Justin received an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS) and a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. At HBS, he worked closely with the Admissions Office in his capacity as an Elected Section Admissions Representative as well as the Admissions Executive Committee Member of the Student Association. He also served as an alumni interviewer for the Wharton School.
Selected as an HBS Leadership Fellow, Justin is currently an Advisor, Special Projects at Social Finance, an impact investment nonprofit that structures innovative financing tools to address social issues in the US, from workforce development to climate justice.
Prior to attending HBS, Justin was an investor at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, where he executed private equity and debt investments in companies across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
With professional experiences spanning from launching a poultry farm in East Africa, to raising capital for a Hollywood celebrity’s skincare brand, to formulating partnership strategies of a tech startup transforming the US 911 system, Justin appreciates what it means to have a non-linear career path – and to have multiple passions and interests. Additionally, having moved to the US by himself at age 14, Justin firsthand understands the unique challenges experienced by international students and first-generation immigrants.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys singing as part of a chorus in the Bay area, learning Mandarin, and reading about psychology. As an avid singer since childhood, Justin served as Business Manager of Penn Glee Club, one of the nation’s oldest collegiate singing groups, with which he toured internationally and performed for President Obama at The White House. At HBS, he continued singing as part of HBS Show and Heard on the Street A Cappella. He is fluent in Korean.
Ivy Groupe is a leading boutique MBA admissions consulting company which, since inception, has successfully helped clients gain admission to top-tier MBA programs. Ivy Groupe’s mission is to help clients tell their story to business schools so that they can achieve their dreams and impact the world.
Ivy Groupe was founded by Shaifali Aggarwal, a Harvard Business School graduate, who has been recognized as a top MBA Admissions Consultant by both Business Insider and Poets & Quants (ranked #1 in client satisfaction by Poets & Quants in 2020, consistently earning a net promoter/client satisfaction score of 10 across all of her client reviews).
At the core of our work with clients is an emphasis on authenticity – this comes from a deep-rooted belief that every single person who is applying to business school has a unique story to tell:
– If you want to stand out, you need to be true to yourself
– If you want to differentiate yourself, you need to approach the application process with your heart
– If you want to be memorable, the human element must come through
We dig deep to unearth your unique attributes and use that as the foundation to help you develop and connect the dots in your story – this is a key differentiator.
YOU are always at the center of what we do – our passion is helping you to tell your story. The business school application process is more of an art than a science and requires an empathetic team – coaching, guiding, and mentoring others is our very ethos. Combined with our in-depth, “no stone left unturned” approach and love of the written and spoken word, we are able to elicit the very best from you. Curious to learn more? Visit our website and request a free consultation!
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