Russia-born Marina Dobrovolskaia moved to Frederick, Maryland, in 1998 with a master’s and a doctorate in hand. Today, she is well on her way toward earning an MBA from Hood and is a principal scientist with the National Cancer Institute’s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory in Frederick.
Marina says her MBA studies at Hood have helped improve her “understanding of how to manage projects and teams, establish and manage international collaborations, [and] motivate people….” She has found that the “face-to-face interaction with the faculty and classmates is what adds a unique flavor to this program and provides more benefits than reading textbooks or studying on-line.” As a bonus, the coursework and class discussion encourages her to broaden her vocabulary in English.
Marina was recently featured in a “Slice of Life” profile in the Frederick News-Post. Read more about Marina and her work here.