Arima Rose Claypool, Entering Class of 2014
Business Development Analyst – Sierra Energy

Professional Experience: 

  • Sierra Energy: Business Development Analyst (2015 – Present)
  • State of California – Labor Market Information Division: Analyst (2014 – 2015)
  • Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) : Platform Support Administrator (2012 – 2014)
  • Kayema Farm : Dairy Manager (2012)

Student Leadership and Experience:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association
  • Toastmasters
  • Member of MetroEDGE

Previous Degree:

  • B.A. Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fun facts:

  • Spent a cumulative year and a half living overseas on three separate continents
  • Competitive swimmer, water polo player, and rugby player
  • Absolutely incapable of cooking anything except egg dishes

How has this degree help you in your career?

The UC Davis MBA program provides me with the skills to effectively manage a team as well as the understanding strategy to be an asset in my future endeavors in the non-profit sector.  These skills are necessary to move up in any field.

What do you value most about your experience in the UC Davis MBA program?

Being surrounded with like-minded professionals has been an invaluable experience.  My peers each bring unique work experiences into the classroom but we all face the same pressures balancing work and school and our personal lives.  My cohort has been incredibly supportive and an incredible part of my UC Davis experience.