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Katharine Lewis

Katharine Lewis

MBA Admissions Executive Director

Distinguished Harvard JD/MBA and former Stanford GSB application evaluator with McKinsey & Company consulting background and more than 100 five-star reviews on GMAT Club

How I Can Help You

I am a strategic counselor and mentor for applicants seeking admission to the most selective MBA programs. I enjoy working with high-performing clients in private equity, banking, consulting, tech, military, and other fields, as well as those targeting joint degree programs (particularly public policy or law) or cross-disciplinary careers in such fields as fintech, edtech, and healthtech. I also like supporting college seniors who are applying to deferred MBA programs. My deep personal referral networks span top consulting and private equity firms as well as Latin America, India, Asia, and the Middle East.

Why Choose Me

After earning my JD and MBA at Harvard Business School (HBS), I gained broad-based experience at McKinsey & Company, consulting with banks, retail companies, and forest product firms before specializing in advising New York City CEOs and AMEX companies on how to influence public policy and regulation. I subsequently practiced corporate law with Morrison & Foerster, consulting with community foundations and becoming actively involved in historic preservation and real estate development. My enduring passion is education. I helped found a leading school in San Francisco; served on the boards of top high schools in California (including The College Preparatory School); helped teach an international finance class at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; and worked in admissions at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB).

I strongly believe that the MBA is a transformative leadership degree, one that broadly equips you to accomplish whatever you want in many different domains. Given the breadth of my own background, I particularly enjoy working with people who have ambitious cross-disciplinary career goals and are targeting such elite programs as HBS, Stanford GSB, and UPenn Wharton. As your unseen coach in the admissions process, I aim to help you confidently tell your story across all parts of your application to help you stand out at the most selective schools.

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Katharine Lewis—Lifetime mentor/World-class advisor

Excellent Partner and made the process fun

Admitted to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton

Katharine Lewis: A Fantastic JD/MBA Consultant

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