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Christine Patel

Christine Patel

Senior MBA Admissions Consultant

Stanford GSB MBA with more than 15 years of healthcare, CPG, startup and nonprofit experience in product management and marketing

How I Can Help You

Every applicant has an amazing and unique story to share. I want to help high-achieving candidates develop a story that truly represents who they are, overcomes their weaknesses, and further differentiates them. I was fortunate to be admitted to every MBA program I applied to (including the Stanford GSB, Wharton, and the UC Berkeley Haas MBA/MPH joint program) by crafting an authentic story of who I was. I want to be your strongest advocate to achieve admission to your target schools this same way. My experiences in mission-driven organizations in health care, consumer packaged goods, and nonprofits can further help applicants with similar career aspirations. I am particularly supportive of women applicants and of candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in business schools.

Why Choose Me

I graduated from the Stanford GSB with an MBA and a Public Management Program certification in health policy. At the GSB, I was co-president of the Healthcare Club and co-chair of the Healthcare Conference, and I established a GSB course on health care innovation that is still being taught today. I also served as a Board Fellow and an Outdoor Adventure Leader. As an undergraduate at Brown University, I double majored in economics and international relations. Since graduating, I have volunteered as an alumni admissions interviewer for Brown.

My passion is improving people’s lives. I have more than 15 years of go-to-market strategy and product management experience that spans Genentech, Clif Bar, and several health tech start-ups. I helped found the Pacific Free Clinic that later became part of Stanford Medical School. I serve on strategic planning and DEI committees in our school district and am a former board member of a well-known independent school in San Francisco.

Business school had a major impact on me, both professionally and personally. I especially enjoy working with people who aspire to change people’s lives through their career and are targeting top MBA programs. My hope is to make business school just as impactful for you as it was for me, and to help you achieve your professional goals.

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