Meet our Fellows: Jocelyn Teece T’21

March 29th, 2021

Topics: AI & Machine Learning Finance

Name

Jocelyn Teece

Hometown

Berkeley, California

What did you do prior to Tuck?

I worked as a General Manager at a SaaS start-up in NYC.

Why did you choose Tuck?

I chose Tuck because I wanted an intimate and tight-knit MBA experience. I was attracted to Tuck’s small class size and remote setting – I loved the idea of all my classmates packing up their lives and relocating to this beautiful place together.

Do you have any post-Tuck plans yet? If so, what are they?

I’m working at Goldman Sachs in their Private Wealth Management practice in San Francisco.

What made you want to be part of the CDS MBA Fellows Program?

Coming from tech, CDS immediately piqued my interest. I wanted to deepen my understanding of the tech industry and learn from classmates’ diverse experiences working with technology to solve a host of different problems. I enjoyed the simultaneously technical and philosophical discussions that the Associates had together every week on campus, and the CDS community continues to enrich my Tuck experience.

What is the best part about being involved with the CDS?

The “learning for learnings sake” mindset of the Fellows group. Sessions are not always about business or recruiting – sometimes the focus is just on developing a deeper understanding of the visible and invisible world of technology that surrounds us. An MBA is an amazing but fundamentally practical degree, and the importance of academic inquiry is alive and well at the center.

What other activities are you involved in at Tuck?

I am the Co-Chair of the Tuck Net Impact Club.

What has been the biggest growth moment or moment where you stepped out of your comfort zone? What did you learn from that experience?

I had a skiing accident last March and had three knee surgeries during COVID. Going in and out of hospitals at a time when the air was permeated with fear and balancing that with academic obligations and my internship taught me a lot about resilience and the importance of optimism in the face of uncertainty and fear. It also taught me how to be patient with myself and with others – we are all fighting our own internal battles and kindness towards yourself and others goes a long way.

What speaker(s) have you learned the most from in your time at Tuck? 

I really enjoyed the conversation on Artificial Intelligence with Shalini Kantayya, who directed the Coded Bias documentary. It crystalized the importance of developing a deep understanding of back-end algorithms and processes in order to fully realize the implications and risks they might introduce.

What books are you reading, podcasts are you listening to, or shows are you watching?

I’m on a mainstream autobiography/biography binge. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Sam Walton, Elon Musk. It is fascinating to learn about the journey and foundational experiences that mold and create people that have become behemoths in our national collective consciousness.

What aspect of living in the Upper Valley has surprised you the most since arriving here?

How many activities you can do outside in the winter! Snowshoeing! Cross-country skiing! The possibilities of the winter season open themselves up to you when you can easily slip into the great outdoors.

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