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Kalyan Gattem

Full-time MBA ‘23
Class Year:
Strategy Consultant, Siemens Advanta Consulting

Hometown: Visakhapatnam, India - It is beach town situated in the east coast of India  

What's something on your bucket list? 

I want to go on an African safari and do wildlife photography. 

What actor would you cast to play yourself in a movie about yourself and why? 

Robert Downey Jr. because I love him 3000. 

What's your favorite place you've traveled to and why?  

Most of the beaches in California are really beautiful. Point Reyes, California as I’m a beach lover. 

Favorite family tradition: 

I love attending our family reunion in January to celebrate my mom’s birthday. 

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

Moving to the USA to pursue an MBA as a first-generation student and securing an internship with Google. 

What did you want to be when you were small?  

I wanted to be a cricketer as I’m a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar. 

What is your latest book recommendation? 

“Give and Take” by Adam Grant 

Your life story in one sentence: 

It’s been a bumpy road but the best is yet to come. 

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta:  

Cypress in Midtown Atlanta 

My favorite comfort food or family recipe:  

Chicken Biryani. It is a savory chicken and rice dish that includes layers of chicken, rice, and aromatics that are steamed together. 

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