Carnegie Mellon University

Kristy O'Hara

Kristy O'Hara

Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA Student, Class of 2021

Get to Know Kristy

"I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I left Pittsburgh in 2009 when I began my studies in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. I stayed in Atlanta for a total of eight years including graduation from Georgia Tech and beginning my career.

"In 2016, I married my college sweetheart who is now an F-18/E Super Hornet Pilot in the United States Navy. I moved to Virginia Beach, VA, and remained there until early 2018. In February 2018, we moved to Iwakuni, Japan for three years. We are returning to Virginia Beach, Virginia in January 2020!

"I currently work as a Program Manager at Advocate, a boutique IT consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta. During my time at Tepper, I co-founded Mutually Dependent. As a military spouse, I have seen first-hand how this incredibly educated, effective, and adaptable talent-pool is underemployed at a pre-COVID rate of 90%. We are set out to make sure that all military spouses have the professional opportunities that they have earned!"

  • Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Business Technology, Strategy, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Operations
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Club involvement: Part-Time Graduate Business Association (Vice President of Logistics), Business & Technology, Tepper Consulting Club, Tepper Women in Business, Graduate Entrepreneurship Club
  • Post-MBA Career Focus: Entrepreneurship, Tech