Passionate about writing since she could hold a pen, Lakshmi Suresh relishes helping her Square One clients ideate, flesh out important moments/themes from their lives, and showcase them vividly in their applications. Lakshmi enjoys guiding people from all types of backgrounds and with goals that cover quite a spectrum, as she has had exposure to many sectors including finance, impact investing, healthcare, technology, entrepreneurship, and consulting.
Lakshmi started her career at PwC in their Transaction Services practice, where she helped clients value acquisitions. She also worked at Amazon, strategizing how to increase selection of lower priced items for Prime Wardrobe, and currently works at McKinsey. Lakshmi studied Finance and Global Commerce as well as Bioethics at the University of Virginia and received her MBA from The Fuqua School of Business. At Fuqua, she served as an admissions interviewer and a career fellow, helping first years navigate the internship recruiting process.
In her free time, Lakshmi likes group workout classes (HIIT is her favorite), playing the harmonium (pump organ), and concocting natural skincare products. A vegetarian-vegan hybrid, Lakshmi also enjoys tinkering with baking recipes in the kitchen.