Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Justen Downing

Justen Downing (MBA ’24)

photo of Justen DowningWhere did you grow up?

Fort Collins, Colorado

Educational Background

Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Physiology, Minor in Business

What is a fun fact about you?

I can play multiple percussion instruments.

Tell us about your work experience. What you are most proud of?

Work experience: Medical Assistant at Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. Clinic Aid at Wardenburg Physical Therapy. Teaching Assistant at the University of Colorado, Boulder for Endocrinology. I am most proud of both the interpersonal and technical skills that I learned as a medical assistant.

Why are you pursuing your MBA?

I am pursuing my MBA to position myself for work in consulting.

What attracted you to Freeman? 

I was attracted to the Freeman School of Business by the prestige and networking abilities it has to offer. I am hoping to further develop my business skills as well as explore interesting opportunities.

Where do you hope to be in five years?

I hope to be contributing my skills and knowledge to projects in healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

What do you like to do in your spare time/hobbies?

I like to spend time outdoors whether that be hiking, camping or skiing.

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