Kristen is a mission-driven leader passionate about enabling others to succeed. Her unique expertise is informed by a decade of sourcing, evaluating, admitting, coaching, placing and hiring MBA talent. Kristen brings over 15 years of talent acquisition, talent management and talent development experience across numerous industries, including seven years in leadership roles at the Yale School of Management. As SOM’s Deputy Director of Admissions, Kristen spearheaded the recruiting strategy and interview process and ran the school’s visitor center. Serving on the admissions committee, she reviewed thousands of applicants and admitted multiple classes into Yale’s full-time MBA program. Additionally, Kristen spent time as a Senior Associate Director of Career Development, preparing students for internship and full time careers while building relationships with employers.
Kristen brings a wealth of human capital expertise and passion for aligning early career talent with impactful opportunities. Prior to her time with Yale, Kristen was an MBA recruiter with Cambridge Associates. Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a B.A. in Psychology, and holds a M.Ed. in Human Resource Education from Boston University.
Fortuna Admissions possesses unique insider knowledge of how admissions committees work, because we have been the gatekeepers in the admissions offices of top business schools. Our entire team comprises of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School, and UC Berkeley Haas.
We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. We have also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.
Our experience and passion for coaching gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.
Menu of Services and Associated Costs
Fortuna Admissions offers two packages: Comprehensive School Packages (CSP) & Premium School Packages (PSP).
The Comprehensive and Premium School Package services both include:
Target School List
School Interaction Strategy
Biodata/Application Forms Review
Comprehensive School Package (CSP): You will work with a dedicated expert coach throughout the entire process, from goal development right through to interview coaching and decision management, with input from our resume specialists and a mid-point review of your entire application by one of our former admissions directors. Our Fortuna coaches have held senior positions at the world’s best MBA programs and are uniquely qualified to help you maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.
Premium School Package (PSP): In addition to working with an expert coach, the Premium School Package includes tailored guidance by one of our former admissions directors at critical stages of the application process.
Special Package Rates:
One-School Package: $4,9250 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,425 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $7,775 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $9,125 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $10,475 (CSP) / add $3,000 (PSP)
Other Services: We also offer other “á la carte” options such as: Early Stage MBA Planning, MBA Resume Review, Admissions Directors’ Evaluation, MBA Interview Prep, MBA Waitlist Strategy, Rejected MBA Application Strategy, and Hourly Consulting.
Please visit our website for more information and pricing.
Location: United States