Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team
Senior MBA Admissions Consultant
HBS MBA and former magazine editor with 14 years of experience helping clients craft their unique stories for MBA admissions committees
How I Can Help You
Sometimes an experience that a client does not consider important or relevant but that comes out during our brainstorming session is one that showcases a really interesting facet of their candidacy. Clients appreciate my ability to bring together the threads of their various experiences into a cohesive storyline that will help them stand out to the admissions committee in all of their dimensions. I love working with applicants who are dedicated to the process, and I am truly interested in understanding their strengths, goals, and future contributions to an MBA community. Although I will always be honest, even when doing so might be tough, I take pride in offering solutions and ideas in tandem with my feedback. Clients have told me that they are able to open up in our conversations and feel free to be themselves, without judgment. I work with applicants from all backgrounds and nationalities, but given my own experience as a nontraditional applicant, I particularly enjoy encouraging other nontraditional candidates to tell their authentic stories. Nothing makes me happier than helping someone discover their true potential and having them land at the ideal school where they can live out that potential!
Why Choose Me
My 15 years of editorial media experience allow me to bring a journalistic perspective to the application process as we brainstorm the experiences that will best highlight your unique story. As the managing editor of Inc. and Fast Company magazines, I enjoyed helping colleagues identify their career goals and the skills they needed to achieve them—something I now bring to every client collaboration. At Vanity Fair, I was immersed in the world of best-in-class storytelling, while at Epicurious, I learned how to engage a different audience via digital media, an early lesson in matching content to the medium, which directly translates to MBA applications. As the corporate marketing director at a start-up while it grew from two dozen employees to a publicly traded company, I learned the value of the stretch assignment and was convinced of the value of the MBA for leadership training. During my time at Harvard Business School, I served on the board of the Harbus (school newspaper) and as co-president of the Entertainment & Media Club. Now, helping my clients think beyond the classroom and consider the broader MBA experience is a natural part of our work together. My undergraduate experience at Bowdoin College, where I focused on international relations and Asian studies and had the opportunity to study abroad in Austria and Kenya, set me on a path of curiosity and global engagement that continues through my work with a diverse range of clients. From brainstorming to interview preparation, I dedicate whatever amount of time is necessary to my clients to make the MBA application experience revealing and rewarding for them.