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Former STEM researcher turned strategist for an education nonprofit. School years spent conducting research and engaging black and brown students in the sciences. Professional experience in creating data-driven narratives and technology tools used to drive equitable education policy change for underserved communities. Interested in being at the forefront of technology and social impact to create transformational change in the education field.
I would love feedback on how dropping out of a chemistry PhD program will impact my admissions. I was enrolled in the program for about 2 years before leaving due to personal reasons.
Target School: McCombs School of Business
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Application Status: Open
Undergrad School: Louisiana State University
Undergrad Major: Chemistry
Ethnicity: Black or African American
Other Degree/Certification: Harvard Business School Online, Certificate in Business Analytics (July 2020); Obama Foundation, Community Leadership Impactful Dialogue Certification (June 2020); Tableau Desktop Certified Associate (November 2020).
Reading Partners Volunteer, Black/African American Affinity Group Lead, and Tableau Dallas-Fort Worth User Group Advisory Council.
Title: Analytics Manager
Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp
Company: Nonprofit focused on addressing existing inequities in education and economic outcomes through workforce development involving state, business, and higher ed leaders.
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos
Title: Research Assistant
Company: Research Assistant in the chemistry department of a top tier research institution
Length of Employment: 2 yrs
Analyzed data and crafted community engagement strategy to align legislators to the organization’s education policy priorities, resulting in the passage of House Bill 3, a historic public education bill set to reform the school finance system and invest 11.6 billion of public funding tied to targeted improvement strategies of student outcomes. Provided strategic consulting via the development and activation of a Tableau tool to aid School District Leaders in setting ambitious, data-driven student outcome goals as required by the state legislature passage of House Bill 3.
Targeting a post-MBA role in product management at a Big tech company such as Microsoft or Salesforce. Gain experience/legitimacy in the field and learn best practices before branching out to start a tech company committed to delivering affordable, accessible technology solutions to community-based nonprofit organizations with a focus on education.
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