Wonita is passionate about helping people develop tools that will allow them to reach their full potential and has coached hundreds of applicants through the business school admissions process. Believing everyone deserves a fair shot at this unique opportunity, she has worked extensively with organizations that provide admissions counseling to minorities and women, including Management Leadership of Tomorrow, The Robert Toigo Foundation and The Consortium. She’s pragmatic, yet energetic in her approach, and feels that the most important part of the admission process is discerning what makes you special and crafting a story around that narrative.
Wonita is a former investment banker, having held senior roles at Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan Chase focusing on emerging market and cross border transactions while living in New York, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Also, while at Goldman, she served as head of Investment Banking Recruiting Team. Prior to her work in banking, she lived in Japan, Russia and France working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in M&A advisory. She also worked for the FBI.
Wonita has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor and Masters in Accounting from the University of Alabama (roll tide!). While at Kellogg, she sat on the admissions committee, and since graduating, has conducted hundreds of interviews as a Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the Alumni Interview Committee.
Wonita currently resides in New York City with her dog Popeye. She is of Creole descent and speaks fluent French. She was born on a bayou in Louisiana and raised on a honey plantation in a rural Alabama town of less than 400 people. Wonita is an expert marksman and a Krav Maga enthusiast. She is a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, GIA trained gemologist, and has traveled to 72 countries.