University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: French-American, intellectually curious, with a passion for traveling to new places and discovering new foods
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Fun Fact About Yourself: I love puzzles—crosswords, sudoku, ken ken—and my hope is to one day be able to finish the Sunday NY Times crossword with no help and no Googling.
Undergraduate School and Major: Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, International Politics
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:
Summer Operations Associate – Orchard Platform
Operations Analyst – BTG Pactual – Global Asset Management
Fulbright Research Fellow – Fulbright Program, U.S. Department of State
Associate, Financial Analyst – Interlink Capital Strategies
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Being a Fulbright fellow had been a dream of mine since graduating from college. Despite knowing it would be a difficult selection process, I wanted to have no regrets and went ahead and submitted my application. When I received my acceptance, I was so thrilled to have realized this opportunity that had once felt like a far off dream.
Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Start early on your essays and use it as a time to identify what is the real motivation behind your decision to pursue an MBA. As a starting point, I used a tip I had heard from an MBA student: write down on a bunch of post-it’s the impactful experiences — big or small — you’ve had professionally and personally. Lay them out in front of you, see if you notice any patterns or trends, and use it as a base to build your story.
What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? When I visited Booth I sat in on a class and was immediately impressed by how sharp and quick the students were in asking questions not only to the professor but also to each other.
During a group breakout session a few students invited me to sit with them and participate in the group activity. Even though I was only a prospective student at the time, they were eager to know what I thought and challenged me with their follow up questions. I came away feeling confident that Booth would be a welcoming and inclusive community that would continually keep me on my toes.
Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job and employer is one where I am challenged by my peers, participate in constructive discussions, and make a positive impact on the people I am working with and the projects I am working on.
What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would like to gain the respect of my classmates as a thoughtful, considerate, and analytical person who is effective in leading groups and is able to recognize others’ strengths and encourage them to reach their own MBA goals.