Senior Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Consultant Bio

An MBA graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business, Grace’s background includes brand management, strategic planning, consulting and non-profit management. She has served as interviewer for Harvard University for over 15 years, recruiting and assessing undergraduate applicants. Her professional background spans product management, project planning and marketing with top companies such as Yahoo!, ConAgra Foods and Allergan Pharmaceuticals. A skilled writer and communicator, Grace graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Harvard College.

Company Information

Founded in 1996, our performance has been independently reported by a Certified Public Accounting firm. We proudly lead all 73 firms ranked on with the highest number of admits and 4+ star ratings. We’re the first firm in the admissions consulting industry to provide such proof of performance. Furthermore, we are accredited with an A+ Rating for service quality by the Better Business Bureau, recognizing us for a complaint-free record of client satisfaction.

We know that applicants have full-time jobs, family obligations and a social life. So, The MBA Exchange remains accessible to them seven days a week, including evenings and holidays. We respond to our clients within hours, not days.

We feature more former admissions professionals, adcoms, evaluators and interviewers from more schools than any other firm in the world. Our consultants come from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Tuck, Kellogg, Yale, Cornell, Fuqua, INSEAD, London Business School and other top schools. These professionals are committed exclusively to The MBA Exchange and to your admissions success. You get the intimate 1-on-1 service of a boutique plus the resources of an entire firm.

Our team includes seasoned business professionals with the experience to help differentiate you from your competitors. Regardless of your industry or function, our consultants have either worked in it, consulted to it, or helped applicants from it crack top b-schools. Some of our consultants are full-time while others have complementary business interests that add freshness and energy to the engagement. Our team is based in 11 countries worldwide and has served clients from over 70 countries. We have an intimate understanding of the nuances and subtleties of nationality, ethnicity and culture.

We don’t dole out personalized admissions guidance via blogs, podcasts and online forums for applicants who are competing against our clients. We also don’t publish guides or books that would only dilute the effectiveness of proven strategies by helping thousands of other applicants. At The MBA Exchange, our sole focus is on you and your admissions success. Our expertise becomes your competitive advantage. We put our customized guidance to work exclusively for the benefit of each client on our limited roster, not their competitors.

The best way to begin your MBA admissions journey is with our candid assessment of your competitive strengths, vulnerabilities and target schools. No cost, no obligation. Just visit our website and tell us about yourself.

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Grace Brings Invaluable Insights
    4 months ago
    I was lucky enough to work with Grace on my MBA applications. She provided timely and astute perspective and feedback on every element of the applications, challenging me to integrate my background, experiences, and aspirations into an authentic application. I strongly believe Grace was able to bring insights to my attention that ultimately differentiated my ability to put forward my best application. I gained admission to Stanford GSB. Thank you, Grace.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Very supportive, thoughtful and encouraging; a pleasure to work with!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Grace on 4 top tier business school applications and received offers of admission from 2 of them. Throughout the entire application process, Grace provided timely guidance and insight and encouraged me to draw upon stories and experiences to make my application truly shine. She was very prompt and responsive to all my questions and always provided me with honest and candid feedback. One of Grace's strongest attributes is the creativity and ingenuity she brings to the essay writing process. She helped me take my stories or ideas and portray them in a unique way that really helped me stand out. Grace has played an integral role throughout my application process and I'm thankful to have had her as an adviser!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Asks the tough questions, pushes in all of the right places
    1 year ago
    While Grace ensured that I remained confident throughout the process, she drove me to examine and challenge myself more intensely than I would otherwise have done to ensure that I would present myself as compellingly as possible in my application. She enabled me to recognize the key attributes of my experiences and qualifications that would make my application shine. Despite her poignantly critical feedback, she also provided regular doses of self-confidence, especially in the few days leading up to and following my interviews. In the end, I managed to secure admission into both Stanford GSB and HBS, and I look forward to enrolling at the GSB in September—a dream come true.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Experienced, Professional, and Trustworthy!
    2 years ago
    Grace is a fantastic consultant who has helped me in my MBA applications since early this year and now I am accepted to HBS! What makes Grace such an exceptional consultant is her ability to identify strengths in others: as we walked through different stories/examples in my life, she pointed out my unique selling points that I should highlight in my applications. In every stage of the application process - from brainstorming examples to preparing for interviews, she's always there to help. Overall, Grace is a very experienced, professional and trustworthy adviser. I really couldn't have gotten this far without her!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Wonderful experience, wonderful results
    2 years ago
    Grace and I worked together on my application this winter and now I am heading to Stanford GSB in the fall. I truly don't know how I could have managed this process without her thoughtful and diligent help. I came to Grace without a lot of background knowledge on the application process and with not a lot of time to apply (I began the process in late November to apply in early January). She created a plan and timeline that matched my schedule but still made me feel confident I could complete everything by the application deadlines, something I was not initially sure I could do! She was always responsive, provided really thoughtful and productive feedback, and helped me shape all my ideas into one ...
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    Class of 2019 Anonymous
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