Allison Skinner

Allison Skinner loves her work with Square One Prep because she genuinely believes every business school candidate has an interesting story to tell. Working together, Allison and her clients identify, polish and package cohesive and authentic stories to set them apart from their accomplished peers. Allison combines her nurturing disposition with a penchant for perfection to make what could be a daunting process engaging, while delivering desirable outcomes.

With a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, Allison began her career in corporate finance at DLJ (in New York and Hong Kong) and later joined the retail industry (in New York and Singapore) as a merchandiser at Tiffany & Co. and a product development specialist for Bloomingdale’s. As a graduate of Harvard Business School and a luxury goods professional, Allison understands the power of brand. She enjoys the challenge of helping her clients define and curate their unique and compelling brands to admissions committees.

These days, Allison enjoys living a more relaxed lifestyle with her husband and children in South Carolina. She has co-launched/run a yoga studio while also engaging in her children’s school, serving as a board member of two community organizations and being a licensed foster parent.