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Melinda M.

At A Glance

Journalism and English degrees from Indiana University, copyediting from University of Chicago, 2-plus decades of experience with MBA Exchange following earlier positions in book publishing, advertising and the non-profit sector as a writer, editor, proofreader and administrator.


With MBA Exchange since 1999, Melinda has engaged with thousands of applicants and hundreds of consultants and editors. Now senior director, she is on the front line of evaluation requests from aspiring b-school applicants. Prior to joining MBA Exchange, while in Chicago she was at McKinsey & Company; worked as a freelance writer, editor and proofreader; was site-visit lead at Chicago Foundation for Women; and became a certified Montessori school teacher. She graduated from Indiana University with a double major in English and journalism, and has copyedting certification from University of Chicago.

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“Melinda was the first ‘voice’ I interacted with when I reached out to The MBA Exchange. I understood rather quickly what experience felt like as a potential client. Her demeanor was relaxed, self-assured, warm, and genuine. She was the one who coordinated behind the scenes, and based on my engagement, it was clear Melinda knew what she was doing from the jump. She has the kind of comforting presence that lifts you up and makes you feel like you’re in very sure hands.”

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