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Mr. Technology & Community

About Me:

Investments and technology professional with international experience in asset management and startups. First-generation student that started a data analytics startup in college, that continues to run with a small client base, in addition to working at an investment management shop. Very passionate about education, food, technology, and giving opportunities to those in my community. Seeking MBA to accelerate finance career, advance managerial skills, broaden my network, and eventually transition into entrepreneurship.


Undergrad School: University of Colorado

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.05

GMAT: 650 Practice Test

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Other Degree/Certification: BSc. in Computer Science (in-progress, finishing)

School Name: University of London

Extracurriculars: President of Board of Directors for Poverty Alleviation Non-Profit, Advisor for Public Policy non-profit implementing financial literacy curriculum into local public school district that is majority URM students

Work History:

Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 5 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Founder

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 7 yrs, 2 mos

Big Life Wins:

Low-income, first-generation growing up, helped get family out of poverty. Have moved up in existing organization a few times, making transition from technology arm to front office of the investment firm. Was sent on assignment to London HQ to help launch new platform for company and lived there for half a year, traveling all over EMEA region.

Post MBA Goal:

Desired Post-MBA Job: Equity Research Analyst at existing firm and move to become Portfolio Manager with long term goal of eventually doing something more entrepreneurial with data analytics and public policy in US and in Latin America and East Africa.


Target School: Tepper

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, Yale, Chicago Booth, Duke Fuqua, UCLA Anderson, Tuck


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 33%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 30%

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission. I’m so impressed by your path – helping raise your family out of poverty, progressing in your banking career while gaining international experience, starting your own longstanding venture in the data analytics space, and making a meaningful difference in your community through nonprofit leadership. I think that MBA schools will be moved by your story and the impact you’ve made as well.

    To maximize your chances at the programs you’re targeting, here’s what I’d recommend: 1.) Your academics are on the softer side (but it’s great to see that you’re getting an additional degree, as strong grades there will help offset your college GPA). For the GMAT, I’d aim for a 700+, with a good balance between Quant …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Mr. Technology and Community, This is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions and I congratulate you on living a most interesting life! I am so impressed with your career and your success in helping your family as well. What a great experience you have had to go to London and then also to add to your education while there as well. In terms of your undergrad GPA, that will not be a super strength but you have the chance in your second computer science degree to have excellent grades so I hope you are making great progress there. If you are able to hit or slightly exceed your practice GMAT score that will also help you. Keep in mind that if you test better on …

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