Mr. Biotech Nerd

About Me:

I am extremely passionate about biotech! I was a student athlete in college, and outside of work, I am a part of an investing club. Besides work/school, I’m a stereotypical Californian who enjoys surfing, burritos, and playing as many IM sports as I can sign up for.


Target School: UCLA Anderson

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Yale, Kellogg SOM

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: UCSB

Undergrad Major: Biology

GPA: 3.3

GMAT: 760

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Technology Management Certificate

School Name: UCSB

Extracurriculars: Professional Club (Biotech Investing) | NCAA Student Athlete

Work History:

Title: Research Associate

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Senior Research Associate

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Co-inventor on a patent
– Joined a biotech start-up as one of the first employees

Post MBA Goal:

I have been exposed to the business side of biotech at my start-up and I absolutely love it. I’d like to transition into a strategy role for a bigger company after earning my MBA, eventually, I’d like to return to start-ups. In the biotech industry, upward mobility is limited unless you have an advanced degree.


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  • Emma Bond, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 50%

    It’s refreshing to see someone who has a genuine passion for their industry and even in a brief snapshot of your profile, this just shines through. I love that you’ve followed that passion for biotech into a startup, which will give you a breadth of insight that you wouldn’t get in a bigger firm. You’ve got a great GMAT test score, you’re an athlete which speaks to your individual drive and commitment, and I think an MBA at this point makes perfect sense to build on your biology undergrad and facilitate your transition into a strategy role. I’d love to know what the patent is for but I’d lay a bet it’s something fascinating. Go for it with your schools of choice and don’t be …

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