Years of admissions experience
Former Associate Director of Admissions, UCLA Anderson
"As a result of Jessica's guidance, apart from having admits from my dream schools, I also have a better understanding of my own strengths and weaknesses."
Jessica joined Fortuna after a decade of experience with UCLA Anderson. Serving as Associate Director of Admissions, she evaluated and interviewed thousands of applications for the full-time MBA program. In addition, she managed the program’s global recruiting and admit events, advised on fellowship decisions for admitted students and collaborated on strategic projects alongside the school’s senior leadership team.
Jessica has a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an MA in Student Affairs from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.
Q & A
Why are you passionate about coaching?
My passion for coaching stems from my intense curiosity about every individual’s unique story. During my time on the admissions committee at UCLA Anderson, learning about how a candidate’s life journey and experiences converged to the point in time where business school is the ideal next step was always my favorite part of the evaluation process. I find so much excitement and joy partnering with future MBAs craft narratives which highlight your vision and strengths in a way that’s authentic and engaging.
What’s your top piece of advice for admissions candidates?
Try to stay optimistic and enthusiastic throughout the entire application process! At UCLA Anderson, I spent countless hours connecting with candidates at events around the world, and without fail, the individuals who conveyed tons of genuine energy and excitement in every interaction with the admissions team were the ones who truly stood out - and I still remember some of these students to this day!
Interested in working with Jessica?
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