Caroline Lind became a U.S. Olympic gold medalist at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She helped row her team to a first-place victory -- the first U.S. gold medal for women's rowing since 1984. The U.S. team beat out the Netherlands by 2 seconds in the women's eight, and prevented the Romanian women's rowing team from winning their fourth straight gold medal. Lind's team continued to dominate women's rowing by winning the gold at the World Championships three years in a row.
Lin got her undergraduate degree from Princeton University which is known for its rowing teams. In fact, Lind is one of eight Princeton graduates rowing at the London Olympics, according to GoPrincetonTigers.com. What makes Lind unique among her Princeton Olympic rowing peers, and doesn't always get mentioned in mainstream press coverage, is the fact that Lind has a Rider MBA.
After her Olympic win, Lind earned her Rider MBA in 2008. Why would an Olympian and Princeton graduate need an MBA? In a recent News@Rider Article, Lind stated that majoring in Cultural Anthropology at Princeton taught her how the world works from a humanities standpoint, but not how it works financially. That's why Lind got a Rider MBA with a concentration in accounting.
Even though Lind got a fiscal-focused MBA, she is applying it toward a non-traditional MBA career: discrimination law. In 2009, Lind told Rider magazine that she wanted to work in discrimination law after the London Olympics. As for when or where Lind plans to attend law school, that hasn't been published yet.
If you want to watch Lind in action, your next chance will be during Thursday's finals at 7:30 am EDT. You can also follow Lind's Twitter account, @carolinelind12, for updates during the games.