Vanderbilt JD/MBA 2011
Judicial Clerk, United States District Court for the District of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Traci Galbreath's position as an audit associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta was an entrée to the business world. She traveled all over the U.S. auditing global corporations in the consumer products and services industry.
But Traci had long recognized that even more roads to opportunity lay ahead. "When I was still in undergrad," she says, "I knew I wanted to return to school to pursue a JD/MBA. I believe that at the intersection of law and business, I will find countless ways and have numerous opportunities to have a positive impact on my community and in the world—whether as a corporate lawyer, in-house counsel, business owner or a community/economic development advocate."
Choosing Vanderbilt, says the Oklahoma native, offered her the best of both academic worlds—"a great graduate school of management and a stellar law school" (which happens to be next door to Owen). She fell in love with Nashville, she says, and realized during her first visit that "this was a place where I could learn and grow."
During her first year, along with earning honors in the law school as a Dean's Scholar, Traci served as an officer in student clubs there and also at Owen, and won summer internships with law firms in both Atlanta and Tulsa. She's well on her way.