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August 14, 2019 9:36am ET
Applying: Berkeley / Haas, MIT Sloan, U. Washington / Foster, Undecided
Intake Year: 2021
Pre-MBA Career: Brand marketing, consumer goods industry (2 different startups). Venture for America fellow.
Post-MBA Target Industry: Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Non Profit/SI
GRE: 328
GPA: 3.51
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Detroit, MI
Post MBA Location: SF, Seattle. West coast in general.

Degree from top 10 public school in Government (political science) and history. During undergrad, three years as a senior research assistant at a think tank, started a student hackathon focusing on international development, sorority president. Interned at a non-profit focused on sustainable fisheries management and studied abroad doing oceanography + environmental policy research.

Joined Venture for America post-grad and was fellow for two years where I ended up being solely responsible for brand marketing at a 50-person startup before leaving for a similar role at a consumer startup in Detroit. During that time I also ran VFA's internal women's group and put on an entrepreneurship conference for womxn fellows.

I'm interested in business school because, while I love the creative jobs I get to do, I don't want to be boxed into marketing forever by my lack of expertise in hard business practices. Instead, I want to think about operations or project management, and in a dream world, maybe work somewhere where I can create more opportunities for women entrepreneurs (particularly in places like Detroit where the barriers are even higher). I'm looking to eventually marry my interest in entrepreneurship with the more social impact-focused work I did in undergrad (focused on environmental policy and gender equity). I'm particularly interested in programs with entrepreneurial reputations that don't conform to a traditional finance-bro-y MBA culture.