Machmud M.

Machmud M.


Graduate Fellowships Coaching (Rhodes, Truman, Knight-Hennessy & more!)

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Studied at Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Worked at The White House

Available Sunday at 4:30 PM UTC

Usually responds within 12 hours

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Machmud’s Master’s Programs Qualifications

30+ people coached for Master’s Programs

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

Machmud has helped clients get into these schools:

I have written roughly ten applications for graduate fellowship programs and was fortunate to be awarded the Rhodes, Truman, and Knight-Hennessy Scholarships to fund the entirety of my graduate education. I've also worked with dozens of applicants with these programs and love helping others find programs that align with their goals, present themselves authentically, and ultimately have fulfilling experiences in graduate school. I have deep expertise in the entire process, from selecting recommenders to writing essays to ultimately interviewing. My students have applied to programs ranging from law school to MBAs to masters and doctorate program in the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, so if you're interested in a graduate fellowship please reach out!

Machmud can help with:

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Secondary Review

School Selection

Application Strategy




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Machmud also coaches for Law School, Legal Practice, Public Service, and MBA. View all.

About Machmud

Hi! I'm a first-generation immigrant from Uzbekistan and have been incredibly lucky to have lived out my dreams in some cool places since then. A metro Atlanta, Georgia native, I played baseball at Oberlin College, where I picked up the political bug and earned a Truman Scholarship for leadership in public service. After graduating, I was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and read for an MPhil in Political Theory at the University of Oxford. I then worked for four years in a variety of political and public policy-focused roles, including on the Biden 2020 campaign's policy team and at the White House as part of the COVID Response team. I'm now at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School as a JD/MBA candidate & Knight-Hennessy Scholar and have spent my summers in corporate Big Law firms while also keeping a foot in public service as the Chief of Staff to a Georgia State Representative and Founder of Law School Democrats of America, a progressive voting-rights focused non profit. In my free time I'm golfing, reading, traveling with friends, and eating everything that gets in front of me.

Why do I coach?

Coaching is important to me because I've lived the complexities, hidden rules, successes, and failures behind any resume or application. My family came to the United States when I was one, and growing up in metro Atlanta I didn't know anybody who was a corporate or political professional. Since I got to college, understanding the significant challenges that come with navigating the world when you have big dreams but few connections was eye-opening, and I've spent hundreds of hours coaching and mentoring others through law school and business school applications, elite graduate fellowship applications, and career decisions related to politics, public service, and corporate Big Law to try and open up pathways to people who otherwise wouldn't have them. I've helped friends land roles at the White House, get accepted to law schools like Yale, Stanford, and Harvard, and even win awards like the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, and Schwarzman Scholarships. I also care a lot about happiness and work-life balance in high-octane environments, and love working with people to figure out how to not only get the job of their dreams, but live the life of their dreams. If I can help with any of the above, please reach out, I'd love to meet you!

Work Experience

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Law School Democrats of America

March 2023 - Present

Got to law school, saw a problem (progressive electoral organizing), trying to fix it.

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Chief of Staff

Georgia General Assembly

August 2023 - April 2024

Supporting Whip/Representative Sam Park's mission of making good policy, stopping bad policy, and building power for Georgia's working families.

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Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI)

August 2023 - December 2023

Learned about how the world is wired and the exciting ways we can build a better one.

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Summer Associate

Alston & Bird

June 2023 - July 2023

Explored transactional practice groups and midtown Atlanta's best lunch spots.

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SEO Law Fellow

Allen & Overy

May 2022 - July 2022

Learned about life at a law firm and witnessed the crash of crypto.

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Policy Advisor

The White House

January 2021 - May 2022

Spoke to many governors, mayors, and foreign embassies and saved some lives along the way.

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Policy Analyst

Biden for President

August 2019 - November 2020

Learned a lot about Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, and COVID. We did it, Joe.


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Stanford Graduate School of Business


2024 - 2026

Knight-Hennessy Scholar

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Stanford Law School

JD, Law

2022 - 2025

Knight-Hennessy Scholar, SEO Law Fellow, Law School Democrats of America (Founder), Asian American and Pacific Islander Law School Association (Co-President)

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University of Oxford

MPhil, Political Theory

2016 - 2018

Rhodes Scholar

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Oberlin College

BA, Politics

2012 - 2016

Truman Scholar, Varsity Baseball, Student Senate (President)

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