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Ms. Peace In The Middle East

About Me:

I am a child of Central Asian refugees, with dual citizenship. As a former social entrepreneur, I co-founded an organization that promotes, develops, & invests in social innovations as a means to increase youth participation in the economic dimension of state building in my war-torn home country. I am fluent in 4 languages, conversational in 3 additional ones, and my ECs and work experiences span 5 different countries. I am an Ex-FAANG engineer with a track record of innovation!


Undergrad School: Top 2 Canadian Engineering School

Undergrad Major: Engineering (Systems/Software)

GPA: 80%

GMAT: 710

Age: 22,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: EdTech - Gamified App Developer for Children in Conflict Zones, Translator/Interpreter for Refugees in transit between EU Countries, Mentor for underprivileged refugee/first-gen immigrant youth interested in STEM careers

Work History:

Title: Technical Program Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 8 mos

Title: Co-Founder

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Multiple internships from FAANG companies

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

1) I have a patent at a major FAANG firm for a software feature that is used by billions of people
2) I successfully managed the engineering validation build for a multi-million dollar project at my FAANG firm while an intern, during Covid shutdowns!
3) I have personally removed nearly 100 children from street laboring and enrolled them in school

Post MBA Goal:

Growing my organization to be the face of youth civic engagement in my home country, which is 70% youth. Launching 1000s of social enterprises that create jobs for millions of people in my home country (currently at 40% unemployment). Establishing a VC fund to invest in promising social innovations that address pressing concerns in the country.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 18%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hello from mbaMission; this is Michael.

    Even a top program like Harvard should feel that you have the quantitative ability to succeed in the classroom, because of your GMAT score (which is close to Harvard’s average), and your solid GPA in a quantitative field.
    In general, you have a fascinating background, in terms of the company you co-founded, as well as your extracurriculars. Programs are looking for people who want to make a difference, and your past will prove to them that you are someone who will make a difference during school, as well as post-MBA.
    I do think that your work experience is a bit light though, given that the average years of experience upon matriculation for a program like Harvard is five to six …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Ms. Peace in the Middle East, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. You have some very impressive experiences for your years of experience. It’s a bit unclear to me how much work experience you have that is not internship based on the limited information here. While founding a social entrepreneurship shows significant leadership, you will need to show that you have experiences putting you on an even playing field in class with those of the average 4.7 years at HBS. We generally see the middle 80% range between 3-8 years of experience. Given you are a dual citizen and based on your time in a war-torn country, what of these experiences can you bring to the classroom? If you are applying from a country …

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