A Poland-born die chemist, Zofia’s background is in cancer research. As a part of her PhD studies in photochemistry, she studied the effects of cancer from a molecular level, and how emotional well-being impacts a cancer prognosis. When Zofia applied to Wharton’s EMBA program, her main goal was to transition out of the lab and into a business role.
Extensive Alumni Network
Zofia said the value of Wharton’s alumni network was key. “I learned from amazing classmates both in and out of the classroom. I made friends who will support me throughout the rest of my career, and I cannot put a price tag on that. The Wharton network is invaluable.”
Zofia said, “Wharton is an academically challenging program. It stretched me in every way possible. Wharton’s EMBA program is equivalent to the full-time MBA in terms of admissions requirements, hours, classes, and faculty. This is the real deal and not MBA-lite.”
Starting a Business While in School
Halfway through the program, Zofia started a social impact venture called ÉSTAINE, which is a high-end fashion company that helps raise awareness around early cancer detection. The designs of the fabrics used are inspired by colorful cellular patterns studied during medical diagnosis.
After graduation, Zofia was hired in a new role as
On a personal note, after graduation Zofia got married, and had two children. She lives with her family in Denver, CO.
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