Mind and hand: A fencer takes on MIT Sloan’s MSMS Program


November 2, 2012

At the age of 18, Valentina Rizzati, MSMS ’13, had to choose between fencing and economics. An accomplished fencer from Ferrara, Italy, Rizzati won regional and inter-regional competitions and placed fifth at an international fencing competition. However, like most athletes, Rizzati realized she couldn’t keep up with a competitive sport forever. Writing an economics paper in high school sparked her interest in the subject, and it’s what eventually led her to MIT Sloan. “For my last year of my master’s I wanted to attend a school with a diverse and unique curriculum and student body, and I knew that I would find that at MIT Sloan.” Read the rest of the article on News@MITSloan.  photo courtesy of Valentina Rizzati

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