For Trista Li, who graduated magna cum laude in 2013 from Case Western Reserve University with a double major in economics and psychology, that meant starting KitcheNet. Today, her social enterprise makes it easy for corporations to provide fresh and even exotic fruits to employees for snacks. In turn, KitcheNet dedicates a portion of its proceeds to delivering affordable, locally sourced fresh produce to food deserts around Chicago.
Trista says it’s thanks to CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management that she has the skills she needs to become a social entrepreneur, and to have earned an MBA and a Master of Public Policy, both from the University of Chicago.
“Case Western Reserve gave me a lot of opportunities to explore,” said Trista, who came to Cleveland from Shanghai based on an alumni recommendation. “And the evidence-based approach prepared me for internships, for graduate school and for starting my business.”