Cheryl C.

Cheryl C.


Harvard College Grad perfect for those with nontraditional backgrounds

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Studied at Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Works at Gravity Speakers

Available Monday at 6:00 PM UTC

Usually responds within 6 hours

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Cheryl's Coaching Offerings

Harvard College Assessment - Strengthen Your Application in 2 Months

Harvard College Assessment - Strengthen Your Application in 2 Months

$3,50018h of coaching

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Let Cheryl create the perfect package for you.

Custom hourly coaching ยท $150/hour

Get help with Essays, School Selection, and .

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Cheryl's College Qualifications

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

As a college application coach, I help you understand your singularity and authenticity and assist in crafting that through storytelling. I hold a degree from Harvard College and have successfully navigated the competitive application process, allowing me to empathize with and effectively advise my clients. My familiarity with various academic disciplines and extracurricular activities enables me to help students craft a well-rounded and compelling application that showcases their unique strengths and passions.

Cheryl can help with:


School Selection

Application Strategy



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Cheryl also coaches for MBA

About Cheryl

I'm passionate about the power of storytelling because it has allowed me to explore these industries and career paths. Before Stanford GSB, I was the Head of Venture Growth and Partnerships at Republic, an investment platform democratizing access to private markets. I joined as full-time employee #10 in 2018 and was instrumental in its growth to unicorn status ($1BN valuation). In other direct investing roles, I am scout for Lightspeed and an investment partner at The Community Fund, writing checks to 20+ companies in community centric startups, particularly healthcare and web3. I'm also the co-founder of VCFamilia, a community of 340+ Latine investors supporting peers and founders through collaboration. I've also been in traditional investment banking and private equity. She holds a BA in Economics with honors from Harvard University. Good storytelling lies in its ability to engage, inspire, and connect with others on a deeper level. By incorporating storytelling into college, grad school, or job applications, you can lead with authenticity, highlight what makes you special, and have a higher chance of reaching your goal. We'd work together to make an action plan in the timeframe you need. I've been helped by so many people in my life and through coaching I'd love to help you on your journey. Feel free to reach out and I'm excited to get to know you!

Why do I coach?

Coaching has done wonders for me all through my life, from SAT coaching, college consulting, to executive coaching most recently as leadership at a unicorn startup. I would like to give back and be a part of someone's growth journey.

Work Experience

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Paid Public Speaker

Gravity Speakers

January 2022 - Present

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Venture Scout

Lightspeed Venture Partners

2021 - Present

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Investment Partner

The Community Fund VC

2021 - Present

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2021 - Present

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Head of Venture Growth and Partnerships

Republic ๐ŸŒŽ

August 2018 - August 2022

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Investment Banking Analyst

Barclays Bank US

June 2015 - February 2017


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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Masters of Business Administration

2022 - 2024

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Harvard University


2011 - 2015

BA, Economics cum laude

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