Ms. Biotech Ops

About Me:

I am passionate about developing novel therapeutics that improve people’s lives. I want to bring transformative therapies to patients around the world and increase novel and existing drug accessibility across developing nations.

Should I wait and gain experience before applying? Or just go for it?


Target School: Harvard

Considering: MIT Sloan, Wharton, Columbia, NYU Stern

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Temple University

Undergrad Major: Biology

GPA: 3.53

GMAT: 770

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Business Development internship, Wistar Institute, and an EMT training officer and Captain of Administration in collegiate EMS Group.

Work History:

Title: Manager, Lab Operations

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Title: Scientist I, Protein Engineering

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

My first job after college was as a Scientist in a start-up biotech company. After 1 year in my role, I became interested in the Business and Operations side of our company. I started learning from the COO and doing projects for him in my spare time and was promoted to Operations Manager.

Post MBA Goal:

Biotech Venture Capital 1-2 years, then Business Development on the Biotech side 3-5 years. Start my own biotech companies, lead efforts in making therapies and medical devices accessible across all income spectra.


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  • Emma Bond, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 10%

    You have clear ambition and passion for a very worthy cause. You also seem to have managed your career choices well so far and I like your entrepreneurial flair, but business school is a good idea – you’re going to need a solid grounding in business fundamentals to support your biology undergraduate and get your ideas off the ground. I think it’s interesting that you naturally transitioned from pure science and were promoted into operations management – to me, that’s a shift that will show HBS and other adcoms that you mean business (excuse the pun). My inclination, however, is that you are going to need a bit more experience under your belt to really showcase some active leadership both at work and in your …

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