A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Michael Harrison (Rice MBA Class ofâ€™ 2010) came to Houston with Teach For America in 2001. He taught English and reading at Hogg Middle School for five years while earning his Masters of Education. Michael left the classroom and became an administrator at Burbank Middle School where he learned about the opportunity to earn a Rice MBA through the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP).
â€śAfter three years of administrative experience, I had reached a point where I was looking for more of an academic challenge that would stretch my leadership capacity,â€ť Harrison says. â€śI thought REEP would be an amazing opportunity to stretch my thinking and gain a different approach to education.â€ť