Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Analisse Marquez, Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Analisse Marquez

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

“Inclusive leader with a passion for connecting diverse perspectives to solve tough problems.”

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am on a mission to visit all 63 national parks in the U.S. by the time I turn 63. So far, I am over one third of the way done!

Undergraduate School and Major: Yale University, Chemical Engineering

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: McKinsey & Company, Senior Business Analyst

What has been your first impression of the Tuck MBA students and alumni you’ve met so far. Tell us your best Tuck story so far. “Tuck nice” is real. I had multiple students (within meeting me for the first time) offer to mentor and support me in pursuing entrepreneurship. One story that stands out is when one student spent an hour with me answering my numerous questions even though I later found out that she had a huge pitch competition the next day—which she won!

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Given my goal of entrepreneurship, I believe that Tuck’s Center for Entrepreneurship is well-positioned to support me in building the skills necessary to be a founder. I’m especially excited by the opportunity to utilize my classmates’ perspectives and skills during class to pursue a startup idea as part of the ETHINK (Entrepreneurial Thinking) and eFYP (Entrepreneurship First-Year Project) courses.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Dartmouth Tuck? After a few years of limited travel, I am most excited about TuckGO. I cannot wait to take part in this unique experience with my fellow classmates. Global exposure to diverse perspectives and cultures in business is essential to being a top business leader today.

What excites you the most about coming to live in Hanover? What is the one activity you can’t wait to do? I am most excited to explore the Upper Valley with classmates. From the Appalachian Trail to canoeing the Connecticut River—I can’t wait!

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Serving clients responding to COVID-19. I helped one client achieve a 40X capacity increase of ventilators at the onset of the pandemic and another client with managing the supply chain rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to deliver 99.9 percent accurate distribution of vaccines across an entire state.

What is one thing you have recently read, watched, or listened to that you would highly recommend to prospective MBAs? Why? I would highly recommend, Lead from the Outside by Stacey Abrams for everyone, but especially for prospective MBAs that identify as underrepresented minorities. One of the most impactful bites of wisdom I learned is knowing the difference between mentors and sponsors and how to build your network to have both and be both for others.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point and what do you hope to do after graduation? I am pursuing an MBA now because I realized that I had built a solid toolkit and the confidence to take on entrepreneurship. After working in both industry and as a consultant in health care for four years, I spent the last year working at a mental health tech startup (co-founded by a Tuckie!). Working at a startup creating more equitable mental health services for patients solidified my dream of building a startup one day. During my MBA, I hope to explore entrepreneurship with the goal to improve equity and access within health care. Post MBA, I aspire to continue sharpening my entrepreneurial skills via product management for health tech products.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Sloan, HBS, Ross, Haas, Anderson

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA program? Do your research (talk to Tuckies!) and prepare (take the GRE/GMAT early and don’t wing the interview), but most importantly, be genuine. If it is meant to be, then it will!

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