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Mr. Amazon Alexa PM

About Me:

Gay Indian-American male. Born and raised in the Bay Area. Working as a Product Manager at Amazon on Alexa Privacy. Also a Partner at international philanthropic org where I served on 2 nonprofit grant-making committees and volunteer with local nonprofits by revamping their websites. Applying to MBA/MPP dual degree programs.


Undergrad School: Non-HYP Ivy (Dartmouth, Brown, Penn)

Undergrad Major: Computer Science & Anthropology

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 710

Age: 25,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Partner at a philanthropic organization investing in local nonprofits. Served in 2 grantmaking committees (was chair of one), and volunteered with 2 nonprofits as a web developer to revamp their websites, Co-Founder of 2 university clubs: 1) entrepreneurship club for freshmen and sophomores focused on innovation design and writing business plans, and 2) CS + Social Good initiative, Singer in Gay Men's Chorus, A Cappella group, and College A Cappella group; Member of Gay Dodgeball League

Work History:

Title: Product Manager - Technical

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Software Development Engineer

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

Promoted twice within 3 years (Software Engineer I -> Software Engineer 2 -> Product Manager). Managed 6 products, conducted VP & SVP leadership reviews, and led a 3-year strategy for my area. 2019 org hackathon winner, and filed a patent in 2018. Chair and member of grantmaking committees, with funding given to 2 high-impact local nonprofits.

Post MBA Goal:

Goal is to lead a public benefit corporation at the intersection of for-profit companies, nonprofit orgs, and governments to a) identify the most pressing global community-specific needs, done by ethnographers & UX researchers, and b) create digital products that directly benefit these communities, done by designers, engineers, & product managers.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: MIT Sloan, Yale, Wharton, Harvard


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • MBA Prep School | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Amazon Alexa PM, this is Kristen from MBA Prep School. There is SO much to love about your applicant profile and as a former MIT Sloan adcom I would be fighting for you in the admissions process. You have stellar academic history and the school brand recognition to support you, you are working at a FAANG company (where many of your would-be classmates would want to be) on a high-profile product, your multiple promotions are clear evidence of career progression, and your community and extracurricular involvement prove you would contribute a great deal to your school community. I also really like the amount of thought and definition that has gone into your career goal; it blends your professional and personal interests and aligns …

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Well, you went to a prestigious undergraduate institution, and you have a job that many MBA grads would love to have. The fact that you have also earned two promotions in three years tells us you have been successful at work. And you have strong extras. So the question is, does all this overcome your lower than average (for Stanford) GPA and GMAT score (especially for an Asian or Indian who tend to have higher scores to begin with). I think your application should earn you an interview but I am less certain it will earn you an admit from a school with an MBA program that is the most selective in the world.

    3 weeks ago

The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 12%

  • 10% | 3 weeks ago

    Solid profile, but would try and get GMAT a bit higher for GSB.
  • 5% | 3 weeks ago

    Below class average on both the GMAT and your GPA. That's a real challenge for Stanford.
  • 5% | 3 weeks ago

    I'd try to lean on the "gay" thing less.
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