Shalini is a first-year MBA student at UCLA Anderson and is currently an investor in the M&A team at middle market growth equity and VC firm. She began her career as a technology consultant before transitioning to work in finance. Prior to Anderson, she held a business development role at a $30 billion private equity fund and wants to utilize her experiences to support the founders of innovative companies. She spends her free time exploring different workout studios, dancing, being outdoors, and always scouting the newest healthy eats. You can reach Shalini at