Preston Tharp

Preston is a first-year MBA student at Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School. He spent nine years enlisted in the US Navy as a nuclear-trained mechanic on submarines. His first duty station was the USS Minnesota where he served as a maintenance supervisor and rescue diver. Following that, he spent three years at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a supervisor and instructor. During his time in the Navy, Preston earned his bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College and developed a passion for volunteering with veteran service organizations such as Team RWB. His hobbies include hiking and running, and he will take any opportunity to travel and explore new places. After earning his Olin MBA, Preston plans to work in Management Consulting.