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Favorite movie:
Argo

Favorite place you’ve visited:
Florence, Italy

Company you admire:
P&G

Name Christopher Rizzo, MSEM ’16
Position Process Engineer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Education before Tufts B.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Work experience before Tufts Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme

Why did you choose to pursue a M.S. in Engineering Management at Tufts?
I knew I was a natural leader, but I wanted to expand my leadership skill set and advance within my company. Tufts gave me the chance to learn these skills while maintaining a full time work schedule. I learned skills that were directly applicable to my job and had an immediate impact. The projects are applicable to any discipline or industry and allow you to employ the skills learned throughout the semester.

What is your favorite part of the Tufts MSEM experience so far?
The MSEM experience has been exceptional. The cohort blended in the first couple of weeks and started assisting each other with the work load and keeping track of the assignments. The camaraderie has helped to maintain an upbeat mood when the workload is a burden.