Mr. Fish

About Me:

I’ve been an avid fisherman since age 3. Growing up in Washington, DC, access to areas to fish was limited due to pollution and habitat degradation. I chose to major in environmental science so I could ensure others in my situation get the same opportunity to experience the outdoors for years to come.


Undergrad School: University of Maryland, College Park

Undergrad Major: Environmental Science

GPA: 3.733

GRE: 327

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: LEED AP

Extracurriculars: Bass fishing tournaments, Volunteering for Crisis Text Line since the start of Covid-19

Work History:

Title: Program Director (10 month term)

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Very small non profit

Length of Employment: 10 mos

Title: Facilities IT and Energy Coordinator

Industry: Education

Company: Higher Ed

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

Multiple fishing tournament wins. Implementing changes to equipment operation and utilities usage that will save my employer tens of thousands of dollars every year even after I leave. Serving on 15 person committee that granted 3 $2000 awards to members of staff and faculty that showed outstanding service to the community.

Post MBA Goal:

At UNC, I’ll join the bass fishing club. Using connections from fishing club and my MBA program, I intend to exit into a marketing role for an outdoors company. Think BPS, Dicks, Yeti. 10 years from then, I will leverage these outdoors industry connections to start a non-profit focused on ensuring access to the outdoors and fishing for children.


Target School: Kenan-Flagler

Status: Open

Considering: McCombs School of Business


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 72%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 75%

    Hi Mr. Fish! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant, weighing in on your profile. I really like your chances at UNC! They have a pretty healthy acceptance rate to begin with (about 50% according to P&Q) and your GRE is well above their 317 average. Mostly though, I really like the passion that you have for the outdoors and fishing, and how you want to meld that passion with your work. Your post-MBA goals seem well aligned with that passion and also with the opportunities that UNC can offer, as it has a strong marketing program. Good luck!

    8 months ago

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 70%

    Hi Mr. Fish, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I admire your environmental interests as well as your passion for fishing! It’s great to see your passion for the environment coming through in your work and life choices. I’ve learned something from you—as in my many years of affiliation with UNC Kenan-Flagler in being an undergraduate student there and then working as a staff member in both MBA Admissions and the undergraduate program I never heard of a bass fishing club! So look at that—we can all learn. There is an active Net Impact club at Kenan-Flagler and I think you’d also find some benefits from that. I think you could add an interesting perspective to the class and see you presenting well …

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