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, Pennsylvania. I left Pittsburgh in 2009 when I began my studies in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. I stayed in Atlanta for a total of eight years including graduation from Georgia Tech and beginning my career at Advocate, a boutique IT consulting firm."

"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, Virginia, with him and remained there until early 2018. In February 2019, we surprisingly received orders to Iwakuni, Japan, for three years where I currently reside. I have worked remotely for Advocate as a client success and program manager since leaving Atlanta. An exciting part of living in Japan is the ability to travel Asia!"

"I was Georgia Tech's Featured Baton Twirler for four years as well as a four-year member and two-time captain of Georgia Tech’s dance team, Goldrush. Additionally, I was the team’s assistant coach for three years prior to leaving Atlanta. An interesting fact about me is that I was an extra in the Hunger Games!"

  • Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Business Technology, Strategy, Marketing, Operations
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Club involvement: Part-Time Graduate Business Association
  • Post-MBA Career Focus: Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting