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Ms. Change Management

About Me:

People-centric for most of my career working on large x-fun transformation projects within Nike. I’ve worked across finance, HR, strategy, digital/retail, and supply chain. I recently moved into Nike stores strategy leading store construction, real estate, sustainability, operations, and loss prevention. Passionate about sustainability.


Undergrad School: Pacific Lutheran University

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.4

GMAT: 700

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Masters in Organizational Leadership

School Name: Gonzaga

Extracurriculars: Basketball Coach, Sustainability Advocate at 1% for the Planet

Work History:

Title: Change Management and Org Design

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Retail Strategy

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Won internal Nike sustainability content (1/600 applicants) focused on elevating Nike sustainability services to retail consumers (i.e. take back, apparel repair, shoe cleaning, etc.). Played college basketball despite 4 ACL injuries (the reason I chose PLU vs. University of Washington or other more academically rigorous universities).

Post MBA Goal:

Move into consulting to advise and mobilize large corporations on their sustainability goals through evolved business models and operations.


Target School: UCLA Anderson

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Ms. Change Management! This is Kate Richardson, Senior Admissions Consultant. Your cross functional and people centric work experience sounds very interesting and strong, especially at a top CPG company. Definitely highlight how much exposure you are getting across the various functions. I also find college athletes to make strong MBA applicants, because it sounds like you can highlight qualities like teamwork and persistence, and ability to manage demanding priorities with a strong GPA performance. The two areas that are concern me are 1) your existing Masters degree, as I imagine there would be some overlap with MBA coursework, so your reasons for doing an MBA will need to be solid, and 2) your GMAT is within Anderson’s range but below their 719 average. Those …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hello Ms. Change Management, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. While not a slam dunk, I do think you have a good shot at getting an offer from Anderson. Do you think the 700 score is your top or might there be room to add a few points with targeted study or tutoring? Evan a slightly higher GMAt would make you more competitive. Sorry to hear about all your injuries but that didn’t seem to stop you from having a successful college career in the classroom and on the court. Schools like to see candidates who can juggle multiple activities as that’s what business school is all about. I also like that you have continued your love of basketball now as a coach. From …

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