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Sarmed's GRE Qualifications
Scored a 1600 on the GRE
20+ people coached for GRE
Open to working with clients outside the U.S.
I have my tried and tested ways to make sure you understand the whys behind the GRE
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I have taken the non-traditional path through-and-through and am eager to help other non-traditional students, job-switchers, and those with social impact or international experience. Before receiving my MBA from Wharton and my MPA from the Kennedy School, I spent four years as an intelligence analyst and an operator for the US government’s international development and diplomacy communities in conflict zones like Afghanistan, Burma, and Libya. After business school, I joined the task force overseeing the federal government’s response to the opioid epidemic where I oversaw the development and implementation of the country’s public health strategy. I also volunteered as an EMT on weekends! During the pandemic, I left federal service to lead strategy at a financial services start-up Pando before joining an insurance start-up Venteur as a founding team member and head of growth.
Why do I coach?
I have worked as an admissions consultant for over 30 individuals, helping with everything from discrete one-off consultations to delivering entire packages. Unlike many MBAs, I am somewhat skeptical of the utility of the degree and whether everyone who applies actually needs it. As a result, I will push you to do the introspection and research you need to make the right decision. I’m also a big believer that those with non-traditional backgrounds bring the most interesting experience to the MBA classroom. If you’re a first-generation student or have worked in the social sector, I will be flexible with my price.
MPA, Public Administration
2015 - 2017
The Wharton School (UPenn)
2014 - 2016
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelors, Mathematics, English Literature, Political Science
2005 - 2009
Sarmed has helped clients get into these schools: