Mr. EdTech Enthusiast

About Me:

I’m a Strategy and Partnerships manager at a leading EdTech startup turned public company who manages technology upskilling initiatives and partnerships with leading technology providers (Google, AWS, MSFT) across the African continent and domestically. I am passionate about the impact that education and technology can have on society.


Undergrad School: Brigham Young University

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: 750

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: 2 year church service mission in Central America, Local LDS church unit administrative and leadership volunteer, Pro Bono consulting work to reduce homelessness in Salt Lake City

Work History:

Title: Strategy Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

I developed, secured funding and managed a multi-year program to upskill 85,000+ developers in mobile technologies across the African continent, with particular emphasis in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa.

Post MBA Goal:

I’d like to pursue consulting (MBB) before ultimately heading back into the EdTech sector or use my MBA as an opportunity to network with other individuals interested in the intersection of education, technology and social impact to found/join an EdTech startup or education-focused VC firm.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, UCLA Anderson, Chicago Booth, Kellogg


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 28%

  • The MBA Exchange Odds Assessment: 35%

    This is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. You tick a lot of boxes for GSB and other schools on your list. Tech, education, up-skilling, Africa, 3.9, 750, impact. Its rare to see so many “hooks” in one single profile. if you execute well – you can create a “market” for application at the schools and also aim for scholarship $$$. They key will be explain your motivations and also to distill your learnings from your diverse work experience. And your age belies your quantum and quality of achievements. Every school loves young achievers and they have more time and energy to leave their impact on the world. Am very bullish and if you execute well, I foresee multiple top 10 admits with a scholarship …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. You’ve got a really impressive background – strong academics, meaningful community involvement (including a 2-year mission – that’s a commitment!) and significant impact in EdTech that also includes international experience. I’ve worked with a number of people eager to join EdTech or are currently in education in some capacity – what I’ve always emphasized to them is the importance of owning their story and making it clear what has driven their specific passion for the education techology industry and what kind of change they aspire to make in the future based on what they’ve observed so far (though in general, that’s sound advice for any applicant).

    Additionally, since you started out in consulting, you’ll want …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 25%

    Mr. EdTech Enthusiast – thanks for posting! Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions, here. Your background in EdTech reminds me a bit of a client I’m working with who is currently in play at Stanford GSB. However, your profile kicks it up a notch with top stats and a solid social impact story. Your work, both through your mission and professional experience, is already changing lives. The challenge for you will be offering a compelling narrative that showcases how you will take lessons learned to date and build on them with the Stanford resources in order to change organizations and, ultimately, change the world. Dream big and look beyond just the GSB to the ed school and other social impact oriented offerings at Stanford. If …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 65%

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  • 15% | 1 year ago

    I wonder what the experts would say your odds are at Wharton? I'd think they would be higher there and at Kellogg or Yale. Nice GMAT and GPA.

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