Project Leader, Boston
At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Lorenna empowers and inspires others.
The best part of working at BCG is the ability to chart your own path. If it doesn't yet exist, then why not create it!
I completed a PhD in liver tissue engineering and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before joining BCG, so I knew that I had a passion for health care research and its impact on society. What I didn’t know was how much I would enjoy working on problems in so many areas outside of health care.
Since joining BCG, I have had the opportunity to work on projects across many industries, including consumer goods and retail, technology, industrial goods, and private equity. By having the opportunity to explore, I have learned that I have a passion for solving problems of all types, and my abilities are not limited to a certain topic area.
Lorenna received her PhD in biological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she performed research in liver tissue engineering to better understand the role of chronic inflammation in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Lorenna also holds a degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
I chose BCG because it felt like a company that was personally invested in me and my success. And since joining, I have had that ring true on every case. My managers and mentors have challenged me in ways that have allowed tremendous personal growth.
Now that I am a project leader, I have the privilege of paying it forward by mentoring others and helping them find opportunities that enable their growth.
Q: What inspires you most about BCG?
A: I am most inspired by the investments BCG makes in furthering our intellectual knowledge for the good of society. For instance, I spent three months last year working on a study to determine how pharmaceutical companies can optimize their clinical trial operations, resulting in a peer-reviewed publication. Since clinical trials are the most expensive part of bringing new medicines to patients, any strategies to reduce costs or time required for this step is hugely beneficial to our economy and our society. I appreciated BCG's commitment to this topic by investing my time in a project that could benefit the greater good.
Q: Why is BCG a good place for a woman to work?
A: When I was applying to BCG, I remember seeing that they were one of the top-ranked companies for working mothers. Now that I am a working mother at BCG, I understand why. The level of support and understanding offered by my managers and mentors is unprecedented. I have flexibility in deciding how best to make this career sustainable for me and my family.