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Ms. Government To EdTech

About Me:

From Latin America, work in digital projects for my country’s Ministry of Education. Previously worked in digital projects to support financial inclusion, and in innovation. Strong interest in making an impact in everything I do. Speak four languages (one of them is an indigenous language that part of my family speaks).


Undergrad School: Best University in my country

Undergrad Major: Social Sciences

GPA: 14/20 (B equivalent)

GRE: 323

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Extracurriculars: Mentor women trying to break into tech (founded a professional community to do that), I volunteered full time and lived in one of the 7 wonders of the world for a few months.

Work History:

Title: Head of Digital Projects

Industry: Government / Military

Company: National Ministry of Education

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

My work has helped over 200 000 thus far. Half of that was through a covid-relief project. The other half was modernizing a process that had remained unchanged for over half a century (total user base is over 8 million). My undergraduate thesis (about gender inequality in the access to higher education in my country) was awarded a full grant.

Post MBA Goal:

Transition into the EdTech industry, ideally as a product manager.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Yale, Tuck, Kellogg, Ross

Rejected: Yale


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 8%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi, it’s Nisha with mbaMission. It sounds like your work has had such a positive impact on people in your community in the areas of financial inclusion, education, and healthcare.

    Of all of the MBA programs, Stanford (with a 7% acceptance rate) is the most competitive. Your GRE score is solid, but given your lower GPA I’d try bumping up the score as close to the mid 160s on Quant and Verbal as possible, which will maximize your chances for all of the schools you are still targeting. Regarding your career goals: I definitely understand your interest in EdTech and how it represents a good blend of your digital experience and your passion for education. Since some companies require product …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. Government to EdTech, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. I get very excited when I see bright young minds wanting to help innovate in the world of education. I am sure that your time working through Covid has been challenging and the experiences you have faced will help you to continue to move the needle in education, hopefully in women breaking into tech. I worked with another client in education who just graduated from Stanford in the Spring – and one thing that I think stood out in her application was the depth of her ideas/goals to make an impact in her community through education. I am sure you know Stanford is about making a big impact. So I would encourage you to think …

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