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Ms. Public School Teacher

About Me:

I’ve spent my career so far as a licensed public school teacher. I care deeply about advocating on behalf of LGBTQ+ students and staff. In addition to my music degree, I have a number of transfer credit quant classes including calculus and statistics. I believe business can be a force for good in education reform.


Undergrad School: Michigan State University

Undergrad Major: Music Education

GPA: 3.93

GRE: 325

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: President - Big 10 Marching Band & Frequent LGBTQ+ Speaker/Panelist, Committee Member - Michigan State Sexual Violence Advisory Committee

Work History:

Title: Music Department Chair/Instrumental Music Director

Industry: Education

Company: Public Sector

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Location Manager/Instructor

Industry: Education

Company: Major Multi-State Summer Workshop Provider

Length of Employment: 8 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Named youngest conductor of major honors ensemble. Fastest promotion to Department Chair in school history. Spoke on first LGBTQ+ panel at largest global music education conference.

Post MBA Goal:

Work for a MBB firm in social-sector work and education reform.


Target School: Kellogg

Status: Open

Considering: Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 35%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Let me bow in front of you for your service to our children. Being a public school teacher is one of the most important jobs in a society. I have no doubt whatsoever that you are terrific in your job, too, based on your obvious passion for education and music. Your GPA is solid and so is your degree from Michigan State. It was a good idea, too, to take some quant courses because admissions will be looking closely are your ability to handle those math-intensive courses, given your musical background. It would be helpful to know how you did on the qaunt portion of the GRE. Your overall 325 score is certainly in line and, I believe, above the class average at Kellogg which …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 35%

    Hi Ms. Public School Teacher, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Thank you for supporting children through music in education. The next couple years are going to be so interesting in education – and how some of the norms can be broken through the forced change of Covid. What a great time to be in a business school program that is looking to support social change. There are 2 areas I suggest you might consider to strengthen for your application: Quant skills and further outlining your goals. Depending upon where your GRE quant score is – you may want to consider taking a Berkeley Extension class to show that you have the quantitative skills to succeed in a business school program. And I would love to …

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