Meet Our Students
Lidiani Gomes grew up in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where she graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul with a Bachelor of Business Administration. During college, she learned valuable business lessons by engaging in the University's Business Junior Enterprise, which offers consulting services to local business at below market price. She also spent a semester abroad in France, studying and exploring the French culture. Before graduating, she joined Nestlé Brazil's internship program.
After college, Lidiani moved to Capão da Canoa to work alongside her parents to develop their family business, a construction material store chain. For the last three years she has been able to implement important strategies and financial controls, which have organized the operation and enabled significant growth. Being a local entrepreneur, she has had the opportunity to become a social and economic development advocate of her town, having been invited to engage in lectures organized to enhance low-income individuals' chances of landing a secure job.
Lidiani is very excited to be part of the Full-Time MBA program and to live in Kansas City, one of the most entrepreneurial cities in the US. Being in such an effervescent environment will allow her to return to Brazil and use the tools the Bloch School Full-Time MBA has taught her as the fuel for the social and economic development of her organization and her community.