Park Perspectives: Sowing seeds for courage

Valerie Hanke, MBA ’23, reflects on learning how to develop courage as a daily habit.”

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Park Perspectives: Becoming a more compassionate leader through better listening

Valerie Hanke, Two-Year MBA ’23, dives deeper into the leadership skill of compassion and how it relates to active listening.