MBV, USC; BS Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science and Statistics, UC Davis
Kathy Takayama always wanted to teach. That dream started immediately out of college when she was recruited to be a US Naval Nuclear Power School Instructor, where she trained enlisted and officer students on how to operate nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers. She transitioned out of the military into a career in program management, initially at a large corporate bank running IT programs, and later as an R&D program manager at Hewlett Packard, eventually taking on roles as Chief of Staff and Operations Officer for a large business unit. Today, she is living her dream, sharing decades of business experiences with future business leaders at the USC Marshall School of Business.